Utente: Tra Huong Nguyen
Valutazione: 5 / 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Villa Mabapa. Its an art deco hotel, steep in history yet comfortable. We had a triple room with garden view. The single bed is separated from the main bed by a partition wall, giving us privacy. Beds are super comfortable, crispy clean, well air- conditioned with 2 air-conditioning. There is a small sofas, 1 seating chair, 1 dressing table with kettle, also has a small fridge. Please note tea bags are provided but with a charge. Shower is strong with constant flow and immediate hot water. The windows have outer shutter as well as venetian curtain, which ensure a complete blackout for people with light sensitivity. The hotel is situated at the far north of the island, away from the hustle, guaranteeing quiet sleep. We slept so well during the trip.
The other delight is breakfast. There are selection of cold meat, cheese, jam, fresh fruits, white and malted breads, boiled and scramble eggs. Also, cereals, pastries, teas, coffee. All good quality and tasty. The only criticism I have is the juice is from cartoon, tasting like squash. Fresh juice or better quality cartoon juice will make the breakfast perfect. The breakfast room is decorated with brass lighting and Murano glass floor standing lamps. Soft musing plays in the background, leisurely eating breakfast, sipping tea, you feel like travelling back in time to the 1920s, not caring for the world.
The hotel entrance is lined with tables, shaded by pine trees and canope. Dinner is served here, looking out into the blue lagoon, watching sunset. It is a very romatic spot.
Another plus point is the hotel rent bike for free. The bikes are old, little rusty but work well. We cycle around the island, enjoying the sea view, exploring side streets. There are around 15 bikes, some are kiddy bikes. Rent is on first cone first served basis, cannot reserve.
There is a free beach around 6mins walk or 3 mins on bike from the hotel. The beach has a lot of shells, not great on bare foot. Water is clean. We came in the last week of May. Water was trepid, ok to dip as it was a hot day.
All in all, we would definitely recommend the hotel