We stayed at the Ocean Forest Villas from Feb 23 - Feb 28th, 2008 and stayed in room C105. I have contacted the property via email to express my concerns but I have not yet heard back.
We had read the reviews and thought we'd still give it a go as we've found that sometimes the reviews are way too picky or over exaggerated and while I think that might still be the case, for the most part I do tend to be in agreement.
The intial impression was positive but soon turned negative.
The good - the grounds are clean and tidy. The hotel is quiet and conviently located to the ocean. Some new appliances.. fridge, stove, microwave.. 2 Tv's .. balcony with chairs (albeit filthy dirty). Keep in mind, this will vary from condo to condo.. they are individually owned and are only managed by Sands.
The bad - The hallways smell badly of mold/mildew. Our condo smelled as well (thank goodness for air fresheners). The beds were hard as a rock. The condo was tidy but fairly dirty.. mold growing on the shower doors, around the vents etc etc. The dishwasher didn't work and took 2 days to repair. The jacuzzi in C building didn't work for the first 2 days. The main "sands resort" with all the facilities is NOT close by any stretch of the imagination.. approximately a 10-15mins drive.
We had a laptop but didn't bring the network cable to hook up to the dial-up connection in the condo (assumed it would be high speed)... we called to see if they had extras and they said no.. we were going out to buy one but were at the Ocean Plaza next door (for a disgusting breakfast buffet .. .don't do it!!).. and asked them if they had wireless access by any chance and they said "no, but if you go to the lobby at Ocean Forest they do.. they should have told you that".. .. not sure why they didn't but had we not asked we would have gone and purchased something for dial-up when the highspeed was available.. wireless.. and free!!!!!
The Ugly - the maid service... we paid extra for this and it was downright nasty. The counters weren't wiped, the floors weren't swept or cleaned... the dishwasher repair guy had to empty out old stale water into the sink and the maid didn't even wipe it out! GROSS!!!!!!! Beds weren't made.. etc etc.. not nice at all. The dishes.. this is the best ... when the dishwasher was broken we left our dished on the counter (not thinking that the maid service would wash them..just for us to do later).. They did clean them which was great, however, they actually put them into the cupboards SOAKING/DRIPPING wet!!! When we took out a dish the basin was FULL of water!!! GROSS !!
As mentioned - the breakfast buffett at the sister hotel - Ocean Plaza.. was disgusting.. On sale for only $4.99 so we figured it would he worth a try .. trust me.. it's not.
Would we go back to Ocean Forest ?- No..There is nothing at this place that isn't on every corner. We probably could have gotten A LOT better for the same price or less. All the hotels listed vacancies and specials... Live and Learn.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Forest Villa Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Ocean Forest Hotel
- Ocean Forest Villas