The complex itself is a 5 minute walk to a wonderful beach area. The rooms (apatments...we had a 2 bed apart) was in my opinion at least 4 star and maybe 4*+. As we were self catering we ate very well and managed to cook almost all we wished although there is no cooker, so you have to be very good with a microwave/cooker/oven. Just 2 hobs doesnt help either!
Bad points for me were that this is predominately.... forget that.... just for Spanish people!!
As this is a holiday resort for the 'Spanish' primarily the knowlwdge of English in the hotel and surrounding areas was very sparse and some of the looks you get from Spanish residents and holiday makers could easily freeze you on the spot!
We did not get to use a lot of the hotel as it was not really open and we were only 2 of around 20 people people staying there for the first week! We loved the quite and peace but as the holiday went on the noise levels from our 2nd floor pool room apartment was 'HORENDOUS'
We went from quiet to having Spainish holiday makers sitting on their terraces jabbering very loudly till sometimes 4am!! Then after a few days the sreaming/laughing from the bar area was unbelievable...till 1am. Whilst they had security patroling you just 'knew' that if you complained it would be 'you' who got it in the neck!!
Due to the building site and structure the sound simply rattles around inside the pool area terraces therefore trebling the noise levels created in that area.
As mentioned the 'area' had not woken up yet so no local bars (except for Pablo's Leon Cybercafe just up the road by the roundabout) but again whilst it was quiet our terrace was great to sit out and look at the stars.
If you are looking for 'friendly' beach side hotel/apart DONT book here! The staff on reception on the first day could not have been nicer... very helpful and polite and spoke English. However, it just went down hill from there and you did start to feel 'in the way' as other guests arrived.
Rooms cleaning and changed twice a week and the room staff were fine.
Oh I nearly forgot...... The 40 channel TV only has SPANISH programmes....not one US/UK channel....no English news or sport or or!! Take your IPad with you as you will need it....WIFI is ok and free.....so good there!!
If you like a noisy boozed up night and have young kids who would appreciate the pools then.... maybe!
NOT FOR THE OLDER GENERATION FOR SURE!! Shame really as the apartment was really good :)
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