If it was possible to score this as a minus, I would. Quite frankly, the star they get here is by default. I went to Lloret with my fiancée, and this was our first trip abroad together: this "hotel" made it the perfect start. Not. After being dumped in no mans land by our transfer (which took over 2 hours and NOT the specified one hour) with no directions to the place from our driver, our initial impression was that we had been dropped off in Beirut. Thinking they had made an error with our drop off point, we aimlessly wandered looking for the place, being given umpteen different sets of directions from locals and other hotels. It took the best part of an hour to find it, and when we did it nearly killed us walking up the hill to it. We are by no means unfit people! When we finally arrived, we noticed thatvit was apartments, and NOT a hotel as advised in our booking. We waited 20 minutes for someone to come to reception, as there was no means to get their attention, and were immediately startled when they tried to take 120 euros deposit from us before giving us our key. When I refused to pay, I was told I wouldn't be staying there unless I did. This fee was never explained in our booking, but when we told reception this, we were made out to be liars. Guys, if you want to avoid this, as it takes a chunk from your spending money, threaten them with your embassy/consulate, and they will change their tune. After 30 more minutes of arguing, I came away with my 120 euros. Good job, as we hadn't seen the room yet! (And they also had the cheek to ask for a tourist tax fee which, apparently is Catalan law. Bull! I've been before, to Barcelona, and hadn't been asked for this silly fee. Anyway, back to the room.....dirty, run down, cramped and very old fashioned. NOTHING LIKE THE PICTURES!!! And in the four days we stayed, it was never cleaned or given fresh towling. An absolute shambles. The TV didnt work, there were shutters covering the balcony doors (which did come up if you could be bothered to manoeuvre them back down) and the place was too noisy. The bar was never opened beyond 9pm, despite us being told 1am, and the security/night porters did not speak any English. Sure, it's helpful if we learn a bit of the lingo, but this is not very comforting for tourists that the guts in charge of your security are clueless as to what you're saying. Other than that, other little problems were a lack of lighting in the doorways, a vending machine that never had anything you wanted, or if it did, ate your change, and a table area by the pool that you were not allowed to eat or drink at - so if you wanted any refreshment, you were restricted completely to the bar area and its lack of air con. This place is bad. Real bad.
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