I can honestly say, hands down, that the 3 nights I spent at this hotel where the worst nights sleep i have had ever at a hotel! Who ever designed this hotel should be asked to stay there to see what they have created first hand. I had a room on the 1st floor (although you push the number 2 button on the lift?) and it would have looked out onto a nice internal courtyard, however, instead of an internal couratyard we were right on top of a large function room and by God was it loud! And i dont mean a slight hint of noise now and again i mean I could hear each song word for word, and the bass made the beds and coffee tray shake. My first night i thought wow what a nice place from the outside, and the bar was clean and staff where nice, food was great, i noticed that a wedding was on but thought nothing of it and went to my room... I, like someone before me on this website thought I will suffer it tonight as it is a wedding, it happens, and tried to laugh it off a bit. well at 3.30am and the music still pounding i was not laughing. the next morning i was exhausted and went down to sepak with the receptionist who apologized and said that we should not have been put on that side of the hotel as the event was on, so they are aware it is noisey. i asked if there was another function on tonight and she said no, so i went out for dinner. On returning to the hotel i was amazed as yet again there was another party going on and the noise was even louder!! i went straight to the reception desk to ask what was going on as I was told there was no event on? they informed me that it was only a small party for 20 or 30 people and would stop at midnight. i was angry that i was lied to about the event but was happy to know it would stop at 12am, much better than 3.30 the night before. so 12 came around. then 12,15, then 12.30, so i called and asked what was going on? i was told just 5 minutes... so when 1,10am hit and Tina Turner had just finished 'simply the best' i called down yet again only to be fed some more BS about it finishing. evetually it did stop around 1,30 but i was so angry i couldnt get a good nights rest. you have to expereince this level of noise to appreciate it, i understand that you may think i am over exaggerating but beleive me, i'm not!! so next morning again i mentoined it to the reception on checking out and the best she could do was take my 21 euro bar bill of the check. Such a shame for what could be a great hotel, nice building, good sized rooms, great pool and spa, but i cannot recomend this hotel to anyone if they think it is exceptable to have noise like that, they are completely forgetting about the people that just want a nice break away. Will not be back in a hurry!!
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