The location was fantastic, the front entrance was on the resort square, the pool was 2 steps from the beach.
The reception staff went from" tried their best" to " very helpful"
The bedroom was lovely, we had a big corner balcony with a partial view of the sea but the main view was of the back of the hotel next to ours ( the hotels have a beach front position but the L shape means 2/3 of the rooms are behind another hotel or have no sea view at all).
The bathroom was lovely, towels and beds changed EVERY day including festival days and sundays. You have to ask reception to set up your aircon but from then you just control it yourself.
Breakfast is between 7:30 and 10:30 am (you can eat out on the terrace which overlooks the pool and the sea, wonderful! but to get a table there go early or late not 8:30-9;30) If there's a breakfast food in any european country it was there at the breakfast buffet.
Bruno the maitre de gives a menu every morning for you to choose lunch or dinner if you are half board. I would not recommend the half board option. Lunch is again on the terrace, dinner is only between 7:30 and 8:30, served in the windowless restaurant and not traditional Italian quisine , a lot of the guests were Italian and we never saw them eat Dinner! You help yourself to salad, an amuse bouche is served, these were basic though the local ham with melon was good, the rest of the food was edible, the grilled fish good, but if the chef had spent as much time on the flavour as the presentation we'd be talking michelin star! The festival night was excellent though.The waiting staff were lovely!
The shining star of the hotel was the pool, when you arrive you have to find the pool guy, he will show you to your free beach sunloungers and umbrella ( good quality, the sandy beach was "manicured" every night the sea was shallow, this was spoilt a litle by the constant stream of towel/watch etc sellers approaching you as you lie in the sun ). If you want a pool lounger you pay him 8 euros per day (book the day before) which can be added to your hotel bill with any drinks/food purchased in the hotel. Every morning the pool was cleaned including removing sun cream/oil from the tiles! Thick sunbed cushions and 6ft fluffy white towels were laid on each lounger by 9am. No pool inflateables were allowed and no jumping in was tolerated!
Everything in the hotel was spotlessly clean
Lido de Jeselo is VERY busy during August walking down the street was like walking Oxford street on a Saturday at Christmas.
I would recommend this hotel but in July with the B&B option as the restaurants in the resort were fantastic!
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- Hotel Le Soleil features great amenities at a privileged seaside location, just a few metres from the trendy promenade filled with the most fashionable shops, bars and restaurants in town. Within the reach of a short walk or an even shorter ride on one of the hotel’s free bikes, you will find a variety of attractions. Tennis courts, horse riding tracks, a golf course and the water park of Aqualand are all nearby. ... more less
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