If you want a basic holiday that's handy for diving and water sports then this is the place for you. The location is good, the beds are comfortable, the water is hot and the food is just about OK. The air on worked and there's free but patchy wifi.
I was booked for three weeks but after a few days was so cheesed off I moved to a better hotel just up the road.. I really didn't want to celebrate Christmas in the very dire Sea Sun Hotel,
So what went wrong? When I arrived I wasn't immediately shown to my room. They wanted to sell me an upgrade, what would I want, a single traveller, with a huge great suite with a jacuzzi for an extra 200$? On reflection I guess they might have needed the cash.
The all inclusive tariff didn't include bottled water so being TT I negotiated. Then the mains water dried up twice in two days, I found cockroaches running around the breadboard in the restaurant, the bread was stale, the butter was being kept back, then when it returned it was rancid, jam ran out, food was tepid. Coffee was instant and the cheapest brand, tasting like roasted barley. Fruit was scarce. Crockery was chipped & cracked.
All areas were delapidated, grubby & shabby, I wanted to give my room a good clean from top to bottom. Dead flies on the windowsills in the main lounge area, marble tables and floors with evidence of ring marks or spilled drinks left for days. The restaurant had food under the tables. Outside some sun chairs lacked arms, no one bothered about the litter.
Even though there were pictures suggesting entertainment nothing offered at all, apart from an outdoor table tennis table. The old analogue TV in room only showed local channels.
The staff's attitude was lackadaisical, very few guests around so why should they bother? Lots of bods wandering around but not sure if they were they staff, if so what were they doing? The atmosphere and ambiance of a place where everyone was having a good time was non existent.
The other guests were Russian so you could end up being 'Billy No Mates'.
This dilapidated place reminded me so much of Eastern European hotels just after the fall of communism. Grim, Grubby & Dire.
The only thing I shall miss are the friendly beach dogs that belong to the local Bedouin.
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