Truth to be told, I tried very hard to cancel this booking after reading some bad reviews. And I am so happy I didn’t.
Zenses Wellness and Yoga Resort is an absolute gem and I had the most fantastic stay there.
One of my concerns was the noise as some people had mentioned some construction work taking place next door. Quite frankly, I barely heard a thing. Yes there was a bit of hammering at some point, but it didn’t last long and it didn’t distract me from my book.
My other concern was the location as I read some reviews about the hotel being in a dangerous area. I even stocked up on snacks at the airport in case I was too scared to go out!
I wouldn’t say it’s dodgy or dangerous, yes it’s under developed but there are cars driving through the road and people walking by (both local and tourists) and I never felt once uneasy or at risk. Would I walk out there alone in the dark? Probably not, but I would say the same about many places in London where I live!
Finally, I couldn’t be more grateful for the hospitality I received from the team. I was greeted by my name every time, and Juan Carlos came to introduce himself and gave me some great recommendations for local restaurants (Burrito Amor is amazing!). I didn’t witness any of the rude behaviour some people have talked about in their reviews.
So maybe I was lucky, or maybe this hotel is just a fantastic place after all!