Timeshare Hell Continues
Trip Start Apr 18, 2010
47Trip End Jul 07, 2010
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I checked in at the front desk, and the first thing the clerk did was, just like the last place, charge me 30€ for my electricity. She was amazed when I told her that nowhere else in the world have I ever been charged for my electricity at a resort, timeshare or otherwise. I then asked about internet access. 1€ for every ten minutes using their crappy PCs and no WiFi!!!! My optimism quickly faded and I was afraid to ask my next question but I had to ask about doing laundry. 5€ per load, you supply the detergent, and wash only!!!! "No drying?" I asked. Oh, you want to then dry your clothes after you wash them? 5€ extra. That's $13 to wash one load of laundry! WTF????
Getting depressed I went to my room
I then reluctantly paid the 10€ to do some laundry and headed down to the laundry room. The laundry room was disgusting! I couldn't believe it! Call me a snob, but if I'm getting charged 10€ to do a load of laundry, I expected a clean, well equipped facility. This place was dirty, dusty, with trash laying everywhere. And they had somehow rewired the machines to work with these token boxes they had, but someone had plugged the machines in wrong so I had to figure that out. There were no instructions other than insert money and press on. So I did. And I waited.
While my laundry was going I went to check out the rest of the resort. I began to realize that this place was a real dump. It's located on the outskirts of town, miles from all the real action. Cracks in the walls, paint chipping away, weeds everywhere. And the beach? No beach here, just jagged rocks along the coast. And not one person anywhere near my age. I'm vacationing with a bunch of 80 year old French and Belgium couples.
Really depressed now I went back to check on my laundry. The machines don't have any visual time indicators to tell you when it will be done, and 70 minutes later it was still going. I went to get the maintenance guy to look at it. I posted the video of his expert opinion. Then thrown in the corner I found the Spanish instructions for the wash machine and realized I had put my detergent in the wrong opening! So I was washing my clothes with no detergent! UGH!!! Finally almost 3 hours later I finished doing my laundry.
So just to recap, I'm again stranded, this time in an even worse timeshare, on the outskirts of town, extremely expensive internet with no WiFi, TV with the sound cutting out, and with a bunch of retirees.
I AM NOT HAVING A GOOD TIME……..