Not sure where all these bad reviews come from. Great trip from beginning to end wish we were staying for a couple more days. First I will say we flew Air Transat and they were great!! Would not hesitate to fly with them again. Unlike my awful Sunwing trip!! Check-in was fast and informative. We felt very welcomed. First impression of the lobby was how big and clean. The staff really goes above and beyond to keep this hotel spick and spam. The bathroom lobby was very impressively clean my entire stay. The workers on the grounds are always working to keep everything neat and tidy. WE were in building 25-107 close to the beach. It was an older building but was kept clean and stocked with plenty of coffee , water and towels. And for the people that say it smells moldy and gross.. It's the sea air you boneheads.. A little tip people don't be so cheap and leave a little something for your housekeeper (Miqueline was great) and they will take good care of you. I brought a few small gifts and left money. anything helps. And don't wait till the last day!!! These people work so hard for very little.
The beach was Super fantastic and our bartender at the preferred club Williams was great!! Yes it was a smaller area but you don' t have to sit there. We were just on the other side, still close to the bar. The beach was kept clean and the water was great. The guys selling stuff on the beach were fine. They did not pester me at all. Just a simple polite no thank you goes a long way. The Beach club bar and restaurant was great!! Always something to eat. A little more variety up at the lobby buffet but it was good food. Soup and pasta was fantastic. Great salads and chicken to die for.
We did not eat at any of the a la carte because we do not like to have a schedule when we are on vacation, however other guests said the Mexican and steak house was great. The Buffet was great in my opinion, fresh omlettes and crepes were yummy. Supper had something different every night. From grilled fish, steaks, pork chop, suckling pig. Tacos and the pasta bar was my favorite. the fresh bread was yummy too. You will only starve if you are a picky, spoiled brat..All of the staff and waiters were fantastic. I recommend getting there when it opens and try sitting the same section. A little tip will go a long way. We left our waitress 5.00 at the beginning of the week and a dollar or two here and there. They work very hard trying to get your drinks and picking up plates. But understand the mad rush, please have a little patience. Whats the rush anyway? Seeing as you're there on vacation.
The bartenders in the lobby were GREAT!! Big shout out to ONY, EMILIO and Solomen, miss you guys!! The furniture in the lobby could use some updating but no biggy. Wish they would have had more music playing but we met so many great people. Thanks to our friends that brought the guitar!! The sing along's were the best time off the week.
The pizza place upstairs for late night snacks was great!! And the bartenders at the bar were great!!! I never did try the taco place up there but if they are anything like the ones in the buffet. I bet on good too.
Ok pool bar and bartenders were a hoot. Wilson and Wilton were my buddies. Pool super clean. Not a lot of kids at that bar which was good. Only thing I did not like was the water fall coming down.. The sports bar up from there was for air transat people. Hamburger and fries were yum.Did not eat breakfast there.
We had another pool close to our room that was nice for quiet time alone, very relaxing. Even though I did not have children with me, they seemed to have a fun house for the kids. The pool close to Beach club was taking over with kids and sore to say this but Russians.
I normally would not discriminate, however we found that 70 percent of guest were Russians. They were rude, disrespectful, dirty pigs that never cleaned up after themselves. They never tip a buck to anyone. They would run you down and never move out of the way. Could have drop kicked a few of them..
I do not recommend this resort for older people that cannot do a lot of walking. This is a very large resort so expect to do a large amount of walking. We did not mind. The vacation club people that want you to do the time share thing are not that bad. Just tell no thank you and keep walking. Unless you want free gifts for an hour of your time go for it. The guys that come in for the market are a real pain. Very pushy, trying to put jewellery on you ect. I wish they would just let you look. Remember everything is negotiable in price.
Had a fantastic time, would I go back!! I would say yes. My biggest problem was TOO MANY Russians!! Sorry Russians but you need to learn some manners and respect for the rest of the would.
Thank you to all of the staff that made our stay so wonderful. and to all the great new friends we made while there.
Michelle from NIagara Fall , CANADA
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