Booked 2 nights in June on our way back to catch ferry at Santander, after reading reviews. Big mistake! Thought this was 5 star, couldn't possibley be. We had 3 different rooms in the first night as the air conditioning didn't work in the first two and the hotel were aware of it. Had told hotel prior to arrival my wife was disabled (lung cancer) but still given room with faulty air con. Complained to Marriott when got back to UK but they simple sent a report confirming the hotel had a problem with the air con - well I knew that!! Hotel is right on the very edge of Valladolid in a residential area with nothing around it. No bars, no restuarants within walking distance. The old town of Valladolid is miles away, certainly not walkable even for the fittest of people. Hotel claims to be on a river, which is true, but can only be accessed via a walkway from the restuarant area at certain times. There's nothing to see by the river anyway just dirty murky water. There are absolutely no outside facilities at the hotel - no table and chairs, no sun lounger area, no patio area, nowhere to sit outside and drink. You're a prisoner inside the hotel. If you don't like sitting in your room, tough, because there's not much else for you. There is a huge cloisters area which is the so-called bar. If you want a beer you have to wait until a waiter walks near to where you're sitting then he/she disappears into a room and reappears with the drink. There is no bar as such, just a mass of sofas and chairs dotted around the cloisters area. Lifeless and souless. If you go on your own you'll leave on your own, because there's little chance to engage in conversation with anyone.
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