Spent Feb half term here and had a lovely relaxing time. The weather was unusual due to the same storms as England. We had some rain and a lot of wind but still managed to do some sunbathing. Evenings cool but still much warmer than home.
The hotel is spotless and in our room we had a flat screen tv with 3 English channels so not a lot of choice, a hairdryer but I didn't find the iron as advertised. We had a balcony and sea view and there was a safe (16 erous for the week) and a mini bar. Also a free bottle of champagne and 2 mugs with sweets and 2 beach bags. Towels changed daily if required. There was also a kettle with tea, coffee and powdered milk.
The food was very plentiful and a vast choice. Buffet style and you just chose your own table. We found it best to arrive early as somedays there was a queue for tables. I think this was partly due to it being a little too cold to sit outside to eat but there were lots of patio heaters outside around the tables. My only critisism of the food was that some of the hot food choices weren't too hot so we opted for the 'live' cooking most nights.
This hotel is huge and really a self contained resort with a large pool, childrens pool, it's own lagoon (sunbeds there 3 euros unless with Thomas Cook, lovely botanical garden area inside, lots of landscaped gardens with benches, a pool bar, tennis court, kids club, shops, car hire, evening entertainment ( can't comment on this as didn't go), towel hire, no reserving of sunbeds around the pool area allowed, activities such as zumba, archery and petanque. There is also crazy golf for 3 euros per game each just outside the hotel. It is isolated wqith a 15 min walk to Costa Calma which is nice enough but not alot there. Nearest supermarket about 15 mins away.
We did the free half day trip and it was good. You only spend about an hour at the PAL presentation and there is no hard sell. We also did the jeep safari and contrary to another review it was warm enough. I would highly recomend this trip, we loved it and we had paella for lunch (included in the price which I think was about 90 euros for both). It is all day and you get to see some fantastic scenery in the national park, a great way to see some of the spectacular scenary and our guide Antonio was great.
Guests receive 4 passes each for the spa but when we looked in there it was crowded so we didn't use it.
We did the package holiday with Thomas Cook and couldn't fault the service from them.
All in all a good holiday and we would go back.
Great for relaxing and getting away from it all, not good if you like a lively nightlife
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