Finding a good hotel was tricky, because we wanted a hotel within walking distance of shops, clean (this is paramount for me), spacious and not too expensive.
The Hawthorne Suites was all this and more. The building is a sunny yellow colour, which instantly lifts your spirits as you walk in. All the rooms (on all 3 or so floors) open to a verandah with a sitting area on the ground level. The first thing I noticed when walking into the lobby for the first time was how clean it was. The rooms were tended with the same level of hygiene.
I was travelling with my sister and we had a huge bed and lots of space to spread our luggage. There was even a pull-out sofa for my friend to spend the night.
The staff were always very helpful. On our last day, after checking out we were able to keep our luggage downstairs until we were ready to leave for the airport for our night flight.
This was a find of a hotel and I loved staying there. It was extremely fantastic value for money and I highly recommend it.