That's 4 stars for the vacation in general, not for the physical plant which has some deficiencies.
Having spent Mar 22 to Apr 5 at Villa Coral I really don't have much to add to SuckaJones' comments. I know a lot of people I would strongly advise to stay away (many of whom should probably never leave home in the first place). For anyone who can put up with a few imperfections and needed repairs I don't think you could find a better place.
There was a definite shortage of hot water while we were there, in fact a lot of the time nothing at all came out of the hot water tap, but after a day in the sun the cool water felt pretty good. The soap they provided was pretty basic but the cheap, house brand shampoo I took lathered well and did a good job in the shower.
The food is certainly not fancy but is well prepared. Service in the buffet was always good if sometimes a little slow (but it's a holiday, who's in a rush). We were quite content to wait a minute or two for our usual drinks (which mostly arrived without us even having to ask for them). We tipped regularly but not much during our stay and then made up for our stinginess at the end. No hassles from anyone at any time and always good, polite, friendly service.
Again, if you demand perfection in all things and lots of action (one of the selling points for me is that there is nothing to do but relax, walk the beach and spread on more sunscreen) at a very low price don't even think about going here. If you have some flexibility and can roll with a few gentle punches chances are you'll have a great vacation.
Will I go back...you'd better believe I will! I calculate 11 months and 23 days until the start of my next visit.
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