Having stayed with Latchi Luxury Villas a few years back this villa was not as Luxury as the previous stay. We choose it because it was one of the few they offered with a heated pool. The pool was great as expected and they had some fab outdoor furniture/ umbrellas etc. Upon arrival lights and tv on which was a nice welcoming touch.
I was told the pool would be warm upon arrival but took 3 days before my brave
( swam in the sea) kids got in. The management company said that it was because the weather had not been great. I have experience of outdoor pools. Put them on with a good cover they warm up. I think that the pool had not been put on until the day/day before we arrived so Husband and I felt quite cheated by this as we had to listen to 3 kids whinging about not being able to get in for 3 loooong days. At an extra cost of £30 a day (£300 for total stay) it should be ready to jump in when you arrive. Pool thermometer would be helpful. Having said that it... was gorgeous when it reached temp! The decking has a few loose slats which could do with a nail down
( splinters in little feet) but we found the outside space enjoyable. Great view and as the villa is at end of row.. nice and private.
The Villa was clean and on the whole adequately stocked. Our welcome pack was lacking butter. Would have been a nice touch as not everyone likes dry toast with apricot jam. I also asked for some wine and lager to be added - happy to pay extra. Was not there! We had a very late arrival ...hoping to jump into a warm pool and enjoy a glass of local wine....hmmm no.
The dishwasher machine was as stated. But a pet hate when you stay in holiday accom. Is that you are left with 2 generic washing tablets and a machine that needs to be filled with salt and rinse aid before you can use it! Just cheap! Hubby annoyed that there were no scissors and cork screw not the best.
As the previous guests review, we found the main bathroom ensuite shower unusable. But the other 2 bathrooms were up to scratch. They had fixed the problem mentioned by previous reviewer and all worked fine. Great tv package for kids and tiered adults at the end of the day. Essential WiFi which worked with 5 devices going at certain times.
A suggestion to the owners to put in a small fly screen on one of the kitchen windows so that you can open when cooking without flies coming in.
The location is amazing such a great spot for beach ...food.. recommendations of James from LLV were very helpful and he was right about local restaurants...yum.
I know this review sounds like a moan but over all we had a fab time and would recommend Arum but those few things stop it being luxury. Maybe the management company need to be on it a bit more... could be teething as we were there at beginning of the season.
My sister my 3 children and I booked 2 weeks in Villa Arum ,on Arrival everything looked great but after staying here for 2 weeks thought I'd write an honest review .
The outside area could do with a few more umbrellas as the eating area is in direct sunlight after 12 noon and with only 2 umbrellas we were fighting over very little shade , the pool area tiles very slippery when wet and red hot when dry my 9 year old daughter burnt the balls of her toes the first day ,the upper terrace was very poor with only 2 wicker seats one was broken and no cushions which was a shame as this area of the villa could be made beautiful with the view (extremely disappointed) no outside lights for at lease 5 days on arrival very dangerous coming home in the dark with 3 children up the steps of the villa ( lights on now)
The kitchen was adequate but needed a chair to reach the top shelves I'm 5'3, the villa has 3 bathrooms the power to the showers were poor in 2 bathrooms when were all trying to get ready to go out in the evening, the en-suite in the front bedroom has only a shower (smallest shower ever) with only a shower curtain so this shower makes the bathroom soaked and bedroom if your not careful, the second en-suite shower is in the bath with glass shower door if you move shower door to reach the taps it comes off in your hands .
The weekly clean consists of change of bedding ,towels and clean of bathrooms . No floors cleaned in or outside kitchen or living room not touched.
We having given this villa a 2 star as it is advised as a luxury villa It's nowhere near as we do stay in luxury villas often this was awfully disappointing.
This is the perfect place for your Summer Vacation.
1. Many rooms with big spaces: 3 bedrooms, 1 big and very good equiped kitchen, 1 living room, 3 bathrooms....
2. Private large swimming pool (8,00 X 4,00 m)
3. Big balcony's on the upper floor.
4. Sea view and mountain view, especially from the 1st floor.
5. Barbecue facilities.
6. Private parking just outside the villa.
7. Fully Air-Conditioned, with 5 seperated machines.
8. Full Equipment: 2 Flat Screen TV's, DVD Player, free high speed Wi–Fi, Dish Washer, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Oven, Washing Machine, Toaster, Micro-wave, Kettle, Safe, Towel and Linen.
9. Very good value for money.
10. Only 3 km away from beach.
11. Kind and helpful owners with maximum professionalism.
12. Modern house, spaces and facilities.
1. No local TV channels (only Arabic Satellite TV)
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