We had a dreadful experience in Santa Barbara. We specifically asked for a ground floor apartment as we have three small boys and had previously other holiday apartments with balconies and felt we had to watch them all the time. The apartment wasn't really a ground floor one it was the same level as the pool but there were steep steps outside the apartment and a 7 metre (approx.) drop. The apartment was old and dated. The kitchen was dirty (needed a good paint and the tiles (Siclian style) needed re-grouting as it was worn. The bathroom was also very dated and the shower wasn't particularly nice. The biggest problem was that these holiday apartments are let on a nightly or two nightly basis and people were arriving late at night and early in the morning. Because we were on the ground/first floor there was alot of noise from upstairs and it kept us awake alot and woke up the children. After much agruing with the agency (the agency we booked the apartment with couldn't be contacted at this time either) we managed to leave but this was after three days of not sleeping. We had to argue with the Agency in the UK then to get our money finally back. I would certainly not recommend this to anyone.
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