As we pulled up at the hotel a flash of lightening showed above the hotel, this must have been a warning from the gods!! VILLA BELLA. When booking online you need to specify time of arrival, we stated 12pm. Due to traffic we arrived at 2pm. There was no one answering the door so I had to call the number on the confirmation, the owner advised he didn't realise we were coming so early (he was in fact in bed) and came down to us 10 minutes later. The garden out front was uncared for and overgrown with weeds. When walking into the property the smell was horrendous, stale smoke and dirtiness.
We still handed over our £40 for 1 night and the owner who was only capable of grunting and who looked like the big dude from wrong turn showed to our room. He left us there and we never saw him again.
The carpet throughout and in our room was meant to be blue but was in fact black, if you stamped on it hard enough a vale of dust would spring out from it. There were white bits all over the floor too. The window overlooking the tennis courts was held open by an old coffee can.
We booked a double but the bed was a little bigger than a single with one flat pillow and 1 chunky pillow. There was a bin in the room which was caked with dirt and completely black inside. The mirror was on the floor under the desk and we had a garden chair at the desk. The walls are all white and woodchip. The only place to put the bed was next to a wall so you could only walk one side of the bed.
NOW FOR THE BAD STUFF.......
The shower base was full of black hairs, there was a used bar of soap in the shower. There were black bits all over the sink, the whole bathroom was pure filth. There were 2 pieces of wood around the base of the shower which were hanging off and could be dangerous if you missed your footing getting out the shower. You cannot draw the shower curtain as you really are afraid of it touching your skin. The ceiling although painted white was black and there was damp all around the top of the walls.
To top it all off.....there was someone elses' clothes in the wardrobe.
Thank god we did not book breakfast, there was no way I would trust the owners to cook me food.
Even though im home I can still smell the rottenness of the place and just want to put this awful experience behind me.
I would suggest the place needs a complete refurb, however it would be better to just get demolished. I have come home with bites on me, I can only assume it was from this terrible place.
- Also Known As:
- Savannah Guest House Aberystwyth, Wales