I traveled with my husband and son aged 10. Three days later our friends flew out with their son aged 10 to join us.
From the Minuit we arrived at this hotel we chilled big style. Reception made check in easy and the rooms were a delight if not a little small, not much space for clothes and I would take some extra hangers. however they were spotless clean with air con, a mini fridge filled with water, Pepsi and Fanta and the bathroom had wash, shampoo and hair dryer and a brilliant shower. There was a TV with a children's English Sky channel but it wasn't cracking. The kids bed was only separated from us by a small roller blind and there was the largest mirror I have ever seen on the wall at the bottom of our bed to which our delighted son told us he would feel safe as he could see us all night GREAT!
The grounds to this hotel are beautiful and cleaned non stop. Plenty of room for every one and as we were there early in the season no trouble with getting sun beds. There was shade or sun areas. Do not let this next bit put you off but our biggest disappointment was that the wave pool did not work for first four days although an inside "spy" told us they didn't think it was turned on as it was so quiet, but that was just rumor. I complained to the Thomson rep who immediately escalated the situation and the customer services manager offered us a day trip to another Magic Life resort unfortunately this didn't suit us as we were waiting for our friends to join us on the weekend offered. The white water rapid ride is for over 12's and the helmet wouldn't fit our son who is a large 10 when he tried to sneak on. We were quite glad though when we were told someone later injured themselves on it but again that was hear say. The lazy river is also so lazy its asleep.
All that said this place is Fantastic. The meals are buffet but also coked in front of you. No English type meat for breakfast but still a brilliant choice of many foods. The rest of the meals were excellent including the toasted panini bar. The al-a -cartes were fantastic we told the boys at we would mention them as they were great and so was the food and the open roof top position of the restaurant is beautiful. All this was made especially nice because our boy crewed up with the English kids on a night so my husband and I ate alone a couple of times which was really pleasant and we knew O.J. was safe as all the parents watched the children between them and the hotel security was brilliant. It was the same round the pools we would all keep walking round checking they all had sun cream and drinks. All the children were so well behaved all the parents really relaxed and we would all meet up for drinks and entertainment later. Very pleasant.
Drinks are not English but are really good and the staff at the bars, restaurants, reception and every where really give you the feeling they cant do enough for you. The entertainment was brilliant some nights and average others but there was always something in the amphitheater then live entertainment or Karaoke round the stage at the pool then in the disco area every night.
In the restaurants people smoke.. a lot! although in the main one there is no smoking inside but it would have been nice to have some meals outside.
This was a real 5 star experience and the kids loved it. I am usually ready for home after 10 days but I would definitely have stayed longer.
Don't run out of sun cream I had to buy some English cream I knew my son wouldn't react to and it was 15 euros. We caught the local bus to the market for a Euro each, it runs about every 15 mins there and back, you just get on it where you got off. We enjoyed the hotel so much we didn't go any where except the market but I felt very safe even when I went back on my own. We bought our son a R4 but it wouldn't work on the DSI although it did on a DS so I took it back and the man immediately refunded my money and gave me some perfume as an apology for my wasted time, he said he had a good reputation to uphold. Excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The five star Otium Hotel Seven Seas makes the dreams come true with its matchless coast, comfortable rooms, pools and aqua park. Just 7 km to Side and 70 km to the airport. Otium Hotel Seven Seas is an indispensable option for those who want to have an entertaining and pleasant vacation thanks to its privileged holiday concept. Combining its authentic and magnificent architecture with nature, Otium Hotel Seven Seas awaits you with its affordable accommodation alternatives. Services : Lobbybar, Cafe Turk, Patisserie corner, Cocktail Bar, Wave Bar, Cave Bar, Amphitheatre Bar, Beach Bar, Disco. Spa&Wellness Center (Turkish bath, Sauna, Beauty Center). Here is an invitation to flavor with 3 A'la Carte restaurants where you will taste the rich alternatives of the world cuisines in company of the Mediterranean scenery. Turkish A'la Carte restaurant free of charge once a week, for second or more use 5 € / per person cover charge is taken. Local Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks included to cover charge. At Fish A'la Carte Restaurant and Mariachi Maxican A'la Carte Restaurant 5 € / per person cover charge is taken. And the main Palm Garden Restaurant offers you perfect services with indoor and outdoor sitting areas, kids buffet, diet buffet, gluten free food (on request), ice cream service (at lunch and dinner), baby chairs. Snack restaurant on our private beach with Snack service, Tea time and ice cream service (certain times). Pools/Beach/Animation : 1 activity pool, 1 Wave pool, 2 kids pool, 2 water slides, 1 Crazy River (raft slide). 140 m private beach with blue flag certificate; sunbeds, parasols, cushions, beach/pool towels are provided. The Pavilion service is offered for rent. Besides there is a shaded kids play area for our little guests on the beach. Fitness center, 2 tennis courts, tennis equipment and tennis lesson (extra charge), dart, basketball, aerobic, table tennis, beach volleyball, stretching, water gym, mini football, mini golf, volleyball, water sports (motorised and non-motorised), day time activities, shaded kids pool. Evening entertainment in amphitheatre, mini disco and live music. Kids Club with own animation activities for children. Rooms : There are totally 364 rooms in the facility (disabled rooms available). All rooms have shower bath. The rooms include central air-conditioner, LCD-TV, Wi fi, safe box, hairdryer, tea-coffee set and it is possible to place additional bed. The room floor is tiled. The rooms have either balcony or terrace. Take a journey in Otium Hotel Seven Seas to have a peaceful mind and spirit, rejuvenate and feel as if you were at home with your Otium Family's warm welcoming. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 7 Seas Imperial
- Seven Seas Imperial Hotel Side