after hearing so much about this place we thought we would give it a try. stayed in the Loggia Suite ?. very small cramped room with so much furnature in it. . set up for romance so we were told so no "utilitarian" kitchen is provided. possibly no where to put it. the "concept" is for dining out or having a meal served in your room by room service without lifting a finger ?. not too sure how they would get in as we were instructed to obviously leave & enter , we were on foot , via the rear carpark remote controll door. this meant carrying a cigaret packet sized remote around in my pocket all night. how rustic and romantic. did it for me. how hard would it be to supply a key for the front door ?(imagine paying $200 plus for a room at the Hyat and being told to use the stairs and back entrance car park).
Entering this way would be more ROMANTIC when returning from a wonderfull meal than negotiating up the back alley wondering when and if someone was waiting in one of the dark alley ways ajoining it. Then waiting outside next to the garbage bins whilst the remote door slowly opens to allow you in. Damb Romantic feeling. something everybody should experiance.
Spa was ok. nothing to rave about. old. bed was very soft. too soft for our liking but others may enjoy it. Tiles/Grout in the spa area could do with the cleaners getting down and doing some scrubbing. my partner is a professional cleaner for some very wealthy clientel and was slightly taken back by their condition. minor problem but if you are going to rave about the house keeping !!.
Quiet location until the Jumbos start taking off and landing. early wake up. aircon could do with some attention. rattles as does the fridge.
instructions were ok. i needed to make 2 calls to verify things not mentioned on the paperwork supplied. no offence but we will spend our next $200.00 plus p/n elsewhere in adelaide. im sure we can find a spa room with room service and a key to the front door. surely that cannot be too hard to supply. do the other occupants also exit and enter via this way. A possible upgrade on the remote if this is too hard then. my remotes i have for my car and garage are both 1/8 the size of this one put together. you can only take the old rustic feel so far guys. try carrying it around all night in your pocket just to get that romantic feeling yourself. im sure you can improve here. Cheers.
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