The majority of guests at this hotel had been before and yes the age group was definitely between 60 and 70 and a few younger guests arrived with their families as the week went on. This actually made for a really nice atmosphere and we met some very friendly people. The hotel and the resort is very well laid out for wheelchairs and mobility scooters so I understand why the clientelle is as it is. It is totally English guests which also helps with the communication.
The rooms were huge a bit of a waste of space really but kept very clean and yes do need a bit of a refurb but nothing serious. I do think a kettle, cups, coffee and tea should be provided because more people would make use of their balcony which was also huge. All rooms seem to have a good view and we were overlooking the bottom pool, the room was really quiet at night.
We sat around the bottom pool which was very well laid out, lots of space between sunbeds which I like not all lined up like soldiers. Yes, the pool man does remove towels before 10.00 which is a great idea as you can always get a bed up to around midday then it gets quite busy. One day inparticular the beds were hard to get with an umbrella. The pool at the bottom was not all that warm although heated and apparently the top pool was so cold nobody used it.
The drinks on the all inclusive were the best we have ever had, brand names and the cocktails were very well made except for the Mojito which tasted like mouth wash. Maybe some plastic champagne flutes around the pool would be nice as didnt enjoy the cava in a plastic half pint glass!!!
We were always served very quickly in the bar and staff were very pleasant and friendly, exactly the same in the Pavillion, we didnt wait long for a drink. I know that enterntainment is a personal choice but we actually really enjoyed the acts they brought in and the show put on by the Thomson reps was amazing, just so funny. The singers that came on between 9 and 10 were terrible but I understand they were not staying.
Now for the restaurant, very nicely laid out again no queuing and very civilised for a full hotel. The lady who kissed everyone was a bit annoying to watch as some guests clearly didnt want that. Always sat where we wanted at lunch and dinner and service was very quick and efficient. The choice of dishes was very English and I would have liked a few more Spanish dishes, very geared towards the English taste but when I saw Roast Beef with Sprouts and boiled potatoes that was a bit over the top. Lunches were a bit boring after awhile because again the specials were too heavy for the heat and especially when you can eat 3 good meals a day, icecreams etc. The salads were not that great in the evening looked like they just mushed together leftover dishes and called it chefs salad not very appealing. The desserts were not great and a larger choice would have been nice. This is just a personal choice as the quality of the food was very good and plenty of it but not enough variety.
Overall the staff made this hotel and we had a very pleasant stay, I would just like to say we went at the beginning of July and the weather was a disappointment (nothing to do with hotel of course) the mornings and evenings were quite cold as it is very windy and once the sun goes down (that is if you were lucky enough to see it during the day) it is too cold to walk out without a jacket and it is too windy to sit outside any bars or restaurants in the evening. Hopefully our weather experience was a one off for July.
Not sure if I would return, possibly not.
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