I stayed for 4 nights at this hotel, before going on to get a cruise. The setting is undeniably beautiful and the rooms were lovely, pool superb and food good - food at the Italian restaurant in the Astir Palace section of the hotel -which is down the road a little way - was excellent. My really big gripe with this hotel was the ridiculous over pricing - nearly £7 for one of the smallest and worst cappuccinos i have ever tasted - by the pool bar - I felt obliged to give 1 euro tip - when signing it to the room. The In-room fridge was fully stocked - but....a packet of crisps - we had one each on the day of arriva - l cost us £14...and a small 250ml bottle of water was £5.50 - there were no tea or making facilities - offered in even the most humble B&B -apart from an espresso coffee maker and 2 tiny cups and 3 capsules - once you had used these you had to buy more - we ended heating the water in the espresso machine and using the glasses to have a cup of mint tea -and later Breakfast tea - once we had a jug of milk that had come with ordered room service - which we kept in the fridge. I fully appreciate that in- room bar facilities are going to be more expensive -but these prices were ridiculous and such a high premium on bottled water was not only a crime - but in a hot country it was also cruel. The hotel is built into the side of a rock and is very impressive - but the hallways were dark and gloomy - due to no natural light. The reception area was on the top floor and the bedrooms in 5 levels below - the pool and sea at basement level (6 down) meant that although it had plenty of seating - you only went up there to arrive or leave or go to the other Astir Palace part. The reception area there was far more welcoming and friendly - with a bar and a piano - in hindsight we wish we had stayed there. It probably did not help that our neighbours had a massive falling out over one of them having an affair - which they loudly shouted about to each other, with swearing and slapping - and then after a day of arguing made up and we then had to listen to their very noisy *make-up* sex!! Reading this back it is rather a negative review - on what is a hotel in a lovely setting - which if you are rich enough or eager enough to pay the prices -would no doubt be a lovely holiday. We are not mean people -and have stayed in many high quality hotels - but the pricing at this hotel is just so expensive -that it did affect our stay and subsequent opinion of this hotel and I would consequently probably not stay there again - even if I won the lottery! The staff were all polite and the porters very helpful -when our pre-booked transport did not turn up -but we did feel a little like we were clogging up the wheels of an otherwise very efficiently run reception.
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