Luckily we only spent two nights at this revolting accommodation. There is a nice garden and pool but the run down, shabby rooms and facilities make this irrelevant.
Showers and lavatory facilities
A sensory experience, you can relax as mosquitoes swarm around your face as you sit on the loo under a flashing light (if you are lucky) and watch out for electrical charges from the shower and taps as the stone cold shower drips onto the broken tiled floor.
Our 17-strong group stayed in the barracks-type room block with one male and one female shower and toilet (grubby) at each end. Three of our group got more than they bargained for when using the shower, receiving free electric shocks. One managed to bang the tap off using the broken towel rail, another balled up her towel. Management's response was to turn off the electric lighting so we had to walk about in the dark and I banged my toe. We were forced to do without showers and even when we came back and they had 'fixed' it I did not get a hot shower. The showers and toilets are the last word in grotty.
First of all, the old curtain rail fell on my head. The fan didn't work and nor did the power points. The bed was small and old. There was a giant cockroach in the room (that is to be expected in Mozambique). The floor was horrible and stained. The mosquito net was old and patched and having to tuck it tightly around the mattress made this a really claustrophobic experience.
Quality of rest
Although I sleep wearing headphones, that wasn't enough to drown out the thumping music coming from the 'hotel' bar until 3 am. It's a pity the accommodation doesn't get the same attention from the owners as the bar does....
Yes, there is a bar... there is free WiFi (a bit temperamental but this is Mozambique.
There is an almost finished hotel next to Smugglers... try and stay there... in fact try and stay anywhere except for Smugglers. The only good thing about the place is the friendly staff (and there are some cute dogs), but that isn't enough. Oh... and it's opposite the dirty fishing beach.