don't get me wrong, it's a beautiful property with incredible plaza/courtyard in a former catholic convent.
HOWEVER, the rooms are dark and somber with lots of dark wood; after staying at various boutique and design hotels, this one's look is authentic but not inviting nor warm. Feels like a cathedral confession room. i'm all for traditional looks, but it was just.... closed and depressing on the interior, not even very spanish, just kind of an outdated feel and decor. The monastic atmosphere of the room is not very conducive to, uh, amorous moments--especially with two cherub sconces on the wall peering above the bed. Even the room with a courtyard view (which i paid EXTRA for) -- could barely see the courtyard because the windows were dark brown shutters with many slats! i had to peek thru and felt, well.. jailed. Father, my confession: i hated this room.
Overall, i felt that the extra cost for courtyard view was NOT worth it.
Also, front desk neglected to tell me that breakfast was separate and NOT included in my booking. In naivete, went to breakfast, and upon checking out, found out it was 44 Euros for 2 ppl! I was sick that morning and only had a coffee and small OJ. after telling them that i skipped the food, nevertheless, they STILL charged me for these 2 drinks, which was 6 euros.
the pettiness of this really really grates. They could have waived the cost of coffee and OJ to keep a customer happy and to show spirit, but come on! coffee is FREE at most hotels these days!
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