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I had to cancel travel plans for fear of safety in travel through Istanbul. The hotel refused to issue a refund.
Super convenient location and friendly, efficient staff; quiet and comfortable room Long, grim hallway
Cannot be closer to the airport than that. - The shower was leaking. The noise of the water falling on the floor woke me up all night. - The T.V. stopped working at midnight (?!) - There were hairs in the bath that were not mine. - They charged me 7 euros at the bar for a small bottle of water. I know it's supposed to be a luxury hotel, but come on.
We could walk to the hotel from the airport. Rooms were large, clean and very nice.
This is the only hotel at the Athens Airport which is convenient for a one night stay. Luckily it is a very nice hotel and literally at the airport. It is also conveniently located on the train line to the city, Acropolis and other important sites which gives the one day layover traveler ease to the airport and all the main attractions. Enjoy
Location, Friendly and helpful staff. Valet person was very held up I tumult to check u funds olVe for dinner and return rental car . Kudos to staff. Rooms need electronic upgrade, more receptacles, more light and Lise the cord to the remote control.
The location is the primary reason we stay here. The center of Athens is nearly an hour away so being able to just walk across the street to the airport is priceless, especially for flights leaving at odd hours. Secondly, it is ever so comfortable and quiet. I can't think of anything we did not like. Obviously, it would be great if it cost less but "you get what you pay for".
Walk across driveway and you are in the airport best bed I have ever slept on. No noise from the airport. Didn't like the food at their cafe. Asked for pizza with little cheese, and received undercooked pie swimming in cheese. Bathroom was nice, but showerhead was completely broken. Room was very tiny.
Great location to and from the airport. Very comfortable clean rooms, friendly staff and restaurants had a descent variety of good food.
Location Bit outdated but can't stay any closer than this
The location to the airport is fantastic, only the Grand Hyatt in DFW has a closer hotel to the ticket counter. Excellent, responsive staff.
Great location and proximity to airport. Very convenient for early/late airport departures/arrivals. Nice lobby and restaurants. Rooms are Comfortable and clean, but a little dated and smelled of stale smoke.
The rooms were big and clean. Did not offer value for money,the shuttle did not operate at all hours and breakfast was not included.The hotel was overpriced.Complementary services such as massage were not free and should have been for the price that was paid.The hotel is a 4 star hotel, not a 5 star hotel as was claimed.
Easy to locate. Clean, modern facilities. Room was very comfortable and restful. Three issues: 1. I sent an e-mail asking questions and it was never answered. 2. The web said that there was suttle transportation to and from the hotel....It was hard to find and did not run early enough for us toe use in the morning resulting in a significant and unexpected cost. 3. I think 12 km is quite a bit farther from the airport than I expected. I would recommend the hotel but would make sure that the person knew the facts....not close and no reliable suttle service.
Very nice hotel with good sized rooms. Staff was very accommodating with booking a cab for us at 500AM for our early flight at 625. We ordered room service and the food was delicious! The airport shuttle only starts after 530am so we will had to pay for a 28 Euro taxi. This was not advertised anywhere. But still for overall cost, value and convenience it is worth staying here!
large room, close to airport Food too expensive, bring a bottle of wine and some cheeses and have a picnic. Also, the Ecko petrol stration has some good sandwiches and beer/wine
The location is very convenient: only 10 minutes from the airport, without the excessive cost of the other hotel (the one which is right at the airport) Quick check in and out Courteous personnel, decent restaurant Room furniture is new, good looking and functional Shuttle to/from airport included (but not at night!) I ended up in a room for smokers because apparently there were no non -smoking rooms left. At night, the smell in the air was unpleasant. Do hotels still need to have rooms for smokers? The shuttle service to the airport does *not* cover the early -morning flights. Taxi is 30€
Please write at least 15 words I stayed in a room with a connection door between the two rooms, so I could hear every word of my neighbours.
Clean, comfortable room The bar and restaurant were extremely over priced for the quality of food and service.
Modern, staff was friendly, great shuttle service to the airport. We had an early flight, they had coffee and cakes waiting at 3:30 in the morning prior to our departure. Coffee and fridge not stocked. Shower didn't work at first. And we had single beds - was told no Kings were available - completely bummed.
