We spent a weekend here in January 2013, staying in 2 person apartment 429. This is a special one, differing from the other apartments because it has a very luxurious bathroom with shower, whirlpool, sauna, hairdryer, a double sink and a dish washer in the kitchen. It comes at a slightly higher price (70€ upon the price of a normal apartment) yet this was definitely worth it!
Upon arrival we used the E-ticket check in, which means you don't have to go to the reception and can check in from in your car. Very easy and it definitely speeds things up. We we're quite early and you can't enter your cottage until 3 PM so we had lunch at the grand café and went for a swim in the Aqua Mundo before checking out our cottage.
When it's time to check in you're allowed to drive the car to the cottage in order to transport your luggage inside. Afterwards you have to put your vehicle in the big parking lot at the entrance. The cottage was clean and the staff had taken the liberty of putting the heating on, so it was nice and warm which was very welcome with all the snow and freezing temperatures outside. The apartments are right next to the petting zoo and the Market Dome, even in the most far ones you won't have to walk longer than 5 minutes. We had ordered groceries on line to be delivered and they were waiting for us in the kitchen. Great service!
The kitchen is rather small but with some creativity you're perfectly able to cook and you're only with 2 persons in these apartments anyway. There's a microwave, dish washer and stove. The living room was comfy with a fire place and TV with DVD player. We had a balcony too but didn't make use of this 'cause of the cold weather.
The bedroom had more than enough closet space and 2 1-person beds put next to each other. The bathroom consisted of a toilet, huuuge bath tub with whirlpool function, a shower with rain shower and massage jets, double sink, hairdryer and of course the sauna.
The Market Dome is very cozy and really gives you the feeling of walking around in a tropical jungle. We tried out all the restaurants but the Pancakes one and found the food on offer really good yet sometimes pricey.
We had dinner in the Market Restaurant which is a buffet restaurant with different themes every night. You can always check in advance what the theme will be at the entrance of the restaurant. On our night it was 'American Buffet'. On offer was Chicken soup, Mushroom soup,a salad bar, turkey, steak, burgers, ribs, chili con carne, tacos, salmon, trout, tortillas, white rice, French fries, potato wedges, a pepper sauce, mushroom sauce, fish sticks, mashed potatoes, carrots, ice creams, chocolate mouse, fresh fruits, a chocolate fountain, marshmallows, ...
The food and service was really good yet a bit expensive at almost 30€ a person with no drinks included.
We had dinner at The Grill restaurant too. This is a table service restaurant which is very cozy and nicely decorated. The food was good yet small portions for the price you paid.
The Grand Café was our favorite, we had drinks here every night, lunch once and dinner once. The food is really good and cheap while the portions are rather big giving it a very good price/quality ratio.
The snackbar was okay too, hot and tasty burgers and other snacks which suited us fine for lunchtime.
Entertainment was pleasant. We participated in the Disco Bowling and Casino Game night and won a 25€ voucher to spend in the shops/restaurants.
The Aqua Mundo was great. Fun slides, whirlpools, an outside wild water river, wave pool, ...
We had a great weekend at a very low price. If you're planning on going, wait for the discounts! There is almost always something on offer so it would be a shame to pay full price knowing you could've gone cheaper by booking a week later.
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