I think Macia missed a chance here to make this into a 'charming hotel' (as it says on a sign next to the entrance). I don't think this hotel is charming at all. Neither does it breathe centuries of history, like it says on their website.
The only historical part we saw when we were there, was the passage around the patio.
When I take a look at the picture of the dining room on the website, it indeed looks very charming. But it also looks like a complete other room than the one we had breakfast in (yet it is the same). The way the hotel has been furnished and finished is just not charming. It is purely practical.
Due to the dominant presence of groups of young people it felt more like we were staying in a youth hostel than a hotel. Let alone a charming, historical hotel.
If you take into account that in the few days we spent there (four nights) we saw about four different groups of youngsters coming in, it makes sense that the hotel has been furnished in a practical way. It's understandable, but then they shouldn't present themself as a historical/charming place.
The breakfast buffet had a wide choice, the quality of the products was average. Some products seemed to come in just once or twice a week. When they ran out of yoghurt on Saturday, new yoghurt would not be come untill Tuesday.
Our room was located next to sports grounds. Some days there was screaming from dust till dawn and after that. We weren't bothered by it, but I can imagine that others might be.
Some positive aspects of the hotel:
■The location of the hotel with respect to the city/centre. It was a pleasant walk of about 15 minutes there.
■The hotel has little kitchen type cabinets in the bathroom. Really practical. I think more hotels should provide a good place for your toiletries.
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