This little hotel was one of the best places I have stayed in the world. Not fancy but with the most incredible service and kindness. We had two nights before we went to the Galapagos and arrived late at night and were immediately offered tea or coffee. When I came in from touring around I was asked if I would like my clothes dried! We were offered a guide book to take with us on our travels as long as we returned it on our return. We arrived back on New Year's Eve and our plans had been cancelled and it turned out that the hotel had laid on a New Year's Eve dinner which was absolutely lovely and they even had a Annos Viejo which they burned in the street at about 10 p.m. instead of midnight. It was one of the nicest New Year's Eves that I have spent. We were dreading New Year's day and the following day as our tour guide had told us everything would be closed. The receptionist rang around to check what was open on both days and we found lots to do and had a great time.
The breakfasts were fantastic - very hospitable and loads of fruit, cereal, yoghurt, breads, cheese, ham and also eggs cooked freshly if you wanted them. The staff were always friendly and charming. They do not usually do evening meals as there is a restaurant which they own next door (Clancy's) which is very good and there were loads of others in the neighbourhood but they all close over New Year so we could not try them .
You do need a taxi to get you to the Old Town and other places of interest but the hotel always calls one for you and negotiates the price - the most we paid was about $7 which was for about a 20 minute ride!
You might get a larger room in a 5 star hotel and a few more facilities but I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough because of the joy I felt when I returned to it after being out and the warm welcome and service from all the staff without exception. Just wish it was closer to home.
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