Review Submitted: 8 July 2012
Date of Stay: June 2012
This apartment is situated in a very quiet area. The apartment itself was ok with a nice little TV, well functioning air condition and 2 toilets. The furnishing was simple and tasty, and you got that spanish feeling entering the apartment. The parking area was right outside the enterence door which is practical in many ways. We met some nice neighbours which provided us with some really helpful information and even lent us some anti-ants powder, a necessecity which should have been in the apartment's store, because there were ants everywhere before cleaning the place.
The apartment was regardly very poor cleaned at our arrival, an unecessary experience in 2012. Espacially the kitchen was not in order - we had to wash everything from glasses to knives and forks, pans and all koocing ware which was all covered with fat, food and fingerprints... The surfaces in the oven were burned black, and it was not very delicious to use for cooking. The floors had not been cleaned. We also missed some standard equipment (garbage bags, some spices in the kitchen, toilet paper...) and that some of the drawers and the closets were empty and ready for our use.
Except from that the beds were nice, the bathroom ok but all the rooms are quite small. The terrace was ok, but we missed a view to the beatuiful sea just 100 m from the apartment. The sandy beach is excellent, and the water clear and warm. The sun umbrella was fine. There is no shower on the beach, but there is a foot shower.
The pool area was ok but small. We didn't spend much time there since we did not want to disturb the close situated neighbours to the pool.
It is possible to stay here without a car. But, in our opinion it is very useful to have a car because there are no offers and very few activities in Venta Lanuza. Be also aware of the pictures which are not really representative - there are two big not finished apartment buildings which offers the "sea view" from the balcony, which is sad and spooky. The view would otherwise have been great.
So; this is an apartment which offers a minimum for your money. It's close to Benidorm and Alicante which offers nice beaches, restaurants, shopping possibilities and much more. The surrounding area is ok and the apartment ok, the local area not 100 %. But, there are thousands of apartments in Spain at the same low cost which offers a higher standard at the same cost.
Owner's Response: To say I am shocked at this review is an understatement. First of all the comments on cleanliness.
I was in the house in May with everything checked and perfect. The day after I left a couple who use
the house regularly (they have booked again for september) followed me in, see their review
'our perfect holiday'. The next people in the house were 4 lovely ladies one of which cheerily
mentioned she had OCD regarding cleanliness. They left it also perfect. You arrived 4 days after they left. Is it even possible to be in the state you described. I think not. If you read all my reviews which I'm sure people do exactly that, their descriptions are 'uninterrupted sea views', 'bedrooms very roomy and comfortable'. The views are exactly as portrayed on the website. 'Small' seems to be the operative word here. Small rooms, small pool, small TV (it's a 32" flat screen).
Ants can sometimes get into the house at certain times of the year but if you had looked properly you would have found ant spray with all my other cleaning materials. Regarding 'no offers' not sure what was supposed to have been on offer. No shower in our lovely sandy cove!!!. No spices, please!!!!. You booked a 'low price' as you put it 2 bedroom beach house when what you should have booked was a five bedroom villa with large rooms and olympic size pool and a wall to wall plasma screen at five times the price, lets not forget a well stocked spice rack. Future renters please read my other 12 five star reviews for an accurate view of this property.
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