Stayed here end of May.
Nice hotel, friendly staff, Thomson advisor's seem good, though did not have any reason to contact them beyond the airport transfer.
Room was nice and big, clean, even had a toaster. More than sufficient for self catering breakfast and lunches for us. Balcony overlooking the pools, which wasn't very peaceful!. Other rooms may overlook towards the beach and then some at the front of the hotel overlooking the bar area, or the wasteland to the side of the hotel. Free WiFi in reception (not sure how often then change the access code...).
Not enough sunbeds! This is a great shame since if you have paid to go there it would be nice to use the pool for a few hours at your own leisure, not to have to get sunbeds at 8am. This led to lots of people 'reserving' sunbeds, and holding on to them all day. The staff did remove towels at 10am if not in use, but this really only helped a little bit. Staff also said more sunbeds have been ordered, why not then before the season started?
New splash pool is nice, but large concrete area and no shade, looks like they might put something there later , maybe sunbeds if they had any.
Anyway instead of being trapped in the hotel, we took advantage of alykanas and alykes great beaches and other pools (free with plenty of sunbeds). Worth even paying the 5-7 euros for the ones on the beach. We found this much more peaceful than the screaming kids and repetitive entertainment at the village, which becomes annoying quickly.
Onsite snack bar poor, with little service and no menus it seems. Could be so much better. If not self catering recommend nearby bonkers bar, cosy corner or one of the beach bars instead. They are cheaper, better food, and nicer atmosphere.
Yes we did choose a Thomson family hotel, but now regret this. Would have preferred to book a smaller, quieter place to really have a restful , peaceful holiday.
Rumours are the alykanas village is going all inclusive next year, which can't be a good thing and would take important trade away from the rest of the restaurants who rely on this...
Good hotel, great if you have small children to entertain and yourself want to lie on sunbed all day.
Great restaurants in alykanas and alykes to eat, recommend Cosy Corner, Memories, Ambrosia. Lemon tree was average, though the horse carriage ride there is fun (5e each way).
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