This was our 6th visit - we have met people who have been there 20+ times. It is a Spanish family hotel, the staff are lovely and the hotel is spotlessly clean. The rooms do vary in size - ours was on the small side this time but we are hardly ever in it. One complaint - the beds are extremely hard ! Breakfast lots of choice - sometimes the bacon is a bit welded to the tray but it is nice and crispy! Our lunch varied between the beach bar and pool bar - both great but beach bar portions have got bigger since last year - better value for the recession! A mention for Armando at the pool bar who always seemed to be on duty when it was very busy - he never stopped smiling whilst trying to serve about 5 tables at once. We always eat out, starting with a drink at Fowlers - turn left and immediately right out of the hotel and you will see the sign after the roundabout - small, stunning views and run by Brits - great drinks too! Dinner - Meson Tipica - turn left alonside the mini golf and it is the other side of the road, Casa Pepe just past the mini golf and Vicente - past the pedestrianised bit, on the road but lovely. For a treat a taxi to Calalonge (about 6 euros) and Bona Taula - a beautiful courtyard and a wood fired grill - very popular and booking essential. Expensive but great - if you are brave enough have the grilled rabbit - it is gorgeous.
Back to the hotel - clientele mostly older so outside school holidays not a place to take kids - not sure I would at any time as there is no space for them to run wild! Mixture of Brits and Germans but everyone chats and gets on fine - it is quite sociable. Sunbeds not an issue when we were there although I am an early riser - but I do stay on the bed at 7.30 not disappear till 11 like some! Only issue I would have is with the smoking - it would be nice if it was not allowed around the pool but it seems prevalent everywhere. Smoking inside the hotel is not allowed - so lots of smoking first thing on the balconies! The beach is lovely - wouldn't say it was quiet this week but the water was crystal clear and everything was clean. Lots of fish too.
As ever a great holiday - already planning next years visit!
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