We have travelled in over 25 countries in the world and have slept mostly in youth hostels and b&bs. This is THE MOST EXPENSIVE room we have ever paid for, and it is the in the 3 dirtiest places we have ever stayed at (in comparison, we have paid 20$ a night for the other 2 places, compared to the the 125$ a night paid for this place)
We at least expected this place to be cleaner than youth hostels (that we've paid about 10% of the the total amount paid for this place). The room had a moldy smell, with a small fridge that smelled like something was rotting in it. There was dust everywhere, we were scared to walk bare feet on the floor. One night I got up to go to the bathroom and walked on a cockroach's leg. We had a race around the room to trap and kill it. DISGUTING! When we advised reception about this, they said they would fix the problem. What they have done is used the spray bottle found in the cupboard of the room and sprayed.
The other big problem for us was that we had a unit that had a communicating door with the unit next door. We felt like we were sharing the room with the family next door and could hear their crying babies all day and night long. The worst soundproof ever!
When paying this much money, we expected to have at least a little privacy, but could hear everything next door and could not relax, meaning that they could also hear everything going on on our side. There are no bars or restaurants close by, so you absolutely need a car to go to a restaurant, meaning you can't enjoy a few cocktails while dining.(and driving)
This was the worst place we have stayed, and feel like we have been robed of our hard earned money. We would have been better off sleeping in a tent on a camping ground.
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