this once was a nice resort i imagine and could once be one again. it needs a big infusion of money and better trained staff.
my experience began with trying to enter the resort. since they could not find the reservation they did not want to let me into the resort. when they finally did i was treated like i would steal something. front desk treated me no better till they found my reservation. room was not ready yet which was fine. i just wanted to find the place then get some lunch. i headed to the city after that to grab lunch.
once i came back they said they had my room ready took me to the back of the resort for some room i did not rent since i booked a ocean view villa/bungalow. more time to find my reservation. once corrected they put me in a villa that was dirty worn out and dated in furniture and just needed to be renovated. the frig made some sort of strange sounds. some sort of dust insect leavings or what i don't know on top of the frig. the living room had no ac or fan. all the blinds were worn and missing slats. the sofa cushions were just cheap foam with worn out cloth on top. the lighting in all the rooms was poor. the front door had cracks in the wood that you could see through. the mattress was worn out and not very comfortable. the ac in the bed room was really to small for the room and took most of the night to cool the room. the bathroom had drains in the floor which is normal for places outside the USA but what was not normal was they did not have grates on the top but some sort of sponge thing jammed into them. i don't want to no why. calcium stains all over the place not very clean. everything kind of worn out.
no phone in the rooms, so if you want to contact the front desk you have to walk to the front desk. no front desk after 11pm. your on your own i assume.
outside the villa. great beach, very quite, nice pool area with a swim up bar. i dont know what the food is like since i hardly ever eat in hotels.
staff friendly once they found my reservation. till then they treat you like you will steal something.
having to wear bands on your wrist to let the staff know you are a guest in the hotel is a joke. there is no hotel anywhere close to this one with in walking distance. if you were walking from another hotel i wold guess it is at least 45 minutes along the beach.
i booked only one night thank god and would have stayed more if i thought it was a nice place.also i booked through one of the online places that always has commercials on tv. so my price was 1/3 of what the hotel website charges. still should have been less for this type of hotel.
when this place is renovated and the staff is better trained it should be a nice place. most likely if that happens the price will skyrocket. still not be worth what you pay. no ammenities besides the pool and nice beach. no water sports no nothing.
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