This hotel is designed to within an inch of its life.
They need to send up staff with you to get you to your room. Not because the shower is confusing. Becuase the hallways are too dark and the numbers are hard to find.
The rooms are teeny, with nowhere near enough convenient outlets. We struggled to find two people's worth of space for our clothes. We do not travel with an unreasonably large amount of clothing. There were few places to sit.
The mirrors are all smoked-type glass, so you can barely see anything. There is nowhere near enough lighting in any place of the hotel. Except, well, there are big spotlights that occasionally blind you.
The bed is lovely. I found it extremely comfortable. My partner found it too hard. The sheets are beautifully crisp white linens.
The hotel is all full of curtains. Everywhere you look. This makes the rooms seem even smaller. That said, I really appreciated a hotel room with actually dark walls.
The internet is atrocious. Just shamefully bad.
There are dogs nearby, which bark. Often. Loudly. Many of them. I have no idea where they are, but they're very loud.
The breakfast was fine, though the waiters were remarkably diffident.
The staff was good, though one night, they pointed us to a restaurant that they didn't tell us how to find. Oops.
The biggest thing I objected to, though, was the LACK OF A BATHROOM DOOR. Instead, there's a translucent curtain. Because really, when my partner opens the hotel room, it's always lovely to have the only thing separating me from the world being a translucent curtain.
Oh, and it's also really delightful not having any sound blocking at all for when someone's using the toilet. Or real visual blocking.
And it's a *brilliant* idea not to have any ventilation system in the bathrooms.
Seriously. This might be okay for a solo traveller (possibly an exhibitionist? The first morning, I was looking out across the courtyard, as most rooms seem to overlook it, and saw a naked guy waking up in his room across the way). But it's ridiculous as a home base for a couple staying for a number of days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Teatro arose from the spot where the Baquet Theatre was inaugurated in 1859. A hundred and fifty-one years later, the unique, refined and bohemian environment of the Theatre has been revived here in a hotel. The Reception represents a box office, where each guest receives a ticket to access their room. The Restaurant and Bar have become the new Palco and Plateia, offering creations for a discerning palate. The inner courtyard is a versatile garden or a quiet and secluded haven from the tumult of the city. The 74 comfortable rooms and suites are colored in gold and bronze, and the gym on the top floor transforms the Hotel into a true arena for action and relaxation. ... more less
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