I have read a lot of reviews about this hotel and a lot seem to be quite picky so I will try to be as fair as I can be.
The first impressions on arrival was that the grounds and hotel in my opinion were very nice. Yes the hotel is showing signs of age and may be in need or some updating but overall I was happy with the room we were given which was large room 438 which overlooked the gardens and looked directly onto the sea and beach. You get use of a free safe and the fridge which is a mini bar. I have been to other half board hotels where you pay for a safe and fridge so this was a bonus having use of these.
The room was clean and made up everyday and was fine, yes as mentioned the room was showing signs of tiredness but only if you really want to be picky.
The grounds are lovely with a number of villas scattered in the grounds which were a lot nicer that the rooms in the main building but you get what you pay for.
The drinks are expensive which meant that the hotel lacks any atmosphere on an evening as hardly anyone buys drinks meaning by 11pm the hotel is like a ghost town.
In relation to drinks in the restaurant I have been to a lot of Hal board hotels where you always have to buy your evening drinks with your meals so don't understand what some people are complaining that you have to buy drinks with your meals.
2.40 euros for a litre bottle water I thought was acceptable but agree 20euros for a bottle of wine was unacceptable as was all the other beverage prices. Most of those complaining about having to buy the bottles of water I have to say we're mainly other nationalities mainly Russian and Serbians who were having stand up arguments with the waitresses over this leaving the young girl waitresses sometimes in tears very arrogant ignorant people. It has to be said it didn't stop the same people filling up their bags with fruit,cakes etc to take out the restaurant after their meals
Food was good overall with always something to choose from salads really nice and sweets to die for.
Now for the really picky things which really annoyed the life out of me and others from my observations,THe SUN BED FIASCO.
AS mentioned the hotel has lovely grounds and pool area. The top pool only had 25 sun beds with the main lagoon pool have about 50 meaning they were taken up very early.
If you were lucky enough to grab a bed around the lagoon pool you then had the issue that if it got a bit windy as it did most afternoons then the lifeguards quickly ran around dropping the sunshades regardless whether you were lying in the shade or not saying it was a safety issue absolute rubbish as I never once thought the wind was strong enough to blow them over. This resulted in a number of guests moving the beds onto the grass area near the pool to try to get shade under the trees,after all a lot a people had young children needing shade.
Once this happened they were told they could not move onto the grass and told to move back this was absolutely farcical as if you moved onto the grass in front of the villas you were charged to use the beds regardless of if you were a resident or not.call me cynical but again this was just another ploy to get you to hire a bed on the grass. Another issue is that due to most other holiday makers using the beach and grass who were non residents these people would migrate up to the pool area to use the pool. I saw a number of people who were not from the hotel using the pool and sun-beds which again went unchallenged.
There must be a better way of sorting the sun bed issue out if you hire a bed then you get a ticket to slip in a plastic wallet why then can the hotel not issue residents with a voucher allowing then to use the beds on the grass after all the hotel owns the grass,yes charge non residents but I have never ever been to a hotel where you are charged to use a bed in the hotel grounds.
If the hotel sorted out these issues ie lowered the drink prices in line with the other nearby bars and the sun bed issue they would I believe see a marked up turn in revenue and happier guests.
My lasting memory of this hotel was spoilt by these petty issues and I would thing hard about returning because of them
Dassia is a bit run down but ok with a spattering of bars nearby and a supermarket straight out the front of the hotel.
You can walk to ipsos along the road or beach and is a pleasant walk.
Overall this could be a fab hotel if they got their act together regarding pricing and sun bed issues. We saw a load of sunbeds stacked up at the sister hotel which could be utilised on the grassed areas but sadly I suspect they are not used in an attempt to get money out of you.
Finally entertainment was really poor with yet again an attempt to get money by charging 5 euros for a bingo ticket to win a prize of a drink, come on
The hotel is mainly made up of other nationalities with a small proportion being English
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