Trying to be funky, but in the end, impractical
Posted Aug 14, 2016 on Hotels
A bit weird really this one. Ok, so it's modern and all, but it just tries a bit to hard to be funky to the point of being impractical. Huge gym space, off reception and goes for two levels, and three bathroom sinks near reception, and toilet facilities near reception and breakfast room are nightclub dark. Hmmm. So we got a free room upgrade. Ends up being too funky. It's a circular bed in a tiny room, so there are weird cavity spaces and entirely limited storage for anything. Two in the room is almost one too many. And the bathroom is in a corner space, and the circle thing means the bathroom has about six tiny sides, no window, and not big enough to include a sink. That is pushed into a space near the bed of course. Too weird. Should have declined the upgrade, as reality is that if hotel rooms are going to be small, they need to be a rectangle or square. Whacky lighting in the room, some rooms being smoking (it's 2016!), dark hallways (a la nightclub again), and a lift that can only handle one command at a time (try pressing another floor when someone else has pressed one, and it can't handle it), and it's all not going great. Positives are friendly staff and great breakfast. Additional negative is its in the middle of nowhere. 40 min walk to Old Town (Ortiega). All in all, there are other options closer to Ortiega. I hate giving hotels poor reviews, but this one really left me wondering.