I ended up staying at the Oliva Nova as I needed a hotel close to some friends who have a house in Forna so my expectations were limited. So I was very pleasantly surprised when I arrived by the helpful staff and outstanding location on a lovely beach. For families with young children it would be perfect. I would say the majority of the guests were Spanish - I only heard one other family speaking English - great if you dont want to be surrounded by Brits! I had a lovely room (room number 4207) on the first floor in a block with limited views of the sea and views over the pool. It was a good size with large bedroom, great bathroom and a sitting room with a sofa bed, doors onto a balcony and small kitchenette area with a full size (stocked) fridge, two ring hob and sink. A further door lead up marble steps to my own private roof terrace with 3 sunbeds, pool and shower! Just great for a private sun bathe! The decor is a little dated but comfortable. The breakfast in the outside restaurant by the pool was excellent - buffet style. I was very impressed with the freshly squeezed orange juice, bacon, eggs cooked fresh to order and a brilliant fresh fruit salad! My only gripe would be that the bacon, egs etc were not kept hot enough in the chafing dishes! My one dining experience at the hotel was in the Italian restaurant and it was very good indeed, freshly cooked and piping hot. I did take a look at the poolside buffet but was put off by the queue of people and the amount of children! The hotel has car parking which is charged at Eur.9 per day but well worth it as your car is parked under cover and the car park attendants are cheerful and helpful.
All the staff seem to have to work very hard as the staffing levels seem to be limited. Yet everyone I encountered was happy to help and had a cheery outlook. I spent just 2 nights at the hotel but would have been happy to have stayed longer. I was so pleased with my room as I didnt expect the roof terrace. For late departures, they are happy to let you use the facilities including the spa for changing/showering etc., before you head off to the airport. I would love to have spent a few hours on the beach but the hotel only has a very limited number of sunbeds and shades and unless you are up and staking your claim by 9am - there is no chance of getting one. The hotel should provide more! I notice many of the spanish people holidaying there had brought their own sunbeds and parasols! Not possible for us Brits who are flying Easyjet!
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- Also Known As:
- Oliva Nova Golf - Beach And Golf Hotel
- Oliva Nova Hotel Beach
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