We spent one night and one day at the Daniel and Spa (the "Shizen Spa" section of the Daniel and Spa). What they say on their website is wrong. This hotel is supposed to be zen and inspired by Indonesia, Japan, etc. In fact, it's just an existing part of the (old) Daniel Hotel with some Asian objects. Nothing more. The restaurant Shizen Yapas Bar is a disaster. Have you already been to an Asian restaurant serving kebabs and couscous with pesto? We tested anyway what was close to an Asian dish on the menu. The taste and the overall quality was bad and it was very fat. Also, forget about the sushi they serve in the room, they are not good and served in a plastic container. The "spa"? One of the worse spa ever. Old, ugly, expansive and with a very very small jacuzzi. A shame for an hotel having "spa" in its name! We understood on their website that a half an hour massage was included in the price of the room. We apparently were wrong, according to what the receptionist of the spa told us when we first came to get some information. But when we came back to enjoy the spa, they asked us to pay a fee at the entrance. This was before we complained to finally be able to enter in the spa for free. Nobody explained us where and what was the installations, and this is where we noticed how bad was the place, to finally leave immediately. The pool and the beach of the Daniel are very busy and full of children. Last but not least, the service is definitely not incredible. The only positive points of the hotel was the room that was ok and clean (but definitely not luxurious and Asian-inspired), the sea view we had from it and the breakfast. The breakfast was appetizing and plentiful but when we asked for a fresh orange juice and that the staff had to spend some times to the machine to make it, they decided not to make it and they never came.
We would not complain if we didn't pay $380 for the night! The worse value for money! How can we be zen after that? Last but not least, we had to pay $20 for a 24 hours Wi-Fi access because, of course, internet is not included here.
We complained to the hotel and obtained 15% off on the room's price.
Our advice: don't go, you'll be disappointed!
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