The Holiday Inn is a nice hotel close to the airport which is why we chose it since we were just passing through on our way home. The rooms are clean, well appointed and nice for a business hotel. They have a shuttle that picks you up and takes you to the airport which most hotels do not have. The resturant was over priced and the menu looked not appealing. There are no other resturants around the hotel making you either have to go to the airport for a meal or downtown which could be expensive if you take taxi
Brand new facility designed for business travellers with nice rooms and amenities. The location of the hotel is 10 km from the airport. Their shuttle does not run 1100-1500, but that is not noted in the hotel information. A cab will cost you 15 euro, or you can take the X95 public bus if you know what you're doing. The hotel staff is rude, only caters to business clientele. The AC does not go below 22C, making the room hot and humid even though it was only in the 60sF outside. The extra bed is not a bed, but a cot--we had better beds in much smaller European hotels. It's 15 minutes on the shuttle to get here--stay in another Greek hotel and spend 15 more minutes on the shuttle to get to the airport--you can have a better stay for less money.
5 star hotel don't provide their transit guests shower or earlier check in.
Excellent accomodation, convenient to airport, excellent breakfast included in breakfast package. limited access to only 2 internet linked computers
I actually did not like much about this hotel. The spa is not included in the price. On the other hand there is an indoor swimming pool which is pretty ugly. We ordered food in the room and we paid 120 euros for two pita souvlaki (typical greek food) and a bottle of wine. I am greek, but I never had such awful food anywhere, and especially not in a five star hotel. My boyfriend who has been in greece lots of times was also very negatively impressed.
location a bit over priced
Salt-water pool was fantastic. Location is remote and quiet, Mythos restaurant food was excellent. Poolside drinks were overpriced, and hotel was overpriced for what you you got. I paid 244e for a room that was not even close to being worth that.
the location is excellent, as are the facilities and the staff without exception are really well trained & attentive. We had a poolsde luncheon & dinner in the hotel, which were 1st class. Although the suites were only open for circa 2 weeks and we had some minor issues, the staff's resolution of these issues & overall friendliness more than compensated for these minor problems. It does not have its own beach area/ beach bar. The suites are excellent but a small distance from the main hotel, so that one is faced with taking the necessary beach ware to the main hotel pool area. This hotel hosts many business meetings & when we arrived on a Sunday had difficulty getting poolside loungers, as the hotel would apprear to be used by locals at the weekend.
Very nice location: on the beach and near Athens. The bathroom was badly ventilated, perhaps because it was the last floor.
comfort rooms and professional staff no
Perfect hotel for its kind, very friendly stuff, excellent and unending breakfast (4 tables full), excellent service. It would probably be an excellent choice during summer too. Not very sound - proof, noisy in the morning outside the rooms
We received a free upgrade. The location is beautiful and the staff at the pool restaurant were very nice. The spa looked good as well but we did not use it. Spa prices were exorbitant. The price would have been adequate for the room we received an upgrade for but far too high for the room we booked. Breakfast buffet of rather poor quality. The beach is very small and not very appealing.
Nothing the new hotel was more like a business hotel and not appropriate for a holiday
The hotel room was very comfortable and the staff was very kind. Excellent breakfast and great location.
We liked the Divani Resort very much from the start : Very polite staff and helpfull .all our prvious reqest almost met. We are planing to come again soon. Street noise .The bedding mattress are too soft and deflect and not able to support the back.
friendly staff, nice place, excellent breakfast During our breakfast the F&B manager had a fight with his team which was not very pleasant for us to hear them
Hotel staff was very good and he breakfast was superb wi-fi did not work, no spa or gym, only one restaurant
Excellent hotel facilities and very friendly staff and service Muzak in the main restaurant was repetitive - somebody needs to buy a few more tapes !
everything was perfect none
Breakfast was very good international standard, the location at the beach is beautiful, staff is very friendly. There was no information available at the rooms about swimming pool, hamam, sauna etc. And the windows are not as noise-protecting as expected at a 5 star hotel.
View, beach and room service are good. They forgot wake up call that I specifically asked for upon check in. I almost missed my flight. People over there are running different clock than US standard.
The room was quiet, service personal friendly They never changed the glass I was dring water from day one to when I left (4th day). Dust on the bathtub, very expensive for such a country, location and this time of the year. No restaurants around. Food at the hotel extremely expensive, example: a main dish (small one) with a bottle of Greek wine (no half bottles exists on the menu) 45 €.
