Having read other reviews of this Hotel, can only assume that they were made when this Hotel was in private hands and well looked after, which was a couple of years ago. The present owner also has the Olive Garden Hotel which is about 12 minutes car ride away. The Bel Mare has no kitchens of its' own and all the food is 'ferried' from the Olive Garden via van, so therefore the choice is very limited and the food is far from hot. The bedrooms need updating as the one we were in had no fridge, the furniture was dark and old and in the very small bathroom there were no plugs for the hand basin or the bath and the shower was not hooked up either, so baths were impossible!!! On the plus side, the staff were all lovely and the pool area was very nice.