Early October and returned from a week in this hotel which was very disappointing. It advertises itself as a 4 star Hotel, a Thomson Gold rating, fully inclusive adults only location. In my opinion it is wrong on all counts. In the UK it might just make a 3 star, it does not meet the qualifications for a gold rating, it is not fully inclusive and it is more like a campus than a Hotel.
Location is good 600yds from the coast and 3/4 mile from a sand beach and about 3/4 mile from the busy town centre.Local buses are quite regular to all the main towns. Accommodation is found in one of 9 three story (no lifts) blocks built in a semi circle, in quite nice gardens, around a large swimming pool, that was very cold, plenty of sun beds scattered around. At the end of the semi circle can be found the reception, housing some very serious looking ladies, dinning room and large lounge which housed a large bar and a small stage for evening entertainment. The entertainment was put on by Thomson and was very good bordering excellent on most evenings - the only problem was that this venue cannot accommodate all those who wish to view the evening performances, highlighted one evening by a 'punch up' between drunken Scots and London guests fighting over obtaining seats,(the scot's lost) so you do have to get in really early or be prepared to stand at the back for a couple of hours-not what you want to do on holiday. The bar is in the same area and houses very noisy coffee machines which at times sadly drowned out the entertainment. The two on site Thomson girls worked very hard throughout the day were always cheerful and helpful although a bit 'hi de hi' at times. The worst was the 'Hotel' itself - the en suite rooms were kept very clean but the beds were extremely hard and uncomfortable. A fridge was provided but no tea or coffee facility and its quite a walk to get a cup of tea first thing. It is not fully inclusive as they sting you with many extra charges which you have to pay for in ' cash ' in advance, and if you only have sterling the exchange rate they offer is very poor, WI Fi an extra cost and they delay the logging out time so you pay much more than used. Apart from two news channels on the TV you have to pay for all the others. Want to use the safe = more cash. Want some pool towels = hefty deposit. Better quality wine and drinks cost your more-in cash and the food is a bit hit and miss and nothing special apart from a lady who will cook eggs and omelettes for you to order at breakfast.. Can you believe that no credit cards are accepted and yet they supposed to have a Gold rating. Unless you want to drink yourself into oblivion do not take the 'fully Inclusive' option as it is not worth it. Many local places to eat lunch cheaply and drink at only 1.50 per pint. Finally you can be forgiven for thinking you are in an Old Folks home - we are in our sixties and were probably some of the youngest their. The site reminds me very much of butlin's in the seventies and eighties but in fairness a more modern butlin's without families and children.
I think Thomson need to look harder at this facility - it could be so much better with the right management and some money spent on it in redevelopment, refurbishing and including relocation of the bar.
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