We chose this hotel on the basis of its central location, good Tripadvisor reviews and size - whilst we normally choose small hotels for their better atmosphere we are not at all good Spanish speakers and thought we would have a better chance of being able to communicate any non-standard requirements we may have at a big hotel where there was more chance of some English-speaking staff. It seemed to work although, with the benefit of hindsight, Salta is much more of a tourist destination than we had realised, and we would probably have been OK at most hotels in the city.
We actually stayed there 3 times, for a total of 4 nights, having flown into Salta and then hired cars from there to go to (a) Purmamarca and (b) Cafayate. It turned out to be very suitable for this purpose. The reception was extremely quick and efficient, even to the extent of providing wifi password on each occasion without us having to request it, and by the third time of checking-in we were greeted like old friends!
The rooms (we had two different ones, and exactly the same room on two of our tree visits!) were very comfortable, clean and spacious, with all the required facilities (excellent shower, wi-fi and safe). Also, from our room on the 8th floor, there was a superb view over Salta - even from the first floor, there was a better view than expected, as the hotel has two floors (leisure suite and function rooms, I believe) between the ground and first floors.
The bar/breakfast room/restaurant was, however a bit of a disappointment, totally lacking in any atmosphere with its high ceiling and with the tables and chairs in the bar area making it look more like a cheap cafe - in our view this needs a serious make-over. The only saving grace about the decor was a range of beautiful paintings (mainly of scenes from the area) around the walls. However, the breakfast buffet was very varied and beautifully presented - the cheese scones were a definite hit for us! We did not eat dinner in the hotel, because of the unappealing room, plus the fact that there are plenty of restaurants within a short walk of the hotel.
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We really appreciate your detailed reviews about the hotel and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay on the three times. We consider so important your comments about the restaurant for future reforms and really appreciate the time you spent writing your review. On behalf of the entire staff of the Alejandro Iº Hotel we send warm greetings.
Juan Manuel Lavallen
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