I made my reservation by Internet from Canada and got an answer a day or two later to confirm it with the proviso that I neeeded to reconfirm on the eve of my arrival by phone
The Posada day front desk employees are quite a welcoming bunch but I did arrrive late at night (about 9 p.m. on a Tuesday) to discover the front desk managed by a young man (mid-twenties) who was notin the mood in exchanging pleasantries and after registering my personal information, handed me the room key and TV control and motioned for me to proceed to my room without offering to help me carry my 2 suitcases .
The front desk was hardly lighted and located in a small building separated from the main building containing the rooms.by a small alley lane good for the circulation of one motor vehicle .
It was raining hard (as is common in Coban during the fall) and no umbrella option was there to make pleasant the installation of a guest for crossing that lane .
The building housing the guest rooms is structured on two floors and for some reason the porch leading to the rooms is poorly lighted ( money-saving measures?) all evening and night.
After 10 p.m. , the front desk is closed and only a night guard in a small cabin close to the guest rooms entrance is on duty,
The gate to the entrance alley (40 feet) is locked and if you did venture out before the gate closing you must ring a bell and wait for the nightwatch to come and let you in.
Why ? The Posada rules do not allow a guest to invite a friend to his)her room nor to bring in alcoholic beverage purchased outside.
Besides these annoying rules, the rooms are decent with a comfortable double size bed assorted with bedding fitting the rather chilly nights( 10 - 15 Celsius degrees). TV with cable , a bottle of drinking water every day, good hot and cold water shower, as well as furniture to store your luggage are provided.
The location right in the middle of the farmers market , though well isolated from, detracts from its image of a respectable place, as the market street allows for the passing of one motor vehicle at a 5-mile an hour pace to prevent hurting the mostly aboriginal crowd who seems to think cars have no place there.
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