“This is not a hotel but it is a lovely apartment”
Submitted: June 13, 2012
Stayed: February 2011
Based in part on the trip advisor reviews, we recently stayed at the Coral Lane Beach Apartments for ten days. We were pleased with our accommodations.
I think it is important to say that this is not a hotel: it does not have a front desk, it does not have a concierge or a bellman, it does not have a rental car desk on site. It is an apartment building with facilities as described on its web site; it is superbly located at the southern end of Payne's Bay; and it is ideal for independent travelers.
Our efficiency, studio apartment was very clean. It had a comfortable queen size bed, a writing desk, and a sitting bench at the large picture window. There was a round table for eating with two chairs, small refrigerator, stove, toaster, microwave oven, hot water heater for tea, pans and dishes and utensils sufficient for two persons to cook and have meals, and adequate towels and soap. Because we were there in January we did not request a room with air conditioning: the room had a ceiling fan and ventilation through the window and transom. The room had a telephone for outgoing call only and we were offered the use of a cell phone by the owners if we desired to have it during our stay. The bed and bath linen were changed several times during our stay. Our room had a small, lockable metal box attached to the wall where papers could be stored.
We always travel with a travel clock so the absence of one was not a problem. The bathroom has a shower but no bathtub, and, yes, the bathroom is small.
The apartment building is built on land that slopes, and the owners have outfitted two open areas under the building with chairs, loungers, and tables for use by the guests. During our stay, many of the guests used this shaded, breezy area to read, have snacks, or simply relax. Here, we met guests from Estonia, Canada, and Trinidad, all of whom were pleased with the location, price, and owners. Further along, in a separate area is a place for hanging laundry and a room with laundry equipment for use by guests.
The web site accurately states the apartment is about 40 meters from a quiet beachfront. Furthermore, a walk of 50 meters north along the beach leads to several quite expensive hotels some of which offer rental chairs and loungers for those who need a bit of comfort. Because the island busses going north and south stop close to the apartment building, we shopped and traveled around the island using only the bus service..
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