We didn't use thomsons coach transfer we used a taxi which was less than €15.
When we arrived we were checked in by Sylvia on reception who was lovely, cheerful and helpful as I found out were all staff on reception. We hired a safe which was €30 for 2 weeks with a €5 deposit
Our apartment was on the 1st floor (which I had requested via email) overlooking the main pool close to reception. The apartment had 2 balconys one off the bedroom overlooking the street and one off the living room overlooking the pool. It had a microwave, 2 ring hob and a coffee maker and all the usual cooking utensils
Tv had at least 9 English speaking channels.
The sofa beds were uncomfortable and hard esp the lower one. The twin beds in bedroom were very comfortable. The safe is located in the wardrobe of the bedroom and we found that both wardrobes to have ample room for the four of us
Pool sunbeds were unlocked at 9am and lifeguards started work at 10am. There were plenty of sunbeds but not enough parasols. We found the lifeguards to be very friendly and always alert to what was happening in the pool. The poolside entertainment was very hit and miss while the entertainer was a lovely friendly person she didn't seem to put much effort into it eg. daytime activites on the board in reception mostly didn't happen. My two children who are 12 and 13 enjoyed the activites when they were on 3/4 days out of 14. The pool area was spotless with people always cleaning
My children are too old to avail of the children's club but the children who were in it seemed to have fun
Poolside bar was ok for chips or pizza €2.50 for chips and roughly €6/€7 for pizza. Most people brought their own drinks to the pool
We only went to the evening entertainment one night (a drag act) while I would not have paid to see it I have to say it was entertaining.
There is a small shop on site but there's a larger one just next door which is very reasonably priced
We ate out every night in various restaurants or brought back takeaway from nicos 2 mins walk away (food is fab and is the best value for breakfast €4.50 for 2 sausages 2 eggs 2 pieces of back bacon beans hash brown and tomato included in the price is a choice of juice and a tea/coffee which most others places charge extra for)
We found the apartment complex and our apartment to be spotless.
Taxis are cheap and readily available
The only negative that I can say we found was the lack/half hearted day time entertainment
As we didn't stay out late I can't comment about how lively the resort is but I am a light sleeper and I was not woken once because of noise. The location of the apartments are perfect for the beach and main strip.
If anyone has any questions feel free to message me and I will try to answer them.
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