My partner and I stayed here from the 2nd July for 10 nights. When we arrived at the hotel, we went with an open mind as the reviews did seem fairly mixed.
We arrived at midnight to be told our room was not ready. We expected as much as it was late but we were told we would not be able to go into our room for 3 days as 'someone else had extended their stay'.. err what? I did not care about this.. we had booked the room since March so therefore we were entitled to it. We were offered a free safety deposit box and late checkout but you work out that the safe only costs like £2 a day so it is not really sufficient. However, we were tired so thought we would take it up with the rep in the morning.
Welcome meeting came, booked a couple of activities for a really good price and got a free Turkish Bath (which we did not use as we were hungover after the first night.. woops!) and we raised the issue with him. Turns out, we were not the only ones! 2 other girls staying there had the same thing happen to them as well as a family who had booked a family room and only got a club room! In all fairness, the room we were given was not that bad and if we hadn't upgraded to a standard, we would have kept quiet. Anyway, he ensured that we would definitely be moved over in 3 days and givena free safe with that room too.
3 days later we got our room and it was much better, though the hotel'ss cleaners are employed for no reason apparently. I got make up on my pillow and they simply turned it over.. ew! The hotel itself is well presented. The food is OK (although repetitive and we did encounter stomach upsets) and there are hardly ever any sunbeds! The pools are great, though we tended to stick to the middle pool as that's where all our friends hung out. Also, tjhe evening entertainment is a bit of a con and fairly cheesy... and they shove it on late ate night to deter you from getting drinks at the last minutr!
However, we met a brilliant group of people who will remain friends for life, transport is so cheap to get around and Gumbet nightlife is awesome! Just don't expect too much from the accommodation and you'll be fine :)
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