"Keep calm -- it's being refurbished"
I almost cancelled my booking after reading the reviews. I'm glad I didn't! The hotel is not perfect: it's an old, historical building and the rooms are bit dated (old but clean linens, and the like -- no bedbugs, as some have said, but I slept without the orange bedspread -- just sheet & blanket). The common restroom is a bit disconcerting as well, as there is no sink and the other (male) tenants sometimes make a mess. Initially, the Wi-Fi didn't work, but the staff kindly restarted the modem and there were no problems after that. The single rooms without an ensuite bathroom come with a sink, which is very useful. The room is a bit dated; the walls need repainting and the floor is a bit wobbly; I never tried to close the window - I'm sure it works, though. The staff was very kind and respectful; they also minded the "do not disturb" sign on my door. Overall, this is a great hotel if you want to explore the city and retire at night to a central, safe, and inexpensive room. If, on the other hand, you want the pampering hotel experience (new, plush beds & plenty of space), this may not be the right hotel for you at the moment. However, as it is currently being refurbished, it might very well become this within the next few months.
Traveller from Urbana, IL