I stayed in a single room in this hotel. Be aware that you will not have a room that has a fresco if you stay in a single room. The photos of the rooms that are provided by the hotel do not depict their single rooms.
When I arrived I was initially given an unacceptable room. These were the problems:
The room had no proper window. It is true that there are glass panels, covered by wooden shutters, in the door to the room. What I mean is that there are windows, of a sort, literally in the middle of the room's front door. These “windows” look out into the hotel's hallway, as opposed to the outside of the building like a real window. So, if you open the wooden shutters to reveal these “windows”, you will not have any privacy. Opening the shutters will mean that anyone in the hallway will be able to see your entire room and whatever you are doing. There really isn't any natural light. There is no natural light because there are no real windows, and by “real windows” I mean windows that open to the outdoors.
This room was a strange narrow rectangular shape with single beds against the wall. It really did look like they'd actually converted a broom closet into a room. No windows, narrow rectangular shape, I really wouldn't be surprised if this room actually used to be a closet or store room of some kind. In the bathroom they had a very strange hairdryer. Unlike every other wall hair dryer that I've ever seen, this one had a nozzle like a vacuum cleaner.
In my opinion, it is totally unacceptable to expect someone to pay to stay in that room and the owners/manager should know better. It was terrible and the room should not be used to house guests.
After I saw this room, I asked to be changed to a room with a window. The man who I asked was not the manager (a middle aged man). Rather, I asked a much younger man who I saw working in the hotel a few times during my stay. This young man was so lovely, genuine and very helpful. He moved me to a better room (room no.7) and this room had a window that opened out to the courtyard. This new room had pros and cons:
Pros: The internet connection worked and the connection speed was good enough. Also, the double bed was very comfortable and I slept well. The water pressure in the shower was fine and the wall hairdryer had a normal nozzle, unlike the one in the room that I was initially given.
Cons: The room really needs a fresh coat of paint. The walls are grotty with many scuff marks. Also, there were no free power points in the room. In order to use my laptop, I had to unplug the fridge. The power point in the bathroom is a low voltage outlet for electric razors, so it is not an option. For me, the lack of free power points was a problem. The safe in the room didn't work. Another problem was the minibar. When I arrived it was not fully stocked. It only had a bottle of water and two cans of soft drink. I drank the bottle of water but no new bottles were put inside. The mini bar wasn't restocked at all during my stay. So, if you want a cold bottle of water, make sure that you buy some yourself and put them in the fridge.
As for the hotel in general, the foyer is nice, with a high roof. The woman who makes coffee at breakfast is really nice, as is the young man who moved me to the second room.
It is hard for me to rate this hotel as “poor” since some of the people working there seemed very kind. The reason why I'm doing this is because it simply wasn't good value for money and while the second room was much better than the first, it still had problems. It wouldn't take much effort to improve the hotel so that solo/business travellers could have a very good experience, comparable to the experiences that are discussed in the favourable reviews on this site.
Make sure you don't get the room with no window!
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