There were a few positive things about Villa Huetares, being so close to a beautiful and uncrowded beach was the best. The manager was also a very pleasant and helpful person.
We stayed for two nights in a standard room and two nights in a villa. In both I felt there was not a high enough standard of cleanliness. The doors and walls were very dirty, and in the standard room, the room with the toilet smelled like a sewer. There was a different strange and unpleasant smell in one of the bathrooms after we moved as well. There was even a dead bug on one of the beds, and the towels are stained. In addition there are no beach towels available (which is minor, but an inconvenience).
The beds were a bit hard, and not terribly comfortable, but the pillows were the worst I have ever slept on. When I mentioned the pillows to my husband, he said, "You got a pillow, I got a bag of socks." That about sums it up.
In the standard room there was one overhead light fixture with a single bulb, making the room very dim, and no other accent lights. The villa was definitely an improvement for lighting.
Because kids are not always aware of the details of a room beyond does it have a TV, and is there a pool outside, mine were not bothered by the rooms except the dead bug (and we definitely didn't draw there attention to anything). The thing that put them off the most, and bothered us as well, was that we were required to wear armbands for the duration of our stay. It felt a little like being at a cheap amusement park.
The weekend atmosphere was of a big block party. Lots of families as well as couples, swimming, dancing, eating, etc until after midnight. The pools were nice, but maybe overused, as the largest turned quite cloudy, and ended up being drained. One of the others was nice the whole time, and the girls enjoyed it. By Monday night, I think we were one of two families on the premises-very different from the weekend.
You may ask why we didn't talk to the manager about the conditions. We felt that when it is not just a room issue, but a property issue, there really isn't a point. We made the best of our stay by spending the majority of the time outside our room, and we decided not to let this small feature of the trip overshadow a fantastic vacation.
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