We stayed here on the third floor at the far end of teh building near the property border for four days in early November 2011. From the outside this beachside hotel is beautiful, and the pool/hottub area, lounge courtyard, and breakfast buffet area is very lovely. Even the prices are decent. The balconies offer a magnificent view of the beach and ocean. In general, the rooms are clean and elegantly furnished - some have a dark wood style and others (like ours) was done in a white stone style that makes you think of old Rome or Greece. Our room also had a nice stone two-person sauna bath in the middle of the room.
So why then wouldn't I stay here again? It isn't because they installed the sink and shower faucets the wrong way so that when you turn on the cold water you get scalded with hot water. Mistakes happen. It isn't because we had to ask twice for an alarm clock and toilet paper for our room and finally had to go down to the front desk to get one. Mistakes happen. It is because, after a couple of nights I was standing on the balcony and listening to the rushing of the waves under a beautiful starry sky when I suddenly noticed a large white pole sticking up among the trees and plants of the garden. At the top of the pole was something that had a small ring of tiny red lights on it. It really startled me. I looked down the length of the building and noticed two more such poles with little red lights. But since I couldn't see it clearly in the dark I decided to wait until morning to check it out. The next morning i discovered that it was exactly what I hoped it wouldn't be - video cameras! And one of them was aimed right at our balcony looking into our third-floor room! (SEE MY PHOTO). Conveniently the bed is situated right in front of the balcony. I can understand a camera facing the parking lot, front office and even the pool area - but aimed into the back of our room?! To me that is crossing the line between security and peeping tom! I plan on calling my attorney about the legality of this when I have a chance, and I also plan to notify the local press. So unless you are a voyeur and enjoy having your every move video taped in your hotel room, I'd avoid this place like the plague.
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