Having seen the reviews of this hotel at the booking.com website, I allowed my expectations to soar. Indeed, the first impression of the hotel (entrance, reception area, common space, hallways) confirmed the excellent reviews: all very elegant, arranged with taste and the right feeling for beauty and comfort.
The room was also comfortable with a big bathroom like you would like to have for taking a rest after a tiresome day of visiting the city. However, here the first weakness came up. The room I was given did not have a proper window. Yes, it did have one but onto a small space (looking like a big basin) cornered by 4 walls around it hence almost no daylight and absolutely no view, whatsoever.
The biggest surprise came, however, in the breakfast. Normally, you would expect from such a hotel a orgy of varied food in form of a buftef breakfast. Here nothing of this kind! You are serviced by the waiter who brings you: 4 slices of ham, 3 tiny pots of: marmelade, butter and something else (i.e. some paste), 2 yoghurts, several slices of bread (toasted), 2 glasses of orange juice and a cup of tea or coffee at your wish. Have I forgotten anything? - I don't think so. By the way, all I mentioned above is obviously for TWO persons. Perfect for those who are on a diet, isn't it? But why necessarily here, in a 4star establishment...???
To sum up: this hotel is really a very good one, if you forget the peculiar breakfast customs. It will allow you to spend a nice and comfortable time downtown, right in the city centre and close to all major attractions (churches, cathedral, shopping zones...). Thus, despite its flaws, it is worth a serious consideration.
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