We have just recently concluded a one week stay in Villa Song the ground floor level of Villa Sunsong. We were impressed with the photographs in their well presented web site and in particular the seemingly secluded location of the villa. What the photographs do not show, is the adjacent road which runs past the property. The road is obviously a short cut and is particularly busy at the start of the working day and in the evening. The heavy and noisy traffic commences at 6am in the morning until 9am. The evening rush period is no better. We soon discovered we had to keep all our windows closed during these periods or it was impossible to have a conversation. You can appreciate how annoying and disturbing it was first thing in the morning when you are asleep. It was also disturbing during the day if you sat out on the small terrace, and as a result, we used the pool area which is located behind the property and well away from the road.
The downside to all of this was that with the windows closed constantly, the property became stiflingly hot and particularly in the late evening so as not to attract insects. We were aware that there was no air conditioning in the property but we were assured there were "enough mountain breezes to keep the property cool". There were no other mechanised means of keeping the property cool and we were given an noisy electric fan for the last couple of days of our holiday.
The property is spacious but poorly furnished. The kitchen is quite modern and well equipped. The lounge is large and ideal for a family. The bedrooms are functional but the bed mattresses and bases have seen better days and desperately need replaced. Bed linen was equally poor.
We have noted the that Villa Sun gets more bookings presumably because of the large terrace. We also note that in the last few weeks Villa Song has been offered at 45 and 50 percent discounts so it is worth monitoring this. I cannot comment on Villa Sun as we were unable to see it but I suspect traffic noise will also be an issue.
The highlight of the property is without doubt the pool. It is suitable for able swimmers but children would need to be supervised. The shallow end is a metre in depth and quickly gets deeper.
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