Like most airport hotels, the Tryp offers a shuttle service. However the actual location of the shuttle pickup point is not clear… at all. There is a large area at the end of the terminal filled with numbered bays but none of them have any signage beyond a number.
The website didn’t mention which numbered bay we should go to and when I called nobody was picking up the phone at the front desk.
Thankfully I stumbled upon a group of middle aged guys smoking by a minivan and they told me that they were ‘pretty sure’ the Tryp shuttle goes from bay 22.
If I wasn’t a native Spanish speaker I think I’d probably still be wandering around the outskirts of the airport, looking for the shuttle.
As a Melia Rewards gold member (courtesy of Amex Platinum) I was given a ‘welcome amenity’ of two waters, an apple and some mixed nuts. Honestly I wasn’t expecting anything at a hotel of this calibre so kudos for that. There is no room service offered here but they did leave a couple of takeaway menus, encouraging you to have food delivered to the room if you should so desire.
Our kettle was broken but after a quick call to the front desk, we were soon greeted by a member of staff brandishing a steel flask filled with hot water.
The bathroom was very small and basic. I’m not sure why they bothered putting in a bathtub. It’s too small to be of any use and just makes for a more slippery and dangerous shower that looks worse than a regular one.
The bidet is a bit of a weird one too. A lot of old properties in Spain have them but honestly Spanish people just don’t use these. Even if they did, a Toto washlet would be a far more efficient (and awesome) use of the space.
This has to be the first time I’ve ever seen a hotel eschew not only miniature toiletry bottles but also their wall mounted variants, opting instead for three small sachets of combined shower gel/ shampoo/ conditioner.
The design was a lot more modern and playful than I had been expecting. I liked the little touches like the miniature plants on the tables.
There was a surprisingly large variety of breakfast items available. A bit too heavy on the carbs for me though. I just went with a piece of fruit, a ton of jamón and a dubious sausage.