The hotel was generally great and I would definitely go again and recommend to others. The setting was fab, overlooking the sea. We had a park-side view (of the driveway really) and I really wished we had got a seaside view for the extra money as it was worth it. We tried to switch while we were there but there weren't any available.
We had a one-bedroom apartment and it was great. A really decent size with two bathrooms, which is handy once the little one has gone to sleep in the bedroom. It had its own little kitchen area with hob, microwave, fridge and draw/cupboard space. Also a mini-bar, which we used on arrival and then stocked with our own stuff.
The front of house staff were really friendly and helpful.
The hotel had three pools - one attached to the hotel and two others attached to 'On The Rocks' bar - a 1 minute walk away. The one attached to our hotel wasn't big, but there were always enough sun loungers for us (two families) around the pool and there was also an indoor pool, which is great when the kids want to get out of the sun.
The service around the pool wasn't great. Not enough staff came around to help set up the umbrellas (which were cumbersome) or to take food and drink orders. When they did they would often get the orders wrong and once I was told I couldn't get the cocktails on the menu as there was no-one there that could make them - even though they were options on the poolside menu!! So i trotted along to 'On The Rocks' and carried a couple back. The last thing to say about the poolside areas, both at our hotel and the associated ones, is that they are not toddler friendly. The ones at On The Rocks were basically on the rocks i.e. you could jump into the sea and there were massive rocks poking out of the decking everywhere. It was great for adults and older kids and I did enjoy an afternoon there without child, sipping cocktails and jumping into the clear waters. The one attached to out hotel just didn't have a lot of space around it for the kids to play and again had a pretty big drop into the pathway below. So we were always on extra special watch, which is not great for a holiday.
It was handy having three restaurants that were associated with the hotel as meant we could eat out and charge to our room and they were all in really short walking distance.
It was a tad annoying at check out that we had to put two transactions through our credit card to clear our bill. Basically on arrival they pre-charge your credit card and then if you spend more than that (100 euro) you need to do it in two transactions and so pay twice for loading charges and commission on the credit card. Im surprised the hotel, with so many guests going through it everyday, hasn't negotiated a different way of doing this for its customers. I only mention it as I consciously took cash to change over there and didn't use a credit/debit card until this point to avoid the cheeky loading charges that the credit/debit cards charge when you are abroad.
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