At last a 5* hotel which was just that. Everything about this hotel was exactly as described. 8 pools in all outdoor, 2 of which were heated and had a bar. Plenty of sunbeds, no need to reserve beds. The pool overlooking the beach was the lively one, they had aerobics in the pool and zumba plus salsa classes. I you wanted a quieter pool there were plenty more to choose from.
The food in the restaurant was excellent and there was always plenty of choice, with sweets to die for. Because we were there for 10 nights we were also allowed to visit the "A la Carte" restaurant twice which was also a lovely restaurant surrounded by a pool and very romantic in the moonlight.
There was plenty for children to do including a disco and all supervised by a great entertainment team. We enjoyed watching the children doing their special dances at the disco and this was followed by adult entertainment at 10 pm.
We did the nature walk which was really interesting although I moaned all the time because it was up and down steps the whole of the time and through volcanic valleys and quite rough terrain. Looking at the pictures outside the restaurant it shows a jeep and I got it into my head that it was a jeep safari but there was no sign of one. I'm almost 80 yrs old but with a bit of help up and down steps I managed so go and enjoy.
The bedrooms are lovely. We had a large jaccuzzi bath, a walk in shower and separate toilet and twin wash basins. We also had a large balcony overlooking a lake and there were canoe lessons on there from 4 till 5 pm which were quite entertaining and at times hilarious!
The only downside to the hotel is finding your room again every time you leave it! I suggest you either take a piece of chalk and mark your way back or a piece of string tied to your door! Our first night we went around for 45 minutes before we found our room so make sure you know your way before it gets dark! We used to see groups of people every night wandering up and down the complex, mostly laughing after having had a few dreinks and completely lost. Beware all the rooms and the areas are alike and it will take you a few days before you find the quickest route home..
We were there for 10 nights from the 6th Jan and enjoyed every minute of it. An expensive holiday for that time of year but worth every penny. Just go and enjoy it.
The rooms overlooking the lake are very nice and get sun from about 2pm.
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January 20, 2013
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In the name of Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf let me thank you for taking your time and writing a review about your experience here with us.
It is our pleasure to read all your positive expressions and very personal points of views about your stay in our hotel, particularly regarding the room, entertainment, our gourmet and romantic restaurant La Proa, the environmental reserve tour as well as the quality and selection of the food that we personally find one of the most important aspects of a nice holiday and so we really work hard to provide our clients with a wide variety to suit all tastes.
We really appreciate your recommendations of our hotel to our potential guests and at the same time we would like to take this opportunity to visit our website to book your next holiday at the best price. It will be our pleasure to see you here at the Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf again soon.
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