We have just returned from a one week late break to soak up the sunshine before winter sets in.
We did read the reviews before we booked and there were very mixed opinions of the hotel, so we kept an open mind. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the staff and given the usual cold drink and flannels, we filled in the normal forms and were shown where our room was and within minutes our cases were delivered. Although the room was small and the shower was over the bath everything was clean and adequate after all you don't go on holiday to spend the week in your room! Did feel it a bit strange having to pay for a safe as with other Thompson holidays we have used the safe and they have been included in the price. I agree with another comment made about the dress for dinner it is a bit disappointing when you make the effort to look nice for the evening meal and you are surrounded by football shirts hats and plastic flip flops, we didn't see anyone get sent to change. As for the food, I am really fussy but over the week there was always something for me to eat, and i did try some of the dishes and found that they were not all that spicy/hot. My husband loves to try different foods and was in his element and most evenings couldn't decide what to have because it was all good. Breakfast you could have more or less anything you wanted, from fried eggs cooked while you waited, there were all the normal cereals, fruit and continental breakfasts on offer. Lunch again so much choice. The bread was always so fresh and a choice of brown or white, so no need to go hungry! What can youy say about the desserts, it was a job not to load up the plate there were so many lovely puddings and of course always ice-cream and fresh fruit. I would suggest the hotel sticks to the if you want your towels changed put them on the floor and if you are happy to use another day then hang them up. For the whole week we had clean towels every day even though we hung them up and were happy to use again. The hotel did seem to have a problem keeping up with the towels, they would be taken in the morning and sometimes not returned clean until late afternoon, but this is a minor thing and didn't spoil the holiday. The pool area had plenty of sunbeds and loungers but if you wanted head cushions i think you either had to tip well or get up extremely early, but hey ho that's life! The Thompson Reps were extremely friendly and always stopped to have a chat and ask how everything was, they didn't get in your face but were there if you needed them. As for Hedi what a character, we didn't see much of him but again he was always smiling and yes he was maybe over the top sometimes but he was always very funny.
The reception staff, bar staff, waiters, beach waiters cleaners and gardners were always willing to help. We kept to the same side of the restaurant and the waiters soon got to know what we wanted to drink and kept our glasses full, lunchtime and evening meal. We will definately be going back to the hotel in the futre. Well done to all the staff at the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Hotel Scheherazade" concept is "Couples only" with romantic settings and new features such as; Spa, Swim-up pools, buffet restaurant, 2 a la carte restaurants and more...We hope the service which we are prepared to render will be extremely satisfactory.Have a Magic Moments!!! ... more less