Just got back from 10 nights here. First impressions are of the hotel design, very modern and impressive. The rooms are spacious and very well designed and the maid service was very impressive. Food was great and the fresh fish was fantastic. We went in trepidation of the noise in the restaurants after reading reviews. It is noisy as you would expect when a lot of people are in a large space with just hard furnishing and floor etc, but the staff were doing their best to keep plate clattering to a minimum and it was not as bad as we feared, though the rooms may benefit from sound absorbing pictures or something on walls ?
The sun beds were my bug bear - if you were not in position by 8am at the latest, then you would struggle to secure beds and parasols - everyone reserves so you have to do the same. It means that lay-ins are not advisable which is a shame on holiday ! The only solution is for the hotel to invest in maximum capacity beds so no one goes without...there is plenty of grass for them to go on.
Sun beds aside, the pool area is amazing and the pool great for the kids being one depth and 07:30 is a great time to do your exercise lengths to burn off all the lovely food and drink and you secure your beds as a bonus !
The land train to the beach was fun, the last train back is very busy so be prepared to walk, but it only takes about 10-15 minutes albeit uphill ! We were lucky to get one passenger on the train with bags and beach towels which made the walk easier.
We had a great holiday and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to families but couples may get annoyed with having to get up to get sun beds.
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