This is an honest review that will suggest that some people like this hotel as it is lively! But for us it was unsuitable and here is why.
The pool, baby pool is quite deep, a small child would have to sit on the side and lower self in or have help getting in. The main pool is very deep. About 5ft shallow end about 8 ft deep end. Therefore small children would find it difficult if they are not proficient swimmers and no chance of playing catch or water volleyball or any games in it for that matter.
Rooms were very spacious which was a good thing but very dated and mold in the bathroom areas. Our shower powered out three strong streams of water in all directions (all other holes were blocked by mold) We managed and just kept moving around. It wouldn't take someone long to re grout, clean and maintain, in time or money but i don't think they have any pride in their facilities. We were in the room next to the reception and so there was a lot of noise. About the noise. This hotel does not appreciate that some people come to relax and rest. If this is what you want, please book else where. This hotel is a party from 8am through to 4am. We had to listen to rave club classics and the same music all day and all night. Its very VERY loud at the pool like you are in a club, no chance of reading a book or falling asleep on a sunbed, even if you did, the staff think it is funny to pour ice water on you. One couple said they were unable to relax throughout the two weeks and we can say the same. We went to different hotels who let us use their pool for respite from the boom boom rave music. We had a one year old and our poor girl struggled sleeping in the night, even when you shut the door, there is no sound proofing. When you eventually do fall asleep you can hear staff shouting at each other every morning from 7.30am right outside the door. Trying to have a nap and get the baby to sleep in the afternoon was impossible. The sleep deprivation after two weeks is like torture.
Half board situation. If you are half board you end up with a room and no fridge. Don't book half board, go for a self catering apartment if you do have to stay here. The bedroom and balcony is road ride, no views but quieter as you are away from the bar. You have a fridge at least.
Also Half board is not buffet and there is a half board menu but there is no care by the chefs with the half board food. completely different to the other food they prepare. The food was poor and plenty of good value and well prepared food elsewhere.
Positives, it is great for people who like to party all day and all night. The staff did try to help where they could like letting us use the main fridge in the lounge for the baby milk etc.Another positive, location, it is a stone throw away from everything! but there are a few other hotels much quieter very close and more suitable for families.
We have been to hisaronu 6 times and still haven't seen and done everything. The place itself is amazing and a great holiday resort. Some people say you get what you pay for. By not spending any more money, turning the music down and being a little but more polite and considerate and this hotel would be good. A little pride in their work, and more effort with the catering would make a huge difference. In my view that does not cost any more money and there are better places very close and just as cheap.
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