I have just returned home unfortunately after 14 nights, i could have stayed forever!
I traveled as a single mum of two and must say after reading the reviews before travelling to say i was a little worried is a huge understatement but as soon as i arived the worry was swifly replaced by happiness and calm with a large dose of excitement, all thanks to the staff of wich were so attentive, they could never do enough for you!
on arrival we were given refreshing cocktails before being shown our room, the room was basic but spacious and for us the only time spent in our room was sleeping and showering. The air conditioning was good and we had a lovely view from our balcony, what more could you ask for?
The food was great, everyday there was something new to try, my son is so fussy with his food but i have never seen him try and enjoy so many different foods, needless for me to say the diet begins here lol ( thankyou chefs and all catering staff, you are all top x )
The good about this hotel far out way the bad but there were a couple of issues.........
There was a £2 a day charge for the flumes and when travelling with children works out very expensive
There is only one shop open at the hotel wich only stocks the very basics and the off site supermarket is also closed, this is fine if you dont mind travelling to the beach where you have a short walk to a supermarket to buy drinks for your in room fridge, the hoel does sell cans of coke, sprite or fanta but at four times the cost of the supermarket!
Thats the bad and if i was to tell you all of the good this would become a book :) so i will just mention a few..........
We met some wonderfull people on our holiday.... The main recepton bar staff... Bob ( luv ya ) one of the nicest, funniest barmen ever, Ismail AKA Elvis ( you will know when you see him ) lovely guy. Mustafa Magdy works one of the pool bars ( genuine, attentive, kept me in wine for two weeks x )
The cleaning staff were great, every day we had different towel art and its not about the tipping they just like to see you smile as they are every day!
The annimation team, there were two in particular that stood out for me and helped make my holliday what it was Mido and Sassa, two great guys, they were fun, funny, active, amazing with the little kids and the big kids ie me, i hope to see them both there on my return in december!
The restaraunt staff, Bola and Tamer so much more than waiters they were so good with the children, always made sure we had sufficient drnks at meal times, shame they were hidden away in the restaraunt, could have braught them home with us, thankyou guys x
Lastly i need to say a massive thankyou to the man that found a ring in my safe after i had checked out that belonged to my grandmother, i had never seen him before and i dont know his name but he came looking for me and gave me back the ring and words can not describe how greatfull i am, thanks again x
That for me sums up the hotel and its staff, hope you pick this hotel and have a great time like i did!
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