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Reviewed January 3, 2014

The hotel is centrally located, has its old worlds charme, with a fantastic, Agatha Christie style lobby. Staff was very friendly, the breakfast at the next doors restaurant Il Fornio included in the hotelprice was more what we expected. Our room #22 was a little bit small, and needs some updating, especially the old radiator heating. But again - charming and fun.

Room Tip: dont take #22
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

As we arrived with our guest today they had open the front entrance to the doors.... what a sight of such warth and what a beautiful walk through the entry into the lobby, magnificent beautiful Christmas atmosphere with elegant colors along with wonderful service and a warm welcome from the front desk!!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank TroyH65
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

This hotel was cute, quaint, clean with helpful staff. The staff helped us with restaurant suggestions, organizing connections to airport etc. The rooms are clean, but on the small side. The hotel is in great proximity to the attractions of town.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Jhpmks125
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

The hotel is in a great location in Carmel and provides excellent service. The old world European elegance is wonderful, especially as decorated for Christmas. However, it would not be the place for anyone with limited mobility. The narrow stairs and uneven flooring can make moving around - even in you room difficult.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank GigSn3
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We loved the beautiful European elegance of this hotel's decor (especially the lobby), the central location and the friendly service at reception. The hot breakfast was not disappointing either. However we were unlucky with the two standard rooms assigned for our one night stay, which were on the second floor on the backside of the hotel facing a parking lot (rooms 16 and 17). The problem was that these rooms were directly over the hotel's restaurant back door and trash cans. We were awoken twice during the night, once after 11 am by dumping of what sounded like a big load of glass, and then again at 7 am by the emptying by a recycling truck. Best to avoid this side of the hotel if you want a peaceful night's sleep.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the backside, which face a parking lot and back of the restaurant (noisy).
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank depechedip
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