Paid 250 U.S. Dollar for 3 days (28-31 March) and was expecting a nice 3 star hotel (even got 4 on Tripadvisor). All my expectations was in vain as we (me and my boyfriend, 38 and 48 yeas old) entered our room on the top floor. The room had a very bad smell from the bathroom, ants running around on the floor and on the furnitures, the sheets were of very poor quality (not hotel standard) and even had stains and holes, room was badly cleaned and dusty (and was not cleaned once during our 3 days stay) cigarette fimps on the floor of the balcony, an AC that worked but without possibility to choose degree your self, furnitures very run down. Found a cockroach in the bathroom the first night but that didn't bother me as much as the disco music from a next door bar, playing until late in the night....not even ear plugs helped. Day 2 we went up to the pool on the roof and that could have been my last day in life.... All pool area is run down, different kind of sunbeds and torn sun umbrellas, broken tiles around the pool etc, but worst of all: tree fence so rotten it went apart and this was what happened to me because I did not see this at first. I went to the fence to take a picture of the sea view. Leaned slightly against the fence which then loosened from the concrete where it was attached. I managed to stumble backwards avoiding falling down the 3 meters to the balcony below, taking the same way as some parts of the fence. Luckily no one was at the balcony below at that time. A security guard came and he was not surprised at all nor did he ask how we were or apologised what has happened. He fetched two other guys and the only thing they did was to put one of the old sunbeds in front of the now broken fence. Then they just left. 24 hours later no one had done anything a about the broken fence (luckily no kids were at the hotel as far as we could see) so we talked to the reception and asked why they had not fixed the broken an life dangerous fence. The receptionist was surprised. She did not know of the broken fence!! Next time we checked, the fence had finally been provisionally mended! Thus after anxiously checking every fence at the hotel we found several more that were rotten. We also complained several times about the ants - especially the many ants in the sink in the bathroom but there was nothing done by the hotel staff. The same with the bad smell in the bathroom. For the price you pay at this hotel you could wish for a lot more and especially when you could have been seriously injured, one could have wished for some excuse or compensation. Instead, when we check out, the receptionist gives us a bill for the two small water bottles (50 ml each) we ordered to the room the first night (there is of course no refrigerator in the room): 280 Rupees for 2 bottles that in restaurants not cost more than maximum 100 rupees each.....and that many other hotels (even the cheaper ones) have free of charge. Nothing to bother about if everything else would have been in order.
And one more thing: if you feel that this hotel could be a nice adventure for you (yes, it is to be understood as a joke), at least do not book any trips or excursion through the hotel reception. We asked how much a whale watching trip would cost and got the price 6000 rupees per person whit a company not listed on Tripadvisor. (Whale watching Company listed as no 2 in Tripadvisor charge 4000 rupees per person - just for comparison). We called the company our selves when we go to our room and then got the price 2500 rupees per person! I understand that the hotel needs to take some extra charge for being a middle hand, but 240% is just way too much for the exact same thing!
Please be aware: reception area as well as breakfast/restaurant area is nice and the hotel serves a nice breakfast. Never had dinner there so I can not utter about that. But my best suggestion to all you travellers thinking about staying at this hotel: think again! Would not go back there even if it was for free.