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"Not quite what I was expecting."
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When we arrived and shown to our rooms we were told we were the first english people to arrive. I now realise why the only reviews we could find were from over 2 years ago. The hotel was full of German, French, Dutch, and Eastern Europeans. The staff struggled with english and wanted to converse in German. I got the impressioon that they did not want or particularly like the English. The pool area was very good and there were lots of sun beds and tables and chairs however if you wanted beds near an umbrella the you had to be up early. I was having to be down by the pool at around 5.30 every morning to get beds and even then most of them were taken. I found out before I left that the pool guy who walked about all day around the pool would take your towels and reserve beds for you early in the morning if you paid him. The water slides were very good and kept my kids amused and they had life guards on duty to oversee it. The animation team were very good with lots of entertainment throughout the day they were also the entertainment in the evening which was hit and miss but definately aimed at the German market. The food was buffett style and with never ending queues although some of our continetal friends had manners that left a lot to be desired, pushing in, seeing how much they could pile on thier plate in one go. Food overall was ok but you did not know what some of the dishes were. We managed to get seats on the terrace and learned that if you tipped the waiter well he would reserve a table for you for lunch and dinner and would also go and get your drinks rather than having to queue up with everybody else. The bar areas were ok but you again had to deal with massive queues. All local all inclusive drinks were served in little plactic beakers whether it was beer wine spirits or soft drinks. The bar staff were often rude and in many instances because you were english did understand or want to understand what you were ordering. I also ordered drinks in french and german but again they knew you were english so were not that helpful. The beer was awful, the mixers / soft drinks were very sweet and very highly coloured. I ended up buying international brands from the other bar just to get a decent drink. The only good thing was you could get unlimited amounts of bottled still or sparkling water which you really needed during the day. The hotel has it own private beach which was very nice with its own beach bar. The brochure said ice creams available all day but there were not just ice lollies if you wnated ice cream you had to pay. Outside the complex was nothing we walked about 1/2 mile in either direction from hotel and all there were were a few shops and pavement stalls with lots of hassle. At weekends a lot of so called locals young men invaded the hotel looking for girls who obviously knew the waiting staff and got served their drinks not paying for them and were able to help themselves to the snack bar. On the plus side we were unable to get an extension on the room but the facilities provided for showering and getting changed were very good. When you get to the airport do not have a lot of dinar left over as you cannot take it with you you have to change any notes back into your own currency and spend you coins or give them away. Holiday was OK but would not go back there, might have been better if there were more English people to balance it up. Top tip, take an old loyalty card with you and when the maids have cleaned the room go back to the room and put it in the key card slot in the room you can then keep the air con on so the room is comfortable for when you return from the beach or pool. Even by doing this we could not get the temperature down to below 24 degrees.
By: Paul Mold - Submitted 9th August 2011
|Travel Date:||August 2011||Best for:||Families with Young Kids|
|Travelled with:||Families with Teenagers||Recommend to a friend:||No|
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Renovated in 2007, this resort hotel for young, active people and families is rich in atmosphere. It is fully air-conditioned and comprises a total of 461 guest rooms. Guests are welcomed into a reception hall with 24-hour check-in and check-out service. Facilities include a hotel safe, currency exchange, hairdressing salon, nightclub, games room, car park and, for a fee, Internet access. For dining and drinks, guests can enjoy the hotel's own caf¿, bars and restaurants. There is a playground, as well as a mini club, for younger guests. A laundry service is on offer as well (fees apply). Breakfast is served in the form of a buffet with hot and cold options. Lunch and dinner are also available as hot and cold buffets, including salads, main courses and deserts. In addition, there is always show cooking at dinner, and there is a special children's buffet at lunch and dinner.
By: Stuart - Submitted 29th October 2010
|Travel Date:||May 2010||Best for:||Mature Couple|
|Travelled with:||Mature Couple||Recommend to a friend:||Yes|
|Also Reviewed:||Operator:||Thomas Cook|