Spent a week lazing about in November, and really enjoyed ourselves. Reading some of the reviews it's hard to know what people expect for their money, and whilst we are not over fussy we still want to be looked after properly. Food was always good, hygiene standards were faultless, toilets in public areas were constantly cleaned, pools were clean (1 heated) sandy beach and shallow sea for quite a way out. Can't believe that some people are complaining that the hotel is a bit run down, but also complaining that there is refurbishment work going on??. They are open 52 weeks a year so they've got to do it sometime. We really liked it, and have never before been to a place where so many guests come back time after time (You get a plaque on a tree in the garden after 5/6 visits and there are hundreds of them!!) If you are thinking of going for some winter sun which is not costing a fortune then this will suit you. Here's a few pointers to help you decide.
All the hotel staff are extremely helpful, pleasant and polite, and there are loads and loads of them.
Rooms were kept spotlessly clean, with fabulous towel art every day.
Gardens are tidy and well kept, constantly being pruned and weeded when we were there.
Plenty of spare sunbeds and parasols round both the pools and on the beach
Food in the main restaurant was always good, with plenty of choice
Nice to see hand sanitiser gel at all restaurants - other peoples hygiene isn't always as good as your own!
There are some refurbishment works going on but not too intrusive or noisy
Breakfast served til 10 in main restaurant . Late breakfast available at beach restaurant.
Huge buffet lunch in main restaurant, snack menu (fish/pizza/chicken/burgers) at beach restaurant, and little man with burgers and crisps by the pool.
Afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes served around 4
Dinner served from 6.30 til 10. Each night was themed - Italian Chinese French etc but it was a bit of a loose description. There was a big choice and we never had anything that was below par. Fabulous pastries and desserts.
Italian and Indian a la carte restaurants - once each per stay. Didn't try the Indian but had a good steak at the Italian
Spa staff were a complete pain, trying to sell massage or hair removal (how rude!). Came several times a day and would not take no for an answer. Pretend to be asleep ;-)
Entertainment in the evening was dreadful. Animation team did their best but it was excrutiating. They did a good job in the day with the pool and beach activities, but their comedy and dancing were dire. Kids disco was mainly songs in French or German?
Room layout was very confusing especially if your room was towards the beach
Beer OK but the spirits and wines were pretty poor and weak.
They fogged for mozzies in the gardens every evening, but this seemed to send them into the bar and balcony area. They are vicious so take some strong Deet for your legs and ankles.
Irish bar is horrible. Its dark and depressing, the aircon is so cold you can't sit there, and the drinks are in paper cups.
Main bar area by reception feels a bit like an airport lounge
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