Hotel looked lovely on the internet and I did check out reviews before booking and everything seemed great, especially the price, however, I arrived home today and can safely say you get what you pay for! Where do I start???? Good job we hired a car! However, to park the car they charge you 3 euro per day! It is way out if you have no transport, yes it is right next to the train station but getting the train everywhere is expensive and the last one is around 11pm so cant go for a night out without an expensive taxi ride. It is up a massive hill and to walk anywhere would take an hour or so. Anyway, when we checked in our rooms ( we had 2) they were quite basic but had most things you would need, we booked double rooms but they are just 2 singles pushed together. Unpacked, safe in the wardrobe, but wait, you have to pay for that as well! We thought we would go in the pool, however, it was absolutely freezing and the bottom of it was covered in litter, so we decided against it. So we thought we would just have a couple of hours chill and watch a bit of tv before heading out, however, there was only 1 English chanel which is discovery max, which yes, most men will love but not family viewing really. The maid only comes every 3/4 days and she doesn't do much, just changes beds and towels. Most of the staff do not speak much English with a couple of them speaking none. Yet, I still haven't got to the worst part yet! The walls are like , well, I would say cardboard, but they are more like tissue paper. There were around 5 Spanish familys there staying on the ground level (which is where we were), I cant swear to it but we think they were actually living there, cant describe why, it was just the feeling we got. They woke around 7.30am and were extremely noisy from the moment they woke, the adults and the many, many children. The noise didn't stop and which seemed to get worse from around 8pm and carried on until 2.30am ish, this was the adults and the kids. It wasn't just people being noisy having a good time they were just really noisy, its hard to describe but we had had enough by the second night and complained to the staff who did speak to them but they only toned it down slightly. I don't know what they were doing in the rooms next to us but it sounded like they change the furniture layout every half hour, scraping all the furniture accross the floor for hours, every day! The same families tried on several occasions to sell me fake goods, coming over to my apartment and not taking no for an answer, you get enough of that from lucky lucky men in the main resorts, you don't expect it from guests at the apartment's! We seemed to have x factor auditions in the room next to us every night from 11pm - 2am with a Spanish woman singing at top of her lungs non stop. The best thing about our stay there was our check out this morning! And they never even asked if we had enjoyed our stay, just took our room key and said bye. I can safely say I will not recommend this hotel to anyone!!
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