Very Good10 Reviews
2.18km from Aulario Flores de LemusPositives • Close to the centre of town • A modern look to the hotel • A reasonable amount of space on the entrance floor with 2 computers and relaxed seating. • I had a comfortable double bed and desk to work at. • There plenty of lights in the room. • The windows were double glazed and cut out most of the noise from the street. • Room was clean, bedding was clean and towels were clean. • Friendly and helpful staff on reception – but with limited English. Negatives • Sound insulation between the rooms is poor – I could hear the conversations of the couple next door very clearly. • The room doors have to be slammed when leaving in order to get them to close & lock. This is noisy for early check-outs. • The breakfast is strangely minimal – toast with a very limited choice of strange toppings, fruit and small glasses of cheese, tomatoes, etc. One of the poorest breakfasts I have been offered. A friendly woman offers one cup of coffee. • I only got the internet to work once in my room – the signal was just too weak. Any competent management would test for this and install boosters – they are about $40 on Amazon. • The people in the room next to me liked to have a cigarette in their room at 07:00 and the fumes came into my room in seconds. Shows how poorly constructed the walls are. I wouldn’t choose to breathe someone’s second hand smoke – it is proven to cause lung cancer. • A taxi ride from the train station (5 Euros with tip) but more convenient for the bus station: about 7 minutes walk away. • By USA standards the room was small and the bathroom was very small. There was very little storage space. Conclusion I picked the Hotel Europa because it was the best hotel I could find in or near Jaen. On staying there I didn’t think it was a very good hotel. On seeing it on my first night I didn’t want to stay but the lack of choice in town kept me there. The photographs flatter the hotel and make it look modern and themed. It is already getting worn. The real problem is lack of competition in Jaen which enables the hotels in town to get away with poor quality. The Parador is closed for refurbishment at the moment – but you require a car to stay there – it is a 35 minute walk up a very steep hill from town. Regrettably, for me the choice of hotels is so poor if I were doing this trip over I would stay somewhere else and come to Jaen as a day trip.