I don't like to post unfavourable reviews.
I'd much rather write about the places I like.
I visited this hotel with a bunch of friends, and it was not I that made the booking, nor had I read reviews of it previously.
I arrived at the hotel to find that our 7 room booking had become a 5 room booking.
No problem, 2 extra rooms were easily found. I was given my key and went up to find the room occupied by someone already. They were not in evidence but their stuff was. I went back downstairs and was given another room key.
My room was old and dated and had a strange smell, sort of like the boozy smell that drifts out of an alcoholic's pores. Wanting a shower, I ran the tap on the basin but could get no hot water. I left the tap run to see if it would warm up, but after 5 minutes I gave up. Tried the bath tap, but this was just the same. I went down to speak to the owner and was told in sign language, he spoke no English, that I had to leave the tap run for a bit, for the water to get hot. No...Really ? I'd never have thought of that! How long is an acceptable time I pondered as I went back up the stairs and washed in cold water.
Going back downstairs afterwards, I then had a beer in a scruffy kind of lounge/breakfast room. Going outside I discovered a swimming pool. The dark green algae was about 2mm thick on the sides and the water murky.
It was October so perhaps I was being over fussy. What do you think dear reader ?
I went out for a walk, in a bit of a temper I'll admit.
When I came back, the owner accosted me with a grin and told me the water was fine now, (sign language and "agua calliente"). I went back to the room and out of curiosity tried the basin tap. After about 5 seconds the water became hot. I'm not a plumber but it seems to me that either a water heater previously off was now on, or some valve had been turned. Maybe it was off when I arrived, to save money or something. This seems to be high on the owner's mind as all the stair lights are on a timer, presumably to save money, and you need to be quick to use them, or you need to be quick to find a switch to reactivate them.
Does this make me sound like a whiner ?
Well. we had a home-made paella, (Rabbit meat only), and a plate of sliced local sausage which appeared to have been standing for some time.
Now, I know dried sausage is ...well...dry, but does it have to be tasteless as well ?
The only reason I have not rated this hotel as terrible, is that some of my friends who were with me claimed they liked it and had nice rooms. It's true it's a budget hotel. €42 or so.
I personally think they are charging twice what its worth...at least.
It is on the edge of La Seu, in a residential part, so there are no local amenities nearby that I saw,
Breakfast was lousy.
Poor choice, careless offhand service, all served, (well you could forage for it over on the Formica tables), in the scruffy lounge/breakfast room I mentioned earlier.
That's my experience of it.
Reading the other reviews on this site, I wonder if I stayed at the same hotel as some of them.
Oh.. I can confirm to "Bristol-England49" that the dog that kept him awake all night is in fine fettle and will doubtless welcome him back if he returns.
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