This had to be the best hotel in terms of value, location, views, access.
This hotel is Perfect really. 5 minutes walk from the bus stop from the Airport. 8 Euros compared to a taxi. Get off the bus, make a right facing buildings, first left, come to the pedestrianized street, take a left, hotel on your right = too easy!
Got the room with the best view that we asked for (thank you father/son of the hotel); that room was very cozy/small but we had the balcony to escape to and enjoy the pretty views and the sunrises and sunsets.. And we were out most of the day/eve so it was absolutely fine. Double paned french doors led to the balcony. Shutters a bit tattered but we thought it added to the charm. Latch it on windy days/nights. The shower was on the tighter side which we were okay with but if you're heavier than average, you may need a bigger room. I think this was the smallest besides the single. Trade off: Best View!
Room smelled like a new sisal rug after they cleaned it each day. Bathroom was updated and spotless. Bring your own little conditioner.
Father and Son who run the hotel are were so nice and helpful with directions, recommendations, we stayed again at the end of the trip. They gave us a bigger room(all other double rooms on floor 5 are bigger than 7) and balcony, and when the hotel wasn't as crowded, a little discount. How honest is that? Nice...:).
There are restaurants and cafes right outside the hotel and everywhere within walking distance all the way to Old Town. And there's a new looking, lightrail line down the street to old town and the beach/ocean if you can't/dont want to walk.
There are other hotels nearby (but I don't think any had private balconies and if they did probably cost 40-80% more) and we wondered if we should have considered Nice Garden Hotel down the street because it was rated no. 1. on TA. Glad we did NOT - It was on a noisy street with grafitti next door - ughhh!
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