We were really looking forward to visiting Ronda, which looked so beautiful, but our experience with this hotel made us not really enjoy our time in Ronda. This place is actually in the town of Arriadh, which was not really worth visiting. It was hard to find, for one, and then once we got there, it was hard for us to sleep. Though clean and looked nice, though very sparse, having no rugs or soft things to off-set the noise of the brick/stone cold floors and bare walls, meant that I could hear what seemed like every noise of every guest in this small hotel. The owner was pretty weird and cold as well, just like his hotel.
It was so weirdly cold I had to take a hot bath to warm my feet. The bathroom had no heat and was cold, so lots of steam was made. The internet didn't really work in the room so I had to go downstairs to use the internet, which was weird because I noticed every step I made made echos even in my rubber soled shoes.
In the morning, the view of the hills was pretty. The owner acted put out while serving me breakfast (which was cold cuts (not the nice Iberian ham) when I asked for milk with my coffee. He didn't make eye contact, make conversation. Even when I said, "Thank you, take care," he did not say anything to me and was quite unfriendly. Then the hotel owner accused me of having made a lot of noise according to neighbors when all I did was taking a bath and taking in a normal tone to my traveling partner in our room at the end of the hall. I've never really had accusations made by a hotel employee like that before. I noticed he had these __% off on your next night handwritten. When I glanced at it while checking out (believe me, I'll never go back), the owner snatched them away.
After such an experience, we just wanted to leave the area a.s.a.p. I had to talk myself down and try not to take the experience personally. Perhaps the owner just had a bad day. But the noise and the cold, the not-so-exciting breakfast made this place not worth it.
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