HOTEL REVIEW #150
MY TRAVEL STYLE: If possible, I try to stay away from business and strongly prefer resorts that resemble the Four Seasons, Aman, and Oberoi but try to find similar properties at lower cost. I seek out the “wow” experiences and I encourage you to view hotels I have stayed at and their respective reviews (by clicking on my name).
LOCATION: Perfect. 1.5 blocks from the main square and walking distance to all restaurants and sites.
BEST WAY TO GET THERE: Hotel car will pick you up for $50 USD in a brand new shuttle.
TYPE OF ROOM: Presidential Suite.
BED/SHEETS/PILLOW: Bed is very comfortable and linens are of high quality. Pillows is perfectly thin but not down.
LIGHTING: Excellent lighting in both bedroom and bathroom.
BATHROOM/SHOWER: Bathroom is on the small side, especially for a Presidential suite. Shower has weak water pressure but can be made consistently hot if desired.
TOILETRIES: Fine, but nothing special.
CLEANLINESS: Hotel is very new and everything is very clean.
A/C: Quickly and quietly would get the room cool.
CLOSET SPACE: A bit small for 2 people to unpack most items.
STYLE OF ROOM: Charming. Excellent antique style furnishing. The Presidential suite is really just a larger room that the others. There is only one room and a bathroom. There is no living room or couch. I think that calling this room just a suite may even be too much when comparing to other hotel suites.
QUIET/MORNING LIGHT: There is traffic noise from the street but I assume that nearly all hotels it town have the same issue. The curtains are too see through to block all of the morning sunlight. A major downside is that the curtains can not be opened. The only way to let in the natural light or see outside would be to open the doors (with the windows in them). Not good if you want to see outside and have natural light but still want to use the A/C.
FOOD: Breakfast consists of eggs, rice & beans, and pancakes. There is also of choice of fresh OJ, fruit juice, and/or coffee. Only had pancakes which were good but nothing special. Breakfast was included with the room. I had dinner two nights which ranged from mediocre to good.
TV/INTERNET: TV is flat screen but a bit too small for the size of the room. There are about 30 channels with about 1/3 in English. Internet is wireless only and at no cost. Average speed.
SERVICE: Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Not all speak English but there seems to be at least 1 or 2 on staff at all times that speak English very well.
SUMMARY: I checked out the only other contender for the best hotel in Leon (El Convento) and I prefer the style and atmosphere of La Perla. La Perla is an excellent, comfortable place to stay and I highly recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Perla Hotel is situated in a beautiful, colonial building in the city of Leon. Renovated in the original style, this mansion dates back to the middle of the 19th century and it provides a great colonial atmosphere to the visitors. Rooms are fully equipped and come with air conditioning, fans, mini-bar, and cable TV. Wireless Internet is available throughout the building. Guests can relax in the hotel's bar with a cocktail while enjoying all major sporting events on the large plasma TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Perla Leon
- Hotel La Perla