Have just returned from this hotel and am glad to be back!
The hotel was lovely but the clientelle were awful! 95 per cent of the guests were German pensioners who had the worst manners I have ever experienced in my whole life; they were dreadful!!!
One day (our 3rd day there) we met an English lad in the lift (there weren't many!) and this old German man told us to 'be quiet!' 'shush' then proceeded to stand with his fingers in his ears until we got out of the lift!! We couldn't believe it! How rude can you be?!
We were told to be quiet by a German lady whilst lay in the Turkish bath, and my daughter was shouted at to close the sauna door (she was only walking through it!!) I honestly don't know who these people thought they were!
I have stayed at many hotels with Germans in before, but none of them were like these people!! Maybe it's because they were old? or they thought they were really something because they were staying in a five star? either way it wasn't nice!!
One day an old man (another German) was lay by the pool in his Speedo's (they all wear Speedo's!!) my 3 daughters were swimming right in front of him and he stood up, pulled down his Speedo's then stood there completely naked before he put his underpants on!! I was absolutely appauled!! But do you know what? he looked at ME as if I was the one doing something wrong!!!
They were horrible!!:(
The staff in the hotel were nice, especially in the restaurant and most of the bar staff were okay too (the men were quicker at attending to us than the girls!:) ) We did find however the staff in the Spa a bit stand offish, they weren't interested in us and rarely smiled, maybe because we didn't pay for any treatments? We saw them speaking to the German customers and they seemed very friendly; maybe they don't like the English? thats what it felt like!:(
A few of the entertainment staff were lovely but some spoke no English and ignored us to speak to the German guests. We only saw the entertainment downstairs one night and it was poor.
We got a lovely tan as the weather was nice and we enjoyed sunbathing by the pool and walking along the beach, there were a lot of stray dogs outside the hotel though which I didn't like as I love animals.
Our room was perfect, we had a duplex room with a sea/ pool view; the mini bar was replenished every day as were the towels, the only complaint I'd have was by the end of the week the room was full of dust! and she never cleaned my sinks, I did it myself. She did beautiful swans on the bed for us though so I can't complain and the heating was on constantly so the room was lovely and warm!:)
We paid £1200 for 4 people for 1 week which was okay. Would I go again? No,as its not child friendly at all. The rep at the airport told us Turkey is where German pensioners go for the winter like Brits go to Benidorm; I prefer Benidorm.
The hotel looks lovely, but it lacks any atmosphere; its more like a library and its very dark!:(
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