This was absolutely the creepiest place I have ever stayed! We were traveling with two other couples - each couple had their own "room". Being that one of the other couples booked our "room" for us, we were nieve as to what to expect. Let this be a good lesson for us. When we arrived (late in the evening) we were met by a flashing light from the pyramid above. No one knew quite what this meant. As we found our way to the front desk we were met by a dark bearded man shining a flashlight in our eyes. The first words out of his mouth were "Are you guys lost or something?" We replied "No - we're checking in." He then said very abruptly, "Well I was flashing you guys and you didn't respond." I guess we were supposed to know that was code for "do you have reservations here?" Everytime we drove into the parking lot from then on we were met with the same S.O.S signal. By the time we parked our car and before we could shut the car door, he was standing behind us out of the dark. I felt as though he was interogating us each time we made a move. (For the life of me, I cannot figure out how he made it from the top of the pyamid as we pulled in, to standing right behind us as we parked). Thus, the title of this review. I really felt like Big Brother had the watch over us here!
Once checking in, everyone went to their "rooms." The same tall man with the long beard and flashlight showed us to our room. The room had no front door. We entered through the sliding glass door. Our mouths dropped open when we discovered our fate for the next three nights. It was a VERY, VERY cold room with a bed and a fireplace at opposite ends and a "dancefloor" between the two. Much to our surprise there was no heat!!!!! The room was like an absolute icebox! We then turned to psycho and asked if there was any firewood available to purchase. He then replied, "Sorry folks, you're outta luck - it's too late to buy any now." I couldn't believe it. At this point, I was ready to make a run for the boarder! But since neither one of us are the complaining type, we decided to deal with it til tmrw and then go get some firewood for the following nights. Our room obviously was Mexican pavers, concrete walls, and beams that had recently been painted of which stunk to high heaven!
Our bed consisted of two flat pillows and one (count them - 1) blanket!!!! We froze.
But wait! It gets better - there were no curtains or blinds on the windows. This was absolutely the coldest place I've ever been! But you haven't heard the best. As I entered into the bathroom, I couldn't close my mouth. The shower was below groundlevel. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to get in and out of it. There were no rails or steps. (It did have hot water though). Again, no shower curtain here. Seriously, it looked like some sort of Chinest torture chamber.
At this point my fiance and I couldn't help but laugh, bundle ourselves up with as many layers as possible and go to sleep and "hopefully" wake up the next day.
Now, we've stayed in many places in Baja from some major dives to some pretty nice places. We know not to expect much as it is not a wealthy country. I've never felt the need to review any of them, but BEWARE! We always say "you get what you pay for." But this was an absolute shocker!!! I wouldn't recommend this place to my own worst enemy.
Just to give this place the benefit of the doubt, we did ask for a room change. There was a room available similar to one that our friends had (who paid the same amount as we did) but the "resort" wanted to charge us an extra $100 for the exact same room on the same night.
The best thing that happened though was that since we were not at all "attached" to our hotel, we decided to leave at 3 am and make it to the boarder quickly. Usually we sleep in and puts around town for awhile. Not this time! We made it to the boarder in record time and through the gate in about 15 minutes. Most times we spend about 3 hours in line. Yeah for us!
P.S. Psycho did confront us again to ask us what our plans were for leaving the next day. We told him 3am. He told us he would be looking for our lights to go on and hunt us down so we could return the key. Unbelievable. We made a B-line to the main road and never looked back to see the dust in our tracks.
Oh yeah - did I mention no heat, no TV, no radio, no curtains or blinds, no light in the bathroom and absolutely no services of any sort? If you have kids - leave them at home!
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