I stayed at Montigo Resorts in a hilltop villa for 4 nights. Check in was a breeze, and the hot towel and lemongrass tea were most refreshing! I really appreciated that it only took us 5 mins from the ferry terminal to the resort.
The Villa is really nice. What you see in the pictures, is really what you get! I would agree with some of the other reviewers that cleanliness was not top notch, but it wasn't such a big issue. It is true that the villa doesn't offer much privacy...the staircase is in full view of other villas, or the road depending on where you are. There seem to be automatic blinds that you can close, but these were not working in my villa.
It was lovely to have a pool on the patio, but again, you are in full view of your neighbours if they look down from upstairs, as well as the villas across. It is also very difficult to get out of the pool, as there are no railings you can use to pull yourself up and out of the pool. In our case, anyone who happened to see, would have had a good laugh as we desperately tried to get out of the pool using the steps which were cut into the side of the wall. It is hard to have your foot in the 'step' and then pull yourself out with no help from a railing! You can see from one of my pictures that the railing does not extend out of the pool!
Please, please,please (I cannot stress this enough) be careful when you get out of the pool! There are no bathmats to dry your feet on, and if you step foot onto the floor in the villa, it is extremely slippery! My husband fell, my daughter fell, and the room service guys all slipped when they came to deliver out meals!
The master bathroom is huge! I am puzzled by the lock being outside the door as opposed to being on the inside! Again, as earlier mentioned in one of the posts, there is a small step in front of the sinks which we all very painfully hit our foot against numerous times. This was also where I fell coming out of the bathroom. Even damp feet on the villa floor are enough to send you flying, or in my case 'planking'!
The food is better from the room service menu at the moment. And more than 2 choices of breakfast on a weekday would be appreciated. However, all the staff are very friendly and helpful. I never had to wait longer than 5 mins for a buggy. Riyanto was always quick to come and I enjoyed my short conversations with him to and fro on the buggy.
Overall, an enjoyable experience.
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