Our family of 3 stayed in 2 rooms at the Mayfair from 7th to 21st July, and having read mixed reviews elsewhere, I was more than a little concerned. With that in mind, I shall try to split this review into sections, and report facts as much as possible.
Check in: We arrived at the hotel just after 11pm. George on reception was business like & efficient, sorted out our keys & wristbands, told us the meal times & locations, and explained how to get to our rooms.
Rooms: Both rooms had a seating area (sofa beds) and a sleeping area (one of the rooms was arranged as a studio, the other as a one bedroom apartment ) a fridge, kettle & mugs, and a TV (not much in the way of English channels). The bathrooms both had a ...
power shower over the bath. The whole room had a tiled floor and a balcony. One hotel had a pool & garden view from a small balcony, the other a street view from a bigger balcony.Read More
Meals: All meals are buffet service. Breakfast and dinner are served in the main restaurant, and lunch is served at the Gardens Pool bar. Breakfast had a number of choices, changing slightly every day - fresh bread, porridge, 4 different cereals, bacon or fried ham, frankfurters or British sausages, eggs in at least one form (fried, boiled, scrambled, omelette ) fried bread, mushrooms, croissants & Danish pastries. Tea, coffee, orange juice, pink grapefruit juice, water.
Dinner is on a different theme every night Greek, International, European, Carvery, Farmers, Italian, etc. The menu is posted outside the dining room before breakfast, so you can see what it is on offer. Rather than try to list everything, I shall list the Carvery Menu from our last night: Leek & potato soup; roast pork and roast beef from the carvery; lamb boulangere; chef's pie; fillet of fish in mussels sauce; rice; pasta; roast potatoes; chips; buttered carrots; green beans with herbs; green salad; tomato salad; gravy; apple sauce. Desserts were a selection of creme caramel, mousse (usually 2 types) honeydew melon; watermelon; Rocky Road slices; cheesecake.
Lunch is a simpler affair, with 3 salads, 1 fish dish, 2 meat dishes, spaghetti Bolognese, chips; fresh fruit.
Snacks are available daily from 10:30 until 12, and 3:30 until 5, consisting of bread, ham cheese, salad, 2 hot dishes chips, calamari, sausages, burgers, etc and a sandwich toaster.
Ice cream is available on a self-serve basis at mealtimes vanilla, strawberry & chocolate.
Drinks on the all-inclusive: 2 draught beers (Leon & Kappa); ouzo; tequila; brandy; whisky, vodka; red wine; white wine; tea; coffee; hot chocolate; soft drinks from the gun, including diet coke; 4 cocktails are included, plus the "cocktail of the day" (sometimes this is one on the AI list, sometimes not) the cocktails included are " Cuba Libre, Tequila Sunrise, Ouzo Special, Brandy Sour, plus 3 children's cocktails). There are other drinks available at a cost Keo & Carlsberg cost 3.50, cocktails between 3.50 and 5, and frozen cocktails are 3.50. Milk shakes are 2.99.
Staff are all friendly and willing to help. Once the evening entertainment begins, then waitress service starts in the bar area, so no need to queue, although sometimes you may need to wait a little longer if the bar is busy. The animation team work hard and are very popular with the majority of guests, and there is some "brought-in" entertainment, such as Lady Gaga & Michael Jackson tribute acts.
There are 2 main pools, plus 2 kids pools. One pool is the activity pool, depth ranges from 0.7m to 1.7m. The quiet pool has no activities taking place, and ranges from 1.7m to 2.2m. The kids pools are 0.7m deep.
I have tried to keep my opinions out of the review, but I was pleasantly surprised by the hotel, which I feel offers great value for money. I would definitely consider returning.
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