Fresh new look
This long-running family hotel in the centre of town has been significantly upgraded with the younger generation now in charge of management.
Formerly described as having a “haunted” feel in an earlier review, we can now say the atmosphere here is positively cheerful, with a colourful retro-style lobby and friendly English-speaking staff. Enter the hotel through its freshly painted green archways, where the lobby features elaborate Sino-Portuguese style floor tiling and soft lighting. Those seeking the rock-bottom prices of the past will be disappointed, however, as room rates have moved up since the hotel’s renovation. All rooms are fitted out with fans and air-con units, and if you wish to save some cash just ask to use the fan only. Room styles are nothing fancy, but clean and bright, with tiled floors, firm double or twin beds with soft bedding, TV and hot showers. Ground-floor rooms at the back offer a quieter stay away from the street noise. Spacious family rooms with a double plus single bed are found upstairs. WiFi is included but we were told access is not great in some rooms – you may need to hang out in the lobby for the best signal.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.