Elegant 100 year old hotel
Posted Dec 10, 2015
Without being overwhelming, the Ritz is a grand hotel from another era. Everything about it is refined, if dated. Having stayed in other Mandarin Oriental Hotels (Asia/USA) which are exquisite and modern, I was looking forward to experiencing a recently acquired, but not yet updated, traditional venue. The staff is welcoming and attentive, everyone from reception through concierges to maids and waiters. Having frequented Spanish hotels for decades I expected far less and was pleasantly surprised. Those seeking a state of the art hotel may be disappointed, at first, but the quality, charm and overall experience should be enough to overcome the first impressions.