We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Santa Rosa hotel and we were sad to leave!
We booked this holiday in June from the excellent reviews and we were not disappointed.
We are a family of 4, with 2 boys aged 5 and 7.
All the staff are extremely helpful, hard-working and friendly - Melinda and Janine in the pool bar were lovely, as were all the staff in the restaurant, reception and bars.
Our boys always had something to do - the swimming pool, crazy golf, tennis, kids club, water polo, swings, bowling, mini disco, pool, soft play centre, air hockey, table football ....... ! They went to kids club a few times and the mini disco most nights! Virginia and Lenka were fantastic with all the kids and our boys absolutely loved them.
There were lots of lovely families and the children all made friends, as did we! Sunbeds were covered in towels but like others have said, Nelson (the lifeguard) removes towels if people have not returned to their beds for a few hours! Brilliant.
The pool is salt water but the kids got used to it. It is a little cold at first but it is a welcome change to the hot sun!!!! I loved doing aqua-aerobics in the pool at 12pm and managed to work off all the pancakes that I had eaten at breakfast!
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the centre but the walk along the beach is beautiful with 3 beaches and a fantastic park along the way! We walked there most of the time but a taxi was only 3 euros on the nights we were tired.
The 2nd beach along the walk is the best to go to if you want to snorkel and also have sand rather than rock. The fish literally swim round your feet! Take some bread....the fish love it!
The food in the hotel was fantastic - we don't know why people would moan about the food! There was loads of choice and me and my husband felt we had to roll home because we ate so much!!!! The chef cooks in front of you too which is great.
Our room was cleaned 4/5 times a week and they were very clean. We were half board so we did not use the cooking facilities but they were all very clean!
There are a couple of ways that we feel the hotel could improve slightly on.....
1) Possibly get air-con, especially in the restaurant! - the food was so lovely but we felt we rushed our meals at times because it was so hot and we wanted to get outside quickly.
2)The sleeping arrangements could have been slightly better - the camp bed was small and the sofa was just a bench. We ended up pushing the beds together and the 4 of us shared the 2 single beds and the camp bed. It didn't spoil our holiday though!
Those were the only 2 parts to the holiday that we thought we would mention as a possible improvement.
This was our first holiday abroad in 6 years and we are so happy that we chose the Santa Rosa hotel to spend our 2 weeks! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and would definitely return. Please remember that this is a 3* hotel.......for the price, I believe there is no better!
Thank you to all the staff who made our holiday memorable!
We were in room 1020which is just round the corner from the pool.
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