Nice but not Luxury
Posted Jun 4, 2011 on Ebookers
Modern and spacious yet flawed apartments. BAD BITS..... Whirlpool bath didn't work (couldn't even fill with hot water despite (broken) promises to repair) No ironing board or washing machine (in fact, absurd notice banning such activities within the apartment) The most uncomfortable, inappropriate living room/ dining area furniture. The ratan (intended for outdoor use) sofa was truly appalling. Grossly inadequately equipped kitchen for self catering (missing crockery, glasses, pans etc) No dishwasher. Ant infestation in kitchen reported twice and poor response, problem evident throughout our stay. Master bedroom, full length window only had thin linen curtains so no light reduction whatsoever although privacy not an issue. Towels poor quality, too small and more 2 star hotel than luxury apartment. Standard of cleaning poor, long black hairs evident throughout the apartment upon arrival, bathroom cabinet full of dead flies. DVD player only plays region 3 discs. Despite printed breakfast menu selections, reality was only cold egg, bacon and toast available. Very basic, free, non ac, shuttle transportation only ran every 2 hours - any journey required outside of allotted times incurs a 200 pesos charge. The steep hill leading to the apartment is generally too much for the local mototricycles and a very scary incident on the first night, when we almost overturned, ensured that we stuck with the shuttle service thereafter. If you have a problem climbing numerous, oversized, high steps this place is definitely not for you. GOOD POINTS....Nice pool area, great views across the neighbouring golf course to the sea, free reliable internet, cosy, inexpensive pool bar, friendly staff, back up generator, efficient air con.