Not as nice as it looks
Posted Sep 4, 2016
The lobby may look modern and provided a good first impression, which was supported by the welcoming and efficient receptionist who dealt with our check in, but it wasn't long before the facade was broken.
Behind the lobby, walls and carpets had a tired look, which instantly makes a place look less clean.
The lift is slow and jars at each floor with a big bump - not ideal when travelling with a bad back! There's also only the 1 lift servicing all rooms and queues form for this.
When we stepped out the lift onto the 3rd floor, it was much hotter and stuffier than the lobby. When we entered our room, it was like a sauna. A window was open (only 1 would open) but this did not aid the situation. It wasn't a particualrly hot day. There was a small fan available to use, but in a big room this made little difference. It made it difficult to sleep and to spend any time in the room.
The room was big with a beautiful sea view, and has a lot of potential, but the decor is extremely tired. The old carpets made it feel dirty. The whole room needs updating. The mattresses were either old or cheap as you could feel the springs through them.
The dining room has clearly been recently updated, and provided a nice setting for breakfast. The option of buffet or a la Carte included in the price was a nice touch. Albeit the a la Carte option was slow to arrive. However both options were very nice.