On the spur of the moment I decided to book a holiday for a week self catering in the middle of October 2011, on my own for the first time, and I would definitely do It again. I rang up the travel agent and booked it without even looking at it first, I had never done anything like this before and was really excited. I was flying from Luton at 6 in the morning but was delayed two hours due to fog, by the time I got to Spain it was mid day. And all my doubts about what the weather would be like in October, vanished as it was already 26 degrees and climbing. The transfer to the hotel was around an hour and a half but it soon went quickly, we did have to change coaches half way through but both had air conditioning, so it was okay.
When i finally arrived at the hotel it looked very nice, more then what I was expecting for a cheap last minute holiday. I was apart of Es Bolero hotel which is apart of Club Martha they are basically the same hotel, one way in and one way out. The hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. My room was ready by the time I got there and I was on the ground floor which was actually more convenient. The room had every thing I needed but the only thing would be is you have to rent things such as kettle, tv etc so I ended up boiling water in a pan to make my cups of tea. The bathroom was very clean with fresh white towels provided, and the cleaners were lovely, especially if you make an effort with them even if you just say Hola. All the staff were very nice and made an effort to talk to me every time I went passed which was great, since I went by myself was nice to be able to talk to people. The hotel was wheel chair friendly, and had lifts as well.
A relaxing, chilled out holiday which is exactly what I wanted.
I spent most of my time by the pool in the sun or down by the cliffs which were only 10 min walk away by the sea, I loved sitting there with the sea breeze. I even got a really nice tan in one week because of the beautiful weather. There was a local spar down the road where you could buy the news papers, milk, water etc and donuts !! Which were amazing, one Euro for 2, I even brought some home with me. The hotel was literally round the corner from the shops and restaurants and the market that came every Thursday. Although I ate out most nights, the restaurant in the hotel made some great pizzas that were a very reasonable price, delicious and you can take away to your room. About 20 minute walk away was a small sandy beach that was lovely, where you can go in the sea and watch all the boats from the marina.
They had a kids club (molly club) there which looked really good, I picked up a few of the songs myself as they were quite catchy. And the people that run it came round every day getting everyone involved in little competitions where you could win a free drink. Modern music was played through out most of the day by the pool which was great, saved me getting my Ipod. They also provided entertainment every night which I loved, they did their own interpretation of popular shows such as sister act, mamma mia, Disney and many more. I’ve never laughed so much, and I always looked forward to the next show !! I watched them every night wrapped up in a blanket as it got quite nippy in the evenings, it would normally go on till about midnight, by then I was ready for bed. I had a great time, learnt a bit of Spanish and wished I could of stayed for another week, I didn’t want to go home. I would recommend this to anyone I know and I am looking to going back again hopefully this year. I decided to write this review as I saw other people writing poor reviews and I did feel like it gave a fair picture.
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26 April 2012
May we thank you most sincerely for your very kind comments. The management pride itself in believing that the customer is the king !! All our staff are trained to be as polite and helpful as possible to all our guests. We are very glad that you had such a good time with us, and we hope that you will consider coming back with us in the near future.
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