Only the beach staff who were from Romania and a receptionist called Katerina. She should get a bonus for her excellent service. The size of the beds and the rooms, the service during breakfast, lunch and dinner, the prices which are too high compared to equivalent hotels in Spain and France, th education of the staff on how to make a cappuccino and red martini, include quite zones for people without children. The Cypriot manager of the Italian restuarant in the evenings was very rude despite his extended experience. Overall, this hotel has a long way to go.
the location, design, clearness, price, style
The beach and the ground in general The rooms a bit narrow
The sheets, towels. Their was not enough beds at the pool side, as we were on the 2nd floor we could here the guest on the groungd floor singing that kept us awake.
The Margi is a lovely boutique hotel with a nice ambiance. The communal areas are tastefully decorated with plenty of "mood" lighting during the evening. The pool area is lovely and although the pool is small there are usually only a handful of guests so there is no overcrowding. Drinks around the pool are expensive. The rooms are comfortable if a little on the small side but nicely furnished. The service was fabulous and I would definitely stay there again. The drinks around the pool area were a little overpriced. Beds were a little short.
Medium size and location, décor. Rather noisy until very late at night with loud music from pool area and partying.
Excellent service from all receptionists
pool area is lovely rooms are clean with good shower in bathroom nice big balcony breakfast very good with plenty of tables and relaxed atmosphere stayed here on our last night after athens and syros trip before flying home to uk
very good public and bar areas-breakfast excellent-staff very helpful and attentive very poor quality of superior rooms poor value for money The bathrooms in this room are very poor quality, air conditioning made the room smell damp. Dirty carpets in room and hallway.No view of sea or pool without neck strain.Pool not heated and not in sun after 4pm, busy road
nice pool area the bathroom needs some renovation
Very friendly and helpful staff, great athmosphere at the pool, especially in the evening, proximity of the sea internet browser did not work well on one of the stations (i could not enter my email account, the browser would crash), on the other, the printer cartridge was empty for black... i could not print my boarding card
They just can't do enough for you - the atmosphere is incredibly relaxing. It'd be good to have a kettle and cups in the room. The bathroom lighting makes it very difficult to do makeup or shave - a tilting and moveable shaving mirror would be ideal!
Very trendy atmospheric hotel. Exceptional staff and service. Bedroom of a very high standard. Breakfast buffet extensive and excellent. Limited spaces for sunbathing around the pool.
POsition, space and views Too expensive for meals - very overpriced for dinner,
Hotel focilities were very good, as well as the location. Furthermore, the room was very nice and relaxing.
Relax, Relax, Relax.
The location, splendid view on Posedion temple. The service was very poor for this type of hotel. It was impossible to change the room ( I agree to pay more). Prices at pool bar (30 Euros for a simple burger). Hunting season! hunter shoots at 50 meters from 7 AM to 6 PM and for the staff it is normal.
Fantastic area, in a lovely pine forrest, and so close to a great beach. Brilliantly landscaped with Greek flora. Great atmosphere for nature lovers, peaceful and relaxing. Bungalows have a feeling of being secluded in nature. Rooms are comfortable and with a lot of character. Restaurants are overpriced
Great location. Great hotel. We also looked at Aegon Hotel, and Grecotel is a lot better. Great outdoor swimming pool area and beach area. The indoor swimming is a bit small though, it is more a spa than a swimming-pool. However, hotel prices for drinks and food are really expensive. There is good taverna a few kilometers down towards Lavrio.But not much in Sounio. Prices at the restaurants.
Very nice location, amazing beach, helpfull & polite staff. We also dinned in which was very nice. Privacy was an issue since the ones that stayed next to us could pass by our balcony to access their room.
I liked the atmosphere , the service , the facilities , the food around the swimingpool , the weather , the spa , the fact that children can enter the warm pool at the spa , in short - heaven . The buffet dinner is too expensive and it does not make you feel that you get value for your money . the food is good the service is nice , but no one (adult or child) can eat that much . so you eat very little and you pay a lot of money and you feel that it was not the best idea to dine at the hotel dinning room
In my opinion the reason to stay for at least one night at Cape Sounio is the magnificent point - location. The night view of the ancient temple (illuminated) while you enjoy your drink or meal at the terrasse cannot be described, you have to feel it. I booked a room for two. We arrived with my little daughter and I was informed that the only available option for accomodating her in the same room was to change room. The rate difference was +60%, while I was expecting it to be in the range of +10% to 20%.
