A surreal experience
Posted Aug 7, 2011
The hotel is of circular construction, divided into segments separated by heavy metal security doors. Every bedroom has the same type of door. Our elderly parents couldn't manage them, and excluding the bedrooms, there were 6 such doors between our room and theirs. (We were able to get rooms closer together on request). The building might have had a dual-purpose, as hotel or detention-centre. The grounds are lovely, relaxing for the inmates! Security guards, present on our arrival, looked very beefy but reassuring.
Attractive dining-room, but breakfast bread and coffee not nice. The fresh fruit was better. The silent fitness instructors do a good job at clearing the tables. Hot water reached the parents' room in good quantities, ours only intermittently. Telephones didn't work. Insufficient lifts - there appeared to be only one for the whole building. But even if there had been more, guests would still have had to manoeuvre luggage through those many heavy doors.
The hotel is poorly signposted in the town - surrounding roads looked alike. One or two extra signs on the approach to roundabouts would have been helpful. It's as though the small town (Alenya) doesn't want to acknowledge the existence of the hotel/detention-centre on its outskirts.
With hindsight, if we had declined to take meals with our family staying in a nearby rural house, and instead invited them to stay overnight at Las Motas and dine with us on the terrace, we would all have had a super time.