I stayed for 2 nights in a pleasant room on the first floor. For the cost of the room I was pleasantly surprised: there was an HD flat screen TV, a minibar/fridge and a convenient and easy to operate safe. The room was clean and the ensuite bathroom was modern and clean. The only downside to the room was that the external shutter blind to the window was stuck (down) and I could not raise it to let in natural light. The room had aircon which was a blessing.
The location of the hotel, 100m or so from the southern side of the Roman Bridge, was ideal if you like peace and quiet. Given the spanish culture of eating late (and I mean late!!), as you cross the bridge and head into the centre, the vibrancy of the night life becomes more evident. This is a university city and it is full of students enjoying themselves!
The hotel breakfast was excellent. It is a buffet style with plenty of choice. Of course there is coffee and juices and cereals. The fresh fruit was varied (I enjoyed the Kiwi Fruit) and there was a choice of yoghurts. There was also a variety of pastries, cakes and breads and there was a toasting machine. Cold meats and cheeses were available as well as a hot tortilla, roughly scrambled egg, sausages and an Iberian bacon/ham (my son particularly liked these!).
The lounge area is big and comfortable. The patio and pool area was clean - I spent a leisurely afternoon on the sun lounger reading in a quiet environment (there were 3 or 4 other people doing likewise). I was a little disappointed in the lack of choice of sandwich at lunchtime - I was only offered a toasted cheese and ham sandwich.
The staff were friendly although not many spoke English.
The entrance to the hotel has a few stairs but for those who cannot manage stairs they also have a platform lift for wheelchair users etc at the entrance.
I am a lifetime non-smoker and I am particularly sensitive to smoke (fresh or stale!) but I have to say that I did not detect any evidence of people smoking in the hotel. Had I done so then I would never return to this hotel. However, from my experience on this occasion, I would definitely use this hotel again and as such would recommend it to others.
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