I won,t go over every point, as all have been well documented. This hotel is in no way a 4*. It has a lot going for it. Firstly i found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff were in every day and changed towels, beds were changed a couple of times, during our 10 day stay.
The room was large with plenty of space for storage.Our balcony was huge and had one of the best views i have ever had.Plenty of sunbeds ,space in pool, due to the fact that there are not a lot of people there now. We were told there were 700 people there the previous week.
It cost 46 euro for the safety deposit box, however 25euro is a deposit and as long as you don,t lose your key you will get it back. There is free air con. Allright some people were not happy with theirs, but hey it is free and ours was fine.Also there is a courtesy bus to take you to the old town or the beach and take you back, several times a day.
We were halfboard and allthough breakfast was ok, dinner was a completely different matter.The first nights dinners main meal choices were...rice, chips, fish , chicken, or brussel sprouts, this was in the heated section. There were the usual salad items. 1 soup and a handful of sweets. There was fish every night and 1 other choice. Needless to say we ate out a few times.While the food was ok, i have never been to any hotel 3 or 4 * with such a poor choice of meals. I did ask the first night if this was a normal menu, or was there some other reason for this and was told this is normal. Had i known this i would have went b&b as there is plenty of restaurants in the area. we were given an a la carte menu one night. It had 3 mains on it and the young man waiting on us also offered a few other choices the chef could make for us. This was our last night.As there only seemed to be 5 or 6 other couples halfboard, surely there could have been more of a selection.
I was a bit worried about the hotel before i went, as i had read some of the negative reviews. Regarding decor furniture etc; I went with an open mind, decided as long as it was clean and secure i would enjoy it as the hotel is only a base. It was tired and carpets were faded. Furniture needs upgraded. However it wasn,t cheap and for a 4* the dining experience was very disappointing.This hotel really needs to fulfill it,s potential and return to it,s glory days!
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