Stayed here for 4 nights, the location is really special, on the coast set in wonderful gardens in a parkland setting, really great. However, we wanted to see San Diego and public transport is not well linked up in the area, we ended up paying a lot of money to get to the transport hub in Old Town, which cost us a great deal. Going out in the day and evening with the pit stop back at the hotel for a change entailed 4 taxi rides of $20 each time. All they needed was a regular shuttle into Old Town or a bus to stop by the hotel and we would have been saved.
The hotel itself was fantastic, good rooms, great pool, but the bar was way to costly and the restaurant also very pricey, it's as if they have you held to ransom and know they can charge the earth. Having a car may not be the answer, you have to pay to park in the hotel grounds (no alternative).
Great place if you want to get away from everything, and are not too precious about the in house costs. We stayed at a time the US$ was very much inn our favour as well!
Staff very good and friendly.I think it is just a few niggles that can turn a brilliant stay into one that fails to match expectations but seems to me there is not much to put right here. By the way, if the staff say you can walk over a bridge to civilization no not take that advice! It's a 2 mile hike and then you have to catch a bus.
Go for the two storey villas
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