Acco Beach Hotel has the potential to be a really nice option for staying near the beach in Akko. The hotel opened last year and rooms are new, pool is great and it really is right on the beach. Breakfast was generous and offered a lot of options -- cereals, breads, omelettes, fresh fruit, vegetables, yogurt.
But little things detracted from our stay. We arrived at 6:30 p.m. on a hot day looking forward to taking a swim before dinner but we were told the pool closed at 6 p.m. (This was in the middle of summer). We asked if we could get access to their beach but that was closed too.
The first room we saw reeked of cigarette smoke. So we took another room that was less smelly. When we got to our room we discovered that the toilet seat was broken and a towel rack came off the wall in my hand. The manager gave us a third room (also stinking of cigarette smoke). The next day we finally got to swim in the pool, which is delightful -- large, cool and refreshing. But the lifeguard kicked my husband out of the pool at 5:45. In addition, the doors from the rooms to the tiny balconies on the first floor don't lock, making it easy for people to steal your stuff. (I don't know if that happens but it certainly could.)
I admit these are little things but in general we got the sense that the place was cheaply put together (cabinets didn't quite fit, handles were missing, another towel rack fell off the wall) and the staff really doesn't seem to care. The hotel clerk spent a lot of time watching the TV in the lobby but wasn't very helpful when we asked for directions or restaurant suggestions.
Ask for a beachside room but if you don't like cigarette smoke sniff it out first.
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