We went bed & breakfast was glad we did. We did chose the same at those on half board the first two nights the same meal as they had, and it was certainly done to a price.
Chicken in breadcrumbs overcooked & dried up. Veg nearly non-existent, and very little else. Soup was described as asparagus, and considering the area is supped to grow the stuff, there were only a few little tiny spears floating in a tomato based consommé, and there was a soft boiled egg thrown in which made up most of the substance. Considering my wife does not like eggs, she was disappointed as it should have been billed as “EGG SOUP” The next night another soup with a different description, no mention of egg, but was still heavily contaminated by one.
We eat out the rest of the week. Town itself is very nice, well worth walking into and up to the castle. There are excellent restaurants in the old part of town, and a taxi back is dead cheap. Can recommend El Escribano up by the castle and in particular Meson Les Hasuelas in the square by the museum.
Back to the hotel. Breakfast, what a joke. Very little in the way of content and no variety. Last day there were two sittings as one group had to leave early, and there was a 15 minute break between sittings. Nothing was replenished until we in the second group had almost finished. There were no yoghurts, no cheese & ham etc, the bread was still in the packet, and only 5 slices left. Seems like one waiter was left to deal with it, and no arrangement put in place regards extra staff. Poorly organised.
Important! You have to hand in at least one passport when you check- in. They lost mine, transpired they handed it back to another guest the next day (who was female & I am not) without checking. Fortunately that guest was part of our group who was unaware until the rep from Newmarket double checked with everyone in the group. Just imagine had it been someone who had already checked out and on their way to the airport. The staff seemed totally non-plussed and was indifferent about it. The tour guide was left to sort it out. In the past when I’ve handed over my passport in hotels, I get questioned re identity before handing back.
All in all, provided you go B&B and eat out at night not too bad. At least you can visit the old town by walking up the slope past the garage and keeping straight on to the bottom, and well worth it. Beautiful little town.
in Summary, cheap & cheerful. Rooms very good, bit noisy but very clean. Severe language barrier, but what can I say, we are no better in the UK.
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- Placed in Antequera, geographical center of Andalusia. It has 33 double rooms with possibility of transforming in triple and familiar full equipped, where the rest and well-being of the guest is the most important thing. Two of them are suites. Ideal for the celebration of conferences, conventions or any social or professional event because the hotel has several lounges with the highest level of equipment and with capacity from 20 up to 1200 persons. The experience, the professional service and the care of every detail, is the ideal combination to celebrate any type of event. ... more less
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