We are practised in the art of finding hotels in old Spanish city centres-but this one nearly defeated us. The hotel had sent us a map but this was impossible to follow since so many of the roads were closed off for road works and our sat. nav could not cope with the intricacies of the one way system. After about an hour we left the car in a car park and set off on foot. On arriving we found that the doors were locked. It took an age before a lady eventually opened the door and despite the fact that we had a reservation she clearly was not expecting us. She was not particularly friendly or welcoming and we were left with the impression that we had disturbed her quiet Sunday. There were clearly no other guests staying that night.
Our room was spacious and clean but had no external windows-the only window looked on to an internal courtyard so we had to close the shutters if we wanted privacy and the room then felt claustrophobic. There was a strong smell of musty pot pourri/ dried flowers.Having orientated ourselves my husband set out to find a way to bring the car to the hotel -this took a long and frustrating time-not the most relaxing way to spend a sunday afternoon in Spain! There is no car park so we parked on the road outside.
Breakfast-toast and packaged jam-was served on the internal patio-the plants and ornaments made this a pleasant place to sit
I do not think that we saw this hotel at its best -may be because we were visiting outside their normal busy season. It felt like we were intruders into someone's home, encroaching on their time and space.. It is a charming place and good value for money but certainly not 'luxurious' as described in one of the leading guide books to Spain
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