It is hard to drive yr car to the site so ,like many, we parked in the E 3.95 car park 450 m away and walked with luggage to find the Apart. Booking confirmation had stated that reception on Wed. was open 1800 hrs to 2130 hrs. We adjusted our arrival to conform . However doors fully locked no reply to bell . Another guest in similar position . Note on door gave a tel No. but nothing else.
Luckily staff from a cafe adjoining made call and established keys were at another hotel another 400 m away . Arrived to find envelopes with keys etc and returned , hauling luggage all the way to enter Apart.
Unacceptable. . They could have called , emailed or SMS had they had difficulties but nothing. Why they don't use the cafe within the building , which is staffed 0800 to 2100 for out of hours contact is inexplicable.
Once in to Apart. struck by dismal furniture but so what! Worse is dismal decoration . The aparts. all come off central courtyards running to 3 floors so there is little natural light as there are no external windows. Why therefore decorate rooms in ochre and dark brown with dark tiled floors and pathetic lighting?
It creates a gloomy atmosphere where at times you were hard pushed to read material .
We had no desire to stay, let alone cook and eat in such a depressing surrounding .
Then add the noise from courtyard , other rooms, other bathrooms etc .
Also note that had you shared the Apart. with others the bedroom door cannot close and the only bathroom comes of the bedroom. OK for best friends during the night but otherwise!!
Tried to move rooms to front with natural light windows but equally dismal furniture made this unattractive.
The whole point of an apart. is you can live in it as opposed to just sleeping as per an hotel . This place does not make it even at the £30 per night price - other are competitive at this time of year
Great shame because with some prof. attention this place is potentially great.
The location , the exterior renovation.
The staff at a personal level . Like almost all the Spaniards we meet they were polite, friendly and helpful.
Library , Sun roof in summer ( we assume) , bathroom , size of apart.
The unexpected maid service.
BTW Puerto de S Maria is entertaining and interesting.
Price but see what we did not like!.