....if the rooms were of a higher maintained standard, if the pool were suitable for the number of rooms in the hotel and if the prices were slightly more reasonable.
Don't get me wrong, this is a classy place. Or should that be "classic" ?
The lobby is beautiful and maintained to what I would call a luxury colonial style. One of the most photographed hotel entrances I would guess, especially as there were around 20 newly married japanese/Korean couples there to be professionally photographed each of the 5 days we were there.
We were "upgraded" room wise. Bed comfy? (Tick). Bathroom facilities good?(tick). Room and bathroom clean?(tick). However if this was an upgrade, the previous room must have been pretty small. This had no balcony and not much of a view. The windows also needed replacing as we could hear almost everything outside (almost like they were open).
Lobby, pool and cleaning staff were always very friendly to us. Bar staff take notice (you were poor).
We never ate in the place as it was too expensive. Plenty of cheaper alternatives within a 10 minute walk (see my other reviews). So hardly a one stop shop for a vacation, which is what a 5 star hotel should be.
Pool was probably unchanged from when it first opened. I know it's probably supposed to be maintained "in the style....", but then don't expect a 5 star review guys. That being said, it is right on the beach and the beach is wonderful. But not everyone wants to pay a fortune on a daily basis to sit on the beach and swim in sea water.
If you want old and classy, great place to stay.
If you want luxury, look elsewhere.
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