Yes there were many more Germans than English but the hotel catered well for us all.
We had a one bedroomed apartment with a balcony overlooking the pool and the sea. The room was a decent size and well laid out with everything you needed including a flat screen TV with a couple of English channels. It was clean and had a nice bathroom with a Bath and good Shower. The bedroom had 2 comfortable beds pushed together and there were 2 sofa beds in the lounge area. They weren't your typical sofa beds though, they were full sized comfortable mattresses that served you well as a sofa but were beds first and foremost!
It was very hot when we were there so the aircon was welcome; it even had a low setting so that you could keep it on at night without it keeping you awake.
We didn't use the cooking facilities but the galley style kitchen had all that you needed - the full sized fridge was great for all the cold drinks..... and San Miguel!
Buffet breakfast was excellent! Very friendly staff show you to a table and then you go and get what you want. The buffet had all the cold meats and cheese you would expect, there were cereals, fruit juices, pastries and bread of all kinds. There was also a hot selection of scrambled eggs, various sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes etc AND a breakfast chef cooking bacon, fried eggs, omelettes and pancakes on request – you just lined up and in no time you were watching her cook your food fresh. There’s nothing like starting the day with Eggs, bacon, sausages and fresh orange juice washed down with nice coffee and croissants. My little one was most impressed with the pancakes and Nutella chocolate spread.
The pool was a little smaller than we first expected but it was clean and plenty big enough, never being too busy. Around the pool are sun-beds, and plenty of umbrellas - and there was no problem getting one, despite what we say about the Germans and their towels!! Most beds had cushions, which were taken in at night and relaid in the morning. In the pool area there were also a couple of showers for when you got back from the beach!
Which brings me onto the beach – and what a beach. A small door at the back of the pool area takes you out to within yards of the beach, no roads to cross and so close, it was literally on your doorstep. Clear, warm, flat and calm but move a few yards along and there’s some ‘surf’, OK it’s nothing that would thrill a Newquay surfer but was loved by my 8 year old in his dinghy! The water is shallow and safe with no sudden drop to the deep. My elder son and I swam out a few hundred yards and snorkelled in about 6-8 feet of water, watching the small fish swim around below – superb!
The Hotel supplied you need and there’s maid service 6 days of the week. All towels are provided including beach and pool towels (they charge 15 Euro deposit for these but they change them whenever you like and you get the 15 euros back when you return the towels at the end of your stay) – that was a really good touch.
Entertainment at the hotel is ‘entertaining’, partly for the wrong reasons i.e. it was a bit holiday camp in the nicest way. We went into Cala Bona each evening to eat and there was street entertainment there at the harbour, which you could enjoy whilst eating in one of the many restaurants. Cala Bona is much more English focused and whilst I wouldn’t have wanted to stay there it was good to make the 10 minute trip to enjoy the good food and typical Spanish holiday type shops.
There was daytime entertainment for kids, although we didn’t see any of it and there’s table tennis and pool table, which you could always get onto when you wanted to. There’s also a nice, cool reception area and lounge bar to get out of the heat.
Overall I would highly recommend the Dunas. We would have liked a few more English for the kids to play with but they/we had a great time so it didn’t matter too much.
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