First and last stay in Hostal Ermita!
Posted Oct 23, 2015 on Hotels
After heaving two suitcases up several stairs we found the tatty looking reception desk. A woman who we found out later was the owner's wife was using the telephone and so we waited. She then left the desk with the 'phone and went "walkabout". On her return we gave her our booking information and not a word was exchanged between us other than her request "passports". She used her computer screen, copied our passports and threw a room key onto the desk. I asked about breakfast as we had booked it and she gave us a card with the breakfast service time on it. Still not a word of communication or any kind of welcome.
The room was very basic but we have to say that the towels, bedding and bathroom/toilet were very clean. Unfortunately there was nowhere to hang towels and the only shelf of any kind was sloping downward so anything we put on it just slid off.
The breakfast was a choice from the full menu. We were served very good fresh orange juice and coffee/ tea was on offer. After the first day of rubbery scrambled eggs or fried bacon/eggs which were truly awful we ordered toast only for the remaining 3 days of our stay.
While we understand that it is a two star hostal and it was our first experience of this type of accommodation we think it was poor value for money.
Let's just stay we won't be returning to Hostal Ermita!