From the first interactions on What's App with the manager Christophe, I detected a lack of trust regarding money transactions and also some sarcasm.
Having traveled in Bali extensively, I have never had someone demand full payment up front (even for a scooter rental) and usually there is an inherent trust which creates a nice vibe for planning a vacation.
I ignored my intuition on this (big mistake), chalked it up as a fluke and decided to move forward with the booking.
I had chosen 2 rooms through online pics, and chose the one with the more elevated view. Got there, to find that it was the only room near construction (hammer pounding). Asked if I could move to the other room I had chosen online and the manager said it was already booked.
I decided to stay in the original room, hoping that I wouldn't be too disturbed by the construction. Discovered after a few hours of being there, that the floor was not even and being motion sick, started to feel like I was on a boat! This is no exaggeration!
Between the motion sickness and the random pounding of the hammer, I asked for a refund as the other rooms did not compare with the original ones I was interested in.
(I should also add that I was treating myself to a special weekend in Uluwatu b/c of a ceremony I was doing to honor my parents passing).
I had shared with the manager that this was a special weekend for me, so the other rooms wouldn't work and asked to be given a refund for the next 2 nights.
He said that it wasn't an option and literally laughed at me when I told him I was motion sick from the very uneven floor.
Also, bed was extremely uncomfortable and the decorative pillow cover had strange schmutz on it and looked like it hadn't been washed in a very long time.
The view was incredible and the private beach there was stunning, however there are other options of places to stay near Impossible Beach, where you will be met with a lot more grace, understanding and respect.
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