I have just returned from a week's stay in the Magnific Hotel and found both the hotel and the resort absolutely brilliant. The location of the hotel is excellent, positioned just metres away from the beach. The shaded bar area looks out onto the sea and serves really good, reasonably priced food, and buy one get one free drinks during happy hour, including some cocktails. The nightlife is also brilliant- the hotel is a short walk from "Bar Street", which is lively and great for a drink. Music can be heard from some of the bars at night time but it isn't too loud or in any way unbearable. The staff at the hotel, particularly the bar and resaturant staff, are friendly and very pleasant and most speak very good English. The evening meals at the hotel were fine- chicken, fish, pasta, chips etc, but nothing very special and so we chose to eat out a couple of nights. Two of our favourite restaurants were the Tempo Bar and the Red Dragon. The food was delicious and the service excellent and I would highly recommend them both!
Our room was clean and modern- basic, but that is what we expected and considering how little time is actually spent there, it didn't really matter to us. Again, the pool area is lovely and the sunbeds with the cushions are really relaxing. My only complaint would be that apart from the children's pool, the swimming pool is almost all the same depth and there is no shallow end meaning if you're quite small expect to tread a lot of water to avoid getting your hair wet!
Before booking my holiday, I read a couple of reviews which mentioned lots of cats and almost chose to go somewhere else because of it, being TERRIFIED of cats myself. I'll be honest, there was a few, and I did embarrass myself screaming at the sight of them a couple of times, but actually the cat which was there didn't bother you at all. I certainly wouldn't let any other review put you off this beautiful hotel because of it.
Also, do have a Turkish bath, we had one on our second day and your skin feels great afterwards, but make sure you do it early in your holiday to avoid having the tan which you've worked so hard for being scrubbed off!
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- Also Known As:
- Magnific Hotel Gumbet