Disappointed with apartment allocated as soon as we walked in because it
seemed a bit gloomy. When booking and studying the website pictures we
thought we had booked something bright, cheerful, airy and modern.
Unfortunately of all the interior photos shown only one (green plastic
table in corner of patio) represented our apartment. The kitchen and
bathroom photos shown are of much lighter, brighter, refurbished rooms.
Our bathroom was very small indeed, definitely needed the shower screen
replacing (shower over bath), the kitchen had a good floor area but
unfortunately because of the design of the building is a wedge shape and
in common with the bathroom has no direct outside ventilation or natural
light other than that via the utility room which is on the outside
corner of the bathroom and kitchen. A glass door leads from the kitchen
to the utility, but it lets in only a little natural light and it's
therefore necessary to have the lights on most of the time if using the
kitchen. The patio was ok but we did get tired of hearing the entrance
gate to the car park sliding along! (A green plastic table and 4 chairs
were provided and were fine. No sun loungers are provided and therefore
we feel they should not be on the photographs). On studying the
building, it would appear that all except perhaps the top floor
apartments are the same layout and we think no photos represent Edificio
Ancora I because the balcony design is different. Ancora ii has the
balcony design shown. We feel perhaps our particular apartment is
difficult to rent long term, or sell, because it's on the ground
floor, therefore has grilles on the windows, has no windows to the floor
(again as shown on some photos), just the door to the patio, has poor
bathroom, fairly small sitting and dining area and has one of the main
entrance halls to the building running the whole length of one side of
the apartment and the car park vehicular access running the length of
the other side.
Location for visits to El Puerto, Cadiz, Jerez (and we also went to
Seville on the train) is excellent. Ferries and station easy drive and
easy to park. On street parking close by and a few minutes by car to
lovely beaches, supermarkets, restaurants. Mini-market, bar, carniceria,
fruiteria few metres. The bar serves drinks and variety of
People who looked after booking/ premises really pleasant and helpful. Apartment very clean, service good. All equipment as listed, all worked really well, lots of crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, blankets, towels. Everything you need.
Wardrobe and drawer space is excellent and lots of hangers provided.
Gardens around the apartment are lovely, really well maintained and the pool area LOOKED really good. The photos of the gardens and outside areas are accurate.
Pool does not open until 15th June - this needs to be made clearer because it means that not only the pool but much of the garden area was not accessible until then.
Wi-Fi works really well.
One air conditioning unit is fitted - in the lounge/diner - plus a plug-in fan to share between the two bedrooms. A small plug-in radiator is provided. TV works OK and includes a few (Spanish) stations.