Arrived 12/06/14 for 2 weeks with my husband, 2 daughters, their husbands and four grandchildren under 4 years of age. Great flight via Thomas Cook from East Midlands. Easy through airport on arrival then a 20 minute coach trip to hotel. Luckily this hotel was the first dropoff so arrived nice and quick. Had sparkling wine and juice at reception on arrival which was a nice touch.
We had 3 separate bungalows booked and had asked them to be near each other in a quiet area. Unfortunately the 2 bedroom bungalows were on the opposite side of the pool area than the 1 bedroom ones. So us and one of our daughters were 200 yards away from our other daughter.We were next to our daughter in a quiet area but our other daughter in the 2 bedroom was next to the main pool, so not so quiet. Just be aware that if you book different size bungalows you will not be together. But this did not really spoil our holiday.
The bungalows were spacious and spotlessly clean. Nice having a full size fridge and kettle. Even though we were all inclusive it was nice to keep cold drinks in the fridge and make a coffee when at the bungalow. Good size free safe in bedroom. Nice patio with furniture and well tended gardens. Would advise to book air conditioning, as the ceiling fans were only just adequate.
Two lovely, spacious and clean swimming pools. One has pools, slide and water park suitable for young kids. The other is by the reception and main restaurant. The first one was very busy with families. Whereas the second one was not so busy but had the entertainment team there all day. Towels have to be hired from reception with a returnable deposit, so bring your own!5
The entertainment teams ( Thomas Cook and Animation team) were all fantastic and so hard working. Started at 10.30 every morning (except Mondays) and didn't stop till gone 11 at night. Games, quizzes, bingo, pantomimes, musicals, singing, dancing, kids clubs as well as jumping in the pool. They literally never stopped and there was activities for everyone of all ages. But there was no pressure to be involved. The Thomas Cook team were excellent and so friendly. Our favourites being Molly, Mark and Alice.We won twice on the bingo, winning 80 Euros!
The restaurant was light and spacious. We could always get a table inside or out for the 10 of us. Plenty of good highchairs, we needed two. The food was excellent and so much choice. We have been on a lot of all inclusive holidays and the food at this hotel was some of the best. Themed nights for food which in 2 weeks we had each twice. But there was so much choice that I hardly had the same thing twice. That is apart from the ice cream!! 5 scoops for lunch and 5 scoops for dinner with lashings of caramal sauce. Gorgeous, no wonder I put on 9lbs!! One of my grandchildren is only 7 months old, my daughter was concerned there would be little choice for him. But she needn't have worried as there was plenty for him to eat. There was also an area with children's food (chicken nuggets, etc) although my four grandchildren ate mostly from the main buffet. Get all your own drinks which you could get from the bar or serve yourself from the wine, beer or soft drinks on tap. This seemed a bit strange at first as we have normally had our drinks served, but soon got used to it and it was actually better.
Two bars, one at each pool. Again beer, wine and soft drinks on tap to serve yourself. Other drinks were served by bar staff. Watched the World cup round the bar with all nationalities which was nice, except when England lost all 3 games!!
The only complaint was the refurbishing of many bungalows which 3 days before we left completely surrounded my daughters bungalow. This meant it was noisy, smelly with workman and rubbish everywhere. My daughter complained to the Thomas Cook rep who spoke to the hotel manager and within 12 hours everything was cleared away. We also received priority boarding passes with compliments of Thomas Cook, for all of us at the airport, which meant we could walk straight past the long queue.
But besides the refurbishment, everything else was great and I would definitely recommend this hotel to all families with young children.
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