Without knowing - if someone told me this hotel was built in 2009, I would not have believed it. But since I stayed at the excellent neighbouring hotel Dunas 4 years back and I remember Sabura being built . Sabura is run down, tiles missing in the pool, lamps hanging from the roof and rust everywhere. The fire extinguisher was on red and probably not checked since it was once put there. Back to the pool. Beside tiles missing water too was missing. Both pools very only half full! The grass around them was 2 feet tall and tables where missing. We used the pool once then we went to the beach which is truly fantastic. On the first day I enquired the restaurant about the menu and got a list with different dishes but no prizes. Apparently they only have the prizes in the computer! So when looking at the menu you have no idea what it will set you back! The breakfast was, by some distance, the worst I have ever had in a hotel And I have travelled to some remote places in my day. The last couple of days we even considered skipping breakfast because of the lacklustre servings. There were quite many flies both around the pool and in the restaurant, which is strange since there is not really hard to get rid of flies these days. The rooms and the cleaning was ok, but the AC aggregate was placed on the balcony so when sitting there you had to switch it off due to the noise. Not very smart indeed. The beds were rock hard, took me 3 nights to get any sleep. The TV had only one viewable channel, CNN, which mostly was very poor picture quality. The service was not very good, I injured my feet at the beach and limped back to the reception and asked for a first aid kit. They didn't have any! No one offered to try to get me to a hospital or point to the nearest pharmacy. Luckily I always bring some first aid stuff so I could sort my self out in the room. One day we asked for where you could rent a ATV "quad" and the girl in the reception had no idea what so ever! When we asked around town it was not hard to find but still. I think the behaviour if the staff was a reflection of the owner (which we never interacted with, she did not even say hello) who was described by a local taxi driver as "the bad Portuguese lady". I have several other things that was not up to standards with this hotel but I think it's enough now.
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