Book at the last minute with Thomsons, read the reviews and were suitably impressed when we got there.
The room was fresh clean and tidy and the whole exterior of the hotel had been recently re-decorated. The reception, bar, lounge and restaurant were tastefully decorated and the owner Bruno obviously wants everything kept to a high standard. 3 TVs for those inclined to catch the footy and grand prix, one in the bar and two in the lounge area. Sound kept to minimum.
The pool on par with the contemporary hotels adjacent ,has a pool that leads directly to the beach where there are reserved loungers and umbrellas for each room. It is a bit crowded there at weekends sometimes. The Italiens do things their own way and charge 3 euros p/person to use the loungers by the pool but don't charge on the beach.
Beware the seemingly endless stream of "Looky Looky" men selling their wares on the beach which was a bit wearing at times.
The hotel is located at the quieter end of Lido Di Jeselo which is an advantage. There are plenty of good restaurants within easy walking distance and regular buses if you want to go further afield. As previously reported not a lot of night life and the whole resort could do with a few bars as opposed to restaurants/gelaterieas that serve drinks. Not a major problem but you get the impression they want you to have a meal with your drinks a lot of the time.
Another slight irritation on the eating out aspect was there was quite a queue for the good restaurants between 6.30 and 8.30 if you are prepared to eat later, not a problem.
Decided to to upgrade to half board and were really impressed with the quality and value. If done on a one off basis it was 25 Euro p/person for buffet salad and a 3 course meal. If booked over a few nights it was only 15 Euros. The food was superb and would easily grace the tables at a good restaurant.
Drinks at the bar were not expensive and came out quite well compared to local prices.
Finally the staff were superb and could not do enough for you. Bruno the manager especially. He is up at the crack of dawn and mucks in with all of his staff and he is there at the end grabbing a quick bite to eat in the bar at 11.00. Could not do enough for you. Even took two young girls in his own car to a late opening restaurant on their first night when everything locally was closed. He is also the master at Irish Coffees and all forms of bar keeping having learned his trade in London prior to setting up business.
He owns the Capitol and the Marco Polo Hotels and is cureently setting up a seafood restaurant shortly. So he must be doing something right!
Nothing else to add a wonderful seven days and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing break.
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- Also Known As:
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