The arrival, I emailed and confirmed a pick up van on our arrival. 2.5 Hrs later, no news we took a taxi.
No biggie we spoke with the manager (oh yeah the front desk is not always open so if you need something you'll need to walk around to find the staff ).
The place is nice and quiet that is a great point but it is hard to find, so our cab driver took a long time to find the place as well as at the tour pick up vans (30 min late). Is near the KATHU waterfalls entrance road, going north 500 mts to the left there is a small café and 2 roads going up hill, take the one that says private road.
If you are traveling here is a map how to get there from the airport:
The beds are rock hard, since is just a 15 cm matters on top of a wooden plank, lets put it this way, sleeping in the carpet floor in your office would be softer.
So if you need a rest this might spoil your holiday BIG time.
On the bright side, the staff did try to help make the bed a bit softer with extra bed mattress, they are very nice people even their english is not that good, but try to make things good for the guests.
Being high season and all we decided to stay in the hotel, since we were looking to have a quiet holiday even that it was over the new year.
Our last day our flight left at 10pm, we were allowed to keep the room and car until 6pm we finished touring the island, take a shower and have a driver drop us at 7.30 to the airport.
Sensive Hill is worth a try, but be warned: the beds are a rock.
Other stuff we found out:
The breakfast is nice, very homely like cuisine. Room service has a 10% fee.
The driver rate for one way trip is B700.
Car rental is available, but no gps. They rent us a Toyota Corolla for B1500 per day, and since the air-con didn't work we got a discount, so it was also ok.
The pool closes at 7pm, is clean and there is a bar in the poolside.
Great breeze and view. Can sleep with windows open, just put a mosquito repellant.
Kathu waterfalls is less than 15min drive north.
Nearest 7-11 is a good 20-30 min walk away. After 7.30 pm there is a night market, food ok but a bit iffy. English not widely spoken there.
Near Khatu Shooting range so in the day you can hear the gun shots, not loud at all, but sounds as wood being chopped. Not disturbing.
Formerly known as the Photographer's house so there are pictures all over the place. Mostly of women portraits around the hotel and rooms.
If the management purchased better mattresses, definitively would make it a great resort.
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