Great location for beach and restaurants, but only gets 3 stars because the hotel itself is not that good. We asked on the booking form for quite rooms and although the disclaimer said that it may not be able to accommodate, I felt that they looked at the comments and did the total opposite as my room was 3 doors away from the lifts and stairs as well as had the noise from the busy motorway and pool area.
They also charge for using the safe in the rooms as well as the television (although I don't usually watch when abroad so didn't miss this) and have no kettle/coffee maker or microwave in the rooms but they can be hired. There is a 2 ring hob and the provide a saucepan so you can heat water up for tea and coffee and I ended up buying a mug in one of the local shops as the tea cups are small.
I was on the second floor and although the room did become hot, I could cool it down by leaving the windows open and closing the fabric part of the curtains (the backing was blackout type material) allowing the cool breeze in but shutting out the sun. Fans and air con can be hired from reception but coped with the heat ok.
Overall the place was clean and I didn't mind housekeeping every other day, could have done with extra towels but I find this the case with most hotels. The room was only used as a place to sleep and rest up as we hired a car and explored the island or headed to the beach. There was some free parking outside the hotel and we were lucky the whole week but I can imagine it to be really difficult to park in peak season.
I had breakfast the first morning I was there and for 5 euros it wasn't too bad. Again basic but you could fill up, not full English but had sausages, beans and boiled eggs as well as the usual continental of toast, cereal, yoghurt, cheese, ham and tea/coffee.
I did use the pool but it was a bit small and generally used by children so if you want to swim and you don't mind swimming in the sea, this is probably your best bet.
In summary a basic apartment hotel that is clean but has few facilities in rooms, if on a budget try and spend a little extra for a one bed apartment with balconies so you have somewhere nice to sit (a friend upgraded and this room was more spacious but lacked the same equipment as mine), but it is possible to have a studio and enjoy your week away.
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