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Casa Alborada
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We stayed in a room (2nd floor) with one small window facing the front desk. No air circulation - had to use a/c nonstop to get some oxygen going. WiFi had to be hunted down. It was unbearably illusive: unstable and changed its location often. While we requested a room for two (was with my lady friend), we had one bed that was barely enough for one person. I think the staff was genuinely nice but it's really hard to tell since they spoke ONLY Spanish. I believe the hotel ad was extremely embellished. I presume other rooms were pretty decent but our room was never even supposed to be a room (I sure hope so!) - it's too small to even be a shoebox! Not sound proof whatsoever...So-called "in room safe" is actually a tiny safety deposit box at the front desk...The key from it...Let's just say - it's not the safest place where they store it. The hotel doesn't have an elevator so try not to bring big suitcases (like we did) or if you must, bring a muscular man with you (like we did not). My skinny friend and pregnant self had to drag it all ourselves (per advice received from the front desk after we tried to explain our concern about the location of our room). Thank god, one of the other guests staying there had mercy on us so he helped. The hotel is clean and nicely decorated but the parking...gosh. You can't park there! One has to park ways away and HIKE with one’s luggage to the hotel. Or, if you travel by car with somebody else, that person can make an illegal stop (very narrow, one way street) while you can unload the trunk and grab the suitcases. I have been to over 30 countries in my life... but never had such an awful experience like I had with some of the hotels in Spain. Very disappointing: poor customer service, bad Internet connection and people seem to speak/understand just one language. It's hard to accept it when as a tourist you expect the hotels/busy restaurants to train their staff to somewhat understand English (for the record, I am fluent in 3 languages but Spanish was not one of them…English is not my native language either). It would have been a different experience, I suppose, if we all spoke something we all could understand. True, I did not get a vibe that the front desk folks were awful. But they were not wonderful either. Their guests were more helpful and compassionate. I absolutely hated my stay in Alborada.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Address: Calle General Gabino Aranda 5, 11140 Conil de la Frontera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Conil de la Frontera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Conil de la Frontera
Price Range: $58 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Casa Alborada 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dear guest, we like to welcome you at Casa Alborada. Discover the specials and extravagance of our small design-hostal.Learn more about the diversityof Conil de la Frontera and the Coast of Light. Book now a weekend trip or your next holiday. Our house is open for the whole year. ... more   less 
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