Posted Nov 21, 2011 on Hotels
THE GOOD: Very nice suite. There is daily maid service. The snack basket is free. The price was good. The subway/metro, with a small underground shopping mall, is quite close. Each unit has its own router and internet speeds are fast.
(1)This is a vacation rental in an apartment building. The front desk is manned 24 hours, but all they do is hand you whatever is in your mailbox, including the keys and a welcome letter (in Spanish). Most of them do not speak any English, and even if they did, they do not know much about the unit you are renting.
(2) We had a bilingual person ask at the front desk when checkout time was. We were told twice, there there is no specific time and that 4:30 would be fine, so we arranged for an airport shuttle pickup at that time. At 10:30am the maid came and someone who did not speak English told us over the phone that we needed to checkout at 12noon! I am guessing that Hotels.com charged my credit card when I checked out (handed the desk my key), because there was nothing else that was done at that time.
(3) There is no breakfast, despite what Hotels.com says. There is a basket of cookies and crackers, which is apparently free -- though nowhere does it say this. After the first day we ate a couple of cookies and they were replaced, and, as far as I know, were were not charged for that.