Spectacular! This is the immediate impression upon entering the Pajara Hotel. This is as good a holiday hotel as I’ve ever stayed at, certainly on architecture it wins hands down, not many other hotels could match its brilliant entrance, foyer & atrium with that huge glazed waterfall. Beyond and through the hotel the water features continue with more waterfalls, pools and fountains, illuminated of course in the evening to good effect. The grounds are impeccably maintained and it all feels like you are in a hotel from a Bond movie. The majority of the staff are friendly and helpful, Martina at the daytime tea/coffee bar on the 3rd floor deserving of special mention. The hotel floor numbering is upside-down, but you will be familiar with it in a few days. The room we were allocated upon arrival was on the very ground floor. The 9th floor, at a set of side fire doors, the terrace being a virtual thoroughfare. We were moved in a couple of hours without much fuss. Full marks to reception for that. Reception also has free wi-fi access for anyone with a device, and also pay-as-you-go for those without a laptop. Its been said the Germans get the best rooms, there may be some truth to this, but only as they are the largest national group at the hotel and by law of averages they probably will get a higher portion of the better rooms. Our room got sunshine on the balcony until noon, maybe the German guests got rooms that had sunshine all day? There was always plenty of good food, try the prawns, excellent. Try the dates wrapped in bacon, delightful. Paella, 1st class. Overall, no problem with the food, just one gripe. As the hotel mostly caters for Germans not a British banger to be seen. Not a Cumberland or Lincolnshire sausage to be had for breakfast, shame it would have been perfect otherwise. Evening entertainment is pretty much what you would expect at a holiday hotel, locals who are trying hard but have more bad notes than the Bank of England. Don’t expect x factor, rather the rejects from the ‘Z’ factor and you’ll probably have a good laugh, cringe-able but a laugh. I never noticed any problem with over-crowding at the pool or a shortage of sun-loungers. There are a few frayed ends to some of the occasional furniture at the lobby and yes there are a few chipped plates, but I expect they will be replaced at the end of the season. Select an un-chipped plate and you’ll be fine. Some things to be aware of. It’s a short walk from the beach back to the hotel but it’s all uphill. The lifts inside the hotel are not a convenience, they are essential! I guess the lobby drops about 100 – 200 feet to sea level. Its pretty windy at the beach which is great for windsurfing but hopeless if you want to do any kind of swimming or snorkelling, its just to windy to be comfortable. But far and away the big annoyance for me was the naturist beach. It’s not mentioned in the brochure and it ought to be. This is not a few girls topless for an ‘all-over’ tan, this was elderly, wrinkled and over-weight Germans strutting about with apparently no dignity or decency. The term ‘morally bankrupt’ springs to mind. However, this is a review about the hotel and on that front it scores well. Cracking hotel in a quiet resort. Our next hotel will find it hard to measure up to the Pajara but cant recommend it due to the beach issue.
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