We thought we'd booked a good hotel for overnight stay. Tired after long drive north, on our trip back to uk to see family, first we struggled to find it, signage is terrible. On arrival, we were surprised to be told restaurant was shut, and that we had to 'clean the kitchen and take out the garbage before you leave'! My jaw dropped. All became clear when we realised we had a sort of self catering flat. (We had had to upgrade to get a proper bed rather than a sofa bed.)
The flat was spotless and comfortable, but we hardly spent any time there though, as we were forced to go out to eat, and had to set off early the next morning for the ferry, so there was no time to use the pool and I had no intention to use the spa anyway. We went out to have a beer (bar shut too!) and to check restaurants in the town, and when we came back to change, the place was locked. We hadn't expected to have to use the entry code at 7.05!
It was good value, though I wish I'd settled for the sofa bed rather than upgrade, and my card was subsequently charged by hotel for the upgrade when I thought I had paid on line with the basic booking (must check this) and the breakfast, expensive at 12 euros, had good choice, but cooked food was strangely synthetic and coffee came from a machine. A pet hate. There seemed to be several young women on duty hanging about wafting people to tables and I was tempted to ask one to make me proper coffee.
The whole place had a really strange atmosphere, Sanatorium crossed with 'The Prisoner' (70s tv show). We hardly saw a soul until breakfast. Next time we'll stay in the town, much jollier and there must be a good 4* hotel there somewhere!
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