I was very disappointed when arrived to Goble Palms. They were apparently understaffed and the check in was running after staff. Finally
We were taken to a room, which was stinking with sewage, this apparently happens after rain. We exchanged for one next door where it was less obvious, however, still the rooms are quite smelly like you come to a old lady ' home. We found one of the huge worms in the corner behind the door, scary! The room was small which we knew we booked, bed was tiny to fit in 2 normal people but ok.... The insect spray in the wardrobe indicated some issues and also mosquito stains on the ceiling indicated someone before us already had a battle. The bathroom was dated with mould on walls and corners. The shower is static so I ended up washing my hair every day as there was no choice. On second day we were only supplied one towel. The facilities in the room: insect spray and one grubby hair dryer that's it. No fridge, no free water. You do get some type of alcohol and biscuits which are not in a cover so god knows....
Breakfast was average, we don't eat pork so was offered English breakfast with all without bacon and sausage so egg and beans essentially, mushrooms and tomatoes, next day we didn't bother. The selection is quite poor, at least to 5* standards.
The location is fine, you do come to the bb through some grotty places but the higher you go the better it gets. The grounds are quite nice and a garden but needs some TLC. The owner seemed grumpy all the time, never approached us. The staff is good, he should be grateful for them. I would not stay again but if you expectations are for a 3* then go. It has secure parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming blend of tradition, elegance and style awaits in the gracious surroundings of Goble Palms, a beautiful Edwardian Lodge set high up on the ridge, overlooking the sea. Air-conditioned bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with comforts to pamper. Sumptuous breakfasts in the elegant dining room or on the patio at the pool. Close to city, ICC, golf,sports stadiums,beaches and restaurants. WiFi. Parking. TGCSA 5-Star Guest House. ... more less
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