For starters, if you're used to luxuries and complete amenities in a hotel, go elsewhere. This place has none of that. In fact, there's only a bar to hang clothes on (if you bring hangers) and a shelf instead of a chest of drawers, and the room has a bed, a straight-back chair and a snack tray-type table.
Sounds grim, right? But we spent the most relaxing weekend in a long time. The place, like most hotels in San Miguel, is a converted old house. It has 18 rooms (I think), all basic, tile floors and ceilings (no painting, ever), a king bed that is comfortable and new, and exceptionally comfy pillows.
No restaurant, no lobby to speak of, the "office" is under the staircase, so it is a bit off-putting at first. But it was nice in a strange sort of way and the comfort gets to you in a while.
The bathroom is bare basics - toilet and shower, and our room (#5) had nowhere in the shower to put the shampoo and soap (we used the window sill behind the toilet), but plenty of hot water and everything was functional. The only power outlet we had was in the bathroom by the wash basin, since the one in the bedroom was behind the wall-mounted TV but apparently the second (free) outlet wasn't wired.
Ok, again I say -- if you can't stand to stay in a barebones place at a reasonable price (US$100/night) for just a wonderful nights' sleep and shower, then move on. But since we've stayed at much more "luxurious" there with much less comfort, this was quite a deal. The place is bare basics, but super clean and super comfortable. A peek in the maintenance room proves that they are nuts for order and cleanliness, so that was very reassuring. Everything in order, everything in its place.
Go for it.
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- Brand new, affordable internet, cable TV, the best location starting($500 to $1,000) Pesos per/night). ... more less
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