Wish we had gone somewhere else
Review Submitted: 26 January 2011
Date of Stay: February 2010
My boyfriend and I stayed at Alverton Studio last year. While close to transportation, the beach, and the supermarket, it was not what we had in mind.
The beach was steep and rocky (too many rocks to go into the water actually, the waves would thrust them at your legs and scrape you) and crawling with creepy sand bugs at night. The bus stop was SO close that it was literally right outside the door so for 18 hours a day we constantly heard the bus horns, which play MUSIC. The supermarket was limited in items I guess since most food is imported, and contained a lot of processed junk food.
The actual studio itself seemed clean and charming, however there were mega island sized COCKROACHES in the kitchen, as well as ants.
I found the cleaning staff to have no respect for your space or privacy, and they don't do dishes.
The studio faces the road, as I mentioned before, and you have to walk around the building to access the shared courtyard. The other 2 buildings were being rented by some other people, and they would take up all the chairs and tables. Since we came from the other side of the building and were quite outnumbered, we felt awkward when attempting to share the space with them.
We just did not have a very good time here (and I've been to many other countries), and were relieved to arrive back home.
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Helpful votes: 12/18
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