Externally, it’s a very ordinary-looking building, in the scragg end of town, on (very close to) the busy main road in/out of town (opposite a road junction), next door to the bus station and various derelict properties. Yes, it is a short walk from the centre of town and the beaches. The bedroom was no more than OK, with old furniture, a super-stylish but badly fitted bathroom suite.
Mopping up a bit of shower over-spray soon after arrival, the sponge I used quickly took the appearance of a small long-haired animal, having swept up a layer of previous occupants’ hair from the floor ...ugh !
Of all the money evidently spent, none has been spent on air conditioning so, in summer weather, the choice is to be kept awake by the traffic or boil alive in a hot room.
A beautiful, tranquil terrace overlooks the river estuary but, sadly, this is not used for breakfast that is provided in a cellar room next to the kitchen – with mould on the walls.
It would appear that someone has spent a fortune on this hotel, possibly a large one. The interior has been fitted out in the most expensive way imaginable with lashings of laser-cut graphics, wall painting and the kind of knick-knacks that cost lots. Even the curtains and dressing gowns are embroidered with the hotel logo. The level of branding detail is truly astonishing. The mystery is – why ? Why this hotel, or more to the point, why this building ?
The couple that run this hotel are such truly lovely people that it pains me to write this review, but €126 per night for this hotel is simply ridiculous.