Me and my husband have just returned from our holiday at the Club Lyda last week. The only request we made upon booking the holiday was that we were'nt give a ground floor room.
In the event we were given a room in the basement with a small useless terrace as the outlook was a brick wall with hardly and sunlight at all. The room was very basic but clean though a bit musky. It was extremely difficult to sleep as it was so hot and humid down there and we were advised by a guest not bother shelling out 40e for the air con as it didn't make any difference. The bed was very hard and we had to pad it out with thick blankets. Mosqiutos were a huge problem for a lot of guests though we were lucky.
The entertainment was very average but Edward and Nicos did the best with what they had to work with and were briiiant lads and very accomadating. The bar staff were lovely too but there just wasn't enough of them, que's a mile long as we were only allowed one drink per person.
The food was very repetetive and an unusual combination at times i.e chips for breakfast and hygiene did'nt seem to be a very high priority in the restaurant.
You have to watch that you don't get fleeced when checking out as many people were getting charged for things the hadn't had. They tried to tell us we hadn't paid for our safety deposit box and another couple were billed for using the telephone in their room when they hadn't.
The hotel receptionist wasn't very helpful and there was an ogre of a manager who was always causing trouble amoungst the staff and guests, mainly at the bar area on an evening. The lady who worked in the supermarket on site was lovely.
On the plus side when everyone was getting really fed up, the owner did apologise and is a lovely lady but it was a matter of too little too late.
However, the sun shone all day everyday of our holiday, the pool area was lovely and clean with plenty of sun beds, though dated and we made a lot of lovely friends.
Would definately go back to the resort, but not this hotel.
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