The room was nice size, clean and well equipped. Shower was fantastic!! Wi-Fi was excellent.
Not so the restaurant or location:
No-one greeted me when I came to the restaurant. I stood around for a while hoping the waiter would notice me and point to a table. He didn't, so after a while I sat down at an emply table.
I waited another 15 minutes to be noticed, given a menu, asked if I wanted a drink, etc. Nothing. I waived at the waiter, hoping to get his attention. No go. Eventually I went to the front desk, next door, and asked what it took to be served. The clerk came to the restaurant, took the waiter by the arm and pointed to me. Five minutes later I got a menu. Then I waited another 15 minutes for him to come back and take my order. No go.
I again went to the front desk and asked how to order. Same procedure again - the front desk clerk brought me to the waiters attention and he eventually came over, notebook in hand. Turned out he spoke no English, Zero. I've been in that situation before, so it didn't daunt me. What I hadn't experienced before was that not even pointing on the menu worked. The front desk clerk was, yet again, called to help convey the order.
then I waited for an hour(!) before I, for the fourth time, enrolled the front desk clerk to ask how long it would take to get my food. Another 20 minutes elapsed before a plate appeared at my table. It wasn't what I had ordered. It took the front desk clerk again to explain what had happened. They were out of the chicken I had ordered, so they had substituted it with fish instead. To inform me of this switch, or as if it was OK had apparently not occurred to them. The fish was cold and absolutely horrible.
Needless to say I didn't eat at that restaurant again during my stay.
Which is where the location comes in. The hotel is right next to the freeway, a couple of miles east of town, with it's own off-ramp. To get into town is easy - just turn right onto the freeway and go. And there are many good restaurants at the next off-ramp (Including the Park Hotel, where I will stay on my next visit). The problem is that you can only get off to the hotel when you are travelling west, so when you come back from town, going east, you have to go to the next ramp to be able to turn around, and it is four miles, 6km away...
Needs to be upgraded
Cubataoon 29/10/2012 12:47
It is located next to the Castelinho road and thus away from everything but my office - that is the only good thing. I would not recommend since is a very simple place and the ammenities are not good.
The shower is okay, the beds are bad, the overall instalation is old. It is the second time I stay there and in terms of international standard this Hotel would be a two stars hotel.
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General Bertrand - 1868 - Paris - HLD 3760619 Rue General Bertrand,Paris,FR,France