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“Hmmm” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Don Manuel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C / Linares Rivas N0 4, 33206 Gijon, Spain (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #46 of 49 Hotels in Gijon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Hmmm”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

Under average - they didn't even speak english in the reception, and the only stairway (fire exit) was comprimised by open doors to the hallways on every floor :-O

Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2005

Our room in the Don Manuel was small, clean and outrageously noisy in the early morning hours of a festival weekend. That said, the location is excellent---a long fly ball to the Atlantic through a myriad of interesting little streets and squares.
Gijon itself is wonderful, and the Don Manuel would be a good and economical choice for a single person in town for a couple of week-nights. But that's about it. The rooms are uncomfortably small for two people, and I wouldn't dream of staying here on a weekend. (Try the more expensive parador instead.) The discos don't get going until 2 a.m., and they don't seem to close until 5---whereupon the street beneath your window is flooded with blitzed revelers. I suppose you could close the windows, but then the room would be stuffy, so it's an unpleasant choice to have to make.
Still, the only complaint I have about the hotel itself concerns the outdoor restaurant. The service is glacial---at best. (Mostly, it's just non-existent.) You could sit there for an hour or more without being served---or, indeed, ever seeing a/the waitress. I walked out twice.

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Address: C / Linares Rivas N0 4, 33206 Gijon, Spain
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Location: Spain > Asturias > Gijon > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 49 Hotels in Gijon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Don Manuel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Gijon, next to the main shopping areas and in front of the sports harbour, Don Manuel Hotel has 45 rooms, with fully fitted bathroom . Thanks to the Wi-Fi system the hotel has a full connection to Internet (rooms included). ... more   less 
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