Our daughter chose this hotel to celebrate her 18th birthday, she was not disappointed.
Cocktails on arrival at the hotel, and a quick check in, champagne in the room on arrival and then a special birthday table on the night of her birthday - more champagne, a delicious birthday cake and all the waiters singing to her!!
The hotel is really beautiful, very spacious and lovely log fires on a chilly evening. The grounds were kept really immaculate and a pleasure to walk through on the way to the main part of the hotel every day. Watch out for the frogs as they have a liking to sit on the paths in the evening, and the cats like to keep your seats warm during the day when you move.
The food in plentiful with a varied selection at every meal something for everyone to chose and the cakes are to die for!! The waiters are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The bar staff are all very friendly and after a few days they seem to know what everone is drinking before they place an order.
Entertainment staff are very enthusiastic with they pool routine in the afternoon and evening in the bar but the shows are a bit of a let down very amateurish but none the less they do put their heart and soul into doing them.
Down side not enough toileteries in the rooms would advise to take your own. Depending on which maid you get as to whether you get everything in the room cleaned.
The trips 3 for £49 were well worth the money. We had already taken a visit by ourselves to the Souk and got a little lost down the alleys so it was nice to go around the second time with a guide even though we would never find where he had taken us again!! The gardens were worth a trip and the carriage ride around the city is well worth the experience.
The free shuttle bus from the hotel to the city is brilliant we used it nearly every day but you do need to book the day before to get a seat. The driver will also drop you off en route if you need to go to another point on the journey.
The souks are not really a place to take a 10 year old even though we had taken advise from the web and travel agents before booking. Our 10 years old daughter was a little terrified of all the monkeys, snakes in your face and the henna ladies trying to stick the needles in you she much preferred the Artisan Centre where we were not hassled.
Just a quick note about Menara Airport put all your valuables in you hand luggage, no matter whether it is costume jewelery or shavers, because we had ours taken. Also when you go through security make sure you face your bag at all times as they are very quick at emptying your had luggage and you do not know what has been taken out because you are distracted.
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