On the basis of the review we stayed here for three nights. The owner, Manuel, could not have been more unpleasant throughout our stay. He made it an utter misery.
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Our room was not clean - there was thick dust on the shelves. The magazine in it was from 1987!!
The place is hard to find and a long steep walk up to the Alhambra, and a long steep walk down into town.
We were given a long lecture on arrival on the rules - no food or drink to be brought into the hotel, the key always to be left when we went out so he could 'control it etc. We thought fine - it's his house. On our first morning, we elected not to have breakfast (an additional 8euros each) and instead made ourselves a cup of tea, which we were informed we could, at a cost of 2 euros each. When we returned later, Manuel, pounced on us in a fury. How could we make tea and distrub the guests? We explained that the rooms were deserted when we made tea, and we had disturbed noone. He said he was removing the privilege and from now on, we could only make tea before 7am and after 11.30am. We were quite shocked and said we wouldn't dream of distrubing others if they were there, but he shooed us away.
I was very shaken by his aggressive outburst and temper and my husband later went down to try to calm the waters, as it is very stressful staying in a hotel when the owner is like this. At this point, Manuel claimed not to understand English.
Later, we were leaving to go out and another guest asked Manuel to open the gate for her. He would not as he was busy with something else. When I tried to open it for her with my key, he shouted that it was his house and he chose when people went out.
We became like ghosts trying to sneak in and out to avoid any further unpleasantness, and were nervous of doing anything.
I won't say more. Just stay somewhere else. This place left such a bad taste in our mouths, when everyone else we met was so kind.
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