If you believe all the bad reviews , I think the people who wrote them were picky so this will be a true revue of this hotel . On arrival we were greeted by a polite and nice lady who when I requested it , gave us a room at the back overlooking the pool as this I was told was not as noisy at the front . The room was clean ,spacious with a bathroom not too small .although the bath is only designed to accommodate room to stand for a shower .The usual towel change was fine ,if it was on the floor , it got changed , beds were made every day . The only thing that I did not like was the window boxes which housed dead plants . This was rectified (being a florist) by taking the dead stuff out and putting in artificial flowers which the maids found hilarious . I have a wicked sense of humour . The restaurant food consisted of a very meagre continental breakfast of slices of cheese and meats ,cereals yoghurt, toast and rolls plus drinks and by half way through the week I I wished for at least an egg which appeared in the form of a cold hard boiled one .All lunches and evening meals had soup and a good choice of salads and also a different choice of meat every meal with a selection of chips ,potatoes and veg if you wanted it .The meat was always good in fact what they provided although limited in actual choice was very good Puddings was a bit limited also but nice , a choice of fruit, jelly, flavoured cream type stuff and very occasionally ice cream ( the fridge with it in was always covered up ) However the restaurant itself was dire ,very dark with African totem pole pillars and symbols of the same in murals around the walls the worst was a picture of a very thin lion , not a good image for a place to eat food ,the ceilings had bamboo poles with foliage painted on them which was quite overpowering Drinks were available at the bar . The pool was cleaned every day and although small was adequate for a swim the sun was on it during the day but by 4pm the sun was off it but it was still warm There is not enough pool chairs or sun beds As we went all inclusive I did expect some kind of snacks during the day but nothing is available except crisps which you had to pay 1 euro for .There is no limit to the amount of drinks you can get from the bars( as in some places ) you are issued with a wrist band that you wear all week to signify your status . The bar shut at 11pm on the dot . WE found all the staff polite and if you did try a little bit of the lingo they were fine There was only one lift that worked .As the area of El Arenal appears to be a hive of activity for germans , it definitely caters more for them than any other people and they are really noisy mostly rude and totally arrogant .The hotel offers no entertainment at all but the hotel around the corner has some sort of music on most nights and you can go in this finishes at midnight . The area itself is quite nice, a walk down the street takes you to a steep hill that leads to the beach which is fantastic plenty of shops on the way down and along the sea front also bars The beach has sun beds to hire 16e a day and a bit of shade in places . The sea is lovely and clear and goes out quite a way before you out of depth Fish swim around you in places .Lovely . In all, the hotel is good for a two star hotel and if I went again I would consider it . However I do like hotels nearer to the beach and would prefer a hotel closer This is not a bad hotel and a good base for mostly everything . don't be too put off by all the bad reviews . WE were told that this hotel is due for a revamp next year , Gordon Ramsey would have a field day with the restaurant décor . In all we had a lovely time here and would consider coming again .
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