London, United Kingdom
April 22, 2003
My bedroom was large and spacious too, with noisy but effective air conditioning (the only options are on and off), and satellite TV with the best range of channels from four continents that I’ve ever met. There was even hot water in the en suite shower room. In fact, they are so proud of the hot water that there isn’t any cold water tap at all – make sure you’re well stocked with bottled water unless you enjoy brushing your teeth in hot water. My room overlooked the pool on one side, and a small shared veranda with table and chairs, on the other, but as the curtains are firmly nailed shut I didn’t get any benefit from the view. The furnishings are plain, shabby and clean, and do not do justice to the building.
The main attraction must be the pool, which will cost you, as a resident, 40 peso a day to use, and is also open to outsiders for 50 peso. It seemed very popular with the local youth in the evenings, and at weekends. The restaurant (a large gloomy room) seems to have given up, but they’ll serve you a plate of something hot and savoury in your room for around 50 peso, if you can’t be bothered to go out.
I paid 765 peso ($14) a night for single use of double room, and thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing and pleasant stay.
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