Four of us stayed from 27th April till 4th May in two rooms. We had to queue to check in, not for long, and we were glad because we found out that we needed to fill in an information leaflet that was in the pack the First Choice Rep had given us at the airport on arrival. He rattled off his spiel so fast that I didn't hear the bit about the form.
The rooms were very nice, in Paraiso Block B. We had a sea view and early morning sun. If you like afternoon sun, make sure you get a pool view in block B.
The lunches are served in the Beach club restaurant. This is over the road from the main Hotel. We went across the road bridge the first time that we visited it, but asked the guy in the office/shop to open the gates for us after that. much quicker. Be careful crossing the road!
The shop sells some groceries, but I had a poorly tummy and found out that they are not allowed to sell over the counter remedies, so we had to make a trip into Fuengirola for Imodium!
I must say, this is the first all inclusive holiday I have been on where we had to buy bottles of water. 2 bottles in the fridge, but if you want more either buy it or save an empty bottle and fill it in the dining room.
The lunchtime food in the waterpark was better than Dinner in the main hotel. Its a shame that the food looks so nice but has no taste, meat was very tough. The biggest moan I had was plastic glasses at Dinner. Get a drink from the bar on the way into the dining room, they will give you a glass.
The snackbar by the pool hotelside serves burgers, chips, pasta. We didn't have any because we didn't know how long it had been sitting there uncovered.
We popped our heads into the Malaka Bar, but it was a bit too loud for us, so we used the Piano Bar mostly. The bar staff are great, special shoutout for Man (Maria) smily face. The Irish Bar didn't open till 11pm so we never bothered.
The Kid's Club worked their socks off, children had a great time. The hotel pool was kept very clean, and the carpet grass ws very safe, no slips!
The indoor pool and fitness centre did not open until 10am, a shame, we would of liked to use it before breakfast, especially as there is nowhere to take an early morning walk due to the hotel being a bit remote.
We had a lovely break at a really bargain price so thanks to all concerned
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