The location and the spa premisses were great. Nicholas at the pool was very friendly and helpfull. The chef and the food at Nobu were just perfect
Secluded, exclusive, luxurious. Car parking and service not up to standards found in other similar luxury hotels.
Excellent service. Modern spacious rooms. Superb restaurant. Beautiful swimming pool & small sandy beach. All rooms have superb beach view. Expensive (even at low-season) but worth it.
The room was very nice with a beautiful view, proper facilities and nice bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful. The menu for lunch and dinner were relatively limited and did not have significant local flavor. It was not bad at all, but it was just barely enough for that sort of hotel and price.
perfect view excellent service carpets on the room need a real cleaning
Fantastic sea view from the room windows Receptionists attitude and service unacceptable. Also the quality of food ordered on the balcony restaurant unacceptable.
The location is amazing, the view is stunning and the room is spacious. No complains at all. The prices of the hotel room, drinks and restaurant (I have tried the Japanese one) is really very high compared to other cities same category Hotels (specially during this crisis moment where everybody is trying to pull down the rates to incentivate the requests). Anyhow the quality is really top level.
It's a Westin so it comes with a price. Awesome pool! Great breakfast. Good restaurants that are inexpensive just down the road if you have a car to drive. About one hour to Cape Sounio for the sunset. Easy access to the airport (lots of signs to lead the way.) Signage at entrance doesn't say Westin large enough so confusing on where it is exactly. Very expensive but if you want a night of guaranteed comfort on a long tour, this is the place to go.
I visit Athens several times per year both for business and to meet family and friends. The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort is an excellent hotel: relaxing, with beautifully designed and spacious rooms (all with magnificent sea views,) located at a reasonable distance from the town centre but avoiding the craziness of the Athenian centre.
Proximity to the airport Parking accomadations
No comment, for one night only.
Many sea food restrant within working distance. Looks like family hotel operation, sometimes running out of people. But nice hotel.
near the ferry, 30 minutes to Airport by Bus.
Beautifully situated at the outskirts of Arachova, minutes from Delfi. Very nice hotel, great view, charming dining room and very nice staff. If only the indoor pool water, right next to the dining room, were heated...
everything. i would stay there again. without fail
Ease of finding, connection to airport great, staff at concierge very helpful service in restuarant was not the best, food was great though
The Rafina bus from the airport takes you right to the hotel for only $4. Its location on the port provided lots of fresh seafood restaurants.
proximity to the airport
Hotel staff is very courteous, resourceful. The hotel is in quiet place, good for resting and relaxing. too far from airport and the city (Athens).
It is close to the airport is why we booked it, great sea view, in the height of summer it would be lovely. we did not like being told that it was winter and that at the resturant they had two choices for dinner, beef and chicken. we are vegetarians and had very limited food choice if any.
Fabulous pool and facilities. The internet was only available at 4 Euros per hour - absolutely ridiculous. Internet access in 2010 is like water - its expected - and very few places charge for internet anymore and the cost at this hotel was very excessive. Bar drinks were also over priced. The food is OK but not great.
Beautiful views and excellent food. Both the breakfast buffet and the dinner buffet offered a wide choice of dishes.
This hotel turned out to be a Club Med, and once I understood that it was easier to deal with the staff. Generally the staff spoke French well; some spoke English fairly well. The location is not bad if you need to get to Athens airport quickly. It can be noisy as people are largely there to vacation. No online access in the rooms, but email access was available in the lobby. The place is a resort and tends to book large groups, so be aware of that if planning to eat in the restaurant. All meals are self-serve unless you order a sandwich at the bar.
View was beautiful and easy access to their beach and pools Too far from city center (~1 hour) and there are no shuttles that would bring you there. You had to order a taxi each time.
it's an ok hotel for someone who wants to spend a week in a packed resort The reason we picked the hote was the location ("15 min from the airport") but in fact is far away from athens airport, from town taxis didn't want to take us there and the cost of the taxi was outarageous. Generally speaking not a place to stay for a single night on your way out of athens.
