To the Ginger, MoreCheese did, I didn't say you had. As I said before read the reviews and repies properly,
is this your last post or was your last post your last post or is your next post your last post
always some1 trying to have the last word eh bobo? lol
this is my last post on this subject lol
seriously this is becoming boring now, lets all drop it.
I have booked a holiday at Casa Ignacio for this year and have recently come across the reviews. I am now a little bit worried about my booking. Has anyone stayed here recently as I am hoping that any problems there may have been last year are now sorted!
Much discussed but if it's any help I have googled the villa and the only complaint I can find is the one you've seen on these forums.
Hi there, I am just back from Casa Agnacio in June. There were 8 of us went and right from booking Linda just couldn't have done enough for me, kept in touch with weather updates, things to do and also arranged pickup from airport. On arrival she had wine in the fridge for us, fresh bread rolls, oranges etc, David then drove us to the supermarket for supplies and then came back and collected us. Linda had left a manual with everything listed from taxi numbers to hospital, she also had a list of things to do and places to visit. The villa itself was so homely and really was home from home as I could not think of one thing they had left out from coffee makers to dishwasher. What I really liked about the villa was each room had its own bathroom so no need for waiting around on others getting ready, there was always a supply of warm water also. The villa itself was a 5 minute taxi ride into the Old Town or Strip so close enough but you still had plenty of privacy. 5 minute walk one direction there was a small shop and a few restaurants and pub and then 15 minutes the other way was the big supermarket. I absolutely loved this villa and we left it the way we found it which was spotless, therefore had our security despoit back within 2 days of returning home. I can't even begin to praise this place enough, its perfect for a larger family or like us a group of friends which ranged in ages from 33 to 54, we all loved it. I have been on any amount of holidays over the years but this was by far the best experience as Linda made everything so easy and went over and above all I would have expected. She has offered me a great deal to go back in September which I am considering but if I don't manage it then we will all be back next June again as I couldn't imagine finding anywhere as nice or someone as helpful as what Linda and David were - book with confidence, I couldnt recommend enough!
OK, it's cheap at £250 per week late January and Linda and Dave have done what they could be be fit for purpose, and I Linda said, "it's a work in progress".... However....
I concede that the bathroom fittings should be updated, but what I couldn't accept was the general level of cleanliness, or rather, lack of it. Cobwebs and dirt around the windows, bathroom taps and shower area that need litres of bleach and Jif just to get it into a habitable state.
The smell from the whole villa emanating from the main room permeated the whole villa. It was disgusting and made me feel ill at times, we just sealed the door up and sprayed the area every day.
We arrived at night but Dave had no idea how to get the water boiler to deliver even tepid water. In the end he fiddled with it and then it gave moderate heat. Then the shower head in the main bathroom didn't work so he swapped it for a new one.
We asked for some form of heating but he said he could use only the oil radiator in the store room at a cost of 30 euros per week. We refused and then he told us we could use it for free.
The brochure stated that the villa has a log fire hearth but he said we couldn't use it......and the villa was freezing!
Then the electrics failed completely in the kitchen and we had no way of cooking so had to use the local hotel. We reported this to him and Linda on Sunday morning but neither of them contacted us to remedy the problem - in the end I found the main fuse box in the garage and we had power restored.
Probably the worst of all is that neither of them phoned them when we needed them. However, on Wenesday Dave came to the villa to see if we now had everything we needed - a bit late as we'd been calling him since Sunday and he lived in attached apartment!
By then, we'd got used to the damp and cold and decided to make the best of things and let these things spoil the holiday.
I'll leave it up to the next visitor to see what they find but we defintely wouldn't reccomend it to anyone at any price.
I am thinking strongly of booking this villa - after reading these posts don't know what to do. Will someone please advise? - we are a party of two couples with our 7 "children" - four nineteen year olds - two sixteen year olds and a fourteen year old!
You've seen my post. I wouldn't reccommend this at all as there are many more better, cleaner villas around that aren't next to a local skip, sorry villa! The worst thing was that they wouldn't respond to our phone calls to put things right. He couldn't be foundmat all althiugh he was just next door and didn't answer the door and she avoided all calls Avoid
Please take the advise given and book another villa , these people have misled a lot of holiday makers , we went on to stay at villa Santa Maria in Albuferia , this I would highly recommend , the owners were most helpful and this villa exceeded all our expectations .we never got our €800 deposit back but were thankful in the end after seeing the horrific conditions that we would have had to endure if we stayed at Casa Ignacio. PM me for other details and I can give you direct contact details of other unhappy holiday makers .....