I'd probably give it a 3.5 but saying a 4 is a little too high.
I had a nice week here, but that was more down to the weather and company than the resort.
The rooms are nice, spacious, with a small lounge area, and an outside patio area. Compared to some of the resorts there was a lot more space around the resort and between what I can only call small bungalows. They were clean, with decent furniture, but no luxuries, just a tv, fridge and hairdryer.
There were 3 pools, all joined, outside. They said one was heated but you wouldn't have known. Surely the winter months are times to heat the pools, but no, and so maybe one or two people were brave enough to take a dip each day, sadly not more.
The food was ok, some days better than others. As someone else has mentioned you should get in early to get the best choice. Steaks, fish and other meats were cooked fresh, whilst they lasted. A fairly good range of drinks were also included in the AI package. If you're only half board they're charging 15euros for the buffet.
The location was fine for what we wanted... you could walk to beaches but they're not really close. There are golf courses v nearby, and then there's a free bus which will take you into Maspalomas or Playa de Ingles but the times were quite restricting. Taxis pretty cheap though.
It wasn't pretty outside the front gates, another resort opposite with an advert for tennis courts, we never discovered what else was there. Then a lot of land was derelict and looking fairly shabby, as if ready to be built on.
The staff didn't seem to enjoy being there... Bruno and one or two others were friendly, but a smile would've gone a long way. It often took a while to get a drink at the bar, so we'd often get more than one at a time.
And if you're AI, you'll have to check out by midday and that's when your meals run out. An average menu is served then in the restaurant.
Oh and there is a hot tub and sauna... but there's no sign or information about it so it was only noticed the day before we came home. Communication a little lacking.
All in all we had a good break, but there are things that can be improved.
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