Full review of room 8 - small but comfortable, affordable, convenient but NO AIRCON
I stayed in this hotel for five nights in September of 2023. Overall, I had a very nice stay. The location is nice because there are a lot of dining and shopping options nearby, but it is not an area heavily traveled by tourists. It felt very local, and I didn't feel particularly unsafe even when walking late at night. The train station is an easy walk away, but you will have to make a transfer to get to most of the touristy areas of town. I didn't find this to be cumbersome, but it does add a few extra minutes to your commute. The hotel was always quiet, and Tony was extremely friendly and responsive. It felt like I'd met a new local friend who could help me with anything I'd need. I stayed in room 8 on the third floor. I didn't see any specific review of this room, so I'm going to try to give as much specific info as I can. The room is pretty small, but it was comfortable and I found it adequate as a single traveler. There is a queen sized bed, and there is a small table with a chair between the door and the bed. The bathroom has a shower stall with a sink next to it, but it is genuinely tiny, and I couldn’t get to the sink without turning sideways and squeezing between the shower and the wall. I also wasn't able to dry off without opening the bathroom door since it was so small, so this may be an issue depending on who you're travelling with. The toilet was in the opposite corner of the room in its own separate (very small) room. There was a decent sized closet built in one corner and the windows spanned basically the whole width of the wall. There is a fan on a ledge by the side of the bed opposite the door, and a TV hangs on the wall with the windows. This would be a very tight squeeze for two people due to having no place to store luggage. I would love to see the hotel replace the bed frame in this room with one that is tall enough to store luggage underneath so it could free up some floor space. Overall I had no issue with the size of the room, but I wanted to be detailed about it since it may be a deal breaker for people who need more space. The rest of the hotel was in good shape, and was clean and inviting. You have access to two kitchen and lounge areas, including access to refrigerators and cooking equipment. The front door always felt securely locked. There is no elevator/lift, but I didn't find the climb to the third floor to be cumbersome with average mobility. There was also great communication with Tony and his father, either by phone or by online message when they needed to update me on anything. This hotel does not have any air conditioning. Tony explained that they were not allowed to add it, so this is not a fault of the owners. However, even when it was in the 60sF outside, the room was uncomfortably warm inside. I had to sleep with the fan on and windows open every night, and even then there wasn't much of a breeze to cool it down. This also caused me to hear road noise early in the morning. Lack of air is the only reason I'd give four stars instead of five because I would not recommend staying here during the warmer months of the year. Overall, I would 100% stay here again if I was traveling at a time with cool or cold weather since the price was very reasonable, the room was comfortable, the location was relatively convenient, and the service was top notch. However, I would not stay here during the summer due to the lack of air conditioning.