The 1 inch long dead scorpion was a talisman smashed flat directly over the entry door. The insect was actually an omen foretelling bad service and the smell of bug insecticide.
Simply put these are the facts---
Pros--AC, clean towels smelling of bleach, location, refer and microwave.
Cons - Dead scorpion, toilet seat adhered by one bolt, no hand towels, no wash cloths, 25 watt bulbs, and the single wall entry door that was VERY difficult to open especially from the inside. In fact, it took me 30 seconds to wrestle the darn thing open awakening my roommates! 2 cup coffee maker was provided and hot plate, but no utensils, cups, or napkins.
I am a backpacker / camper and have had more hygiene conditions on the trail. Our room was never serviced, and when I asked for an extra towel for a shower mat the clerk asked "Why?" We stayed in back and when entering through the restaurant area the walkway reeked of sweet smelling insecticide.
Walking through the restaurant I saw a wad of hair ensnared in the tines of a fork on a set table. UGH! And no, after the bug spray smell and the hair ball, that was enough reason to eat elsewhere. We never saw any staff save a slow moving old woman who must have been the maid. We always went to the restaurant for help. No "office."
When mentioned to another business where we were staying they said quietly, "Oh....." We said we did not recommend it and he further mentioned "I would not recommend it to my worst enemy." So shop around, we heard other travelers extol the virtues of both Coral Villa and Acacia guest houses--which were a short block off the beach. (and they were less money)
We had a lovely time on the island but the accommodations definitely made it a bit less memorable. Had we seen our room before we paid, we would have left. So if you chance this place--as others has reviewed it more favorably than I, then ask to see your room first. and don't pay in advance unless you are satisfied.
- Also Known As:
- Amapola Hotel Isla De Vieques