Amazing view but very basic
My friend and I stayed at this 6th of 7 floors apartment for a week in June. We were met by Stephanie outside with the keys, who was very friendly and spoke good English, and was very prompt in returning our calls throughout our stay.
We had a really good holiday and loved the apartment's location and amazing view, which I can't stress enough, but there are things we wished we had known before booking.
There are 2 bedrooms, one at the front and one at the back. The front has doors that open on to the balcony, which overlooks the public beach and road. It has a very comfortable double bed, chest of drawers and double wardrobe, TV and AC unit.
The second bedroom overlooks the railway line which is approx 100 meters away. It has 2 twins, a bedside cabinet, AC unit, but no other storage for your clothes. My friend had no alternative but to leave her clothes in her case and some in my wardrobe.
There is one bathroom and a separate toilet. There was plenty of hot water and a reasonably powerful shower over the bath tub.
The apartment was adequately clean, but very basic and needs a lot of attention. It is old and very tired. All the doors stick and some don't close. Because of its sparse decor and high ceilings it is very noisy and echoey.
My friend stayed in the back bedroom and was woken each morning from about 05.30am by the train, and then stayed awake as it runs every half hour.
I stayed in the front, and was sometimes kept awake at night by the teenagers on the public beach, who to be fair were not excessively noisy, but at 1-2am the noise carried. The doors are old, and although locked, with the shutters down, did not close properly on to the balcony, hence the noise. I was then woken by the road sweepers at about 5.30am most mornings.
The kitchen seemed well equipped but we didn't really cook. It had a few basic items left from previous guests, coffee, tea etc.
It has a small, scruffy balcony overlooking the railway line with a clothes line, and a few planks of builders wood randomly left there.
The living room overlooks the beach and opens on to the balcony. It has a comfortable sofa bed, dining table and chairs, AC unit, but no storage for clothes. My friend switched to the sofa bed in the morning to avoid the noise from the trains! The internal door to the hallway could not be opened once shut from the inside, as we found out!! So we left it open wedged by a chair. The door to the balcony has a cracked window, sticks and was difficult to open and close. There is a knack to it and we soon got used to it, but were constantly concerned the glass would break! We did alert the owner about these issues on our departure.
On the plus side..
The location in JLP is great!
10 min walk to the centre, and 5 min walk to the beach bars, and loads of restaurants, shops etc along the way.
Plenty of hot water.
Very good AC
2 sun beds on the balcony with sun all afternoon, but shade if you want, at the table.
We felt very safe at all times and once we got the hang of all it's flaws we loved it there.
The vantage point and view from the balcony is breath taking, and made up for the apartments downsides.
Pack ear plugs!!
Pack beach towels for the public beach, but beach bars provide towels for a fee
We have just returned from a stay here and I feel a honest review is needed. As written in the other reviews the view is absolutely stunning and makes it totally worth the trip. The apartment was spotless and the kitchen although basic had pretty much everything you needed . I do feel however the fact that the fact as we were shown around there was a list of things that weren't working or broken was very disappointing. The bathroom door and living room door couldn't be closed as once in you couldn't get out unless somebody let you out( not fun when you're sharing with another couple), and a very large shelf was hanging off in the twin room . This is a fantastic apartment and with a little love and attention it could definitely be a 5/5 which is what I would expect from an apartment found on a TripAdvisor site .
The apartment is in a perfect location, across a narrow street from a public beach, with a magnificent panoramic view from the balcony of the Mediterranean, with ships and mountains in the distance. It is very spacious with a large living room and master bedroom, in addition to a second bedroom, well-equipped kitchen, and large foyer.
We had a fantastic visit and would be thrilled to be able to return and stay there again in future years!
This is the worst place that I have ever rented. In fact, we considered leaving the 2nd night. Everything in the apartment is on the verge of falling apartment. This apartment is meant for college kids trying to party, not a family. I will say that the view is great, but it is very loud, with partying outside until all hours of the night. I was thoroughly disappointed.
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