Me and my partner came here for 1 week from the 5th to the 12th august 2012. our first impressions of this hotel was WAW!! I havent got many bad things to say about the hotel, its clean, beautiful, air conditioned and all round the best hotel iv ever stayed at. The pool area does get busy after around 10 o clock and you will find it difficult to even find a bed at that time so if you want a good spot try to go earlier or just go down really early and put your towel on some beds, we personally never did this but all the russians do it so why not!!.
There are ALOT of russians in this hotel infact there are more russians than english! they dont que and they are really rude but thats the biggest downfall of the hotel really and can certainly be brushed off, we didnt allow this to ruin our holiday.
The people on reception arnt the happiest to help you but if you ask for something you always get what you need, so this wasnt a problem. The rest of the staff are very helpful, we read on some reviews that they wanted a tip but we never gave any. It is a waste of your hard earned money to give them a tip as they are still helpfull and nice to you without one! although this is entirely up to you. but if you do decide to give a tip 1 or 2 diner is plenty enough.
Going ot of the hotel... this is another story altogether, it is very unclean and alot of beggers, the shop just outside the hotel is ok but check the dates of whatever you buy! the taxis will beep at you as they drive by and ask if you want to get in, this does get annoying but just say no or look away and they carry on driving. there are little boys around the age of 7-8 years old who walk around at night with flower baskets, just watch your bags with these becase they are professionals! there are 2 clubs down the road from the hotel only a 5 min walk, one called Living and one called Saloon. There is also a club called Bora Bora which is an open air night club but we couldnt go there as it was closed for ramadan.
There is a market 5 minutes drive away from the hotel called The Medina. We went here and within 10 mins we was in a taxi back to the hotel. it is VERY scary there are people within centemetres of eachother asking you to buy their tat. if you go up the little side streets there are frail old women and men begging and the smell is hurrendous. All the locals are pushing and shoving and shouting things to eachother, it was a terrible experience. there are again little boys walking round but this time they have lizards etc in there hands wanting you to stoke them for money. Also watch out for the people who will say DONT YOU REMEMBER ME? they will clame they are the chefs friend or a waitor in your hotel.
In my opinion i would just stay away from the market altogether!
However i do recommend the trip offered by thomson which is a trip to a coliseum and then a pirate ship, also there is a small water park just 5 mins in the taxi, only 20 diners each which is like £7.00 each so really cheap. it isnt the best waterpark in the world but we had fun.
All in all we had a fantastic time here and if it wasnt for the country itself that is so third world like, we would definately go again.
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