I will return to this place
Posted Sep 16, 2016
First impression not great. Front desk staff seemed overwhelmed when I first approached for check-in. No eye contact, no smile, no hola/bienvenida. Had to wait for a while, in fact, even though there were no other guests standing there besides myself.
This put me off & I was prepared to dislike the place, but I couldn't. There were too many positives, especially in contrast to the 3 other hotels I stayed at in Colombia.
Negatives: Obviously it doesn't have the newest facilities. (This didn't bother me, but I guess it's a big deal for some people.) Breakfast was adequate but not outstanding. Quality of coffee varied greatly day to day. They also always seemed understaffed, never quite enough waiters for the breakfast crowd. I decided not to order room service (although ordered it nightly at other hotels) because I didn't have a good impression of their kitchen/dining options.
Positives: great cable (English channels). Lovely atmosphere for the breakfast buffet. Very nice shower-- perfect water temperature and pressure. A good mini market and a large supermarket nearby.
Best thing about this hotel was the room. Clean, large, spacious, lots of natural light. Wonderfully comfortable bed, & the window opens!! I slept so well here. Much better than at the more (supposedly) upscale hotels whose rooms were tight, suffocatingly airless boxes.
This hotel has heart & old-fashioned charm. Decent value for the $. Very talented piano player/singer in lobby @ night.