We booked a 2 bed 2 bath condo in one on the privately owned condos expecting the same high standards as the units owned by the timeshare and were greatly disappointed. We stayed in upstairs unit # 189 on October 1st, 2004. On the positive side it was very quiet, had a great ocean view, cable TV, new stove/oven and was insect free. On the negative, the front door lock was broken we needed to prop a chair under the door handle, TV remote controls broken or in need of batteries, when we opened the living room drapes the curtain rod fell down so we had little privacy, all of the plants and there are many in the unit were dead or dying, there seemed to be a layer of dust on everything, very dark inside both bathrooms and even darker inside the master bedroom even with all the lights turned on. We were instructed to bring our own towels and soap, however there was no place to hang the towels as all of the towel rods and hooks were broken in both bathrooms. Also one of the showers drained very slowly and overflowed. After flushing one of the toilets the pipes would whistle and bang loudly for several minutes. The king size bed in the master bedroom was very uncomfortable the springs were coming right through the mattress, the sheets were very old, mismatched and tattered, the blanket had several holes and the pillows were very flat. The second bedroom was no better with very small sunken in twin size beds and old burned candles on the tables. The kitchen had left over food on the counter from the previous guests that seemed to be very old since it too was covered in dust. Overall for $195 a night we would not stay in the privately owned unit # 189 again until the owner does some maintenance, gets new beds and hires someone to give it a thorough cleaning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Paloma is a 300 unit private condominium development with 1-3 bedroom individual units, four swimming pools, three tennis courts, with beach access. The entire property is managed by a Homeowner's Association which does not manage rental units. Rentals are available through individual owners and agents: BajaSe and BajaNor Also, some units are timeshare membership through WorldMark Wyndham and World International Vacation Club. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Paloma Hotel Rosarito
- La Paloma Rosarito