Waves 11 is situated at the back of the apartment block that overlooks Watergate bay. Therefore, you do not get any of the views that the front apartments enjoy . What you do get with this one is a decked patio, which is accessed via the main living space.
We are regulars to Watergate bay, but stay in the hotel, so self catering in this area is a first for us. I will try to be as objective as I can!
This particular apartment takes dogs, but I wouldn’t class it as dog friendly. You are greeted with a list of rules as long as your arm, with threats of extra cleaning bills (including if you get mascara on the towels!). Now, I class myself as very respectful when I am on holiday. I’m the sort of person that has to have a quick tidy up before a maid comes around in the hotel! But, I found myself worrying about what might happen, which is not how I want to feel when I’m on holiday.
Anyway, the apartment itself is a two minute walk to the beach and all it has to offer. You have your own allocated parking space, which is obviously one up on the hotel, where it’s dog eat dog! The apartment has no rear access atall and no view whatsoever. Although the ones higher up may well have a view of the hill. This is a one bedroom apartment, with the addition of sofa beds in the living area. I wouldn’t personally stay here with any more than the two of us. It would be way too cramped.
The living space is all in one. The kitchen has the bare essentials like dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer, kettle, and toaster. There are operating manuals for all the appliances. The kitchen area is small, so don’t expect to be able to prepare proper meals here. There is hardly any work top space and only one of you can really be here at a time. I cooked the obligatory full English one morning and the handle on the frying pan was ready to come off!
The sitting area has a tiny LCD T.V., that sits way too low on a TV bench, that houses some DVD’s and games. The two sofa beds are small and sit kind of awkward in the room. There is wifi that is free, but the code they wrote in the manual wasn’t accepted. Luckily there was a cable in the TV bench drawer, that connected up to our laptop, so we did get internet.
The bedroom has a large and functional cupboard, with about ten or so hangers. The space was big enough to house our bags too. An even smaller TV in here. The bed felt like it was two zipped together, so a little uncomfortable if you ended up laying on the join. But otherwise roomy and comfortable, with nice pillows and duvets of Egyptian cotton. (But watch that mascara girls!)
The bathroom was fully functional, no complaints apart from not being able to get the underfloor heating to work. I was prepared for the issues that have come up in other reviews and foolishly thought that it wouldn’t happen to us, we’d know what we were doing!! There is a heated towel rail in there that has the on switch located on it’s side, near the bottom.
My husband liked having the storage cage on the ground floor for his boards and stuff, but the showers were cold down there! The lock for the cage could have benefited from a squirt of WD40. Talking of locks, it would be better if you were given two sets of keys for the apartment, so one of you can go off and do your own thing if the other is surfing.
Overall and summing up….It’s a great location, but this apartment and the experience can be improved upon. I’ll stick to the hotel in future, as it feels much more like a break. I’m not worrying about mascara, fake tan, or dog hair whilst I’m there! But, The Village apartments looks nice ;-) !
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