I wish I could find something positive to say... Unfortunately, the 2 days that I spent at the Burrows were a source of disappointment and resentment in every aspect.
Booking : bookin on line through the booking sites was not available. Hence, I made the reservation on the phone. I sent an email to confirm, but never received the promised answer with the details on how to reach the place.
Reception : I was welcomed by these words : you are lucky that I am here, because normally, I start my service in 20 minutes, at 4 pm. Actually, I didnt feel lucky, I was just pissed off because I had been waiting a bus at the airport for nearly an hour, which when he finally showed up, closed its door to my nose, supposedly because it was full... Next one in an hour. So I took a cab. The driver was on the phone while driving. He brought me first to a wrong place, and dared yelling at me because I had not given him the correct address !! And of course, the receptionist was not aware of my reservation !
Room : the room was very small, no place to remit the suitcase, and.... No bathroom !! What I was told to consider as a bathroom was a tiled 1.5 square meter space nested under the stairs, filled with a toilet, a 30 cm wide sink and a shower, which I had to share with someone else ! The worst is that it was located at the ground floor : hence I would travel the stairs mornings and evenings with towel, toothbrush and soap in hand, only to find that the bathroon was already occupied !
Breakfast : one word : indigent
The premises : stuffing an old house with old things is not sufficient to make it a high style house. Unfortunately, the Burrows is a narrow place : every space in the house is too small : it may look cosy at first glance : it is just stifling to live in.
The environment : the village of Tarxien is a no-place : nothing to see, nothing to do, not a single restaurant around, but one fast-food (not bad actually)10 minutes walk from the house. Forget about the possibility of spending an evening there ! You would have to take the bus to reach the city !
Cost : I was charged 45 € per night. Given the service I was given, I consider it a scandalous price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Burrow is a charming House of Character situated in the village core of Tarxien, located in a peaceful setting ideal for the single traveller, couples and families with children. Good location just a bus ride from the central area and the best attractions. Walking distance from the famous Tarxien Temples and minutes away from other pre historic sites and lovely beaches. At the end of the day, you can rest in a quiet and cool courtyard with other international guests and taste genuine home made food. Warm hospitality from your hosts will make you feel welcome and at home. Rich continental breakfast served in the period breakfast room or bright courtyard. The Burrow features comfortable bedrooms with the option of an en-suite bathroom. There are two large living rooms with satellite TV and another living room for the quiet reader.Children and families or small groups are welcome. ... more less
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