Not an unpleasant stay, but not a pleasant one
Posted Jul 21, 2014 on Hotels
I was driving southward on a research trip and needed a place to sleep around Arrezzo. Based on other excellent reviews, Hotel Planet seemed like the right place for me. It is very far from anything - maybe 8km from the town of Arrezzo - but anyone with a car won't find this much of a hardship. The outside looks quiet abandoned - grass growing out of the pavement in the parking lot, even - but the lobby area was clean, modern, and fresh. My service was very good, but the room itself was disappointing. Despite the place seeming almost empty, I was given a strangely-angled room that looked onto a small cortile..? So my window looked into other windows in the hotel. Awkward. The room was angular, which was also strange, but not a problem. The bed, though, was extremely old - as soon as I put any weight on the mattress it sank dramatically, the springs creaking and easily felt. The bathroom was clean but the shower odd - a tub, with a square shower stall placed on top, cutting the tub in half? The water cycled through warm to hot about once a minute, and the tub did not drain so I ended my shower in shin-deep water. Also, the wireless was terrible - went out repeatedly, and was barely strong enough to call up any websites to begin with. The television - satellite, I believe - was also prone to losing its signal. In the end, I had a safe place to sleep for one night, but I would not be able to recommend this hotel for any other reason.