This is a lovely, 26 room hotel within 5 minutes walk of the town square and just a few minutes from the beach. It has a very peaceful, quality feel to it. The best rooms are the sea view rooms as there can be noise from regular passing traffic if in the land view rooms although they are still quite acceptable. The hotel seemed to have listened to clients comments and now offer free Wifi throughout the hotel which is great. The next upgrade they could improve on, is to provide tea/coffee making facility in the rooms. The rooms are 'compact' in size, but adeqaute, although the bathrooms (showers only) are quite tight and definately only for 1 person at a time.
Breakfasts is limited but fresh and includes: museli or cornflakes, yoghurts, mixed breads and toast, cheese and ham, boiled eggs, fresh fruit, fruit juices, tea and coffee. Items are replenished as required i.e. only 2 boiled eggs or 2 toast at a time! As other guests have said, there is an issue with sunloungers as there are only 12 sunloungers to cater for 52 guests at full capacity. On request, we were offered changing facilities on our last day, but this was dark, cold, creepy, shower room in the basement amongst all the storage facilities. For a hotel of this standing, I would have expected a guest room to be offered to all guests to shower and change. This lets the hotel down very badly and needs to be changed immediately, otherwise it may deter guests from booking again.
During the summer months, it is sunny until about 4pm on the terrace but during the winter months there is no sun after 2.30pm and after 1pm on the sea view balconies. The land view rooms get late afternoon sun.
Overall, a good hotel and I would recommend but room for improvement if they want to ensure clients return.
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