We recently spent a family weekend at the Hotel Contessa. This is a very nice hotel with friendly staff! I'd be very happy to return and would recommend to anyone.
The Hotel Contessa is beautiful and comfortable. It's location on the River Walk is superb! Very popular for weddings - there were several during out stay.
The rooms were large - all 2 room suites with a sleeper sofa - perfect for families with kids. No hairdrier or fridge, but the wi-fi was very strong in our room. There were 2 flat screen TV's in our suite. Beds were very comfortable.
With a few, small changes this hotel could very easily be transformed into a 5 star hotel. First, the weakest part of this hotel experience is the on-site restaurant, Las Ramblas. The food was good to very good, but it appears that the kitchen was understaffed. Long delay to be seated at dinner and breakfast, even with several tables available. Each plate was served to our family individually. It took probably 5 minutes or so for all the plates to arrive for one meal. A few plates were almost cold. Prices were a little expensive, but certainly worth the price if top level service was provided with it. I'd recommend they hire another chef for peak dining times. The menu has a very lengthy list of hot and cold tapa's (appetizer plates). I'd probably simplify the menu a little.
Also most really nice hotels have complimentary coffee, water, or lemonade set out at most times (some really nice hotels offer fresh baked cookies once a day). We did see hot chocolate and fresh apples were set out once, though. Self serve coffee would have been nice for many of the people waiting to be seated for breakfast at Las Ramblas.
The pool and hot tub is located on the roof. Very nice! They also have a well equipped fitness center. We did not visit the spa.
We'd be happy to return, but will probably dine elsewhere unless a few upgrades are apparent.
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- Contessa Hotel San Antonio
- Contessa San Antonio
- Hotel Contessa San Antonio, Texas