Penthouse mit voll ausgestatteter Küche, Wohn- und Essbereich - Whirlpool am Meer
El Cantil Reservations
- Englisch, Spanisch
We arrived a little bit earlier than planned and were trates great. The staff is wonderful and so helpful. The place is better than we could have imagined. We will stay there any time we can. This place is close to lots of things and made this trip one for the record books. Book here if you get a chance it is world class.
We’ll rent this condo again...
There were 4 of us (2 couples) that stayed in this condo and had more than enough room. We reserved all 4 bedrooms, so that we could spread out if we wanted and we are glad we did. There are balconies on the waterfront and the back and both had great views of the island. We watched some of the pre-carnival festivities in the plaza area from the back balcony.
Noise was never an issue and the service provided by both Claudia and Roberto as well as cleaning staff was great. My husband and I took one master suite and my sister and her husband took another one and all were comfortable - beds, pillows and other furniture.
We rarely encountered other individuals in the elevator and the beach area was nice and quiet. The location is perfect - close enough to walk to town and the grocery store and we were able to get picked up at the condo pier for our diving and fishing excursions.
We will be back to rent this condo again once we figure out the dates. No complaints.
Much Better Than Average, But Not Perfect
First...general building and grounds information. The access to diving or even to the pool required taking the elevator to ground level, then following the hallway to a stairway leading down to the garage, then crossing the garage to a different stairway leading up to the pool and "beach" area. The beach is artificial. There is no direct access to the water from the beach. The whirlpool in the pool area did not work for the second straight year. I am unsure whether it ever works. The elevator did not work for most of one day, but was quickly repaired. The fan in the elevator was broken the entire time, making it feel very warm and stuffy. The building is very well located and in good condition. The grounds are well kept. The pathway to the snorkeling area is convenient and the adjacent snorkeling is better than average. The dock area is not as long as it should be which requires directional docking, sometimes impossible under even medium wind conditions. The concierge services offered are excellent.
The unit itself: It was clean throughout and as spacious as advertised. The maid service is excellent, although one day that the maid was supposed to be there she did not show. The concierge had a different maid clean the unit and replace the towels. The promised bath robes did not exist. The televisions worked well. We needed to replace the iPod station remote batteries. Even after that, the range to the station was less than three feet. The furniture is considerable farther away than that. The sliding doors to the very nice balcony do not seal well and rattle loudly when the wind is from the west or north. The sliding doors in the second master ocean side do not even lock. The balcony furniture is very worn, light weight, and slides noisily in the wind. There is one large, easily seen wall clock in the unit that is battery operated. It did not work, even when we replaced the battery. The refrigerator-freezer requires that the doors be pushed in order to close properly and even with a good push sometimes do not seal which sounds an alarm after a while. The "solid" wood doors in the bedrooms that adjoin the great room are not solid wood. They contain large opaque glass panels that offer poor sound insulation and do not offer darkness in the bedrooms when anyone in the great room desires light. The beds were comfortable, there were plenty of pillows, and the linens as advertised. The great room furniture was comfortable.
Wonderful stay beautiful location
Great penthouse layout with excellent service. We will return!
Excellent unit excellent location
This is a very nice unit located on the top floor. The building is perfect for divers. There is a rinse tank down by the pool and most operators will pick you up at the dock. The building is walking distance from a bunch of good restaurants, old town, Starbucks, the grocery etc. There is no need to get a car. There is security 24/7 and a great restaruant on the property. We have stayed at El Cantil 3 times and the is the nicest unit we have found.
Fabulous property, great location, excellent experience. The condos in El Cantil are outstanding, all with beautiful waterfront views with the pool below your balcony. As SCUBA divers, we love the easy pickup at El Cantil's private pier, and it's great to take an easy walk into town for great dinners. With two supermarkets across the street, and a great restaurant on the property (Prima's), you may find yourself eating in as much as out. I can't understand why anyone would want to stay at an "All Inclusive" resort far from the action, when El Cantil truly has it all, at a great price, with a great breakfast included. We'll be back!