We Booked this Hotel Assuming Quite Wrongly that it was 5*. IT IS NOT 5 STAR.Repeat NOT 5*. the hotel is rated 5 Sun in Thompson Brochure. In Some respects it meets the expectations of a 4 star Establishment but fall short of 4* in other area's.
Briefly: Average Hotel in a rundown Village Location with almost nothing to do outside the Hotel.
Reception Clean But Average, Rooms spotless. All Staff So Very Very Friendley and helpful.Amenities for Children very Good, although Adult entertainment almost Non existant.
Food was Fair to average for 3 star Yes 3 star!! and always luke warm or cold.I recall saying often out loud that the choices on offer were sh...te, some nights were average and we didnt go hungry, but overal I cant understand those Reviewer's who stated the food was excellent, (apart from them eating poorly at home). Almost without fail there was Pork, Rolled turkey (Yuk) and chicken or Beef bits on offer in various sauces, limited starters and limited sweets.Breakfast was best with Full English available, although my wife prefers fresh fruit for breakfast there were days when almost none was available.Hotel is divided into 3 distinct area's, you cannot use the HIGHER graded Royal Deluxe area unless you have paid extra for it. we were Activity Area so were disadvantaged without knowing this when we booked. We had to pay for the use of the Steak Bar as this was extra for Activity Clients( us)although we did get a 1 voucher to use for part of the cost of 1 visit, The Italian Al la carte restaurant was available for only 1 complimentary meal, ( Payment was required for further visits) I had the venison and it was poor, fair enough they apologised and brought me a replacement Pork Meal which was edible but nonetheless pretty average for Al la Carte to say the least. The entertainment ran alongside the restaurant area which was mainly outdoors so you could never have a quiet meal, There were often times when the Restaurant sounded like a school canteen, and with Kids being left to run around un-supervised the evening meal was really a joke. just get your grub and get out asap.
which brings me to the Bar area's, as it was very windy whilst we were there we did not want to sit outside in the evening, unfortunately many peple thought the same, there is a distinct lack of seating in doors, even so the Sports area "Indoors" was exposed to the wind as it was open both sides. The only shelter in the main area was the Atrium bar which had very few seats and was always full of seated guests by very early in the evening.
Poor adult entertainment every Night it revolved around Kids. be warned!
Waterpark excellant although freezing cold water. Never had to fight for a sunbed but uit was late in the season.
Beach predominantly Large Pebbles which are painfull to walk on in bare feet, with a small sandy beach just around the corner, but this looks and feels dirty.
Misc: Football academy is Extra (£33, swimming Lesson are extra £37,if you ask for a late check out you are charged €70 YES EXTORTIONATE. Safet deposit Box €20 non refundable.
We may as well have been in any 3 star hotel in Spain as there was absolutely NO greek influence we found during our stay apart from the feta cheese and the friendley Greeks.
Would we recomend this Hotel? It has a long way to go to be able to do that but we made it a pleasant Holiday nonetheless.It lacks the touches we have found compared to Iberostar, H10 and the Seaside chain of hotels which we normally use.
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