While the owners were lovely and easy to talk to their hotel needs a lot of work if it is going to compete with others on the market. It is in a prime position so should have heaps of bookings.
A lot of the rattan furniture outside on the terrace had holes in it or were tatty. Plants needed watering or turfing out. There was some newer furniture that looked great. The rest had to go.
The reception area was cluttered with junk and stank of cigarettes. The stairwell and landing smelt musty and needed a thorough clean and airing to freshen it up. My first room aircon didn’t work, the floor was covered in small shards of glass so obviously had not been swept let alone mopped. There was no toilet seat. I asked to be moved to another room. This was done quickly with no fuss which I appreciated. The second room’s aircon also didn’t work, the sheets had holes and tears in them and the towels were frayed. There was way too much furniture in the small rooms which made them seem even more cramped. The bed was hard and unforgiving. I only stayed one night instead of 4. The hotel needs a massive spring clean and whitewash to compliment the beautiful terrazzo floors. Get rid of the wardrobes, put some hooks on the wall, a couple of shelves for a blanket/spare pillow and remove one of the chairs which would open up the space heaps. Aircon units need servicing. A wonderful opportunity to make this place shine with a refresh- a lot of elbow grease, passion and vision, all sadly lacking.