We went to stay at the Don Pancho (3rd time) 14-21 December 2013.The hotel is gradually refurbishing the rooms and it is going to take some time to get through them all! I knew that the top floor had been finished so I emailed the hotel before we went and asked for a room on the top (17th) floor, as and I understood they were allocated to returning guests- and we were lucky.
We found that the lifts were very efficient and although we were too high to walk up and down, we never had to wait long for a lift- there were 5 lifts in all.
We were so pleased to have been allocated a room on 17th floor- the room had been gutted and superbly done up.It has coffee coloured carpet, cool beige doors on the wardrobe, cream leather headboard, pristine white bedding with continental quilts, dark wood drawers and cupboards with leather handles,etc.
Also the bathroom was completely new with white suite and lightcoloured tiles throughout, with a shower over the bath.The tap on the bath took a bit of fathoming out but eventually we realised that angling the tap determined the heat of the water and only the slightest adjustment was required to move between cold and red hot!
The day after we arrived a tray was delivered to our room with a basket of lovely fresh fruit,plates,knives and serviettes- a nice touch.
The drinks menu in the lounge is a bit scarey- minimum drink price 6.60euro- but this price ONLY applies to non-residents! Residents should put their money away and charge the drinks to your room for much lower prices, eg a pint was 2.60 euro, so not expensive at all.
We thought that the food was lovely- always hot and plentiful.We always had a bottle of wine in our room before we went for our evening meal as the restaurant opened at 7pm. A bottle of cheap local wine at the local supermarket 200yds away was less than two euro!
The entertainment in the hotel was not to our taste- we don't dance! But we knew this would be the case from previous visits so we went out every night to visit the local clubs to see tribute acts at Morgans, and comedians at Talk of the Coast.
Our reasons fro staying at the Don Pancho are:-
1.It's location 150yds from the sea
2.The fantastic view from the balcony-all rooms face the sea
3.The sun on the balcony all day
4.The lovely food.
5.The superb rooms and comfortable beds
We couldn't fault anything on our holiday and can't wait to go back.
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