Well, iv jus returned from a fortnight at the Galera and what can i say.
Our bathroom leaked, our toilet didnt flush, our sink was hangin off the wall,the maid nicked our towel and yeah, it was absolutely boiling in the rooms. You would have a shower then break into a sweat tryin to dry yourself. But apart from that, i guess the hotel served its purpose. It would be an ideal location for anyone that wanted to stay in the town but didnt want the full exposure of the west end on their doorstep. Its located only 5 minutes away, jus away from it all, but not too far. Plus sunset strip and the bus station aint that far either.
Theres still quite an amount of traffic noise while your tryin to sleep but that would be expected in San An town.
I also wouldnt recommend goin down to the pool in the day, it gets overcrowded and is shaded from the sun lunchtime onwards. They also play an extremely dodgy collection of cds down there which are always on repeat. Clubmix 99 (which they've prob had on rotation for the last 4 years),Michael Jackson and some sort of cheesy 70's disco album. I even heard a bit of Phil Collins the other day.+
As JC said, the hotel staff did seem friendly, apart from the barman, i kinda felt like i was puttin him out when i asked for a drink.
The Reps Andy and Louise were an absolute waste of space. They only seemed to come knockin on our door when they were after somethin. The amount of times i collared Andy over the leakin bathroom and then he finally turned around the day before we went home and said we could move rooms, which was pointless at that point.
We were actually meant to be stayin in the S'amfora which was in the bay, but we found out that we had been moved when we arrived at the airport, Louise told us that the ceiling had caved in on the room we were meant to stay in, but i later found out off another rep that we had actually been double booked.She was basically bullshiting me.
I wasnt pleased either when we were moved to the town, but the location could of been much worse.
For the whole holiday, Andy and Louise pestered us to accept a poor excuse of an amount of compensation. Which i kept refusing. The pool, the bar, reception, my room, they wouldnt leave us alone, yet they couldnt sort the bathroom problem.
Andy looked a right tit when he was clownin round the pool. The guy needs to lose a bit of weight, he didnt even take his t-shirt off in the pool. Im bein petty now but they really pissed me off with their bullshit.
Dont go on any of the nights they try and sell you at the welcome meeting either.
Goin back to the hotel though,its rough and ready but it serves its job as a base. It is only one star afer all.
I was shocked at the fact that you werent allowed alcohol in your room, if you get caught, you will have it took off you along with a slap on the wrists, and you werent allowed on the balcony at night. We did anyway, but i kinda felt like i was at school again.
But at the end of the day, we still had a good holiday though, and we met some good people at that hotel. So it wasnt all bad. After all, It only cost us £310 each for 2 weeks.
Next year i think we will splash the extra cash for somethin a bit nicer with air conditioning.
I think Grimsby Town won that cup!