Great breakfast, and that's about it
I've stayed at this hotel several times in the past 10 years as part of a charitable trip, staying in both the ground and upper floors, both north and south wings, and If I had my choice, I would not ... more
I've stayed at this hotel several times in the past 10 years as part of a charitable trip, staying in both the ground and upper floors, both north and south wings, and If I had my choice, I would not stay here again ... unless I was there for a loud party.
The hotel is very resonant, and noises carry easily - it's made out of cinder blocks and tile floors. Simple conversation in a hallway is amplified (good luck napping during the day). Rooms facing the street are subject to noise all day long from the market. And on weekends it can be difficult to sleep before 2 a.m. - the banquet rooms are often busy with wedding receptions or other parties, and the music thumps throughout the hotel.
Room keys are frequently deactivated - be ready to walk back to the front desk every day.
The front desk does not exchange currency, and instead sends my friends and me to the small bar in the billiards room (even when nobody is there), or to the cashier in the restaurant, which is within arms' reach from the front desk.
The exercise room is pathetic - for the past 6 years, the treadmill has been inoperable for anything but walking upon by a 98-lb person (the tread "bottoms-out" as soon as you start running); the stationary bike seat tilts backwards 90 degrees (which might be an interesting feature in a different kind of hotel); and the "weight bench" wobbles, as if the nuts and bolts were tightened by the same 98-lb weakling. This year was the first time I saw someone "fixing" the equipment - "fixes" which lasted until I tried running on the treadmill and my friend tried riding the bike.
House-keeping staff are attentive and friendly.
The breakfast buffet is fantastic, and the waiters are wonderful - it's a destination for the locals. less
PilarIturriaga, Gerente at Best Western Posada Del Rio, responded to this review
The hotel is in process of remodeling in fact already enough rooms are more comfortable, in the gym was acquired new equipment, and we really appreciate the comments made to improve daily.