The location (near to airport), the looks of the hotel, the sea shore, the staff, the food (especially the Italian Dinner), the beautiful view from our room Althogh high temperatures, the hotel did not operate the air condition! Their poor explanation was that some people like heating and some like cooling, so they didn`t turn on the air condition at the hotel at all! Never heard such a pretext. Unfortunatly, it was very hot in the room, so we had to open wide the balcony doors, but it was very noisy outside at the swimming pool until 2-3 a.m., and there were also bothering mosquitos. At short, we could not sleep that night! We think that for that sum of money we paid, we were entitled to get some air condition ( a thing we got in much more cheaper hotels).
Nothing Staff attitude, misleading information, terrible meals,
Worst stay in a hotel for some time, Overpriced, arrogant reception, mediocrity rules throughout, Worth of 2 stars not 4 and certainly not good value, Go somewhere else is my summary Maintainence of hotel, Charge for use of indoor pool area, Tired bathrooms, Package holiday feel but high prices charged
Clean. Nice staff This hotel IS NOT an "airport" hotel as I had thought. It was almost 30 minutes from the airport and it cost me $60 US by cab to get back to the airport. Also not really enough food facility available and in a rather isolated area where I had to walk 25 minutes at night to find a place to eat
The view from the room Arrived at 7 pm. No evening meal, I was offered a club sandwich which was covered in stale crisps and was itself inedible. Breakfast the nest morning was scheduled for 8:30 but did not materalise. I attempted a walk by the beach but was persued by a pack of stray dogs. It was all a bit run down and seedy. I had wanted to use the hotel as an slightly out of town cheaper alternative to airrport accommodation but the taxi fares there and back made this a waste if time
Comfortable room, spectacular sunset Beach facilities where very crowded on Sunday, no special areas for hotel guests
The hotel is on the very beach with a view of all the rooms on the sea. Nice room with a balcony. They serve a very good breakfast with a great variety of products on a terrace overlooking the sea and the Poseidon Temple. Nice and helpful staff. They keep the beach and the hotel surrounding clean. There was nothing we disliked about the hotel. The hotel, however, is not suitable for those who want to stay in the hustle of a summer resort with a night life. This hotel is detached from "the civilization". Two tavernas next to the hotel.
proximity to the airport and to a great beach, view of the temple of Poseidon and comfort of the room. There is no denying the hotel is a blot on an otherwise beautiful landscape.
Rooms were nice. There are no changing/shower rooms in case you have a late flight...staff completely useless in helping us out
It was almost empty! End of the season
One of the most beautiful location you can find in Greece. Excellent value for money. Great views from our room. Staff very helpful The bath in the room was probably the smallest and most uncomfortable i have ever encountered. Really really hard to shower without flooding the bath. Breakfast just ok
The location!!! All rooms have great beach view and the beach infront of the hotel is excellent. Better to have a car as location is far from centre.
It feels like you are at home. Everybody is very polite and helpfull. The location is perfect, right under the temple of Poseidon, literally on the beach and at night it is even more romantic. I will come back definetely.
The location, the views, the style and comfort of the hotel's lobby, restaurant, and rooms. Nothing.
The hotel was wonderful in almost all aspects. The main reason for our stay here was the incredible view of the Aegean Sea and the Temple of Poseidon on the hill next to the property. The hotel clerk was incredibly friendly and helpful. I would come here again and again.
Perfect sea view, friendly staff,very quietly area,free wi-fi No negatives
Location was convenient Improve AC, Facilitate the light control
The room was big and comfortable, the view was wonderful, the area was quiet, the room service breakfast was fine. I enjoyed my stay there and I should go again. The bathroom and generally the furniture was not very well maintenance probably some things like the sink the shower need replacement. The hotel is not very well organized regarding the cleaning. Better to give importance in the cleaning because is a pity and loose points from this.
Good service, pleasant staff, nice swimming pool on 2nd floor Compared to other "5-star" hotels, the quality of accomodation was poorer and the location of the hotel made it difficult to find.
I liked the view the pool area should remain open after 7 o'clock specially at summer months
very nice location with wonderful view no service after 23:00
Reception was very very helpful. Michalis, I believe was the gentleman's name, and the rest of the staff as well. Great location, clean, nice breakfast, we had a wonderful room, and we had great fun at the pool. Lunch at the Pool was also quite nice, good food, good service.!
very nice rooms, also very nice pool
nice view of the sea. unconfortable mattresses
Decor well designed but a little worn.Needs better housekeeping and management.
