The Rex is a refugee from the seventies, without any of the charm you might hope for. A new wing of the hotel is currently under construction, but this is cold comfort for current guests.
My room was clean enough, though the windows were dirty, and the bathroom shows the kind of wear you'd expect from its age. A rusty beer-bottle opener is screwed onto the bathroom bench - such an anachronism. There is no mini bar - if you want snacks, you have to use the vending machines in the lobby; if you want a drink, you have to ask at reception. Wifi is available, but an an expensive daily rate. The pool and gym have been closed due to the renovations. The "hot" breakfast (included in the room rate) looked great, but the fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, bacon, sausage and hash browns were barely lukewarm.
The very loud noise of construction right outside my window woke me at 7am.
When I checked out, I asked for a cab, and was told there would be a wait of over half an hour. I walked doen the street with my bags and caught a bus.
I hope that when construction is complete, the facilities and service at the Rex will improve markedly. I will be unlikely to risk checking it out.More