Terrible neighborhood. Nothing around of interest. Pay a little more, go next to the water.
All taxi drivers scam. Don't pay up front - don't expect change. If driver stops early - get out - working hustle. Negotiate. Like to switch money, say "you gave me wrong bill."
Room: smells like smoke, small. No iron. Small TV. Desk staff ok. Bed and pillows are hard. No shampoo.