We spent one night at this Guest House, having booked two. We were met at the border by a taxi and accompanied by a lovely lady, Sandrinha. This was excellent service. Janice came out to greet us and to give us our room keys. She was pleasant and informative about the route to the town and to the beach, all within easy walking distance. We were very disappointed to find the double room to be very small and claustrophobic with broken mosquito netting and a tiny bathroom smelling of gas and a mouldy shower curtain. We swam in the pool and the tiles around the edge were loose and the stairs cracked. After an uncomfortable night, we woke to find a dog swimming in the pool, apparently this happens all the time. Some people would not worry about this, but I was really put off by it, coming on top of our other problems. After some discussion with Janice, we moved to a different hotel. To be fair, all the other reviews of this Guest House have been very good and that is why we chose it. Janice did explain that our room had been booked to a family for three weeks and they had cooked in it, so it needed some work. My answer to this is that she should not have given it to us in the first place. I think that we were unlucky and I would hope that this would not happen to other visitors in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the exciting Ponta Do Ouro holiday environment, O Lar Do Ouro offers a relaxing getaway experience for the entire family.Featuring comfortable rooms with a clean aesthetic, home cooked meals (please book!), and friendly staff to attend to your needs, we are eager to welcome many more visitors to your Home Away from Home. ... more less