Arrived on a quiet weekday looking for a place to stay on my business trip, I was greeted by closed gates at the driveway. So I had to walk in and the caretaker spotting some activity in the deserted resort sprang out of thin air and greeted me. Well, thinking I will have the whole resort to myself, I decided to stay a night and see what Red Z with her dashing red pool set invitingly against the backdrop of the Phetchaburi sky had to offer. It was then that more people sprang out from thin air and prepared the lower ground Z Room in which I will stay. On entering, there was a pleasant and rather overpowering smell of air freshener which complemented the cozy style of the room. A large toilet adjacent was set out in stark bold concrete flooring and a red tiled shower head. Not bad at all,…… at first. After a relaxing swim in their red pool, I returned to the room to find that there seemed to be a hint of sewage, but could be just my imagination. It wasn’t until the night that when I sat directly under the ceiling access working away on my notebook on their tiny table that the odor grew in strength. They had no electrical sockets by the way, the hotel was not meant for you to work. Luckily I had my extension cables. Retired to bed late and the smell was then omnipresent. Too tired to bother, I slept through it all. Now breakfast the next morning was way disappointing. Normally, it would be I wait to be served breakfast, but in this case, it was breakfast waiting for me to be served. The sunny side ups were hard and cold, I can play Frisbee with them and they would return back onto my toasted hard bread in a perfect landing. The ham, were equally cold and I can toss the sausages in kung fu style to pierce the cute puppies roaming around. I was not alone at the resort actually, I had a huge bunch of merry fly friends buzzing all over me. They were so friendly they played hide and seek in my left nostril. It was ok. I had to wash my nose with Dettol to rid the hint of leaking sewage from my nose anyways. It was good that during breakfast, the ambiance was brought up a notch to reproduce the Ibiza feeling. Trust me, they should have played their chill out music all day long but what would be lacking I foresee is the possibility to sip a frozen lychee martini by their pool. They ought to clean up their deck chairs as well, it was dusty and debris ridden. Well, I guess the highlight of this resort is the interesting crimson read pool, and the pool, and the pool itself and that’s it. The room was under minimalistic, the upkeep of the resort and services were a shortfall from the sophistication I would expect for the price I paid.
Business - Jun 25, 2016