Let’s start at the beginning. We had booked transport from the airport to the hotel via the hotel directly. It cost $35 USD. We made sure to stress that the transport needed to accommodate 20 pieces of luggage and 4 large Americans. When the driver lead us to his van, we were shocked to discover that there was no way our luggage and our bodies would fit in the vehicle. It could have been another disaster. I called the hotel and they offered to pay for a taxi to help us get our things and ourselves to the hotel.
When we finally arrived at the hotel, we were surprised to find out that it was in a building without an elevator and the long spiral staircase was the only way to get to the floor of the hotel. As a family with lots of luggage, this could have been a nightmare. The front desk rounded up all the available young men and had them bring our bags up from the street.
The room was tiny. I shouldn’t complain. The price of the room was super budget friendly, but there was barely enough room to walk and the lights didn’t work in the bathroom. The hotel is rather outdated as they still have actual keys to open the doors and the only way to lock them is to use the key.
Breakfast was offered and delivered to our room upon request. It was ok. Nothing exciting. Boiled eggs, natural yogurt, bread sticks, jam, soft cheese and a strange, but delicious bar of some sort, tea and juice.
All in all, you get what you pay for. The staff was super friendly and very accommodating.