This is my 6th visit to this hotel spanning over a 24 year period.
All the staff worked extremely hard to keep this hotel spotless, from the rooms, to the bars stairways and restaurant I saw the cleaners constantly working all day.
You could never go hungry at this hotel as I felt there was plenty of choice even for the fussy eaters. Yes if you go for a fortnight it is repetitive. The food is mainly aimed at the 'English' however personally I've come to a Spanish Island and would have liked to have seen Spanish food available to try. When the restaurant is closed you can also order sandwiches from the bar (Menu choice available) and although this wasn't advertised anywhere you could also order Ice cream from the bar (You only get 1 Scoop - just order another one if not enough)
Again already mentioned this was spotless. Although on the small side but hey I don't come on holiday to spend time in my room other than sleeping and washing. Suitcases just lift the bed up slightly and slide them under. I have quite a large thick case and had no problems getting it under the bed. You have a small fridge in the room and a hair dryer. A small TV is in the room with about 3 channels which I have previously seen other guests complain about......... Who pays all that money to come on holiday and watch T.V !
All the staff here are fantastic and you are never waiting for more than a minute or two to get your drink (2 at a time only) You can purchase the branded spirits if you wish at 2 Euros which I think is very reasonable. They do have a menu tucked away behind the bar which is never out and when I asked why I was just told no-one buys them so they don't bother. (Give us the choice please)
The beach here is fantastic and just over the road from the Hotel. Golden sands stretching for miles. You can hire the sunbeds for 9Euros (2 beds and an Umbrella) a day. Minimum reserve 4 days. You can just have 1 day however in peak season you do get people reserving for a week or 2. Best to come down at 7am in the morning and look for one without a Orange Reserve Ticket as this is when all the expired ones get taken off.
Cleaned every morning. You are not allowed to reserve your bed until 8am. I always managed to find a couple in the afternoon after being on the beach all day.
Unfortunately this year I found the entertainment to be a huge let down. I believe this to be down to the Hotel itself and not Thomson. The only act worth watching I thought was Xerox who had the whole crowd involved. Tina Turner was OK although many songs were not Tina Turner. Abba Act unfortunately only one of the girls could sing and led the show as best she could.
James and John did there best for the daytime activities. Some bad reviews for James although this is a young lad just starting out in his job and doing his very best in my opinion,I'm sure with time and more experience he will improve as we all do in our jobs. (No one started out brilliant) John however I found to be quite arrogant and kept mentioning his ex wife at every opportunity on the microphone usually putting her down which I found to be extremely unprofessional and not funny. I didn't meet the other reps as didn't go to the welcome meeting however when passing found them to be polite and friendly.
Lovely town just a short bus ride away 1.50 euros each. Or a 50 Mins walk. Or 6 euros in a taxi. Small market on the evening just under the bridge, if you carry on walking you can see some of the yachts that are out of this world. Alcudia 'Old Town' (7-8 euros in a taxi from Hotel) there is a market every Sunday and Tuesday. Worth a visit although the buses to tend to get very packed so best to take a taxi.
Overall I had a very enjoyable holiday although will not be returning next year. Let's just hope the Hotel take on board some of the Entertainment comments and improve for next year.
I booked my Holiday last October and specified a Pool View Room High Up, only to be told when arriving they were fully booked - I booked last October! they had obviously overlooked yet again same as they did the year before when I put in a request. Seems like the hotel are getting a little complacent of the regular returning guests.
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