The Q bar and Guest House is exactly that:
A slightly rundown sports bar takes up the ground and mezanine spaces, with sometimes incalcitrant staff and food that is at best a little mediocre. The bar is frequented by men of a certain age and women with a certain purpose, who at least are not agressive or molesting in going about their business.
An efficient, well run, clean and very friendly guesthouse is to be found above the bar: USD 60 per night (longer stay) gets you a large room, tv, with a/c ensuite, easy chairs, coffee table and work desk. The breakfast (comes with the room) rates well above any for the price paid, and includes cereal, fresh coffee, juice and fruit, toast and a fry-up for those so inclined.
However there are some downsides to what otherwise is an excellent guesthouse:
- the music in the bar below is definitely noticeable everyday of the week, Monday and Tuesday excluded. BUT the management are very good at keeping to the 2am cut-off, and unless a band is playing it really isn't that bad. And occasionally the music is half decent creating a rather agreable audio backdrop.
- the men of a certain age and women of a certain purpose do make it beyond the mezzanine and those little blue pills take their toll on the guesthouse's beds and customers' wallets
- there is a booooombastic nightclub a little way off up the street that can go on until 5am - this is the worst offender by far.
But if you're not that fussy and don't mind somewhat noisy environments the location and the price are a squeal of a deal. To boot, the guesthouse staff and management are nice folks who do a great job of looking after you.
So Q Guest House gets a solid 4 stars, the Q bar would muster a generous 2 at best.
The star rating refers to the guesthouse only BTW!
High and away from the bar is best
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and a very well written one indeed. Yes we agree the bar is a little bit run down at the moment but we are in the process of changing that. The Pool table is new, the men's bathroom had a complete over haul end October, the ladies is being done now and then we move on to the rest of the bar. So we hope next time you come back you will be happy with the changes.
I am surprised you were not very keen on the food, the chef who runs the kitchen gets great reviews all the time and the amount of regulars who come back to eat both at lunch and dinner is quite impressive.
Once again thank you for taking the time to write, we are happy to get more feedback/ suggestions if you have time, email@example.com
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