I am still chocked and trying hard to understand why all French reviews of this hotel were so positive. After staying in very charming and genuine places all over the French countryside I was expecting something similar. Unfortunately we've found a very amateur staff and owner, expensive priced and lack of kindness. After arriving in an old creepy and freezing room, located beside the hotel kitchen (literally), even though we have booked long in advance the parking place was not available. The day after, when we finally had a place to leave the car (after taking all our luggage, etc), we were woken up at 8:30 because someone needed to take the car out and there was nobody able to drive a car in the hotel staff at that very moment! Unbelievable! After that terrible experience, I've checked other options in the city and there were many better hotels available with similar and even lower rates! Since I had only one more night in Ouro Preto and wasn't in the mood to face the inexperienced staff to explain the situation, we decided to stay. Again: I've mentioned to the place owner we were leaving early and that we needed something to eat before taking the road back to BH where we should take the plane. Nobody was waiting for us in the morning and the only person we've met just wanted to be sure we were not leaving without paying the bill. Oh, almost forgot to mention - it's just a detail after all - the toilet didn't work well and the room was stinky (urine) when we arrived. Paying 100 euros a day for that is really unbelievable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An Historic Inn located within the most architecturally significant baroque city in the world, identified as a World Heritage Site, designated by UNESCO. THE CHICO REY INN offers 6 APARTMENTS with PRIVATE BATHROOMS (with electric shower), WI-FI (in rooms # 2, 3, 6, 7 and # 8), CABLE TV (in # 8 and # 9), MINI BAR, SAFE and another 3 ROOMS with a SHARED BATHROOM, located next to each other. For our guests’ convenience, we provide bathrobes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pouso Do Chico Rei Ouro Preto, Brazil