Bijou is right in the middle of (tiny) St Vincent. There is no hotel parking, you can either park for free a 100-150 yards away, or pay for parking (5 euros a day ?) nearby.
The room was nice and big (I think I got a double room instead of a single), parquet floors, nice bathroom with a tub. Amazing view from the window. Wardrobe was OK, there was a minibar and a safe as well.
Wifi is supposedly free for 2 hours and then paid - my login details did not expire (thankfully). Connection was a little bit erratic, clocked 6mbps when working.
The hotel seems to be family run, and all the people behind the reception desk were all pleasant and helpful.
Breakfast was OK - continental plus - coffee and tea (no self service, drinks have to requested) - rolls, a few pastries and cakes, cheeses, jams, and a couple of fruits and yogurts and a couple of cereals. More or less what you'd expect from a small-medium hotel.
Maintenance is where this hotel falls down - were it not for this, Bijou would deserve 4 or 5 stars. It seems that room maintenance is just not there: my TV remote worked partially and the room safe was locked when I arrived (I did not bring up either of those during my stay as they were minor annoyances).
One afternoon I had no hot water - I was told that the boiler had not started up correctly - and later on that it would need repairs. Thankfully, this happened the same day. Another day, the a/c stopped working (these were HOT days) - I was simply told that it could not be fixed.
Great hotel, nice rooms, good location, MAINTENANCE NEEDS ATTENTION.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is located in the central square of the pedestrial precint of the historical area and offer a gorgeous view on the mountains and on the gardens. A relaxing and suggestive atmosphere distinguish the Hotel Bijou by colors, spaces and a classy interior design. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bijou Hotel St Vincent