Me and my boyfriend are on our second to last day stay at the arum whilst I am writing this review! We are mid twenties and from London we have stayed 2 weeks at the arum all inclusive.
Ill start by saying how spotlessly clean the hotel is I can be a clean freak at times but this hotel is super clean so you will have no worries in that department, the rooms are cleaned well are modern and are very well air condotioned as is the rest of the hotel.
The pools are very clean and well kept I have not seen one person slip around the pool during my 2 week stay which is brilliant for children's safety. Be aware that if you want a sun lounger you will have to be up between 5-6am to put your towels out otherwise you will not have a chance at getting a sun bed round the pools past 7am
The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained!
The bar and restaurant staff are very helpful and the pool bar of an evening is where you need to be if you enjoy a fancy cocktail.
The entertainment and activities for this hotel are certainly not a 5* standard. Some of the outside acts are good but thats not every night the actual animation team shows are not up to scratch for a 5* resort.
Daytime activities do not seem to be taken seriously by the staff it seems the team is not managed properly! Activities are just shouted out across the pool by a team member and they don't encourage people to join in which leaves 2-3 people turning up and then the animation team cancel the activity it seems they are just looking for an easy day round the pool without actually getting involved with the guests.
A special mention to Sarah from the animation team who makes the effort during activity time and during the shows too she seems to take her job seriously and is interested in making the guests feel welcome.
The hotel is situated 10 minutes from the harbour and the ruins and is a lovely day out and also has some amazing shops for a spot of holiday shopping!
This is a lovely hotel and we had a lovely time and is perfect for families with young children however I don't feel this was the right hotel for me and my boyfriend as there wasn't enough for us to do or be involved in for our age group.
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