I stayed at this hotel the first 2 weeks in June. First impressions upon arrival were great. The hotel entrance was lovely and the staff very welcoming. We stayed in a chalet room which was modern and very spacious so no complaints here.
The staff throughout the hotel were excellent and really made a difference to our stay. The first week of our stay was really busy and a we struggled to find sun beds round the pool. However the life guard always managed to sort this out for us.
There are only 2 bars. One by the pool and one in the lobby. There is a night club which opens at 11 but I never ventured in. I do feel the hotel needs another bar or 2. It can get quite monotonous and if there was entertainment at the pool bar unless you get there early you will not get a seat.
There are only limited dining options. The main buffet restaurant, an Italian and snacks mid morning by the pool. Although there is a lot of variety in the buffet restaurant the food is very bland with little or no seasoning. We did go to the Italian a few times as this was much better.
I am a cocktail lover so have to say the cocktails were terrible. Unfortunately so were the house spirits and my partner kept having to ask for cold beer. The red wine was ok though.
On the whole for a 5* hotel I would expect premium spirits and more dining options, hence I don't think it's quite there yet. However I cannot praise the staff enough.
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