Stunning scenery but rustic,basic accommodation
Posted Sep 2, 2011 on Hotels
Location is very rural so sight seeing isnt easy in my opinion.The various Tonda farm buildings are spead out so a car is a must and i would insist on an air con flat in summer.I dont think there are many that have it.The flat in `La Casina building' was at least 30 mins walk from reception,cafe & little shop via a narrow country lane.It was dingy,sparse and not clean so we moved to a hotel after a week. The price was cheap though so i couldnt expect 4* more like 2* here.Pool & scenery great though. WIFI only around reception which is just a desk no tables or chairs there but you can sit in the open air cafe to use your laptop.Restaurant/cafe expensive & average food compared to others in the area.On site activites pony riding lessons from age 6 is a great professional run school specialising in Western riding not English,kids club nr the riding we didnt use,very basic golf,tennis exposed entirely to the sun so not easy in the heat,cooking demonstrations. SPA fantastic if only they upgraded the rooms to the same standard i would return.Nearest town Montaonie is pleasant but 10 minutes drive. Everywhere else is at least an hours drive. Mosquitoes & bugs were everywhere but more prolific here due to being deep in the countryside. All in all i wasnt really on a budget so didnt have to put up with the basicness but if you are then its a good bet.For self caterers there is only a hob so take a one pot cooking book. On a plus the staff spoke good English and were helpful.