Just back from a weeks holiday at the resort with my mum. We arrived Saturday 19th April and were very impressed with the hotel on arrival, reception were quick and helpful and got everyone checked in despite there being a bus load of people.
We were given an apartment in Block A, level -1 which looked over a gorgeous garden and the main pool area the view was perfect. We weren't overly impressed with the apartment as we had booked a deluxe, it was nice enough though we had a balcony with table and chairs, bedroom area, bathroom and a lounge/bedroom area which we didn't use as was right at the back, not great light and couldn't see our view. our bathroom door didn't close as it was too big for the frame and small things like not even having a kettle.
We found the buffet area too chaotic, it was Easter weekend however far too many people you couldn't get near any of the food just had to grab the first thing you could see. The food was pretty bland and never warm despite being kept in warmer trays these couldn't have been turned on. Found ourselves eating more of the cold meats, salad and fruit. The drinks were all on taps to serve yourself which was good there was wine, beer and all the popular fizzy drinks and morning juices.
After a week we couldn't wait to have a decent meal. We found a lovely restaurant at the bottom of the path on the beach the views are stunning while u eat. We visited there twice for an evening meal. Lovely staff and great food worth a visit.
We spent most of our time through the day at the adult pool, it was fabulous and very stylish. You can hire Balinese beds which we did for 12 euros for the whole day we loved it for extra comfort. Only down points were the south bar charges for cocktails that are made up by the staff and not the ones on tap, if you are all inclusive really don't think you should pay for cocktails that's the perks of it. Also found at lunchtimes at the outdoor buffet area beside where the adult pool/Balinese beds are that there very a lot of screaming children eating with their parents outside this was very disturbing as lunchtimes went on til quarter to 3. This area at the buffet is marked adult only but that was just ignored.
We found the evening entertainment very poor no adult bars/lounges open to us which was stated online,the lounge area that was available you couldn't relax with a drink as there were children running around and around when you could see their parents weren't even sitting in this area. We found ourselves going back to our room earlier than we would have liked.
Overall the hotel was very lovely, couldn't have asked for nicer staff always greeting you with a friendly hello, just the food and lack of adult areas that let it down for us.
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