Three of us (my wife and I plus our adult daughter) stayed in a suite with a double queen bed in the bedroom and a very comfortable roll-in single bed in the living room area (which also had a a comfortable sofa, arm chair and desk). The location for both tourists & business is excellent. It's a 1 minute walk from the portal into the old section, and 5 minutes' walk to the Mesquita or the Alcazar. As other reviewers say, the design is eye catching and contemporary but odd. It's as though the room was designed by Bang & Olufsen - sleek but in some ways dysfunctional.
Thus (1) the raised shower floor leaks water onto the bathroom floor. (2) The glass wall in the big shower/bath that faces the bedroom has some wide horizontal black stripes, but you bathe in partial view of your roommate, whether lover, child or business colleague. The design lets in natural light, but a translucent shade would be better. (3) A motion sensor turns the bright bathroom light on when you walk in, which is not so good at 4:00 AM when it also lights up the bedroom. A low wattage night light would be more useful.
Despite the hi tech gleam everywhere you look, the WiFi in the room is weak and slow. Good WiFi is a basic 21st century requirement, almost as important as indoor plumbing. AC Hotels, you lose one star for poor in-room WiFi. (WiFi in the lobby was free and a bit faster.)
Like most hotels, ancillary services are expensive. The very nice breakfast is 20€. The hotel garage charges 18€ a day; there's a safe municipal garage 3 blocks up Paseo de la Victoria for 10€ a day. Laundry charges include 5.50€ to wash a T shirt, almost equal to the cost of replacement. But high charges for parking and laundry are normal at top hotels, and the person at the desk did direct me to the nearby Sol y Mar laundry at Maestro Priego Lopez 2, a 5 minute walk. However, service felt cool, almost frosty, perhaps because staff at the registration desk didn't speak English as well as reception staff usually do.
The hotel faces a busy intersection, but the soundproofing is excellent. You can hear people talking in the hallway, but in general the room was quiet. The air conditioning was effective and unobtrusive. Everything was clean. The minibar is stocked with free soft drinks. The public areas are very attractive and comfortable. There is good storage space in the room. There's no kettle for making tea or coffee, but apart from that the room is very well equipped. Except for the miserable WiFi and the instances where the design seems to have been more important than the function, the room works well and the design is fun when it doesn't get in the way.
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