The 2 things that initially attracted us to this property were
1) the location: we didn't want to be in a big town with noise but somewhere rural with local amenities nearby, a shop, beach, restaurants & tram so we could just stay and relax at the villa or go walking locally or use the tram 2) the description of the villa with a pool & Solarium
Yes, we were expecting a small hill, but not a collection of small hills in either direction, very up & down and a workout even for our fittest friend, who has completed the London marathon!! Upon arrival the gate was opened to a steep set of approx 10 steps and has 4 of our group are less able-bodied, these became a daily struggle. The description, I feel, should state that the property is inaccessible for persons with reduced mobility & not just wheelchair inaccessible, as I am a stroke survivor with a right-sided weakness who isn't a defeatist but I found the stairs and hills a struggle. Had there been photos of these i wouldnt have booked this villa as i know some of the party would have problems!! We were left disgruntled when we made our way to the beach, the photo of the beach presented did not match the one that was 100m from our villa but one that looks like the one in nearby El Campello, which I may add was beautiful. The beach we were met with was completely covered in dried out seaweed with a nasty smell emanating from it which the locals informed us was cleared daily in the summer months but not now!! Most of our party could not make the walk to the local amenities, the tram and shop state they are 500m away, maybe so if they were in a straight line, so resorted to using taxis on a daily basis which became very expensive!!
In the title of the villa it says Solarium, we searched for it but never found it!! To get to my double bedroom I had to go down a very thin, metal spiral staircase which started as just an hole in the living room floor, no hand rail, banister security rails etc around it which would be unsafe for children or someone who's had too many holiday gins!! We found used mouldy coffee in the coffee pot & smoke came billowing out the oven as someone had left a tray in there which was covered in stale mouldy oil! It was hit & miss if you could get back in the villa after locking it, thankfully the back door worked. The main positives are the lovely pool & the roof terrace with a beautiful view which we would have used more had there been more than 2 chairs up there