Just returned from a one week self catering holiday with my friend and can say I am glad to be home where I felt safe and could get a decent nights sleep. I had read the reviews on this place before we left but can honestly say I thought people were over exaggerating and it would never be that bad.
Before arriving there was no mention that you gained access to these apartments through Les Piramides hotel and it was only from asking a Local that we were given this information.
While checking in the reception staff told us to be wary of our purses as 4-5 people a NIGHT get mugged on the way back to the apartment, not something you want to hear at the start of your holiday. We were lead to our room which was through a gated area (this did not fill us with confidence) and faced a back alley. We later realised this back alley was used on a night for Prostitutes and strangers that appeared to "lurk around".
The room itself was not the best and the beds were literally "on their last legs" but it was semi-clean and we received clean bedding and towels throughout our stay. We never visited the pool area in all of our stay as we used the pool where my family were staying. I wouldn't have chosen to use the pool as it appeared dirty and not welcoming whatsoever.
The area in which the hotel was situated made both my friend and I feel extremely unsafe, our first night we were awoken by drunken revellers, our second night a stranger hurled rude remarks at us from the back alley while we were on our way home and the third night we were followed by a group of dark men home. This was the last straw and so after that we stayed at my families hotel and used the apartment only to get changed before heading out.
From the people we saw come and go from the other apartments I can only assume that this is more of a residential area for the Locals and holiday makers are shoved in the odd few they have spare in order to make a bit of extra cash. I would definitely not recommend this hotel, not even to the younger generation who literally want a place to crash and a cheap hotel. From the Locals that we spoke to all said to be careful of Parque Cattleya, even one of the taxi men referred to it as "The Bronx".
On our last day we saw an old couple in their 70's at least, being shown to their room, this broke my heart, I still wonder if they are safe and unharmed now I am back home.
Do not make the mistake me and my friend did by trying save a few extra quid and booking this "hell hole"!!!
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