Our evening flight arrival meant that we arrived at the hotel after the evening meals had finished for the day. Being tired after our flight from the UK we were a bit peckish and really needed some food before retiring to our room, since we had not eaten for a number of hours. The hotel staff were most accommodating at check in and arranged for a set cold meat salad meal for us, just right as we would soon be going to be sleeping. To our amazement we had been given an upgrade room, one of only a few that looked directly towards the sea. Fantastic... The room located at the east end of the corridor was very spacious, with a double bed for each of us, blackout curtains, TV etc. Only 1 English speaking TV channel (BBC World Service) and a large bright bathroom, with all needs fulfilled. Our view from our huge balcony overlooking the vast Marina to the North, accross the Mediteranian Sea to the East and along the coast South towards Africa (not visible) was huge and brilliant, it also had 2 sunbeds, 2 chairs and a table spaciously located on one half of the balcony. Air conditioning lights etc, only works when your key card is plugged in and the patio doors are closed. Place a piece of card / old credit card in the key card slot to have the A/C running all day when you are not in the room at the height of summer to ensure a cool (even cold) room on your return.
The food at breakfast time was of a wide variety, ranging from pastries, cold meats, cheeses, breads and a vast array of fruits, Wine 'con gas' (not quite Champagne), teas, coffees and fruit juices. For those with a larger appetite, there was also bacon, eggs cooked every way, sausages, crepes, yoghurts, nuts and rolls. A great selection to choose from, and all well presented considering the numbers of diners at the time. Our 'package' was for 'half board' so we ate very healthily at breakfast, and then again in the evening, with only a Sangria or two in between. Evening meals were (in our opinion) not as good, the choices were quite plain with a limited choice of main courses to choose from, however there was always the breads, rolls, fruit, and pastries to fill in any 'gaps'. We did feel we were back at school, as it did have that 'school dinners' feeling about it as everyone busttled about selecting their food, and with the food being quite plain. I'm sure the reason for the food being 'safe' was to cater for 'all' without offending, however this was our first 'meals included package' so we did not really know what to expect and we did not want the hassle of searching for suitable eating places nearby. These were plentiful and of good food choice, (very reasonable) pricing and culture. The only real downside of dining in the evening in the hotel was that ANY or ALL drinks were at an additional cost - even water, which needed to be paid before leaving the 'dining room'. On our next visit we will go B&B only since there are so many good palces to eat on the Prommenade or at the near by Marina (300m away).
The swimming pools were great as there was no chlorine in the water - no stinging eyes :) and there were plenty of sunbeds scattered around the gardens, and in the evening there was entertainment in the bar area next to the gardens.
We did have one misshap, we got stuck in a lift between floors for a few minutes. We rang to alarm bell and tried calling on the phone - which did not apear to be working, and after pressing buttons a few times the lift stopped at a floor, where we got out. We reported this 'incident' to the reception staff after our release, but sadly they did not seem to too concerned... :/
The hotel was nice and airy, and the hotel staff were friendly and helpful - apart from our lift incident. They did not know of the M128 (airport) bus route and could not advise on it. The M128 bus stops right outside the hotel and is an 'express' bus to the airport, very cheap and takes no more than 40 minutes - it does have air conditioning. It is a new service as 'locals' were trying to board it to go to the next village, but the driver clearly informed then that the bus was not stopping at every stop but going to the airport. I recommend the bus, but check out the timetables to and from the airport first. We had a great time at this hotel, some small gripes but it was a great place to stay, right at the beach, near the marina, and generally at the centre of things - unlike other nearby hotels. It was not noisy at night even though our room was almost above the bar entertainment - which did not go on too late (about 11pm). Have a great visit to this friendy area of Spain.
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