A week vacation in a beautiful umag is over and we have quite a complicated impression. The sol area includes a few accommodation areas. We chose apartments - having a small baby it's important to have a cooking facility. Besides it was very uncomfortable for us about the breakfast - as far as we wake up at 5 - 6 am - we need a possibility of early breakfast. Unfortunately it was not an option here - one more vote for a cooking zone.
In spite the room was quite spacious - small living room was sofa, wardrobe and a dining corner, bedroom, kitchen corner and WC, I can't say we liked it. And there are a lot of reasons for it. First cleanliness: upon arrival while unpacking the luggage (let's say 30 min ) walked in the room in socks - they immediately turned black - the floor has never seen a mop or even a touch of simple water. I had to use wet tissues to wash the floor at least in the bathroom to have a possibility to step there barefoot. The walls, mirrors with smashed mosquitoes on. The used-to-be-white doors with spots - I don't want even to think after what. Curtains with spots as well.
Bed. That is another huge disappointment . Two separate beds together with no possibility of a king size. So in order to sleep next to each other, one of us constantly hit the hole with a painful wooden frame in the middle. The bedsheets with stains, pillow covers with holes.
Noticing a sofa in the living room had an idea to organize it as a bed for a baby but gave this idea up as soon as I approached it - the smell is unbearable (toilet smell, may be there was a pet before us there who used it as a toilet or I don't know). So we avoided even approaching that sofa.
Asked for a baby cot. It was delivered the same day. But! With a huge hole. It was not balanced and a baby always rolled to one corner. We could not solve it.
Kitchen area surprised us with an absence of a kettle or mugs. That was a huge surprise - there was Turka to make coffee and tiny cups for Turkish coffee - for one sip. So to have breakfast - we put coffee box and boiled water to make it again and again in order to have a usual normal 250 ml drink. Otherwise there was all u may need. As a plus kitchen area was pretty clean.
As a comment , I have to suggest to separate smoking rooms from non smoking. As a family area there should be a possibility to have a smoking free zone. It was very annoying to feel smoke from neighbors every time we open the balcony. We had to keep it shut. This is not the reason to come to the pine and sea area - to smell AC all the time.
As for the family area you would also expect to have a pram entrance to the upper floors. We had to keep our pram in a car every time after a walk. It was quite annoying to fold and unfold it over and over again.
The area is very nice - green, different zones - family, lagoon etc. but again one huge "but" - the family area with a nice shadow under pines is full dogs. I don't mind pets, I love them. But as well I love to sit on a clean place. Whereas the owners try to clean after their dogs toilet but the peeing zone looks like everywhere. After watching one dog peeing on the ground just next to us - we moved to "no dogs allowed" area. Which unfortunately didn't have nice shadow and the beach became a problem for us.
It would not be just my opinion when I say that the sunbeds with umbrellas are overpriced. After paying over 100 usd per night for a room so far from clean one , I had no desire to pay minimum extra 12 dollars for sunbed and umbrella daily (all the beach along people use their own towels and sheds).
In this case in order not to spoil the vacation we decided to travel around. Pula, Italy, dining in nice restaurant in umag.
Bottom line : the vacation was nice but NOT thanks to SOL resorts and apartments. That's sad that such a wonderful natured area can't fulfill all the pluses of it and the impression is spoilt by cleanliness, pricing and zoning approach.
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