I will be brief as many recent reviews are comprehensive, if a little unbalanced. Those who are comparing this hotel with the two 5 Star Luxury hotels in Playa Blanca should remember that they will pay a lot more to stay at them. Compare this with hotels of similar price, and in our view it compares very favourably.
Room: we booked a superior double/twin room and requested a quiet one. Request was honoured, and we received a family room (ie one with a seating area with sliding doors to separate the bedroom if you wanted). Room was superb - beautifully decorated, everything worked, amazing bathroom. Bed firm but comfortable. Free safe (many hotels charge a lot for this). An inner door separates bedroom from corridor thus reducing noise.
Grounds and public areas: lovely layout based on Moorish architecture, clean. Only problem ( a serious one at peak times) is lack of sunbeds caused by towels left, sometimes all day, and nobody on the bed. Not unique to this hotel but they do need to stop this selfish behaviour.
Food and drink: Good food, sometimes a queue for show cooking but not as serious as stated by other reviewers. The all- inclusive deal seemed generous, including spirits and liqueurs, not just local drinks as stated by hotel. (Some hotels have very restricted all-inclusive).
Entertainment: not important to us, but it did look poor from an occasional look.
Hotel is a long walk from centre of Playa Blanca (which we liked as it is select and quiet area) but a local bus costs 1.2 euros each way and runs at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from near hotel. Alternatively, it is a lovely seaside walk first to Rubicon Marina (15-20 minutes) then on to Playa itself (say another 20 minutes).
Free wi-fi in reception area (again, many hotels charge, reception will give you access code).
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