We arrived here on monday really late at night, guess it was 11.30pm.
After getting through the airport waiting and waiting more and just... waiting in some lines for absolutely no reason and then getting driven here in about 40 minutes we were dropped off the bus and the driver told the guy from the hotel to get us to esmeralda. He took our luggage, put it on that golf-cart thing and drove us to the esmeralda reception. He took us to reception and just at that moment we didn't have to care about anything else. We checked in, the receptionist tried to explain us everything but I was just way too tired to listen and he was talking some spanish-english which is hard to understand for me. We got our wristbands and an envelope...
Anyway - we were taken to our room by a nice guy who carried all our suitcases by himself and by hand (impressive - it was heavy) to our room and just showed us minibar and where the booklet with information is located.
We were a little hungry but just really tired so we ordered a hamburger and a sandwich by room service. About 20 minutes later it came and was actually way better than I expected.
So arrival was really good! We fell to sleep pretty exhausted but happy to get here without any troubles.
I have to mention that our room request was completely fullfilled and all restaurant reservations we made by mail before were in that envelope.
Tuesday I woke up really early early, nice weather. I sat on the balcony an just watched the sun rise. Later we went to breakfast.
The breakfast buffet is just gigantic - really huge - not all stuff is at our taste, but I'm pretty sure everyone will find something which she/he likes.
Beach is great - we don't play the towel game but always find something to place ourselves - and we're moving around several times during the day, on the beach, the pools etc...
We took butler service and he showed up on tuesday and apologized for not beeing there on monday night (we didn't expect that because it was just really late).
He's really a nice guy and visited us and called us today - but actually we don't have any more wishes because everything is so nice. So he just brought us some ice and some missing things from mini-bar (I think the guy who fills that up just puts something in but without any system - today we had 4 whiskey, the beer never got filled up again) and our big pillows.
So ending our second day I have to say everything is just perfect about the hotel!
Only the weather is really crappy - raining all the time!
And OK, today we went to Don Pablo and it really wasn't gourmet at all - were going to cancel our other reservation there. It was just the buffet food in a very strange "wannabe" gourmet type. Don't need that at all, then rather just eat buffet. But that's our personal taste I guess.
But a very funny and nice waiter there who was trying to get us drunk on whine and was apparently amazed that I could still talk normally, walk normally... ;-)