Just returned from a very enjoyable 2 weeks holiday staying at Playa Olid 11th June - 25th June.
Check in/Room: Very smooth, reception staff seemed nice enough, directed to our room by another member of staff. We were given room 201R, on the second floor which was ok as there was a lift which helped as we had a buggy. After we had unpacked we found an easy route to the pool and reception which involved only a few steps, so we rarely used the lift. The room was clean but looked tired, everything there that was needed but defo in need of a refurb. Kitchenette was useful, as was the fridge, kettle and microwave. We also found a socket on the balcony was very useful because I was always up earlier than the kids so I'd put the kettle etc out the night before and could make a coffee and watch the sun come up without disturbing anyone. We asked for extra pillows which was done straight away. The day after we got there we realised we didnt have a remote for the TV so we asked at reception, later that day a remote appeared however it didn't work so that night I told reception and they said they would sort it, the remote still didn't work the following day so I once again reported it. After about 3 days the batteries were replaced and the TV worked..No big deal really, but it didn't help matters when on our first night we discovered our shower only provided enough hot water for 1 person, we tried waiting a few hours for the water to warm up again but it only got aired. This was reported to reception several times but it never improved. By the 5th night I'd had enough of boiling the kettle for a shallow bath for the kids and went down to reception once again, this was Sunday morning. On the Saturday evening we found out there was a biker convention (Mods & Rockers) to be held at the hotel, we didn't think much of this but later realised that because the hotel rooms were all booked up for this convention the reception were unable to move us because on the Sunday morning when I went to complain about the water again we were offered a premium room free of charge straight away.
Wow what a difference in room, they are very nicely done out and had a better view overlooking the old unused SkyPark. Enough hot water for us all to shower at leisure, flat screen TV and a huge bed. The move to the premium room actually made our holiday for us, our new room was 314V.
Food: The food was very good, although I thought the variety was a bit limited, it was all served hot and fresh and most mealtimes were very good, you wouldn't starve. The bacon sometimes looked a little murdered at breakfast but everything else was pretty good. A suggestion for the hotel would be to label the foods up better, one night I covered my food in what I thought was gravy but turned out to be Soya sauce or something. They had different food themes every night, Chinese, Italian etc. All restaurant staff were very nice and efficient.
Entertainment: The entertainment was ok most nights, not brilliant but for the money we payed it was quite good. We thought the face painting, the foam party and the guy making animal shapes with balloons was quite good for our kids. Some of the evening entertainment were obviously hired for free as they made there money out of taking and selling pictures (bird show & snake show) which is a bit of a rip off at 20 euro for one picture. Tip: barter them down, I got a photo done for 10 euro!. Tuesday is a big change over day so the entertainment is pretty crap!
Booze: Very good, not watered down and served quite quick although staffing levels at busy times were a little wrong.
Pools: Kept very clean and tidy, main pool by reception was the busiest, then there was a baby pool close to it, then there was a quieter pool facing the SkyPark. Only thing I would say about the pool area's were that the floors were painted a dark green colour which made walking bare foot very painful when the sun had beaten down on it for a short while.
Staff: Most staff were great especially Mari Mar, the lady that worked at the pool bar during the day and in the entertainment room at night, she was lovely, everyone seemed to like her. Manuel who worked in the restaurant then behind the bar was a nice chap too. Also a girl in the restaurant who always got us a high chair looked after us too.
Area: The hotel is in a good position, close to everything really, 10 minute walk to beach with shops on the way.
Info: Aqualand is a 15 min walk away, said to be not the best waterpark compared with Siam waterpark but if you dont want to queue much then Aqualand is the one for you, it has a fantastic Dolphin show too. Supermarket attached to hotel is ok but its cheaper if you go to the big supermarket just up the road (turn right out of hotel, walk over the motorway bridge, big building on your left that has many shops and a big supermarket underneath).
Sunday's is market day, (turn left out of hotel down to roundabout, turn right upto the next roundabout then turn left and its just behind the Fannabe Hotel).
The beaches, (turn left out of hotel, walk to roundabout, straight over and follow the road round to the left, look for 3 big recycle buns on your right, turn right then after about 5 shops turn right again and walk down the slope, now this beach is ok but the sand is quite dark and ruins your swimming gear, a better beach is not far away, just dont turn right down the slope, carry on till you come to some steps on your right and head towards the Marina.
Tips: Take plenty of sun cream, we took what we thought was plenty, the sun was intense, in the 2 weeks we were there we had 1 day where it was cloudy all day until 4pm, one day when it was cloudy in the afternoon and most mornings started overcast till about 10am...then the sun came with vengeance. We normally holiday at the start and the end of the season (May & October) and usually take SPF 40 for our youngest, SPF 30 for our eldest and SPF 15 for ourselves, the sun cut through all of these, we are both dark skinned and felt we needed at least a SPF 25...example on our last day I had factor 30 on and I still burnt.
The sun cream advisor lady that comes round just tries to sell you her sun cream at 20 euro a bottle.
Always try and speak a little in their language, it goes a long way. Some british guests were just plain rude and not even saying please and thankyou in english let alone spanish, manners cost nothing!!! Unfortunatly theirs always gunna be a few british that do their upmost to keep the bad reputation we have by being loud, rude and ignorant.
this turned out to be one of the best holidays weve had so far, a mixture of the hotel room upgrade, cleanliness, standard of food/beer, the people we met and of course the sunshine.
Defo worth the money, we payed £795 + flights (£530) for 2 weeks all inclusive, can't really go wrong, it worked out the hotel cost us approx £56 a day and we are sure we can drink just about all that in alcohol.
Will return at some point as we'd give it 8/10
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