We booked that hotel online as the photos and assesments looked well.
Once we arrived: There is no hotel specific parking space. So you need to be very lucky to get one, as the closeby beach with their visitors occupy anything available.
Once we entered the hotel lobby: There is a fat filled air that welcomes you, originating from the kitchen and pub/restaurant. The lobby is not really a lobby.
Once we received the keys: We decided first to take a look at the room. The pictures from the owner are not really showing the condition of this place. The bath room had no window and so the fungus et al takes its toll. The beds had seen better days as well. Most anyoing: the carpets, and you don't want to know what's living in there.The balcony had seen no maintenance for a while. Gras is grwoing in where possible, and you have the road right in from of your balcony. Yes, you can see the beach. But do you also need the noise from people down there and the cars passing by? We defenitely not.
Once we been back to the lobby: We decided not to sleep here. The lady on the reception had no clues what to due and insisted on the full price. So we asked for the manager(in), and she told us a strange story about the commission she had to pay for the online booking company, and if we pay 50 Euro, we are done. So we did and left this place as quick as possible and promised never to come back to this miserable place.
BTW: The town isn't worth a trip. It has the charme of on English style beach village from the 70ths with lots of casino and kid entertainment on the main road, to park the kids when the parents doing something different or whatever. Also - it's hard to find a reasonable restaurant in that town.
Dear traveller: If you are not up for golf - you better miss this place at all.
BTW2: The restaurant at the golf club is very lousy. Beliefe me - My family owned and operated a hotel & restaurant. So I know what I am writing about.
BTW3: Sorry, I missed to took some pictures of this plae. I was so shocked and looked at my wife shaking her head that we head over heels left it.
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