Beat up old place in good location
Posted Dec 15, 2016
I like to travel cheap, but I think most people would find this place disappointing. I chose this place based on a recommendation in a Lonely Planet guide. I stayed in a hotel room for the air conditioning as recommended by that guide.
The location is fantastic! Right next to the beach, just off of 5th avenue, right around the corner from the ADO bus station. It is a bit of a walk to get groceries from Mega, maybe 20-25 minutes.
I was on the bottom floor of the hotel, and even though it is close the 5th and there is a noisey "locals" bar right outside on 2nd, the room was quiet at night and I slept very well.
The room was simple with tile floor & 2 beds, a private toilet & shower ( which I have not had in comparable places in New York or Europe), a fridge, a TV with 2 English channels (BBC cooking shows & some movie channel), & air conditioning. Windows were broken and wouldn't lock properly, dresser was broken. I figured if someone crawled in during the night I would wake up when they tried to open the dresser and it fell apart on them. ;) Otherwise I never left any valuables in the room.
I will say that the woman there during the day was very friendly and kept the room very clean daily. Each day she left new towels made into a different animal sculpture, just like you might get at a fancy resort.
For me, the cheap price during low season and the good location, outweighed the fact that this is not luxury accommodation.