As always, the best feature here is the location and the pools. On the last day our flight was at 8pm - they let us leave our bags in the reception area and show in a staff shower block after returning from the beach - this was appreciated.
We've stayed here 4 times now. We got stuck in noisy block 7 again after forgetting to request blocks 1, 2 or 3 and once again were kept awake by noise from the loud beach bar (I think it's called Time Out bar) which went on past 3am on some nights.
Additionally, the rooms have rather thin walls and bedrooms are laid out so the next apartment's bed head is directly against the wall that your bed head is against (and bathroom against bathroom on other side of apt). The couple in the next room went out every night and returned at 3-4am and then proceeded to have very noisy sessions most nights - the banging bedhead and ecstatic voices/moans travelled straight through the wall - after 3 nights of this I shouted "shut up" loudly and they were more considerate after that. Bring earplugs!!
The other issue we had this year was the large cockroaches (3-4cm). One dropped down on me while I was on the loo, I found another in the saucepan! I managed to collect about 3 per day and throw them outside (a plastic cup and sheet of cardboard is a quick way to catch them without killing them). Some French friends who live in PDI say cockroaches are very common everywhere in PDI at this time of year (Apr/May) - though some wire mesh on the windows would fix this.
One afternoon there was a dead mouse on the bottom of the pool that was still there the next morning - I think this was just because it was a Sunday with no staff around - normally they're good with the pools/gardens.
Wifi remains almost unusable - extremely slow and poor signal.
I think we'll go somewhere else next time. I can put up with most things but the crap wifi is annoying to me as I need it for work.
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