My fiance and I booked to stay at this hotel for 10 days last May. We admitted defeat and left after 3. I hate complaining with a passion and I am in no means a fussy person but to put it in the nicest terms; I would not wish this hotel stay on my worst enemy. Here is why:
When we arrived we waited 1 hour for our room to be ready. In this time we had to suffer super loud trance music and dehydration (the hotel the staff couldn't locate the key for the fridge with bottled water in).
We finally got to our delightfully clean (not) room (still no water). I decided to take a bath to cool off. Couldn't find a plug anywere. Back to reception I went. A request for a plug proved to be a massive inconvienience to staff. Finally got the plug after 30 minutes (oh and got some bottled water at this point too!) started running the tap - brown dirty water. Nice.
So no bath. I had a trickle of a shower instead.
Next my fiance thought it best to put the air con on seens it was getting pretty hot (probably by my fumming mood). Oh wait - it doesn't work ....... yep you have to pay a couple of quid a day for that luxury - convieniently forgotten in the hotel descripton hey.
Soooo now were are desperate to get out of this place and look about - we get a rucksack together check eveything is locked secure in our bags etc. Lock our room .......mmm the door doesn't lock. Lets try they again... nope still doesnt lock.
Back to reception we go. If i thought i was an inconvienience before, well this time I have over stepped the mark. The door does not lock? Recepetionist looks at us with distain and goes to try and lock it herself. What ?!!? It doesnt lock for you either? WOW thanks for the confidence boost in our intelligence!
What to do now.....Well surely they will move us? mmmm some looong discussion goes on in the back room. What ..Wait ! They are too kind!!!! They are gonna give in and move us...but wait... we are going out now and we cant move rooms for another 3 hours!! Whhhhaaat. Someone please come out with a tv camera now and tell me this is a joke. Nope, this doesn't happen.
My poor fiance ( after dealing with me for most of the day in these conditions I don't envy him) decides that maybe we should jusk ask to store our suitcases and passports etc behind reception whilst we go out and kill time for 3 hours. That way we wont have to wait about in this nightmare hotel. Surely this will be understandable.
Instead we are told that we will have to PAY for safe to store our belongings (baring in mind the fact that the only place we can currently store them is in an unlocked room). At this point I am utterly speechless.
So yeah thats the general jist of our holiday we saved ages for.. .over the next few days we came across the only pool in the hotel that had no water in it, the 'building site' of the sun bathing and kids area, the actual real building site out the front of the hotel and of course the best prison food one can imagine.
Please, Please I beg you do not go. We left after 3 days. Most of our time was spent on the phone to the very unhelpful and at times down right rude easyjet holiday people (i came home to an £100 phone bill). We had to pay to get our flights home but were refunded after lots and lots of persistant hassling and threatening to go to the media (which took up most of my booked leave wating on false call backs etc etc.
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