Chaconia Suite - Review Page 3
The Master Bedroom
The lovely 34sq.m.(370sq.ft) master bedroom suite is located beside the main living area and features another 12ft set of sliding glazed doors overlooking the balcony, gardens and sea. As in the living room, these glazed doors are protected by ornate wrought-iron grills that can be opened and folded back to provide access to the balcony. Similarly, the glazed doors are coated with a strong anti-glare film to reduce glare and minimise the heating effect.
The bedroom is attractively furnished with a king size bed, matching bedside tables with lamps, two chests of drawers and a 22-inch television. Needless to say, all linen and towels were of the very highest quality and immaculately clean.
The bedroom and bathroom are air-conditioned, courtesy of a ceiling-mounted split unit air-conditioner and large overhead ceiling fan. The air-conditioner proved quiet in operation; in fact we were still able to enjoy the soporific effect of the surf crashing onto the beach below. The bed was hugely comfortable and heavy curtains ensured that external light never disturbed our sleep. In fact we slept marvellously every night.
The bathroom is wonderful - beautifully tiled and exquisitely presented. A spacious 1.7m vanity unit is fitted with a full-width mirror, with theatre-style lighting, and ‘his and hers’ wash basins, dual electric shaver sockets and a wall-mounted hairdryer. There was more than ample space, both above and below the vanity unit, for bathroom essentials.
The bathroom is equipped with a four-foot deep soak Jacuzzi bath tub and a large fully-tiled walk-in multi-head shower. Water pressure was good and there was lots of hot water, so taking a soak, or a refreshing shower, was always a pleasure. Soap dispensers are provided.
A small walk-in dressing closet provides 0.75m (2ft 6in) of full-length hanging, with lots of hangers, plus a set of storage drawers to supplement those in the bedroom dressers.
Measuring 3.4x3.9m (13x11ft), the second bedroom is of more modest proportions. These measurements do not include the en suite bathroom or two built-in wardrobes that each offer a generous 1m of full-length hanging space (with hangers).
The room is furnished with a very comfortable queen-size bed with a small nightstand and lamp on each side, and a single chair. The room’s wall-mounted air-conditioner was quiet in operation. The single glazed window has strong security bars and an external wooden shutter. Occupants who prefer natural air can safely dispense with the air-conditioner and rely on the open windows and large ceiling fan.
The en suite bathroom is relatively small, at 2.8x1.4m, and equipped with toilet, pedestal washbasin and a large fully-tiled walk-in shower. A shaver plug is provided, together with a wall-mounted electric hairdryer. A wall-mounted cabinet sits beside the washbasin. It provides ample internal storage space, but the small open shelf beneath offers only a very limited area on which to set out the many bathroom essentials that we all seem to need these days.
The third bedroom is located opposite the second, but is very much smaller at 3.4x2.75m (11x9ft). It is also more simply furnished with just a pair of single beds, a bedside table and lamp and two chests of drawers. There is no hanging space. Air-conditioning is courtesy of a small wall-mounted unit, supplemented by an overhead ceiling fan. The room has secure windows with wooden shutters on two aspects, so fresh air is an option if you prefer to dispense with air-conditioning.
This bedroom does not have en suite facilities. However, a general bathroom is located just across the hallway, next to the main living area. This bathroom is equipped with a toilet, attractive wash bowl and another large fully-tiled walk-in shower.
A wide (1.4m) balcony runs the full 9m/30ft width of the apartment, opening out to a more usable 4.7x3.1m (15x10ft) square in the centre. Furnished with two comfortable padded all-weather armchairs and a matching sofa, with two circular tables, the balcony imparts a very colonial ambience as you sit back grandly looking over the beautiful garden and bay through the decorative white balustrade and tall arched columns that support the high roof. A single large ceiling fan helps to keep the air moving. A drying rack is located at one end of the balcony for wet swimwear and beach towels.
Facing almost due west, the balcony is a stunning spot to watch the sun set. We have experienced many spectacular sunsets during our times at Black Rock Dreams. More importantly, the balcony is in shade for the majority of the day. It is only during the hour or two before sunset that one starts to edge chairs away from the front of the balcony and into the shade at the rear of the balcony.
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