I booked this hotel with a group of 38 people, and it worked very well.
The location is excellent, walking distance of good bars and restaurants, and also the bus terminal for those wishing to wander. Also, because of the location there are amazing views from the rooftop pool area.
The staff were very accommodating for the group, as usual there were many weird and wonderful requests from the guests which were all catered for very well. We were pretty much given free reign of the hotel. Our first night required a band rehearsal, and we were given access to the rooftop which was a wonderful setting.
My only disappointment was in the quality of the food, and although I know it's difficult to cook for large groups of people, as I have experience of this, I also know you need to start with good quality ingredients to start with. I had booked a dinner for all 38 of us on the first night, and the restaurant staff knew what time were were arriving. They'd reserved an area for us, not a problem, but we were still queuing up for a while waiting for the food to appear as they had run out of all the meat and fish choices. At the same time as we were waiting for this food to be prepared, it then came out completely overcooked and not very tasty. Which puzzled me, was I waiting for my food to be overcooked?
The quality of the bedrooms were pretty good, the facilities were fine, although not very clean. The bathroom needs a good going over, as the shower heads in most rooms (as far as I can gather) were mostly broken and the stands didn't work. In my room, I wasn't provided with a floor mat, so obviously there was water all over the floor. I requested more towels no problem, but when I then mopped the water up, the white towels were turned black because of the cleanliness of the floor! quite off putting. Other than that, the beds were very comfortable, balcony had a great view, my room (604) was really quite noisy however, as it's situated next to the lift, and under the pool pump on the 7th floor! so I just made sure I drank lots of alcohol so I slept through it.
The pool on the roof is such a lovely setting, plenty of areas for lounge chairs, a pool bar, and of course a medium sized pool for bathing in. I just didn't think the area was very clean, and there was a hint of algae smell in the air.
At the end of the day, it is a 3 star property, so I wasn't expecting the world. However, if I were to stay there again, there are a few things which should probably be improved.
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