Basic and disappointing
Submitted: January 3, 2013
Stayed: November 2012
We were very disappointed with our stay. Partly this was our fault for mis-understanding the advert. This is a studio room, as it says at one point on the ad, NOT a one bedroom, as it says at another point on the ad. (The picture of the exterior, which looks fab, is actually of 2 units not 1.) If you're a couple, wanting an inexpensive base and you don't want to do anything other than very basic cooking, don't want to do laundry and don't need the internet, then go ahead. On the positive side, the pool is lovely.
However, it is totally unsuitable for a couple with a small child, as we are. To expect the little one to sleep on a turned-to-face-the-wall sofa is crazy, and even when we got the cot our little girl had a lot of trouble staying asleep if we wanted to cook or do anything. It's fine in most respects, but very, very basic. No TV channels to speak of. No soap provided, even for washing hands. The internet is wired, not wi-fi, and you're restricted to how much internet you can use because their usage is capped. Anja will do washing for you if you pay extra, and does a good job, but that and the internet mounts up.
We just never felt comfortable there. The list of do’s and don’ts you get when you hand over the cash is a bit like school, and maybe ok for students but wasn’t for us (We were never going to have loud parties, but we might have wanted to invite a guest back!). Our little girl got a little (washable) crayon on a sheet and a lounger cover and Anja wrote us a post-it note about it rather than have a quiet word. Little things like that give you a bad feeling. They use solar heating for hot water with no electric back-up which meant the water in the morning was never hot enough for a good shave. The bed, which is advertised as big, IS wide (it’s two singles pushed together) but you then have the crack down the middle plus it’s got a tailboard, and if you’re over 6 feet tall it’s simply too small for a good night’s sleep. I’m sorry to be negative, but you can see from our glowing reviews elsewhere that we don’t carp for the sake of it. It just didn’t work for us.
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