Our original reservation for our one-day stay in La Alberca was for the Hotel Doña Teresa. A few days before our arrival, we were informed that “… there was a problem with our reservation and we now were booked at Hotel Abadía De Los Templarios. We looked up this second hotel and saw mixed reviews but did not want to start changing reservations in this small town.
Hotel Abadía De Los Templarios is a very large facility with a number of outlaying cottages and a large main building intended to look like a castle of the Knights Templar.
Neither of the pleasant young ladies at the reception offered any help with our luggage other than to point out a wheeled cart. We parked the car in the garage, got the cart onto the small elevator and got our luggage to the reception. Our room was not ready, so we left our luggage and went into the charming village of La Alberca for lunch.
Upon our return to Hotel Abadía De Los Templarios, our bags have been placed on the floor in our room. When we asked for a second luggage rack, we were told that none was available. We used a chair.
Supposedly, there is Wi-Fi in the rooms, but the Ethernet cable provided does not have a compatible port on my relatively new H-P laptop. I was stuck using the wireless wife available in the bar and lobby.
When I returned to our room after struggling with the snail-paced Wi-Fi, my wife was uncomfortable with the temperature of the room. We opened the French doors leading to a balcony. That was a BIG MISTAKE. Until we left Hotel Abadía De Los Templarios the next morning, we were swatting flies in droves … even after closing the doors to the balcony. When I telephoned reception, I was told that the air conditioning has been turned off for the winter, and to open the window. NO WAY.
After some time, a person for the hotel arrived, unannounced, opened a box of circuit breakers and cut the power to the heat. That didn’t help. We spent a sleepless night was flies buzzing around our heads.
We arrived for our self-serve, buffet breakfast at about 9:30 AM. There are two large dining rooms that likely hold 150 people each. Each dining room was about 2/3 full. Other than the lady who asked for our room number, there was only one server for both rooms. The buffet looked like the locusts had arrived with no one to replenish the buffet. The noise level was deafening.
No assistance was available to assist with loading our luggage so I found the wheeled cart, loaded up our bags, pushed the cart across the lobby as the elevator near our room does not go to the parking, and loaded up our car. I even returned to cart.
Hotel Abadía De Los Templarios shows four stars at the entrance. I cannot understand how such a fly-trap (literally) could support four stars.
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- Also Known As:
- Abadia De Los Templarios Hotel La Alberca