Really awesome building, terrible on hot nights.
Posted Aug 16, 2015
Maybe I wasn't well informed or maybe I'm just too used to the comforts in the USA, but on hot nights 32*C the room was unbearable. They do not ventilate the corridor so by the time you reach your room you are already sweaty. No screens in windows so the only way I managed was to never turn on a light and close the windows if I was going out at dusk. Finally asked for a fan and the weather turned cooler, so that helped but still the mosquitoes. I tend to get bitten by mosquitoes a lot even when others don't but when you wake up sweaty to one buzzing in your ear it's a bit rough. I looked at the windows and it looks like it would be difficult to add screens. Other than that it is nice. Breakfast was pleasant, very simple and the building is amazing. after a few nights I realized I was taking the beauty for granted. Spectacular courtyard, amazing abbey. Very cool. The shower worked very well once I learned how to use it. The secret is rotate down for tub and push the slider on the knob and turn up for shower. Same goes for adding hot water. House keeping did a very thorough job cleaning, the staff was very friendly when I had to lengthen my reservation several times. All in all I'd come back but I'd be prepared to deal with the mosquitos.