Just returned from a weeks break booked through Travel Republic.
Firstly the airport, this would be the only reason that I would not consider returning, chaos from arrival to departure. It is a total free for all upon arrival with no organised queues for visas or passport control. The Russians have no regard for anyone in a queue. It took us a total of 2 hrs from landing to getting into the transport to the hotel.
Upon arrival everything was fine, a three course meal was made for us at 11.30pm which was not expected at all.
Hotel is well laid out and very clean, rooms spacious and well laid out. Buffet restaurant has a good choice of food but again the Russians spoil the experience totally, they are rude and inconsiderate. We ate in the Italian/Seafood restaurant which was lovely, food excellent and staff very accommodating.
Drinks are ok but spirits definitely not what they say on the bottle. I only found a Pina Colada tasted as it should, beer is fine as is the red wine.
The hotel could definitely do with another bar both inside the hotel and outside, there really isn't enough with 2 bars for the whole hotel.
The snacks at lunch need improving at the outside bar, otherwise the only option is the buffet restaurant, which we couldn't stand twice a day.
No free Wi-Fi which was very poor, with the only option being a $5 a day or $25 a week charge for ONE device, unacceptable in this day and age. Needs to be free in lobby and chargeable elsewhere.
All in all if you get this hotel at a cheap enough deal go for it for a week but there are a few improvements that will make it so much better
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