Just returned from 10 nights at the Calista.Our first impressions when we arrived were quite good.Lovely looking hotel and the standard rooms which are adjoining are very big.
At the usual buffet breakfast on our first morning...we were amazed that hardly anyone spoke English,not that one should expect it,yet yo udo feel a total minority.Apparently there were only 14 british people staying there..!
Without being stereotypical,,,it is Russian.people..their manners are atrocious,rude and quite frankly disgraceful.Undoubtedly this has worked its way into the staff's manners.Invariably the staff just shrug their shoulders..a smile would be nice.
The staffs english is so poor,that when using the other restaurants,extra monies of course,it at times impossible to explain what you want...we had two dinners where the wrong food was delivered,cant be that hard as the menus as pretty limited.
Avoid the mexican at all costs..well if that was Mexican food...We must have been eskimos
We hired a pavilion for a few days...my wife would go reception and ask,.."all full"..would be the answer....go back with some notes accidentley slipped on the desk....and hey ho,suddenly it is take your pic.!...Sad,but that was all too often the case.
Of course some of the staff were lovely..but most arent..and the language barrier truly was annoying in the end.
I couldnt fault the drink selection..it was tip top for an all inclusive...the food though was particularly disapointing....Didnt think much of the restaurants,same old staff that been working elsewhere recruited as stand in waiters...It was a relief that they had hot dogs and hamburgers in the evenings....
It still a nice hotel....yet just lacks something....ironically,two families who are friends of ours stayed at similar hotels with several kms from us...we all agreed we have tried Turkey and alas,never again..!!!!!
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- Calista is named after a Goddess in Mythology, a young woman of rare beauty. She becomes so obsessed with her beauty that she would risk everything, in order to eternalize it. Then Calista dedicates herself to goodness by combining this physical beauty with the beauty of her soul. After a while, her soul becomes too beautiful to remain mortal. She becomes a Goddess. The name Calista signifies the Goddess of Rare Beauty from that moment on she reflects the pure Beauty. Calista: Perfect Beauty! The Goddess of Beauty! ... more less
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