maybe we hit the perfect storm of bad circumstance, but.....
We checked in with a surly counter person, and made our way to the room. Very outdated, but what the heck, we were planning to be out most of the time. We started to unpack, but did not feel comfortable putting our stuff in the very dirty drawers. Looking a bit more closely. the place was FILTHY! Hand smears on the walls, crud and stains on most surfaces, the bathroom was a hazmat zone. Front door lock was broken. Big sign on the air conditioner warning that you will be charged if it is left on. We sat on the bed to figure out what to do, and noticed the bottom of my wife's feet were BLACK! Back to the office, I politely asked the surly desk person to have the room cleaned.
Even surlier housekeeper arrives, we decide to wait at the car, well, because the cafe is closed. 30 minutes later, we were back to the room. It was better, but still bad. Like a frat house after a keg party. I pulled back the bedspread to reveal sheets with stains and hair on the pillow. That was it.
Back to the office, the surly clerk SOLD us the WIFI internet password so that we could use my laptop to locate other accommodations. Back to the room, no connection available. Back to the office, the surly clerk informs me that the internet only works in the office, and the office is now closing.. I ended up sitting on the steps of the closed office, absolutely furious.
We did find a fabulous place, (listed on TA) and we had a great vacation after that. We are heading back in a few weeks.
- Also Known As:
- The Ocean Club Hotel Cupecoy Bay
- The Ocean Club St. Maarten-St. Martin/Cupecoy Bay