Nice hotel, could be better
Posted Dec 6, 2015
there's good points and bad points!
room was spacious, well equipped and beautiful
staff at reception are very friendly and helpful
bar and restaurant and elegant and there's a lively atmosphere as it starts to fill up. In fact, it seemed to be the busiest restaurant in town
cheap - cost about EUR40 per night which was a bargain I think
no parking - the Arenes underground carpark is 30 metres away but it's EUR21 per day
smoking - when we arrived the first room we were given stank like a wet ashtray - YUK! so we told reception we'd reserved a non-smoking room and they said ALL the rooms are non-smoking, but they just can't stop people doing it anyway. The next room they gave us was fine, but there was often a strong smell of cigarettes in the corridor outside and sometimes it smelt like it was coming into our room
noise - city centres are always a bit noisy, but this was unbelievable - buses, garbage lorries, roadworks - in fact, they're current constructing a new museum just opposite the hotel and seem to be doing the work in the middle of the night.
food - the breakfast buffet is pretty minimal - definitely not worth the EUR10 they charged