Prepare for a lengthy review. Stayed for a week using my Sister & Brother in law's Timeshare. Upon check in we were advised that we had received an upgraded from a Garden Room to a Two Bedroom Villa which of course we were excited about. Upon opening the front gate to our villa, we were pleasantly surprised. There was an outdoor kitchen which we didn't use, a little seating and dining area, private pool and a sheltered day bed. Entered our villa and had a different reaction. The bedrooms are both fine, can't really fault them aside from curtains that are long overdue for replacement and the smallest TV you have ever seen (rarely watch tv while on holiday but it came in handy when we were incredibly sick). Keep walking through the bedroom and there is a door to the bathroom. Off to the left is the toilet and shower. The roof looked like it was about to cave in, it was cracked right through the middle and starting to dip, it was also covered in black mould. In the corners there were moth balls (which made the entire place stink including our clothes) piled up and a nice little centipede. To the right is the bathroom sink, a door to the 2nd bedroom and another door to the outside area. The outside area has an outdoor shower (shower maybe incorrect, it's a tap and spout), a toilet and a bath. Everything out there looked like it had never been cleaned. Thought I'd try being a bit outdoorsy and use the outdoor toilet, no thanks, the seat was covered in wee. The bath was filled with grime, you wouldn't even get in with your swimmers on. That was the last time we went outside. The air con in the bedroom is old and loud but you have no choice but to use it. During our stay my partner came down with a terrible flu and I caught it on our last day. Doctors advised I had a respiratory infection which I have no doubt came from this air conditioning. Breakfast is basic, toast, egg station, pancakes, jams, etc, Nasi Goreng and Mi Goreng (both were good but cold). Breakfast was fine but it was always sitting out for a long time before we ate and therefore very cold (excluding toast and egg station obviously). The Garden Rooms seem to be all located around the pool and restaurant. We had a little peak walking by and they all seemed quite nice (small and basic but nice) and we then were a little disappointed that we were upgraded as we would've preferred these rooms. We seemed to be the only 'paying' guests there, everyone else looked to be students. The students have their own breakfast area upstairs of the restaurant which seemed a lot nicer than where we ate, they had the own recreational room with a pool table which I don't believe regular guests can use and they must sign in when entering and leaving the resort. We later came to a conclusion as to why we were upgraded... the students like to party and do so all night in their Garden Rooms. Our villa was a good distance from there's yet we still felt we were at the party. The pool is fine but the bar plays horrible out of tune flute music quite loud and constantly, thankfully our pool was private. Reception staff were nice and helpful but not enough to make me rate this place higher than a 1. While waiting for a taxi to head back to the airport, there was a kitten meowing very loudly so being animal lovers, we went looking for it. I found the tiniest kitten on a wall towards the front and grabbed it. One of the students told me to be careful and not let the security guard see and he had just thrown him in the bin. I went back to reception and asked if the guard had done such a thing. The 3 staff laughed and one said yes. I asked why and they advised that a guest had complained about the cats (we didn't see any in the resort nor did we hear any. They were at the entrance but how this could affect someones holiday, I have no idea) and therefore they threw him in the bin. She said they have to do this as there are too many cats and it makes their guests unhappy. This just topped it off for us. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy to stay here. Not sure what the price is as we booked through timeshare, but this isn't worth even the cheapest nightly rate. We contemplated moving as soon as we walked in but we we're on a tight budget and couldn't afford a quality hotel. We travel to Thailand a lot and generally spend around $50-$80 per night which will get you a perfect 3.5-4 star. In Bali, it seems you have to pay a bit more, maybe around the $100-$150 mark (but not here if that is what they charge). Only positive, it's in a great location. 5 minute walk to the Junction, 10 to Ku De Ta and a 5 minute drive to Potato Head.
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