For shorter visits, I highly recommend staying in the heart of the city and experiencing all the madness that there is.
Where to Stay?
Well we stayed in this hotel called " Francisco I" and our experience here was average. Here's why:
- The hotel check in was at 2 pm and we arrived quite after 2 pm. But we were still told that our room wasn’t quite ready and that we can leave our luggage at the reception and go out for a stroll of about 2 hours. Now, this is wrong at many levels – why is the room not ready despite commitment and why did he decide how long our outing should be?” (There are many more deeper levels and layers that make me want to punch that guy, but then as writers we need to be suave, we need to underplay it!)
- The breakfast was pathetic, we tried it on one unfortunate morning and knew that this was no “K+K”.
- The staff was quite indifferent, and they had this “don’t care” attitude.
- While the look and feel of the hotel was quite modern, one could feel that the modernisation was superficial. For instance, the rooms had hair dryers that didn’t work, they had no coffee pots, the furniture was old wood.
- The room service was quite prompt. (which was good, of course!)
- The room was not well lit, due to which it seemed quite depressing.
- The best part, despite the above was that it was really in the heart of the city – Puerta Del Sol, the main street, Plaxa de Opera and the main square were all in very close proximity