We went for 10 days towards the end of October 2012, leaving just as half-term was beginning and the hotel became overrun with children and their largely selfish parents. Before the final few days, we had a lovely time with fabulous weather.
The setup is lovely with plenty of space. Sometimes it can take a while to be served at the bar but it rarely takes too long. For Brits used to non-smoking, it seems odd now to find people smoking indoors but it is generally well separated. The bar staff make decent drinks and always seemed to try their best.
I read a few comments from people saying it was repetitive but I'm not quite sure what they are on about. One half of the main buffet is the same each day: Pizza, pasta, chips, rice, etc. This is, obviously, for the benefit of fussy people who don't like to try anything new. The other half was a mixture of themed foods, ie Chinese, and all sorts of other things, such as local tagines. Unless you're the fussiest person going, there's something for everyone.
The Italian restaurant is a bit wasted but the Fusion is terrific, with lovely meat and the Moroccan one wasn't too bad. You get good Moroccan food at the main buffet though.
Genuinely can't understand why anyone's had a problem with the food.
We had a beautiful view of the sun rising every day facing the pool. The better rooms are on floor three & four because you are higher and can see over the trees. I genuinely wouldn't bother with the garden rooms. They are at ground level and you can't see much at all.
The sunbeds are great- mattresses and individual tables on each bed. We never had a problem getting a space but then we usually get up early-ish anyway. If you're getting up at midday, I'm not entirely sure what you expect. There are loads of beds free on the beach in any case. In all honesty, the best sun every day was between 9am and 1pm.
The spa was good but prepare to book a day or so before. The gym was nice too.
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