We booked this early in 2011 and did refer to the Trip Adviser score. However we have learned our lesson, as a little closer scrutiny would have shown that of the current 89 reviews, only 6 are in English. The vast majority are German.
Like another reviewer I am all for multi-cultural experiences, but I brought my family to Italy to experience Italy, and all we are getting the guttural Teutonic accent constantly. I would say that 90+% of the guests are German, not making for a multi-cultural experience. I am actually very annoyed with my tour operator (Citalia) for not making this clear on booking.
The pluses - it is a nice hotel, with nice food and a nice pool. It has a nice beach and a nice ambience, but I can't help feeling that for the huge price we paid for a week for 2 adults and 2 children, that we should be getting better than 'nice'.
The transfer is an hour from the airport, so factor this in. The hotel rooms are clean, but very basic. Aircon and limited storage and a small balcony. The buffets are plentiful and of good variety, although with a truly enormous salad bar, it is hugely disappointing that there are only 2 mains each night.
There are two a la carte restaurants that you can upgrade to. La Terrazza costs €15 per person supplement. As we had premium all inclusive this was waived. My warning is to think carefully about this, as although it is nice to be served your food rather than queuing (a bit like being back at school, or Oliver Twist!) there is a very limited choice of 2 starters and 2 mains. Not what I expected when I was sold the 'a la carte' on booking the holiday.
The bars are well run and plenty of choice off the inclusive drinks list.
The pool is fine, a little small, and I was hoping for a jacuzzi from one of the small raised pools. Nein. Warning: the hotel caters for a continental European crowd and so plays loud music at the pol all day, and there are games etc.....
Summary: a nice hotel, but really not worth the money. Come if you get yourself a bargain, but don't forget the German phrasebook!
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