My boyfriend and I came here for a 7 night stay from the 12th - 19th September 2011. This was our first holiday together and also our first time in Spain.
We booked this apartment from sunshine.co.uk and the prices were reasonably cheap, including with flights. I was picky at first, because some of the reviews from here came across bad, but to after finally experiencing the place it was actually a lovely stay.
We took a taxi from the airport, which was about 20min or less from the hotel. We came at around 11:00pm, greeted by a security gaurd (or I think he was he didn't look like the owner) and confirmed our booking. The reception was basically like a janitor room, but it didn't bother us. I just wonder how they organise their files.
Rooms & Cleanliness
He gave us the key to the 9th floor and this was our first impression with the room - very clean, simple & modern, huge space so you put loads of stuff anywhere and it's almost the size of a big studio room. I'm not a fan of the bed covers and curtains though. The wood decor is lovely, but shame the colours don't match with it.
The room has the - *Kitchen - clean counter, wooden cupboards & a microwave/stove/kettle/clean fridge/sink/washing machine | *Bathroom - nice white, lavish & clean, 3 toilet papers already in stock, clean towels, mini bath with shower head | *Dining Room - small area to have your meal or just extra space | 2 *Closets/Couch | *Balcony with the sea/pool view/washing line | 2 *Twins beds | *Air con (which you have to pay for, but we decided we didn't).
Sleep Quality & Service
We didn't have any problems sleeping throughout our stay. Although obviously you have to be cautious that there are many mosquitos flying around which resulted some nasty bites.
The service was good. In the middle of the week the cleaners do change the towels and pillows/bed sheets, so it was nice to receive fresh items. The owner can be a bit rude at times, but he wasn't terrible or mean. Such as the time we lost the bedroom key, we gladly paid 15 euros for the replacement, thankfully he didn't shout at us for that and when we left on the last day at 11:00am, our flight wasn't till' 9:00pm, but he kindly kept our luggage in his room till' we came back to collect it.
The location was perfect from where you need to get to. There was a local swimming pool and restaurant beside our hotel, but we never used them as we found other places to explore.
The cafe's are lovely, we recommend going to Tony's just near the hotel. The owner was extremely nice to us, but we only came here twice as we were trying out new places. The bus stops are also near if you want to go to the town centre, which was around 20min and we got the nearest coach to Marine Land, which was less then 15min, 10min to get back by taxi.
There are loads and loads of good places to eat, our favourites were Godfather's and a fine dining restaurant we couldn't recall the name, but it was near the beach - perfect for couples especially in the evening where you can sit outside, enjoy some wine and dinner, while watching the moon rise from distance. The beach is also a min away, so no worries if your bringing extra bags for the beach.
Overall it was a nice and enjoyable stay, but we decided not to book self catering again as we found out we spend much more then we could've got all from all inclusive and it's much cheaper if your looking for an affordable holiday, and not going wild with your money. Probably because the hotel doesn't provide much interaction, but I could understand why as it's somewhat like renting an apartment so you can't expect much providence or service it gives you!
Any questions I'm happy to help! :)
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