We stayed for 10 nights from 28th August 2012. On arriving at the hotel we were told we were staying in the yellow block at the end of the complex. The apartment block was very dated and is in need of a thorough external painting. It was very dark on entering the block in the evening and the main door was kept wedged open!! As two single females we didn't feel that safe.
On the first night we went to the bar, only to get asked by a bar tender if we wanted to go down the beach and share a bottle of wine, within minutes he came back with his phone number, we made a sharp exit and went back to our apartment. At 1.30am we were woken by said barman asking why we hadn't joined him. We called reception to complain who told us to go back at 4pm the next day to speak to the manager! So the next day we went to reception to air our concern and was asked to move away from other guests at the desk. We spoke to a very obnoxious man on reception who informed us that no managers were available and that maybe we had led the barman on...the cheek of it!!!
To cut a long story short we got moved to a bungalow closer to the hotel. After a few days we got talking to some girls who had also had the same offer from the same barman and had also had the same frosty reception from the same man on reception....the other reception staff seemed rude and that we were more of a hindrance than anything else.
We stayed half board the food was lovely and the restaurant staff were very attentive...they were led by a good restaurant manager!!! Pool and beach were both very clean and nice to relax.
There isn't much around the hotel but a 10 minute walk away is Falesia where there is a lovely square with a variety of bars and restaurants and a couple of shops.
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