My sixteen year old daughter, my parents and I returned from the Castell Playa last weekend and have had a great time. We were, very nearly, put off by the negative comments that we read before our holiday. Firstly the rooms were fine (I actually go on holiday to get away from housework, not criticize how others do it!) and secondly if you're having a great time surely you're not in the room for long, the maid service was faultless. The food was excellent (I love cooking and even picked up a few tips) there was so much choice, that was the difficult bit! The staff were brilliant sorted one or two problems we had immediatley and made us feel extremely welcome. Yes I can see the pool area could be busy in the summer but the beautiful clean beach is just a 10 minute walk away and beach mats are only a few euros. The bus service back from the beach runs regular (on time) every hour at certain times of the day or you can take the 146 steps (I counted twice!) that are staggered, with several bars and a shop on the way, perfect way to earn dinner! As for the entertainment, every night was completely different, from opera singers to the 'Jacksons' we were three generations enjoying every minute, the comedian had us in stitches. If hiring a car, check locally first, we found them 40 euros cheaper than hotel. It may well sound like I have shares in this hotel! but trust me for the money we paid (more than some I must say) this was just the holiday we'd sought and got! In my opinion, if you want more then pay more! It was the perfect, peaceful break we were all looking for, many thanks to the fantastic people we made friends with,Thomson and the hotel. For those thinking of going, enjoy it and remember it's a holiday not a life changing mission!!!
...and for those numerous couples who couldn't raise a smile throughout the week (you know who you are!) remember it's not just your holiday! We had a great time and with the right attitude you will too, have fun!.
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