“Agreed... nothing wrong with this hotel!”
*sighs and takes a deep breath*
Now then... I'm a fussy person. So is my partner. We don't slum it, and we pay good money to have god holidays. We stayed at the Mykonos Theoxenia a couple of months back, so you can assume us to be 'discerning travellers'
Here's my report - and it's objective
Pre-flight: Already know that a 4* in any main resort in Ibiza is a non-starter unless you want to pay about £200 a night for a place that will charge you £10 for a beer. We just wanted a quick break from the rubbish September UK weather.
Front of House: Previous comment irritated me. I was brought up with manners. I say hello first. I don't stand there and expect servile monkeys to fawn over me. A 'Hola! Que tal?' Met with a warm smile and as much helpfulness as we could hope to expect.
Lifts: Ummmm... Dated? The lifts are the bog-standard European lifts with the double door. I wasn't going to live in a lift for a week. What's the problem with the lifts?
Room: Sniffed the air... my bloke sniffed the air... 'Can you smell sewage'? (Nope) 'Can you? (Nope). We had paid extra for a sea view room. That - in any place in Ibiza Costa - gets you a balcony. If you don't pay for a sea view... expect a street view and no balcony. Simples.
We had room 206. The higher up you go, the smaller the balcony (look at the pictures of the building - should be pretty clear). If you get rooms 210 - 216/ 311 - 316, you wi;; get a tree view. This is not a typo. There's a big palm tree right out of the front. (see photos).
Yes. The rooms are a little bit dated.... but they are huge and EXCEPTIONALLY clean, and there is a daily maid service... and, guess what... if you don't dismiss them, they are incredibly freindly.
Yep - Two English TV channels. I go on holiday to use the pool, tan, and go out at night. I care not that I can't get Discovery Channel.
Take a hairdryer, girls. In common with most hotels, these dryers wouldn't straighten cheese strings. Also take a travel iron. That's just the way it is. If you (like us) tend to wash clothes while away, you'll have to dry them over chair. No big deal. If you want tea and coffee, get out of bed and go to the restaurant and get one. No hardship.
Pool: WOW... Fantastic. Other pools I have 'known'have been cramped, cold, salty or dirty. The pool bloke takes an hour and a half every morning to clean 'none of the above'. Sunbeds are a bit rubbish... but standard. Get an outdoor massage. 50 euros for an hour's lymphatic drainage by the sea. Bliss! Pool bar? - what absolutely fantastic staff. Hugged by both on our departure... because I was nice to them, see? Bring your own pool towel. I brought my own alcohol until the bar opened, but put it in a plastic glass and behaved myself. I also didn't 'demand' to put my parosol on the pristine grass. Neither did anyone else, because that is just plain rude.
Terrace Bar: Brilliant. Jug of Sangria for four - 12 Euros. Strongest nicest sangria we had all the time we were there. Hugs off them too.... because we were friendly.
Breakfast: Ohhhhh it was rubbish.... Bacon, eggs (three options), beans, sausage, chorizo, peppers six types of bread, fresh friut, six types of juice, croissants, pastries, three types of coffee, four types of tea.... etc.... yep.. rubbish (hear the irony)
Location: Easy walk to Ibiza Town - 15 minutes, tops. If you don't fancy that - Water taxi from Fuengirola Front. 6 Euros return. Last back at 1am. 25 Euros each way in a taxi to San Antonio. Front Desk will book.
Places to eat: Don't want to share it here, or it will be overrun with people complaining that they can't get Walls Bacon and Heinz Beans. Contact me directly, and I will be happy to advise you
Just go here
For a weeks break, out of high season, it's ace... and be nice to the staff - and you'll get the service and smiles and hugs that I did.
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