We were met by Melanie on arrival at the villa. First impressions were fine. Unfortunately
when I went into the kitchen to make some tea I found the drawer handle was sticky - yuk!
The sugar canister had the remains of some tea stained sugar in the bottom. The shower
head in downstairs shower was covered in scale. Bin pedals were filthy.
I decided to check Loo in en suite and wiped the rim of Loo. Picture self explanatory.
Overall the villa needed a really deep clean. I did tell the owner who said I should've let
Melanie know and she could have arranged for it to be cleaned. Having only a weeks
holiday we didn't feel we wanted to be disturbed by cleaners. Having paid Melanie 70euros
on arrival I expected the villa to be clean. We gave stated in villas on the resort for many years and have never had any cause for complaint.
My husband, myself and 7 year old enjoyed the villa at the end of August when the weather was still 33 degrees - so the pool was perfect for us all to jump into and cool down. I loved that we could separate the pool from the patio area, which is really important when you have kids, for safety. The kitchen had everything we needed, from tea towels, tea, coffee to salt and pepper - plenty of glasses and of a course dishwasher and I even used the washing machine. The villa has a roof terrace, in addition to the patio with a BBQ, but since the villa is so close to the intercontinental hotel we popped out most nights for either drinks or dinner - and our 7 year old enjoyed the entertainment. There are 5 or 6 six restaurants - all excellent - but we loved the BBQ Grill at Olivio, overlooking the communal pool in the evening. The Spa is 2 minutes away and we visited for fresh croissants and bread every day, loads of veggies/fruit/yog etc. They also have a good selection of wine. Towels were provided at the villa which is a plus and each bedroom has air conditioning and black out blinds. The whole trip was without complication - only 15 minutes from Murcia airport ; the lovely Melanie (property management) picked us up! Great service! We loved our holiday to this region and hardly left the villa during the day - but everyone we met tells us that there is so much to see in the area! Next year for sure!!!
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We hired out this beautiful villa for our honeymoon in june 2014, the house is as gorgeous as the photos, the air conditioning was BLISS. The pool was EPIC. and the resort its on has everything you need and pretty much everyone understands a lick of english.
All in all, i'm booking again this year.
Well it was an awesome villa with everything local and at hand, but hurt when i used the oven to pull out my family chip portion. overall brilliant but i need a plaster.