Just back from break there on the 27th April 2013 - For the record we have stayed here for the past 4 years straight primarily for the view and location yet despite paying for the most expensive sea view option on Lowcostholidays.com who we have always used and despite always being put in foors 4 or 5 this time we were put on the 2nd foor..not a lot in it you may say however these rooms come with pay tv and noise associated with the pool and not so nice views and no LCD TV with dvd - on protest we stated that we had paid the top rate for what we had always received yet were given the option to"upgrade" to the 6th Floor for the discounted rate of 10Euros a day instead of the usual 30 apparently...this we reluctently paid as we had brought over some Dvd's and music to play (sad I know but just a nice change from always going out and catch-up time) and despite protestation and as requested they would not budge...2 rooms later we just accepted the fact that the only difference was 2 sunbeds and a parasol and an open plan...still no working kitchen or bathroom wall lights and broken shower window opener - that and the fact that the place was at best a third full! Hence my strongest advice would be book the cheapest option you can before travelling (If you really must stay here that is) then at least when you see what accomodation they allocate you at least the cost they demand for an upgrade will not be a surprise - Our 10 days cost £427 plus the 100 Euros on top...do the maths first as there are several hotels nearby with just as good views but without the surcharges! As a footnote these Apartments are sore lacking some even basic maintenance, the cutlery etc is extremely basic and at times useless - exceptionally Hot and record breaking heat (106F on Saturday 20th) made these apts very hot and stuffy with no optional fans or AC - we found the resort very quiet this year compared to the last 3 - we also found our best meal the last night up the Europa centre - the Bull If I remember (1st left in main corridor lower level walking towards the Dino Supermarket) - their Sirloin was lush - the Indian restaurant on the 1st Floor of the main commercial part In Puerto Rico was pretty good as well...the "hot" option on the Korma was lovely - All in all would we recommend these apts?...no way is the answer - their shady business practise and poor condition of these apartments should make you think seriously about why you would want to spend your hard earned cash on them when there are plenty more out there who deserve your custom and by all accounts in view of the downturn in visitors there may welcome you in a more honest manner.
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