Interesting reading comments on this. We 'stayed' here in July 2012. I use the term 'stayed' very loosely as we were transferred to a gorgeous all inclusive 4 star in Palma Nova, before we could experience sleeping on the sofa of the tv lounge!
I can only describe that first day as SHEER HELL. I've stayed budget in the past so know what to expect...not that we even got to see the inside of one of their rooms. We saw the 4 sun loungers- as it was then, the awful lunch buffet, the very dated building. Heard the stories about fighting, noise, police being called daily, people sleeping in corridoors etc. What we saw were at least 20 groups of people being told "you have no room" due to overbooking. Never experienced stress like it but thankfully we were always civil to an ex pat english lady on reception who saw that we were transferred ASAP. Many others were literally trying to climb over reception in a rage of panic. Literally it was THAT bad!!
I only post now as I see many others have had mixed experiences of this place, many are bad. After last summer I'd have expected the place to be brought up to at least a basic standard. ..looks like that hasn't happened.
I would AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE. Seriously folks, this place isn't worth the risk.
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