“If you are a vegetarian parent with 2.4 kids and no respect for others then this is the hotel for you.”
If you are a vegetarian parent with 2.4 kids and no respect for others then this is the hotel for you.
Restaurants - If you are on a all inclusive you have the choice of 2 restaurants; El Chef & Bella Vista.
El Chef is open for breakfast, lunch and evening meal however eating in this restaurant is like sitting in the middle of the kids playground at lunchtime, parents have no control of their children screaming running around and I even saw one parent change her child while in there and leaving the soiled nappy on the table that some one else will sit at for staff to clean up, unfortunately El Chef is the only restaurant open for lunch so if you want feeding you have no choice.
On the other hand you could go to Bella Vista for your Breakfast or Evening Meal where it's supposed to be a more relaxed setting with pleasant music in the back ground and dimmed light's in the evening and with the notice of "Persons over 6 years old welcome" you would thing great, but no just ignored by parents who do not want to sit in the Playground of El Chef so screaming kids there too just not so may off them, so it was best to eat around 8.30 -9pm if you wanted to avoid them.
Now for the food...... Breakfast - Fantastic, full continental offerings the only complaint you found it difficult to find a cup to put your Coffee in and if you found one there was always a queue for the one and only Hot Drinks Machine.
Lunch and Evening Meal now that was a let down unless you are a vegetarian, you could not complain about the selection of vegetables however when it comes to the meatier dishes you would be lucky if you had a choice from half a dozen, and even then some of them meat dishes were tougher than Gandhi's Flip Flop.
There is the option to eat in one of there A la Carte Restaurants so we tried "El Duque Grill and Tapas" that turned out to be a nightmare, first of all they tried to seat us in the middle of a family party, I say try as there was on the one seat for the two of us so my other half got up and we moved to a different part of the restaurant and had browse through the Menu. This is when we got up and left as you would thought a Grill & Tapas Restaurant would have a wide selection of Tapas but no more than half a dozen max and some of them were 11 -12 Euro's.
Drink / Alcohol - one of the reason why you go all inclusive is it not this we were well happy with. Beer on Tap and not just into plastic cups so you need to make a dozen trips to make up a pint but proper tankard glasses, the wine they served we found in the supermarket on sale for 1.50 Euro but never the less mixed with a bit of lemonade went down well and off course the measures of spirits - half rum half coke so no complaints there. They was even the option to start at breakfast with Cava being available.
However make the most of the drink as you needed to be well oiled to enjoy the Evening Entertainment if you made it there in time.
Evening Entertainment - well what can I say nothing good unfortunately. Most Hotels bring in Entertainment from Magicians, Comedians, Acrobatic Acts, Dancers, Animal Shows - you get the gist and most Hotels have a kids show followed by a adults show but not the Flamingo Beach. They have there own entertainments team and they only do one thing and that is sing karaoke style badly. My other half says they were X-Factor / Britain's Got Talent Rejects in which I have to disagree X-Factor / Britain's Got Talent Rejects are at least entertaining.
At 9pm after there main show they started of by spoiling a great movie, The Blues Brothers and if I hear that theme song one more time I'm going to do something regrettable as they sang it every night badly along with Twist and Shout amongst 2 or 3 others (I think that's all they know). They would then be finished by 9.30 when there would be a convoy of pushchairs and prams leaving the Blue Moon Bar to leave only a handful of people - who wants to go to bed at 9.30pm.
Swimming Pools 8 of them I think, 2 Main Pools, a 30M Pool with lanes to get in those lengths in and 5 kids pools / splash pools. As you can gather I'm not a fan of kids and this resort was a bad idea for me but we thought we would avoid all the pools apart from the 30M where we thought it would be quiet and kid free as it wasn't exactly child friendly. How wrong were we again parents with no respect for others taking up the lanes with there kids (what's wrong with the other 7 pools I have no idea) so those that wanted to do 50 lengths found it difficult to do so as there were only fours lanes available.
Good Things - The Hotel in General, Staff were fantastic and helpful, location great and not much of a walk to Playa Blanca, easy access to the beach which unfortunately had to be closed due to Jelly Fish and the rooms themselves apart from the screaming kids below us clean and tidy and had a great view of the sea.
However, back to the H10 Rubicon Palace I think.
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