Had a weeks Holiday at Hotel 20th - 27th August 2013.
First the positives while the hotel is basic it is clean reasonably well kept and the staff are great.When we first arrived we were offered an apartment in the Eleni Apartments about a 5min walk up a lane away from the sea, it was ok but had no outlook, and was too far away from the pool and restaurant. In the end we stayed in the main 2 storey block room 105 which had a nice view of the gardens.There was no air conditioning in the room only a fan . Well thats it for the positives now the realities of supposed ALL INCLUSIVE.
There is no other way I can say this but the food was absolutly terrible, very basic, meat is very fatty, like off cuts and very chewy.
Breakfast was very limited, sloopy scrambled eggs,cold beans and once even fatty bacon.
Lunch was just as bad,as was dinner.
If it was'nt for the fruit and salad it would have been a very lean holiday.
The snacks put out between where absolutley disgusting, dried cardboard like sandwiches containing micro thin pieces of tasteless cheese or ham, the ice cream was the only nice snack.
All meals are eaten in the dinning area opposite the beach, the hotel guests are kept indoors leaving two rows of tables outside on the road side, being very cynical I would say they do this so when the public walking past see a full eating area they assume it must be good therefore come in and choose lovely food from an extensive menu.
I have stayed in Gouves before in The Magda Hotel,which is just around the corner were the food is absolutley fantastic .
I actually visited Bulgaria 30 yrs ago before it became popular and the food there was better than this hotel.
This was booked through Jet 2 who I feel need to look at the Definition of ALL INCLUSIVE as this is the worst I have ever had.I will not be going back.
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