Overall the hotel is quite nice. We arranged a hotel transfer by travel agent as hotel is 30+ minutes from the airport. As was reported by a previous visitor, the hotel is a bit too remote and taxi's are not happy to go there. The hotel is located on a newly developed area and in 2+ years it will probably be bustling area- not yet. No restuarants outside the hotel are within walking distance.
Balconies overlook the water, but not really a beach view.
Nice building, layout, staff. English is not spoken that widely due to the large Russian tourist influx, but you can find English speakers with limited effort.
Nice pool, but for some odd reason, the hotel does not supply towels and there is sign in room directory to NOT TAKE TOWELS FROM ROOM.
Restaurant for breakfast is very good and has great view. It is indoor/outdoor style and very comfortable and overlooks a nice and large aquarium.
We did not eat at Chinese restaurant under the aquarium, but visited it. I was not so impressed with the look of it, but staff seemed nice.
It is not too large a hotel- only 101 rooms on 10 floors.
Free internet- slower speed than I am used to. Very good internet thru TV option - the best I have used!
Bar - lobby bar was rarely busy and staff were unable to properly pour drinks. It took 15+ minutes for a Bloody Mary to be prepared, but once again very nice staff.
Location - too remote-
No beach to swim at within walking distance
Hotel shuttle bus - this is best way to visit town, go to restuarants and go to beach. With that said, it was terrible service overall.
- a single 6 passegnger van was always undersized for guests who wanted to use it.
This caused friction among guests for who were arguing as to who was first etc to get a seat. (not ideal for vacation to relax)
Bus was constantly 10-20 min late for pick up at the mall in town and once again, not enough space to fit all passengers.
We used the bus- 7 times and 6 times were with problems.
The hotel did not seem to care when this was reported to the reception and staff.
FYI - it seemed that a new building was being started on the ocean side of hotel. It is likely that this will be another hotel, but in 2010, it could create noise and poor views. It was too soon to be sure.
Overall - Would I go back - maybe, but price would need to be right and the shuttle service improved. We really liked the facilty and staff, but there are negatives to consider.
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