My boyfriend booked 5 days here for my birthday back in February this year. At first we wasn't sure what we would think of it as we couldn't find that many photos, but in fact it turned out to be one of the nicest places I have stayed!
Location is PERFECT! When the coach pulled up outside the apartments, we were kinda laughing saying we wouldn't want to stay here and was gutted when the driver announced it was our stop! It's along one of the main roads and wasn't very 'pretty' to look at. However sating in the apartments at the back, you cannot hear the road and it's not that busy at all so please DO NOT be put off by this!
It is located within 10 minutes walking distance from the main 'strip' but at night you cannot hear any noise from the clubs or restaurants.
10 minute walk down to the beach which is lovely! I'm not a beach person and hate the sea, but even I went in the water it was nice and clean and golden sand.
15 minute to the 'Old Town' where you will find a load more restaurants and shops down little roads. We went for dinner here on valentines night and they had decorated some of the restaurants with candles and hearts - was really welcoming!
We booked a studio apartment. Once again we was kind of dreading the shoe box we thought we was going to be given, but once again we was surprised! The apartment was very spacious with a decent size lounge with a sofa, table and chairs, tv, double bed and a wardrobe, a small hallway with another wardrobe, and two doors, one leading onto a very nice kitchen with cooker, oven and microwave and other essentials, and the other door, leading to yet another decent sized room where the bathroom is, with a nice bath/shower and a bidet.
Small balcony outside kitchen, only big enough for a chair or 2, but out the front you have your own space with small tale and chairs.
On arrival the lady at reception was very friendly and wish me a happy birthday from the day before. Talked us through the area and made us feel very welcome! There was no hairdryer in the room and when I went down to ask where would sell one, she went and got her one for me and allowed me to use it for the week! Cleaners are very friendly and smily and came everyday and the room was always clean and tidy! Man at reception called Bruno helped us book our transfer to the airport and done it for us and as our flight coming home was late so we asked to pay extra to stay in the room till around 6pm and as they wasn't expecting anyone that evening, let us stay with no extra charge!
This holiday was such a lovely break and even though while we was there there was a few rainy days, the ret of the days were nice and warm and we was able to go to the beach most days! We loved staying here so much that we said we'd decently return (and we never normally return to the same place/country), but I have booked it as a surprise for his birthday and we will be going next week and I can't wait!..:)
Hope this helps anyone who is unsure about staying here!
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