We stayed at Arabella Azur Resort for one week from 23 February to 2 March 2013. We really enjoyed our time, it is a great place to relax. Arabella Azur Resort is a nice little village of white houses, two swimming pools, two beaches and three restaurants. The guests are mainly German, Dutch, Scandinavian and Eastern European. A nice mix with families and couples (young and older).
During our stay a part of the resort was under construction. It looked like they are updating the rooms, which is great. The rooms are nice now, but could use an update. We stayed in a room in block D. The room is spacious, with different levels, each two steps up or down. The comfortable bed is on the highest level, the bathroom is at entrance level and you have a sofa and a balcony or terrace on the lowest level. These differences in height give the room a nice touch. Each room has its own mini bar, which contains three soft drinks and two bottles of water free of charge. The mini bar is refilled every day.
The bed is nice and comfortable and you get a double set of pillows, so you can choose the one you like best. The bathroom is also nice and spacious, with a bathtub, toilet and sink.
The room is cleaned every day and has protection from bugs in front of the windows and under the doors.
Beach and swimming pool
We love to go snorkeling, so we stayed at the reef beach most of the time. You can get your towels at the big swimming pools, which is beautiful. At the reef beach there are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach boys help you with your towel, if you want to (also without a tip). You can get a drink at the beach bar, and the bartender walks around to take your orders. He remembers what you drink and offers great service, also without a tip (but ofcourse you get even better service when you tip the staff. They work hard for it).
You can eat fresh pizza and ice cream at the big swimming pool and get hot snacks at the main beach.
The main restaurant (Grill Restaurant) has sea view, which is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All meals are really nice. The food is different each day and of good quality. The staff cares about hygiene, both of us didn't get sick. The hotel offers a large buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At breakfast, you have a selection of breads (also whole wheat and diet), fruit, an omelet station, crepes, salads, yoghurt and cereal. For lunch, you can choose from a selection of hot dishes and a salad and bread buffet. Dinner is really nice every evening. You can choose nice and healthy food from the buffet. There is meat, fish and vegetarian each day and also different vegetables to choose from. At each meal there is also a large dessert buffet.
When you are in the mood for a different atmosphere, you can also eat in the Italian Restaurant and the Egyptian restaurant, which both offer an All Inclusive menu.
The hotel offers a lot of entertainment choices, from the gym and aerobics at the swimming pool to a game arcade with billiards and a pool table. If you like shows, you can see a different one each evening, all by the enthusiastic entertainment team. There is also a live music performance three times a week in the Fire Corner, one of the places you can hang out and have a drink. You can have a drink at three different places and if you fancy a dance, there is an All Inclusive disco as well.
So, if you are looking for a nice resort with a great reef, good service, tasty food and a nice atmosphere, I would definetely recommend this resort.