We stayed here for a wedding and were recommended the hotel by a friend, I normally don't stay in large chain hotels and prefer "boutique" type hotels, but as a friend suggested the Hotel Plaza we dec... more
We stayed here for a wedding and were recommended the hotel by a friend, I normally don't stay in large chain hotels and prefer "boutique" type hotels, but as a friend suggested the Hotel Plaza we decided to stay here.
We booked online via booking.com and whilst the room wasn't expensive 210 Euros for two nights, it wasn't exactly cheap, I don't mind paying for a room if the standard reflects the price.
We arrived on the coach from Rome so arrived very early (9am) Whilst I knew we wouldn't be able to check in we decided to chance our luck and were prepared to pay a bit more to get into our room earlier if possible, we were greeting with a miserable looking stern gentleman who's response was "your joking" ...not the kind of response I expect from a supposedly "4 Star" hotel.
We asked if we could leave our bags in the lock up which we were told we could. So we decided to leave our bags and come back later. We walked around Pescara in the 35 degree heat for four hours with not much open so decided to go back to the hotel (1pm) as we were struggling with the heat.
When we arrived back in the hotel we were literally barked at "Its still not check in yet" , so I asked if we could sit in the lobby until a room was ready to escape the heat, I genuinely believe a hotel this big does not have rooms ready by 1pm, they were also not fully booked as we were still able to book online.
We waited until 1.59pm when the front desk told us our room was ready, once we collected our key we walked into our small, cramped very outdated room, which personally made the whole weekend quite miserable.
Would I recommend this hotel ? No. Not unless your happy with outdated overpriced rooms.... less