Very good hotel in unrivalled location
29/03/2017 david s, London, UK
This is a historic hotel where famous guests, from Habsburg emperors to Buz Aldrin and Jean Paul Sartre, have stayed over the centuries. Although a Best Western, it's apparently under family manageme... more
This is a historic hotel where famous guests, from Habsburg emperors to Buz Aldrin and Jean Paul Sartre, have stayed over the centuries. Although a Best Western, it's apparently under family management and retains its charm and character while being fully modernised. Rooms and bathrooms are excellent, with very comfortable beds and bright bathrooms with separate wc (though separated from the bathroom by a glass sliding door).
The hotel is ideally situated in the old town moments from the Golden Roof and many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. This is a pedestrian only zone great for aimless wandering. At night a few individuals walking past or coming out of bars can make a lot of noise, sometimes quite prolonged, for such a quite place - but if you keep your windows closed, this blocks it out completely, if at the expense of fresh air.
We only used the restaurant for breakfast, which in terms of the buffet was adequate but unexciting (certainly by American standards). But on request they will rustle up some hot food like ham and egg omelettes, which are very good indeed.
Most reviewers have spoken of the excellent welcome here so I think it's only fair to say that ours was rather less enthusiastic on arrival. Things did improve a bit during our stay and other staff on reception were helpful and welcoming - as were the restaurant and bar staff. less