When booking the room, I asked about the size and whatnot to make sure it would be a room I would want to stay in. I was assured that it was a nice room and that even though there was no balcony there was a decent view out of the window and there was a balcony down the hall.
The pricing scheme was:
1st & 2nd Floor = $562
3rd Floor with decent view = $484
Not much of a view = $420
We were given a room on the 3rd floor like I had requested thinking it would be decent with an okay view.
The room was big enough to fit a double bed in the corner with a fridge pushed into the corner and a (maybe) 20 inch TV in the corner.
The bathroom was just as bad, TINY.
Combined with the low ceiling you felt like you were in a box.
We had paid for 4 nights at a total of $1936 and had to pay an extra $400 to upgrade to a room on the first floor.
The upgrade was only slightly better. The room was definitely bigger with higher ceilings holding 2 double beds and a single bed, with a mini fridge and TV. The bathroom was also bigger. However there was a giant pillar in the middle of the bedroom as well as the bathroom.
Think of it this way, if you sat on the single bed you would need to be able to see through the pillar to watch TV.
There was a desk of sorts with a mirror around so I guess it was to double as a vanity. However, to be able to use it as a desk you would have to be about 6 feet tall as the chair given to use the desk was so short.
There was no kettle, iron, ironing board, safe or mini bar in the room either.
The bed was a spring mattress and spending more than two nights on the bed is not recommended. By the time I left my neck and back were hurting.
The bathroom is a matter on its own. There was a tub for which I was grateful, however, the pillar was flush against the tub making movement once you were in the tub difficult. The worst of the bathroom was if you left the toilet seat up there would a constant pee smell. Only if the seat was down could you breath easily.
The room description boasts that there is a balcony but it is not a private balcony. There ware 3 rooms facing the front of the hotel (driveway side) with balconies but all 3 are connected and the last is connected to the stairs.
The room was cleaned everyday by house keeping. Again though nothing went smoothly here. We were normally in the room when it was out room to be cleaned. The last thing done by house keeping was the mopping of the floor. The chemical used to clean the floor was suffocating. Once that was sprayed I had to step out on to the balcony to get some fresh air and wait for the room to be aired out.
Breakfast was served from 7am-10am in the dining room. The dining room was on a large porch overlooking the rainforest and the city. The first day we had breakfast there was a large range of choices and was enjoyed thoroughly. On the next two days things took an about turn. There was a limited menu and if you came anytime close to 10am be prepared to only get bread and toast.
What was sampled form the menu for breakfast on that first day and once from the dinner menu was well prepared and extremely tasty.
There is a small pool that looked clean. On the third day I discovered the pool table and gym. However, there is no signage or anything of the sort to indicate that they are there initially.
All in all I wouldn’t recommend Alicia’s for anyone unless as a one night if you must.
Do not stay in room 2 if you have to stay here!
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