We have just returned from an October half-term holiday (one week) at the Royal Dragon Hotel. Overall, the visit was excellent - thoroughly enjoyed by all the family. On balance, I would say that the holiday was the best that I have ever had.
The hotel was spotlessly clean. The hotel had many staff regularly cleaning. Bathrooms and rooms were immaculate.
We were delighted with our room. We opted for a two-storey duplex room. My wife and I slept upstairs and had our own bathroom, while my teenage children slept in twin beds, and had their own shower and WC. This gave the family plenty of space to spread out and two bathrooms were much appreciated! The showers in the room were absolutely superb, and the hot water was always hot.
The air conditioning didn't seem very effective and was quite noisy, so we were pleased that we were not there in the middle of summer. We ended up opening the door to the balcony to keep the room cool.
Being October, the hotel was fairly quiet, which we loved. No issues with getting sunbeds at any time of the day and the weather was very kind to us, averaging 25C.
There were very few English guests at the hotel, and there were many German guests, although this wasn't a problem.
Staff were generally very friendly and attentive. They got to know us as we progressed through the week.
Overall, the food was excellent. We had one meal in the Chinese a la carte restaurant (which we were disappointed in) but we very impressed with the normal buffet restaurant. The Chinese restaurant lacked authentic Chinese cooks. We regret not trying the Turkish a la carte restaurant instead.
Breakfasts were absolutely superb, with a massive choice on offer. I became addicted to their wonderful omelettes and pancakes.
For lunch, there was excellent choice in the normal buffet restaurant, although we ate most of our lunches in the pool cafe. There was a nice selection of food. We would have become very fat using the buffet restaurant for lunch and dinner!
Dinners were always excellent - with an outstanding choice of hot and cold food, which was varied throughout the week. Hopefully, the photos I took do the food justice. We tended to find that the food that was being freshly cooked was the best.
My children really appreciated being able to help themselves to food and drink throughout the day - such as slushies, donuts and ice cream. I loved the cocktails and the almond liqueur.
There was no WiFi access in rooms, although free WiFi was available in the lobby and by the pool. This was quite slow but usable most of the time.
The lobby area was absolutely huge. No issues with getting a sofa at any time of day or night.
We paid extra to keep our room until 7pm, as we had a nightime flight.
We would not normally return to a holiday destination, but are considering returning to the Royal Dragon. It really was that good.
There was very little to see outside the hotel, which was slightly disappointing given that I am a photographer. However, there was a small harbour nearby and the sunsets were beautiful.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Dragon
- Royal Dragon Side