Our first impressions of this hotel were mixed. We were first shown into a very nice room on the ground floor, with a balcony & sea view. We later went down to the excellent 'Blu Bar' for a coffee and very good music, which ranged from Elvis to Santana to classic Italian ballads. The trio of musicians were the best we'd heard, with guitarist, keyboard player who also had a great voice, plus the occasional saxophonist. On leaving the bar, however, we were told by a hotel employee that our room 'might become flooded because of a water leak next door' and whisked us away to another room on the 1st floor, on the other side of the hotel, which turned out to be very noisy and about 5 minutes walk away from the dining hall! We were not convinced about the water leak, as the room was soon occupied by someone else! The air con was turned off, so it was much too hot at night, but if we opened the window we had constant traffic roaring past us until the early hours. We really should have complained, but we overheard someone else requesting a quieter room, to be told the hotel was completely full...
Having said that, the place was spotlessly clean and the cleaning staff were always friendly and smiling. The waiters were fine, but the rest of the staff looked deidedly unhappy and were rather surly! When I requested a second pillow, I was given a folded-up blanket in a pillowslip - not conducive to a good sleep!
The pool was quite nice - clean and deep enough for swimming in, which is just as well, as the beach was down 102 steps, that is, without the twenty steps from our room to the pool area, plus another 18 from the pool to the steps - yes, I did count - my knees are still aching!
The food was what you would expect from a 'budget' hotel - plenty of it but rather monotonous, with piles of pasta, tasty though it was. The breakfast and dinner were basic, but the 2 'special' nights we had (Thursday & Sunday) were much better, with musical entertainment and a great buffet on the Sunday.
I should think we would have enjoyed our stay more if we had had air conditioning and a better-placed room, plus nicer reception staff.
N.B. We had to pay one extra euro tax for every night's stay, which we hadn't been warned about.
Definitely ask for a room away from the front entrance and road!
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