I am going to be blunt, fair and honest about our holiday. The staff were friendly if you were friendly to them.....do unto others etc, but I can't blame them for not having a permanent smile on their faces, working 14 hrs a day I don't think I would.......enjoy what is a fabulous resort with plenty to do, a great beach and great pools with plenty of food to keep even the most unadventurous happy.
ON TO THE GOOD STUFF
The hotel looks great when you arrive, though as we arrived very late at night, I would have settled for a cardboard box....any how, check in was swift, staff friendly enough for the time of night and the room was fine (though the childs bed was not made up so we had to use towels for sheets) but for the sake of sleep, we really didn't care and the next day it was all sorted by asking the maid. We had a massive balcony (which we used.....urmmmmm, once) but the views were ok, and being on the 7th (top) floor gave us a little, much needed, exercise. The lifts are fine and we only had a couple of power cuts, which lasted 5 minutes. Air con was a god send as it was 40" every day and not a cloud in the sky for the whole time.
Others moaned about the food being cold etc, well, it was actually hot if you go at the start of the dining times, if you don't it might be luke warm, but truth be told, when I am in 40" heat, I want nothing more than a chicken sandwich with a bit of salad and a nice cold glass of beer, all of which I could get pretty much anytime of the day. There were 7 of us, 3 adults and 4 kids, and I am not picky at all, however the other 6 are, and you know what, none of them went hungry, there was plenty of choice, I actually didn't hear any maons or gripes from anyone so not as bad as some other had mentioned.
So food wise......more than adequate.
aaaah, they are not as big as they look in the photos, but they are very nice, we ended up in the Elegance hotel and the pool there was far less crowded than the main pool, which I think is where other reviewers mentioned having to get up at 6 to put down a towel......choose a different pool and you are away. We got up around 8-8:30 and had no trouble getting 5 loungers to share at the Elegance.
Got kids, happy days, they are fun, fast and whether you are 13 or 33 like me, you'll have a blast, take care and send your little ones down first and there will be no issues, didn't see any problems and there are 2 lifeguards there to keep you safe on the twistys.
Not a big sand fan, but the beach was very nice, there were lifeguards, plenty of loungers going begging if you prefer the beach, and the sea was nice and clear.
Only went to one show as we spent so much time in the sun, we were pooped by the end of the day. The one we went to was silly, you laugh because you don't have a clue whats going on, but I guess that is part of the charm.
Anything but foreign brands, say no more, for those who couldn't find a drink they liked......I am not sure how. Barely had to queue, even on the night England got DUMPED out of the Euros, I would highly recommend Raki and lemonade. Measures fine, Effes Beer very chilled and refreshing........was more than adequate.
Stunning every day, can't vouch for all weeks, but ours was perfect, made the holiday exactly what we hoped for.
We bought a couple of footballs to play with in the pool, but as people went home, we accumulated 2 lilos and a rubber ring.....so like us, pay it forward when you leave. :-)
If you expect perfection, then you will always find something to moan about, whereever you are, if you are open to other cultures, the fact that things aren't as well set up as here in Blighty, then you will have a great time, we would go back, we do recommend it and if any one wants any specific answers due to previous poor reviews, please mail me. I know I was nervous....no need, it's fab.
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