Cleanness, Staff, breakfast, distance from the beach The double bed was 2 single beds not fixed together. No events, entertainment etc.
very clean rooms. seems like they just recently got an upgrade as well. comforting after a 20 hour trip. very friendly and helpful staff. amazing ocean view! great price for the location as well. will be back
Easy access Not comfortable bed, Poor breakfast
The hotel is fine. The breakfast is very good, the rooms are nice, each room has a balcony, very close to a small beach (not very clean though). The pool is very cold, which is a fine thing in the middle of summer (though probably not in spring or fall). The people at the reception are very helpful. It is quite expensive, however. At the time we were staying at the hotel the hotel was definitely not fully booked (we even had the pool to ourselves most of the time). The area is dead, so bring your car. There are 3 overpriced restaurants around, more to be found is at least 5km away.
The staff was friendly and the breakfast buffet was great! We were able to easily take the bus from the airport, we called and were given easy to follow directions to get to the hotel, a Ten minute walk from the bus stop.
very clean- good service, staff is v kind, free wi-fi, excellent location there was no air conditioning in my room and this is strange for a 4 star hotel
The help^fullness of the front desk was excellent and precise. No, we liked everything.
Nice and clean renovated rooms. Just 100m from the beach. A little poor breakfast
The hotel was very relaxed and pretty easy access to Athens. There was only 3 resturants within walking distance so without a car not much to see or do but we used it to see Athens.
The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were very clean and it was in a good location. Maybe a little bit more variety in the breakfast buffet
The location of the hotell by the seaside. The frendliness of the staff.
Very good hotel. Extra large rooms with balcony. Clean. Modern. Food reasonable rather than excellent. Dinner is included in price. Located on own beach close to Cap Sounion and 47km from central Athens Set on hillside above beach, wheelchair friendly but somewhat steep.
Location, organisation, staff attitude, organised beach,receptionist very pleasant and friendly Not any bad points just few comments....variety of food was limited(buffet - dinner), drinks not included in half board, the roadsigns for finding the hotel not good were very confusing and should be removed.
There are 2 buildings; 1 is in front of the street so is noisy. the other is better but with a bit more difficult access
Very cozy and big room, friendly staff, location just 2 minutes walking from sea
Very good selection of leisure facilities, and choice of eating/drinking sites. Sea for swimming very stony. Would be excellent if the stones were replaced with sand as the neighbouring hotel had done.
I like hotel staff, dinner. It is beautiful, that beach is very near to the hotel. Internet accsess was not very good.
There are few rules at the hotel The swimming pool, that could be used later that 21.00 a clock. The pool was nice and clean. It was not easy to make food, poor facilities in our Apartment (32)
Stayed there very short. It is a very simple and clean hotel/apartment. Nothing special but really fine, clean and very cheap. Beds and bathroom good, very quiet neighboorhood. Good pool! It looks very old fashioned. If you do not care about the way it looks, perfect place and good quality - price ratio.
OK stay for one night. Good staff service. One separate bedroom and one bedroom in conjunction wit day-room/kitchenette, possible to close wall for two separate bedrooms. Standard comfort & cleanliness not of the best, mainly due to poor choice of material & furniture. Location rather far away from both airport and port of Piraeus. Travelling with luggage you have to account for a taxi trip, 10E, between bus-station and hotel. Taxi from airport about 40E.
Very nice and helpful staff. Spacious apartment. Great view. We had a great time! Furniture old fashioned.
Spacious apt,nice staff,nice neighborhood,about a 10 min walk to beach,good for budget traveller. Somewhat dated furniture. Didn't like the pool,didn't look very clean.
Internet wireless lan
Spacious rooms, quiet environment,friendly staff, easy parking. 20 mins to airport and east Athens No WiFi in rooms, only in Lobby.
Helpful staff, clean and big rooms. Sweeming pool was close. No kitchen equipment.
old appartments. not much of inventory working properly. Very noisy aircondition. 30% less price would reflect resonably value for money.
The friendly and laid back atmosphere The pool could have been taken care of better