Montigo is very new hence if you prefer a beach getaway with everything in place, you may consider staying in this resort in mid to late 2013. Montigo has potential when they are ready but until then there are several items which they can improve on so that there will be more returning guests after the soft opening.
The size is very good for family or a group of friends. The main entrance wall were made up of planks which you can see through when you walk pass. For some it feels a lack of privacy but it is part of the design that gives you the resort feel. There are two rows for hillside villa and the view would be great if you are on the first row as it is directly facing the beach. Mine was the center row hence the view from my pool was the front villas.
Layout and cleanliness
Simple and basic furniture with minimal decorations. There were lots of post renovation stains/marks on the floor and walls, insects are almost everywhere especially mossies. As Montigo is still building the resort hence it is normal that the furniture tends to get dusty. Because the place is new hence insects will conveniently come in since villa is empty most of the time. Perhaps with all the construction still going on, my skin became itchy when I am either sitting on the sofa or sleeping on the bed. The most less desirable experience was I got badly bitten by the mossies (face, fingers, legs and shoulder).
At the moment the mini bar is complimentary but the items provided are too little which I believed when the place starts to get busier, there will be more variety. Do bring your own snacks if you could. The teapot and cups were dusty but not a big problem.
Restaurant and food
Only one restaurant is available but they can work on the table/utensils hygiene. The table/utensils have lots of sands which could be from the construction site. At the moment they do not have breakfast buffet since occupancy is low but they may consider to have a menu buffet in which guests can order whatever they want. This method is organic and prevents food wastage.
Even though my review seems to be less positive but I did enjoyed my stay as the staff were friendly and helpful. Some may not speak very well but you can tell he/she is putting efforts to chat up with you. Do not compare Montigo with other resorts as they are new and they had mentioned that now is soft opening so visit the place with an open mind if you are fine that most of the amenities are not ready. Will I visit Montigo again? I will when everything is ready.
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