Now sometimes that's a good thing, but it's surely not what I expected. Rick Steves tours books here, as do some other groups. English is the dominate (only?) language in the breakfast room. I agree with a previous comment that breakfast could be brought up a notch. The cappuccino and service were super, though.
Staff is wonderful. Really. No matter how many times I asked directions to the same place they held my hand and walked me through it again. The location is spectacular. The tower is nice, but not the only reason I'd book here.
The rooms I'll have to describe as variable. Some are quaint and good sized with full baths, while others are tiny with a shower many American backside will find confining or no walls at all which can be messy. Also, although there is a large common space, you are discouraged from eating or drinking there. Any bread and cheese dinners will be in your room.
If this is a first overseas adventure for you, pick this hotel. You'll be gently eased into the concept of foreign travel. If you travel a lot? It's going to feel a little weird, but the great location may overcome that. And the air conditioner works!
In general it was an average value for the price paid.
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