Booked this hotel direct as it was highly recommended by friends, also paid them for the transfer which was a bonus as it only took 1 hour instead of 2 hours if we'd used a holiday company bus.
I'd booked a suite but when checking in we were taken to a standard room, it took almost 2 hours before we were allocated the correct room as there was a mix up with number of nights & what was available. There are only 3 suites so it was fortunate that I could prove by email what I had paid for, not a good start.
Our final room was acceptable, not 5 star with a tired bathroom, shower sporadic, the main bed very comfy, the others not so, very lumpy. You needed the air con on during the night but it was very cold & there were not enough blankets. Only one key is allowed per room which proves difficult if you have young children & want to take them to bed early as you have to all go together. We asked for a second key but this was not permitted.
Location is wonderful, minutes away from the beach, make sure you take beach/sea shoes as there are pebbles & stones walking into the sea which I found very painful. The only beach with no stones is at Sugar Beach (a free shuttle from the hotel), only takes 10 minutes & is lovely.
The food choices were fantastic, you would never go hungry, something for everyone although my 14 & 7 year olds were not impressed (fussy eaters). We treated ourselves to an English breakfast outside the hotel at shadows bar (lovely) a Chinese dinner one evening at nearby restaurant (lovely) & a dinner at Buzz Bar down the road (fantastic) just to sample alternative places.
Pool area was great for everyone, only downside is the ridiculous sunbed race that is mentioned on loads of reviews. The queue starts from 7am, the dash for beds at 8am & believe me its pathetic. Something really should be done by the hotel as you can never get a bed close to the pool which is annoying if you have smaller children that you want to keep an eye on. There is no lifeguard so safety is an issue. Towels can be left on the beds from 8am & people don't arrive until after 11am, I don't think this is acceptable.
Entertainment is hit & miss, the team are brilliant though. Some of the evening acts are fantastic, others mediocre. Daytime activities don't really change, the water gym was fun, the 2011 dance routine very entertaining but the rest was quite boring.
The staff I have to say were extremely competent, friendly & hard working. You never had to wait for a drink, they were always on hand.
Away from the hotel, my husband & 7 year old did the 6000ft paragliding (we booked at Bloody Gorgeous on the main shopping strip). They loved it, £65 each I thought was a little steep then another 100 lira for dvd & pictures so became an expensive experience. We also went on the 6 island boat trip, very cheap & had a great day out.
All in all, we loved the resort & will certainly return however we will more than likely try another hotel. It wasn't that bad but could have been better for 5 star.
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