Very Good10 Reviews
3.33km from Pasticceria MalandrinoOverall this Hotel served its purpose well. On the positive side it’s close to the centre (new Town) and the Hotel is genuinely interesting. Our Room was on the first floor overlooking the Street and had a huge ceiling and had lots of character. The bed was comfortable and free water was in the mini-Bar. The lightning wasn’t great and the safe in the room was operated with a key on the same key ring as the card which operated the lights. Nice idea except that to lock, or unlock, the safe you had to take the card out of the light reader and within 60 seconds you were in darkness! It also had Sky so we could watch the Ryder Cup and see Europe win which was a real bonus! The are some useful observations to make. There are no lifts and getting to the first floor if you have heavy bags, as we did, is difficult after a long drive although when we checked out the guy on Reception gave me a hand. If you have a room on the second Floor bear this in mind, especially if you have a lot of luggage! I think we were unlucky as the night we stayed was a day of celebration (can’t remember what it was) and there was a Disco going on until at least midnight, if not later. This was followed by people having a long and protracted argument in the Street at 3.30am. Not the fault of the Hotel (clearly) but it’s a risk with close proximity to city centres plus having a room street facing. The Breakfast was slightly disappointing compared to other places we stayed. It was OK but very basic. Parking is also a lottery for those who drive there. On Sunday street parking is Free. We were very lucky but on another day I’m not sure how we would have managed, although I’m sure we would have found a solution but this is definitely worth bearing in mind. The WiFi was good. Getting to Ibla (old Town) is walkable downhill although a mammoth trek getting back unless super fit especially if you are having a meal there as well. The going rate for a Cab is €10 which is a bit pricey but unless you drive (not really recommended as parking is very limited) it’s the only real option. Stupidly we did wait for the Bus (at the right time) but unsurprisingly it didn’t turn up!