This hotel is conveniently located around the corner from the train station on Avenue Jean Medecin, the main shopping street on which the tram runs. With your back to the train station, turn left, walk half a block to Avenue Jean Medecin, turn right, and the hotel is less than two blocks down on the right hand side, across from H&M department store. (Look up to see the hotel sign or you might walk right past it).
Upon entering the hotel in the morning, the female receptionist was very pleasant. She gave me a map of the area, made some sightseeing suggestions, and gladly stored my luggage until check-in time. When I returned in the afternoon, she was gone, and the older male receptionist on duty was a bit grumpy. Never cracked a smile, and seemed irritated at having to retrieve my luggage and check me in.
The room I had was small but clean. However, it had a wooden beam that ran diagonally from the top of the wall near the ceiling to the opposite wall near the bed. It bisected the room in a very odd way. I assume it was supposed to be decorative, but it was hazardous. I'm only 5'2" (1.57m), but I had to keep ducking to avoid hitting my head.
Behind the beam was a small round pedestal table with two clear plastic chairs, creating a seating area of sorts. However, it looked like cheap outdoor patio furniture, something you might find on a balcony, not inside a hotel room. Most unattractive of all was the shag carpeting (!), something that went out of style in the 1970s.
The bathroom was small, with the toilet in a separate room from the bathtub and sink. The bathtub had tall sides and is a bit difficult to step into if you're short. It also had peeling enamel, and some of the grout around the tub was dirty and black. However, the water from the hand-held shower was hot and the pressure was good.
The room was quiet with very little street noise. There was also a stocked mini-fridge that I used to store my own personal drinks. The WiFi in the room worked well.
Breakfast was 13 euro, which IMO was overpriced considering the number of cafes in the area, and the fact that my previous hotel had breakfast included. I did not eat breakfast in this hotel.
This is an OK hotel for a night or two, particularly if you are arriving or departing on the train or airport bus. It is also walking distance to most of the sights in the city. However, I did not like the ambiance of the hotel. It felt small, cramped, and dark with no lobby to speak of, and no place to sit and relax.
There are other hotels in the area in the same price range that have bigger and more attractive rooms and more amenities. I much preferred Villa Otero, which is also a couple blocks from the train station, but in the opposite direction from Avenue Jean Medecin, i.e., turn right instead of left as you exit the train station.
So all in all, not a bad hotel, but nothing special. less