This was not only a family holiday but also our wedding and all that attended (21 people in total) had a fabulous time. I would definitely recommend this hotel for many reasons that I will list below and, as a venue for getting married it is perfect. There are many little extras that make this hotel really memorable.
Rooms and cleanliness - we had a very spacious room ideal for us and our two children (9 and 22 months). Rooms were immaculately cleaned and although a little dated re decor still one of the best rooms I have stayed in. As an added safety feature there was an extra grill put over the balcony rails which put my mind at rest when my youngest went out (although never unsupervised).
Pools - the main pool is very large. We went in the height of the season and it never felt crowded. Even when the entertainment was using some of the pool there was still ample room to swim in peace. Just lovely. There are also pools by the villas which are more peaceful but we preferred the main pool and the baby pool. Both are very clean and the baby pool was perfect for the youngest and again never got crowded. Pool towels are provided. Slides are great fun and again the kids could just go up and down as often as they liked without ever queuing. There is a lifeguard by the slides.
Entertainment - one of the best programmes I have seen during the evening, dancing, acrobats, shows and some comedy. Daytime activities very varied and suit all ages. Join in if you want or not, there is not over bearing entertainment staff.
Food - absolutely huge choice from salads (I ate the salad every night as it was so fresh and tasty), meat, fish, usual chips, other veg and even a diet buffet. From my point of view the children's buffet was a life saver as there was pureed veg., chicken and mash potato always available to feed my youngest who does not like big lumps. If you take your own baby food (you cannot buy baby food in the hotel shop only nappies (v expensive)) there is a microwave at your disposal. I could have ate for a month and not got bored with the food. The A la Carte restaurants are lovely but make sure you book at 10am to ensure a table.You can only book on the day you want to go, from 10am and you have to dial 2222 from any hotel phone.
Bars - great selection and a great many drinks available as part of the all-inclusive (inc. cocktails - see menu in lobby area).
Spa - I had two massages and both were so relaxing and not too expensive considering the spa is attached to a 5 star hotel.
Kid club - looked good but my kids didn't go so cannot really comment. But there is a very well equipped and maintained children's play area right next to the kid's pool.
Public areas- very spacious, well maintained, beautiful flowers and trees everywhere. Constant cleaning wherever you go so many thanks to all the gardeners and cleaners in the hotel I know it is not an easy job!
Beach - again very clean and sea warm although a little murky but we like it as a change from the pool. Just a tip - if you use the water sports (we did several times) use the water sports to the right of the hotel (as you are looking out to sea) as they are much more professional and far more polite.
Wedding - all I dreamed of and more. With special thanks to our wedding rep. Katie, and Tamer and Adnan who both work at the hotel. Everything flowed smoothly and we had absolutely no worries. Please e-mail me if you want to know anything about getting married there.
Thanks again Tamer and Adnan we will see you again soon for our anniversary.
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