Well serviced hotel with quiet beach
Posted Sep 18, 2016
Very relaxing here, away from the main area. We stayed in the Club Hotel section; wooded, very quiet, towards the back so a little walk to breakfast and back but it's worth it.
Rooms are of a good standard, very clean, excellent bathroom. Great air con.
Very good breakfast selction, from local cuisine to the usual eggs, omelettes, beans, pancakes, cheeses, fruits, juices and pastries.
Bar service on one evening was a bit ropey, you can't sneak incorrect cocktails past us, if you don't have the correct spirits/liqueurs then just say so, guests can choose something else!
Hafiz, one of the service team, was excellent and should be recognised for this. So pleasant and helpful. And funny too. Great guy!
All the staff were happy, friendly, smiley, great bunch of people.
There seems to be a bit of a panic in getting horse and carts on checkout (guests receive a letter the night before leaving), especially on a Friday when the service stops at 11am, but there was no panic really and everyone got transport easily. Hotel concierge arranges this when you're ready, guests pay the usual fee (150,000 for 2/3 people and luggage, takes about 20 minutes to the port), there's a small queuing system, it was all very easy.
Overall a very pleasant and laid back stay. Make sure you grab a free bike and cycle round the island. It's mostly very easy with some decent food/drinks stops along the way.
Note, don't bother with the night market. Fish made us very ill and it's not worth the trip.