We checked into the Sante Fe hotel on the 19th May 2015 for sevens days. The rooms have adequate facilities but the carpets were filthy and there was rising damp on the walls.
The are three wifi routers to connect to but after the first three days it was non existent.
The breakfast was minimal and you had to get there around 9am because the food trays were never refilled. I asked the chef for water for tea. She said heat the water up in the microwave. The thing is there was no water available even if I wanted to heat it up.
You gain access to the room via a key card and again, after a few days this worked well. Later in the week I noticed anybody could walk into the room as you didn't require the key card. One of us had to permanently remain in the room at all times which was a nightmare. We did call the reception to report this but we were told it wasn't her job. All we wanted was for her to call the maintenance guy.
One of the cleaners reported a problem with a cupboard draw in the bedroom. For here to discover this she would have to delve into our private things.
Each day we had to call the reception and ask for the cleaners to come and clean the room as they would never knock at the door.
One of the reception staff was determined to ignore us when we walked past by staring at the wall rather than say hello.
The air conditioning fan speed was not variable so it was either on maximum which was like being in a storm or if you turned it off you began to choke. When I first turned it on the room was filled with damp which lead to me getting a bad cough after the first day. By the end of the week I was watching the clock to get out of the place.
I must admit there are several other hotels in Punto Fijo to choose from but you would have to pay over 10,000 bolivars or $80 to get anything decent depending on the current black market exchange rate. hotels in Punto Fijo to choose from but you would have to pay over 10,000 bolivars or $80 to get anything decent depending on the current black market exchange rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Strategically located 5 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes from Josefa Camejo International Airport. With first class facilities offer 25 Type Apartment Elegant Suites are two rooms, comfortable, modern, elegant style and excellent service. Besides rest areas, the hotel has nice facilities, decorated in vivid earth tones with contemporary furnishings and artwork in all areas of the hotel. Services and Ventajas.- Suites Type Aparment.- Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel.- Corporates Rates.- Kitchenette. - Long Stay.- included Breakfast - Booking On-Line.- Free parking.- Non Smoking Romms.- room TV cable.- We Speak English.- - Jacuzzi type. Simply the best choice in Paraguana. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa Fe Hotel Punto Fijo