Hotel is immaculate, our room had a balcony view over the sea. We went in February half term and it was cloudy every day, managed to sunbathe for about 2 hours in a week! The Thomas Cook rep said it was windy than normal, cool in the day and cold at night. This hotel is pretty much in the middle of nowhere. There is a supermarket a ten minute walk and 1 bar/1 italian 15/20 minute walk. There is a market on sundays and wednesdays i think it was but when we walked there it was closed due to wind! The rep says get the local bus No1 or 5 down to Morro Jable/Jandia and get off at the Lighthouse. We actually waited for bus for 45 mins and gave up. The 1 came but he said he wasn't going there. The 45 minute bus ride (we were told) that goes to morro jable has about a mile of shops. We know as we rented a car for 1 day for 30 euros (that is the lowest band car) which was a chevrolet. Lots of cigarette and perfume shops, lots of souveniour shops and bars.
There was a hairdryer in our room and iron/ironing board. The TV had 3 english channels - CBS Drama, True Movies 2 and BBC news. Fresh towels every day and bed change. There is free wifi in reception only, but it is very slow. There are a range of english, german, dutch and french guests. The night entertainment whilst we were there was a duo singer act a few times, a parrot show and bingo. This hotel has a lot of older couples.
The thomas cook rep told us of the excursions, we went to the zoo which was a good day out, you can get real close to the animals and feed the giraffes/elephants. The jeep safari and water park looked good but it was too cold to do either of those. They also offer you a free excursions which is a tour of a third of the island. You stop of in three towns, one of which is a 45 minute bed sales talk. Although the hotel overlooks the beach, it is to rocky to go down to you have to walk way to get to the sandy beach.
The food was nice, and 3 days a week they do free champagne with breakfast.
Full english, croissants, mini muffins, fruits, juices coffees etc. The let downs are the desserts but good if you like ice-cream!
Overall if you want to go away and do nothing and are happy to stay in your hotel most of the time relaxing this is good, but its not for those that like a dance or party atmosphere!
We also got 4 free passes to the spa each for the week we were there, think this is standard for most. Heated beds, sauna, steam, jacuzzi not warm enough though! Option to pay for massages etc. Bathrobes can be hired for £20 refundable for the week.
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