We were only staying one night on our way out of the country, so for the price, I was not expecting much at all. This is what we found. Not much at all. The hotel is near the train station. However, on our way into the city, we had stayed at a different hotel that was close to the train station, yet was just as reasonable with better accommodations.
My biggest gripe is that due to the location, you have to buzz the desk clerk each and every time you want to enter. If the desk clerk was at the desk, this would not be a problem. The first time we had to wait a good ten minutes outside and another time just a little less. If the front door is locked because of the neighborhood, do we really want to be standing by the door as potential victims?
That said, the clerk was very nice and tried to make things okay for us. The first room we were in was small, but clean. The only plugs are under the desk, you have to get on your knees to unplug the TV or the light to use one. There are none free. The bathroom though did not have a working light. When I went down to report it to the clerk, he quickly agreed to come up to check it. When he was not able to fix it, he went to get replacement lights. After trying three different bulbs, he conceded it had to be the starter, which he could not fix and seemed to have dropped the issue. All this time that he was in our room working in this, I wondered how many people may be at the front door wanting to enter.
Finally, we had to assert ourselves into getting him to give us a different room with a working light. The only one available was on the ground floor right off of reception. This was not an issue, so we took it. That room was also small, clean, but the bathroom handle was dangling from the door. We dared not close it completely for fear it would fall off.
We did not take the breakfast there. The cost was 1.40 more than what they charged at a much better hotel in Andorra and from the looks of the restaurant, it definitely would not be worth the cost. There are a number pastry shops to get a quick bite at a much greater savings.
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