Didn't know what to expect when we booked but was pleasantly surprised by the hotels cleanliness and the friendliness of the reception staff and in fact all the staff. The location is great, a good safe area and very pretty, no beggers, don't expect golden sands though the sand is black. This was a budget holiday with Saga, we opted for full board the lunches were always better than the evening meal, the food is perhaps its let down, the food was cold and very repetitive some days it was good but mostly overcooked and cold, would come back but would opt for B and B if poss. Another niggle was the fact that although you can sit where you like for breakfast you have to conform and are given a table to sit at which you must adhere to for lunch and dinner, this means if there are two of you then you could be stuck with two other grumpy's for both lunch and dinner throughout the holiday.The hotel entertainment was very much like a bad holiday camp of days gone by luckily we met up with a good bunch of people and we decided to join in once the spanish knew we were game for a laugh we were accepted and it made a pleasant friendly holiday. The Flamenco night was good but went on for over two hours and we could not get up to buy a drink they certainly don't push you to buy drinks.
Word of warning if you go out on to the balcony of your room DO NOT CLOSE the patio door behind you as there is no handle on the outside and it is impossible to open, if I hadn't had my friend with me, I might still be there now. Saga did not live up to its reputation on this holiday as the trips all seemed to be on the same day, Thursday, so we were left with other days where we had to arrange our own trips we missed out on quite a bit..No hairdryer in the room and no toiletries, so remember your own when you go. I would recommend this hotel for its cleanliness and location but not for the food or entertainment.
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