We stayed at the Atlantica Golden Beach hotel on our honeymoon at the end of August beginning of September 2005. It was superb, that is the only word for it.
The hotel arranged a taxi transfer from the airport and it took about 30 minutes with a very friendly and chatty taxi driver who was waiting for us in arrivals and helped my wife with her baggage.
On arrival at the hotel we where met on the front steps by both a porter and a receptionist. The porter took out luggage straight from the boot of the taxi and the receptionist welcomed us and showed us up to a welcome reception room where they had laid on coffee, juice, cakes and pastries as well as much appreciated comfy chairs. There they explained everything we needed to know about the hotel, how ...
the all inclusive worked and answered any questions we might have on a one to one basis; they also gave us a large envelope of hotel and local information including bus timetables. They then showed us, again on a one to one basis to our room.Read More
We had a superior room with a full sea view which was well worth the money, uninterrupted views of the sea crashing over rocks from our balcony. As previously mentioned other rooms may look our away from the sea and onto a busy road. The room it self was of a decent size, massive Queen size double bed, cushioned wicker furniture, cushioned balcony furniture also, mini bar which was actually not unreasonable priced (or fridge for supplement), controllable air con (all though always on full in August) safe (chargeable), large double and lit wardrobe, beach and bathroom towels, robes, slippers, wine, fruit, flowers (all though did not last very long), as we where on honeymoon there had even sprinkled rose petals all over the room which was a nice touch. The room is also sound proofed for a settled night. You also have access to room service and a laundry service. Our room was also cleaned at least once a day, if we had a siesta it was made up again while we where at dinner. The bathroom was a reasonable size with a bath tub and very powerful always hot shower, many superior aromatherapy toiletries in the bathroom as well. The room was also equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a TV with cable including BBC World and CNN and another foreign but English speaking channel, there was also Pay Movies, there was a good quality CD/Radio HiFi in our room as well.
The facilities in the hotel where also outstanding. The main lobby area is very impressive with its towering columns interesting art and very comfortable sofas. There is a reasonable gift shop in this lobby which sells the usual gifts, tea towels so on and also toilettes including sun cream, chocolate, sweets and crisps, inflatable sun beds, newspapers and magazines. There is also a broadband internet connected computer (50c for 15 minutes). There are two lifts as well. Just off the main lobby is a balcony area which looks over the pool and grass areas and into the open ocean. Connected to the lobby area is a bar which is very comfortable with deep sofas and the decoration of the room is very warm and sophisticated, great place to relax with a beer and a selection of snacks they offer here. It is, like the rest of the hotel, air conditioned so it
Tour Operator: Thomson