I’ve got to Calle Larios, the beautiful marble-paved shopping street, within five minutes from the reception area – and La Malagueta beach, just past the port, is a pleasing 10-15 minute stroll through the lush, shady park.
The bedrooms are not the biggest, even by city-centre standards, so I’d go for a triple room if you can, even if there are only two of you. The beds and the MDF-looking cream and brown furniture are a little 1980s (and not in a 'retro chic' way), but everything’s spotless.
The reception area’s highly polished beige marble floors and dark Spanish wood furniture set the tone for the hotel: perfectly adequate, but not exactly 2011. The reading, TV and social rooms are a good spot to catch up on your emails as there’s free WiFi.
Eating and drinking
There’s a small bar/cafeteria in the hotel and guests can take advantage of free coffee all day. It’s a bit lacking in atmosphere though and I prefer to head into the bustle of the city’s thriving café culture. There’s no proper restaurant.
The multi-lingual, knowledgeable and generous-spirited staff are as customer-savvy as some in the best five star hotels.
Who stays there
Business travellers on a budget and those wanting a no-fuss city break.
It’s budget-friendly, but you’ll be eating out a lot.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- First-time travellers
- No fuss
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Good value for money
- Smallish rooms