I have to rate this place based on the price charged. I booked through hotels.com and expected way better. This "pearl" has been in the salt water way too long, literally. The bathroom fixtures are all completely coroded away especially the showerhead and holder which was coroded in half to uselessness. The reason is because the water supply is all salt water. The "suite" did have airconditiong and a ceiling fan which is an absolute must in stonetown. The bed was good too, with nice clean linen. The bathroom towels were nice. There was good shampoo and conditioner, but really bad bar soap so add that with the salt water and you don't feel clean. The towels were nice. The room was clean. The staff do a good job with what they have. I suspect a greedy owner, because we looked at another place in stonetown that blew this pearl out of the water. It was luxurious with a rooftop dining area and new elevator amazing breakfast for $90 USD a night. I never bothered to look at the rooms,but based on the lobby and interior the "pearl" would have been clasified as a sea urchin.
The "pearl" has stairs only for up to three floors so this might be an issue for some people. The breakfast was the most basic i ever had a few breads, coffee\tea and a cut up mango and papaya. we were really really disapointed. The price we paid for this place we really felt cheated! The staff are really good, but they seem to have few resources to work with so i feel sorry for them. I think this was an investment by someone and they are trying to suck as much money out of it as possible, because it seems left for dead. I would have paid $30USD a night to stay here.
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