The first impressions of the hotel begin from the moment you drive up to it. Everything here was very sad: some strange outbuildings, bushes, everything incomprehensible and ugly. The entrance to the hotel is quite simple and completely unattractive, like you came to a Soviet sanatorium 🙂
The lobby of the hotel turned out to be not so scary, and even decorated for the holidays, as it should be 🙂
Right at the entrance there is a department for work with guests, but you need to look for the reception to the right and around the corner. The lobby itself is strangely shaped and completely uncomfortable.
We arrived at 9 am and understood that we should not count on early check-in. But still there was hope. They greeted us warmly, offered to sit down and give the necessary documents for check-in, as well as the results of the PCR test (the hotel makes a copy for itself). They offered to go for breakfast, but we were very tired and sleepy, so this offer was refused. A little less than an hour later, we were settled, and we were very happy.
Walking to the elevator, and further walking around the hotel, we realized that the hotel has a very strange layout and a huge number of empty rooms and squares. At the same time, there are not so many cozy places and they are always in very great demand by guests.
We were escorted to the room, helped with the luggage. And we, in spite of severe fatigue, rushed to examine our room, where we were to live for 4 nights.
We have booked a room of the simplest category – superior room. This room is small, not very interesting in terms of design, 34 m2, with a small bathroom, a small living and sleeping area, and a balcony.
The bathroom consists of a shower, bath, toilet, washbasin. There is not a lot of space, but it is quite cozy, there are basic cosmetics. Between the bathroom and the bathroom, there is a wooden panel that can be pulled apart to enjoy the views from the room.
The minibar is stocked with regular drinks, beer, water, chips, nuts and chocolates. It is regularly replenished every day. Likewise, the cleaning took place like hours at the same time, and was very thorough.
The bed is comfortable enough, quite normal size. The bedding is good quality, the pillows are not very comfortable, but you can live with it. There is air conditioning and a ceiling fan.
There is a small sofa and a table. The TV does not have a USB connector, but there are many channels 🙂
The balcony is large with great views. What is valuable, there is an insect screen on the balcony doors.
We were lucky and settled on a high floor, overlooking the neighboring Kempinski The Dome hotel (it was closed at that time, and only the hotel staff sometimes wandered through its quiet desert territory, which looked very creepy and unusual 🙂 ) and a side view of sea.
In general, the room did not seem very tired and dead, or we were lucky and we got an updated room.
The main disadvantage of the room is poor soundproofing: through the balcony door you can hear all the neighbors who hang out on their balconies or in a room with an open balcony. You can clearly hear everyone passing by, especially the maids who are vacuuming in the corridor at 8 am (it is not clear why, probably to wake up all the guests). We especially felt the horrors of poor soundproofing, when it turned out that very loud neighbors, Turkish citizens, lived nearby.
In general, the first impressions from the hotel itself and from the room were not the most rosy, but we experienced great happiness, being there, in these difficult pandemic times, having passed a bunch of tests 🙂
To be continued 🙂