Literally just arrived home from a 7 nights stay at the Miramare.
We arrived about 2am and reception were very helpful. One porter took my suitcase while everyone else struggled with theirs (I felt a bit bad!) during day arrivals, some people walked to their apartments, some got transferred by golf buggy.
Got into the apartment and it had everything we wanted. Beds, kitchenette, fridge, air con, safe, brittle of wine and patio...not to forget a view of the sea (albeit either side of the apartments in front).
The safe is free to use so that saves money, as is the air con (thank goodness with temps reaching over 40c!) the wonderful maids came every day (we kept do not disturb up til about lunchtime yet they would still come later), and even did the washing up for which I felt guilty even tho to was only a plate or 2.
We went for a wander the next day and thought how peaceful it was then wondered where everyone was??? The lagoon area with restaurant was empty...where was the pool??? We'd failed to read both sides of our info sheet which showed the layout, duh! Unfortunately we were in 1036 (area 1) and the pool and bar was in area 3! Quite a walk each time in that heat, ideally you'd want to be in area 2 if you were to use both restaurant and pool daily :)
The pool is huge and inviting...I don't usually use pools but it was nice to have a dip and cool off :) plenty of sun beds, even if a few are almost constantly in the shade under a tree. I wouldn't advise using the bridge over the pool with wet feet...it's very steep and slippy! Perhaps a non slip surface would help :)
We didn't use the gym (I'm on holiday!!!), the spa or restaurant, and only used pool bar once. There's a shop right next to the pool area :)
Parasols are quite awkward to move and put up, but u soon get the hang of it, a work out in itself, but then it is quite breezy so a heavy base is much needed...as is the breeze :)
You are given pool/beach towels but if u want clean ones u have to pay about €2 at the spa...ah yes the beach!!! Lovely to walk across from apartment and go for a late afternoon swim but you need swim shoes!!! I found some in a supermarket for €6.50, godsend on a stony beach :)
As we didn't use the restaurant, we found places to eat out...we tried a few, Coconut, Rodos Garden, Lunar bar, Dimitrios (?), Sebastiens...all provided decent service and food but no one will ever match up to the boys of the FBI bar (glory days, Finest Bar Inn)
They were always welcoming, never made u feel pressured into eating at their restaurant and would do anything for you, and they give u a bill each time u order so u tally up and pay when you're ready, not try and get someone's attention and then want another 20 mins for bill to arrive!
On our last day we had to check out by 12pm but we could leave suitcases in reception and keep towels for pool. When we were ready we exchanged towels for clean ones and used the courtesy room for a shower, turn air con on or u sweat drying off lol!
Would I return to this hotel? Yes I would, even tho I only really used the apartment and pool, but I'd request an area 2 room :)
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