A group of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids, stayed in this hotel 2 weeks ago for 7 days. The kids had a okish time but I wasn't impressed. The family room that was advertised for us was meant to be like a studio with the adult bed been on like an upstairs balcony, well it wasn't, our room was dated, with 2 single beds and 2 sofa beds. The bathroom was dirty and worm out, there was nothing on the wall to hold the shower up and no plug for a bath. The rooms were cleaned daily but for some reason we were never given clean towels, we left them in the bath or floor in front of the door but they were never changed.
Sunbeds were only available if you got up at 7 am to put towels on.
The hotel is no where near a 4 star hotel. The only part 4 star about the hotel was the reception.
The hotel was also full of ignorant rude Russians. They would push in the queues for food and also for the drinks at the bar. Food was horrible. I pretty much lived on rice, bread and chips for the whole week, the kids were the same. The chicken weren't cooked properly either. However the restaurant manager was lovely, friendly and very helpful, there was also a waitress that had a constant smile on her face which I though was lovely.
I found that the bar staff were also rude.
Entertainment was poor to ok. Through the day there were lots for the children to day, dancing, kids club, water aerobics and yoga. Night time entertainment was very poor. None of the entertainment was held at the main seating area, you had to come away and go to where it was on. The kids disco was more for children of I found 2-4 years of age. The main entertainment didn't start until 10pm which we found was late.
There was 1 show on that was bogged up a lot as being amazing. It was a transvestite show, which is homosexual men dressing as ladies, this was just men in dresses with balloons down their tops, it was terrible.
The slides were amazing, you will never get bored on the slides and fully supervised by 2 life guards. There were glazed tiles all around the pools which is a very silly idea as it was very slippery and dangerous. Children were sliding all over and slipping and cracking their heads on the floor.
The on site shop it outrageously priced. 1 pack of wipes was priced at €8!!!! Yep you read that right.
The beach is only a 5 minute walk away which was a good day. There isn't really much else in gouves, a couple of supermarkets and bars. Everything else is half build or abandoned. Really isn't anything nice to look at.
All in all it was a waste if money and I will never go back to that hotel or gouves in that matter. There's better places to go so save your money.
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