My friend and I booked for five nights here and although we really enjoyed ourselves, there were just a few small details that bring the overall rating down in my review...
We were informed at check-in that we would be staying in an apartment about 15 min walk from the hotel. We were driven to the apartment block. The place was lovely, with a television and air conditioning. The bed/sleeping space was up a spiral staircase (which could be difficult with big suitcases or a lot of luggage). Got very hot at night, despite the air conditioning, which only ever seemed to reach the lower floor. There was also a kitchenette (with percolator, kettle and basic dining utensils) and circular dining table with four chairs. The mini-fridge kept our things cool but I wouldn't say cold. Bathroom was fine also, towels provided (although our shower water was more lukewarm than anything).
One thing that baffled me and my friend was that there was no couch opposite the tv. We either had to use the dining chairs, or sit on the floor. It would have been nice to have a couch to sit on in the evenings when our sleeping and living spaces were so separated. Another suggestion would be basic dishwashing products- we were really only rinsing our dishes with water and my friend and I both felt that kind of thing should have been provided.
We specifically booked a hotel that had wifi service, as the nature of our stay and activities meant that we wanted internet access when we were in our room in the mornings and nights. The hotel itself had wifi- the apartment did not, which we did not discover until we were actually there and trying to plan our day. We were able to go to the hotel any time we wanted to use the wifi for free, but it was just an additional trip we had to make on the side, which was an inconvenience we had wanted to avoid.
Apart from that, service was good (and room was cleaned daily), the accommodation was good, locations good. Would stay here again, but with a bit more preparation :o)
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