However, as already discussed with Amanda of Skelwith rentals there was no spare loo Roll, dishwasher tablets, washing machine detergent, dishcloth or anything to wash pans. No hairdryer, no coffee pot. Floor had not been washed well and filters at bottom of fridge were filthy. Drawer in bedroom and had been left on bedroom floor. No guest manual, no instructions or emergency phone numbers (I needed a doctor on the Sunday).
We ignored all of this and did not allow it to spoil our holiday as I had recent surgery and needed the rest. Will be going again but booking with The Bay directly.
There was no dish washer or washing machine tablets but there was washing up liquid this time. The bedroom draws need fixing as 2 could not be used. The area around the property was perfect as usual.
Apartment was in a great location as described.
On arrival check in was easy, great little apartment with everything you needed for a short break.
On the downside we struggled a little to use some of the appliances as there were
only instructions for the oven, so had to google some manual instructions for the dishwasher, washer and microwave.
Two of the large drawers in bedroom were broken and the shelf inside fridge was also broken. I did message the agent and inform them as we did not want to be held responsible for any damages. They did say that these would be sorted following our departure.
Some of the other items such as both settees are in desperate need of replacing, there was a big dip in the settee and the sofa bed was really uncomfortable to sleep on as it also dipped in the middle too. So both me and my daughter ended up sleeping in the small double bed together in the bedroom, which I have to say was very comfortable.
Much to our annoyance when we arrived there were also three metal barriers sat on the garden outside the apartments bedroom window and some extensive building work ongoing at the back close to the apartment throughout the whole of our stay in which we were not adviced about at the time of booking.
Then on the second day of our stay, a wagon arrived and dumped a load of top soil at the back of my car. I went to the office to complain and they were very good in sorting this for us and moving the barriers.
They did state that the agent we had booked with should have made us aware of the work been carried out as they certainly New about it, but obviously failed to inform us. Very annoying as we booked a quiet week away with the ground floor apartment so we could sit out weather permitting. Had we have been informed on booking we might have chosen a different apartment on the site, or at least been made aware having had a more informed choice.
All in all it was a lovely stay despite this as it was all nearly completed on our departure. we would not be put off by this in re booking and returning to the site or booking this apartment, however the issues in the apartment do need desperately addressing.
Take every single thing you need,we was left a bit of washing up liquid and HALF a blue and white dishwasher cloth.There was 4 dishwasher tablets but only being 2 of us we did not use.There was only 1 teatowel so used a hand towel ,which left us with one thin not very big bath towel each and one hand towel.Went to put clothes away and front of drawer came away, tried to close bedroom door no way would it close.The washing machine door also would not close.There is no hooks in apartment to hang outdoor coats or dressing gowns.The curtains are hanging of the rails,need more hooks.The table lamp in living area did not work nor did the hall light.There was no scissors or vegetable peeler,no kitchen roll or salt and pepper.The settee is low and uncomfatable with only 2 thin cushions. The pillows on bed are thin cheap things.Thecupboards with pans in are high up I had to stand on chair to get pans down.This is a real and honest review so now the good things.The apartment was very clean it was also really warm and it was quiet ,it also had a good size television.
This is our second visit to 16 The Parade and would definitely recommend. Situated in a really nice development called The Bay. We had another really nice relaxing week, there's everything you need in the apartment. Its a short walk through the site and down to a lovely stretch of beach. There is also a pass to the onsite Leisure Center but have not taken advantage of that yet. Looking forward to our next visit.