Central Business District
Pros: The hotel seems to be recently updated, so the interior is bright and clean. The food is, at times, tasty. (But it's really hit or miss -- except when it comes to the sauteed potatoes which were reliably delicious.) The staff is friendly enough and somewhat helpful (but this is also hit or miss). They were kind enough to help me book my train ticket. Cons: While central, the location is not great. I only stepped outside at night once to go a few meters for a couple of minutes and got propositioned by two prostitutes. It's that sort of neighborhood. My shower was broken, so every morning I had to shower in a different room. The walls are paper-thin. When my neighbors had very enthusiastic sex (to put it mildly) at 3 AM and again at 6 AM, it sounded as if they were in my bed with me. That's how ineffective the walls are at dulling the sound. I also had to cope with a hyperactive child running up and down the corridor with squeaky shoes for several hours at night. When I went to reception the next morning to explain why I got no sleep, I was certain they'd at least offer me a complimentary coffee or breakfast; but all I got was an apology and feigned sympathy. During my stay at Delfirm there was endless hammering and drilling. It was more muffled on the upper floors, however, there’s a tradeoff between silence and having a WiFi signal. Despite all my issues, I decided to stay several extra days because I didn't realize there were cheaper and much better accommodations available in much safer neighborhoods. In fact, I'm writing this from one such hotel in the Westlands neighborhood. So, I would advise anyone considering this hotel to reconsider or search a little more before settling for Delfirm.