We had been concerned about reviews of this hotel for a while before going but really, there wasn't a lot to be worried about. I will list the cons first then discuss the pros.
Cons: the food
If you're expecting beautifully cooked food with all the trimmings, don't book here. The breakfast is good purely because of the omelettes. Bacon is scarce and often not replenished. If you're after chicken wrapped in leaves for breakfast, this is perfect! The lunch and dinner buffets, although proclaimed to be themed, were much of the same every night- the pasta saw us through(when we ate there). A la carte restaurants ok- Mexican probably the better of the bunch.
Ensure you wear nothing good or white in the pool because it will go green. However, it was spotlessly clean and rigourously cleaned each day.
Now for the pros:
The room was faultless, always cleaned and made up(sometimes twice a day), mini fridge replenished and we had a beautiful view of the sea.
The beach is nice after the hard work of the sport team to get rid of the sea weed. There are nicer beaches to visit but this is ok if you want to stay on resort.
The bar staff are always keen to replenish your drinks and often remember what you wanted.
I also thought the reception staff were extremely helpful and not like certain reviews on here.
I would recommend this hotel to use as a base but you must go out on nights. The entertainment is shocking. Overall, we had a brilliant holiday, enjoyed the hotel but wouldn't go back!
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