Review Submitted: 10 October 2011
Date of Stay: September 2011
A group of 10 friends (5 families) have rented this villa from 17 to 24 of September. Everyone arrived at different time and the place was generally in good shape when we came in. The positives include great location, awesome views. easy access to the highways leading to all sorts of points of interest, close proximity to the beach areas and shopping. The villa is secluded and there are no extraneous noises coming in during the day or at night. However there were are few negatives as well: the four bedrooms are very spacious but the fifth bedroom is a joke - small, cramped and stuffy, even despite of having its own small balcony. There are no screens on the doors so you cannot leave it open at night and the air gets very stale. So if you are staying there that room would work for kids but not adults.The cleanliness of the rooms when we arrived was a OK, but we had to re-clean the bathrooms - those were just dirty. You could see that the place was cleaned but not thoroughly. The furnishings are generally OK but the mattresses and pillows were simply atrocious! If you have a bad back - beware. Also not sure what was the dealwith towels; not sure if they ever heard of fabric softener because those things could get your skin off, like a sand paper. Also there were three towels per room, that's all! There was an offer for a private chef that we took advantage of for two nights. I would highly not recommend it! The setting was great: plates, napkins etc but the food was horrible. Our paella was undercooked and not really edible. The second night we selected a BBQ dinner thinking that it would be hard to spoil but they managed. No one complained, we were happy to see each other, the company was great, the conversation was flowing but would never order that again.
Despite all this little inconveniences, the vacation was great, and the place, when properly prepared, cleaned and the bedding is improved, could rival a 4-star hotel. Would recommend it to friends if they can negotiate the aforementioned improvements upfront.
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. The smaller bedroom on the first floor has fantastic views from the balcony and is still 300sq ft. Every bedroom is onsuite. It is great for someone who wants to be seperated from the entertainment area for a bit of tranquility. It can be a bit boisterous if your fellow guests are using the bar and the pool table. But hey your on your holidays!!!
Every room has an electric blackout and security shutter. It really doesnt make any sense to have the windows open and the A/C on full. You obviously had the smaller room ! Guests are provided with a hand towel and Bath towel for use in the villa and a slip mat per room. Pool/Beach towels should be brought by clients as advised
The Chefs have done a fantastic job this year and I had the pleasure of having the Thai menu myself during my stay. The proof of the pudding was that we had a Thai guest who loved it. Somewhat bemused that you had them twice if you didn`t like it. You are the first guests in 4 years to be slightly negative on anything and the fact that you have given it a four star rating and would recomend it says a lot.
I know that Julia and Paul put a lot of effort into making sure you had everything you needed to make your stay extremely enjoyable and the large tip you left them was not necessary, but very kind and much appreciated. We hope to see you again
Max and the villa maxamilliano team
Helpful votes: 3/4
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