For the price paid I knew I wasn't going to get the standard of accommodation comparable to that if some of the larger hotel chains, but there is a certain expectation that needs to be met for any hotel stay.
When I arrived at the hotel I was pleasantly surprised as the location was fantastic, being less than 50m to the beach. The external facade was rather non descriptive and could have been missed unless you were looking for it. Whilst check in is at 3pm, I informed them that I was going to be arriving early and was allowed to be checked in at 10am for no extra cost.
Now that we have the good points out of the way.....
The hotel itself is a combination of a number of residences all interconnected by a few back alleys, some of which are prettier than others!! The part I was staying in required me to walk through a small amount of building work and dust in order to get to the room. My bags were kindly taken to the room for me by a rather unkept paint strewn labourer..
When I opened the door I was met with an overwhelming smell of stale smoke! I am used to people around me smoking, but the room had obviously not been aired out since there was a very heavy smoker in it (a smell I couldn't shift even with all the windows open).
The room itself was typically Israeli with little attention to detail but all the amenities available.
The advertised King size bed was just two single mattresses pushed together on a double bed frame, meaning that it was impossible to sleep in the middle.
The main problem however was when I tried to get the jacuzzi working. The knob to switch the water from shower to bath had broken off and therefore I needed to climb onto the bath to get a better angle and not get sprayed by the boiling water jets. From there I could see on top of the shelf/cupboard that housed the microwave unit. It was covered in dust and had used paper towels on it, which is never nice, but in addition there was also a used condom. Judging by the level of dust on top of the cupboard it could have been there for a long time. Whilst I can deal with a little dust this last part is disgusting and extremely unhygienic.
Thankfully the stay was only one night because if it wasn't I would have checked out first thing in the morning and gone somewhere else!
I wouldn't recommend staying here and would suggest getting a more modest hotel with a guaranteed level of cleanliness and hygiene.
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