The hotel is modern, bright and airy. It is in an elevated position providing panoramic views of the bay from the hotel terrace and also from some rooms with sea view or partial sea view. Other rooms have a view of the hills.
Parking is available free of charge..... sometimes its difficult to find a spot right away.
Due to its elevated location, the pool area is accessed via a series of steps. Modern sun beds and parasols are provided and there is an area turfed with artificial grass housing chairs and tables for leisure. A vending machine provides snacks and toilet facilities are available. The whole area is kept spotlessly clean.
The reception staff are friendly and welcoming. A single lift is available, although quite compact. No one appeared to be available to help with luggage though.
Our room had sea view from the balcony and was situated at the west side of the hotel which provided more privacy then the rooms directly facing the sea as these were positioned immediately above the hotel's terrace.
The room was quite compact. It had a safe and fridge which were free of charge. There was no bath. The shower cubicle was of an adequate size but there was obviously a problem with the shower door which didn't stand straight and would not close. The caretaker didn't appear to be able to solve the problem.
Breakfast was the typical buffet style breakfast. The only hot dish was the daily provision of scrambled eggs. There was no toaster. Beverages were brought to the table by a waiter.
Dinner, in the evening, consisted of a buffet salad followed by three courses which always had a choice of soup, pasta, meat, and fish. The meals were fresh and tasty. We were booked in for seven nights and for two of the nights we had a candlelit dinner. This was a special set menu, and it was colour themed. The first time the linen and waiters' attire was blue/brown and the second orange/yellow. Generally, the maitre d' collected your orders for the evening meal at breakfast.
The wine was a little more expensive than in other hotels of the same rating. A bottle of Chianti Classico cost around 20 euros.
No cash exchanged hands for any extras. The guests' accounts are debited with the relevant charges and are paid for at checking out. The hotel didn't appear to have a policy to advise the guests on what the daily debits were. so it is advisable to keep an ongoing tally yourselves to avoid any misunderstandings.
The hotel reserved sun beds and parasols on their section of the beach free of charge. I must admit it was like being in a 'tin can of sardines' and noisy at times but I enjoyed the cooling sea breeze whilst I read my books. Changing rooms and showers were provided on the beach together with toilets but I tried to avoid using the toilets as they never seemed to be kept clean throughout the day. The sea was quite calm and generally clean. Due to the elevated position of the hotel access to the beach was via a series of steps and a busy road had to be crossed which was a bit difficult to do at times. However, a hotel shuttle bus would drop off and pick up at certain times of the day. In the evening the shuttle bus took people to the centre of town at 9 pm and picked up again at 11 pm.
The Centre is small and compact and busy in the summer season. There are numerous restaurants and small shops of all kinds.
The railway station is located in the centre and it is easy to reach other resorts via this service. It takes about 30 minutes to walk to the town centre from the hotel.
Overall, my husband and I enjoyed the views, cuisine and the professional and friendly service of all the staff and hope to revisit next year.
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