The mattresses are extremely old and uncomfortable. I flipped the queen mattress in order to find a better part to sleep on and was shocked by the bad state of what I had to sleep on for 3 nights. The highway noise is constant. There are no cleaning materials provided. For a 3 night stay you have to bring toilet disinfectant, everything. There is no dishwasher. There is a sea view, but you have to stand to appreciate it. The dining chairs and couch gives a pleasant appearance but are so worn that you do not want to sit on it because of the frames drilling into your body. Our DSTV Smart Card could not be activated because the decoder is outdated.
We stayed 3 nights on a self-catering basis in this 2 bedroom unit. It was a last minute booking and very difficult to make a reservation. It is advertised on many travel sites and the prices vary a lot for the same unit. It was most expensive through Tripadvisor – about 40% more, only quoted in U$. I complained to the owner. We accepted the quote from SafariNow.com and paid the deposit. After paying the deposit more costs were added on top of the original quote. They also create confusion because the price is quoted per apartment and then they give the price for a 6 bed unit for 2 persons. I mailed complaints to both the owner and SafariNow.com and was told that if I do not pay their inflated amount, the keys would not be given to me on arrival. We paid prior to our departure and emailed proof of payment to the owner as they demanded. I had to spent hours while driving to Shangri-La 606 to convince them that the payment was done. These are the kind of operators that give internet bookings a bad reputation.
The Shangri-La block is well maintained and independently owned and other units could be better. I would however never go back to 606.
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