Just returned 4 days ago after a 2 week holiday and we had a lovely time certainly helped by the weather. The majority of guests were on all inclusive basis, as were we. The hotel is approx 10-15 minutes walk away from the main resort of Cala\'n Bosch ie.the marina and the beach. The marina is set round a man-made lake with lots of restaurants and a few bars and gift shops. Just across the road from the hotel there are 3 supermarkets and a few restaurants and bars, but these are very quiet. To eat and drink out is very expensive- pints 4.50 to 6.50,spirits with mixer 5.50,bottles such as Smirnoff,WKD,Breezers 4.00,1/2 litres of sangria 5.50-9.00 (euros). Had 4 nights out in the marina, but only went to nearby bars one night as far too quiet (2 people in ...
The beach is lovely, set in a cove. It\'s very clean with clear shallow water. No watersports,just pedaloes to hire. There\'s a really nice beach cafe for lunch with good choice of menu, very friendly staff and the cappucinnos with cream are to die for.
From just outside the hotel you can get a bus to Cuidadela which takes approx 15 mins for 1.70 each way. You have to go into Cuidadela for cigs and tobacco as shops don\'t sell them in resort, only machines in bars.
Car hire cheaper to book in marina, rather than through reps. Lots of day trips to book through reps, we went on the cruise day and had a lovely time stopping at 2 beaches and paella and sangria for lunch. A good day out.
The hotel is very nice with lovely gardens. Public areas ie.reception,bar,restaurant,pool bar,entertainment area,toilets etc all very clean and well maintained. Cleaners do rooms and change towels 5 days a week (they\'re off on Wed & Sun). Standard of room cleaning okay - have to clean your feet before you leave the room and they never dust. Small kitchen in room with microwave, kettle and fridge. Must say that ALL the staff at the hotel are very friendly and polite and always smiling. Very efficient and queues kept to a minimum.
Safety deposit boxes in wardrobe are 16.50 euros per week.Beach towel hire 10.00 euro deposit for each towel which you get back at end of holiday. Supposed to be changed every 3 days, but we changed ours more often with no probs. Laundry room with washers and driers,have to supply own powder from supermarket, no ironing facilities. Air con in our room very poor, which was uncomfortable when the temp was 35-40. Hairdyer beside sink in room, but didn\'t use as took my own. You need to take extra coathangers.
The food at the hotel was of a very high standard. Lots of choice, always very fresh and hot. Lots of dishes cooked from fresh ie.pancakes for breakfast,omelettes,stir fries,chops,chicken and a carved roast every evening. Bottles of water,red,rose,white wine brought to your table every lunchtime and evening meal, other drinks self service.Pool bar serving pizza,baguettes,toaties,burgers,salads,fruit and pastries plus tubs of ice cream and ice pops. Coffee,tea,milkshakes,juice and slushes self service, all other drinks served from the bar.
Pool area no probs getting a sunbed whatever time and lots of parasols. There is an indoor pool(very cold, but very welcome in the heat)jacuzzi and sauna (who wants a sauna when the temp is nearly 40C??)
Daytime and evening entertainment geared towards younger children. If your children are under 10 they will have a ball. Not a lot going on for teenagers or adults during the day.It was a new entertainment team this year and I think that they were just finding their feet. Need to be more organised, but they worked really hard. Childrens\' disco started at 8 or 8.30 for an hour, then a break of half an hour, then main show on for an hour. Entertainment finished at 10 to 10.30 which was bit early, but the bar stays open until 11.30. Six professional acts per week which were really good - brazillian, irish and flamenco dancers, magic shows and tribute acts (robbie williams, elvis & freddie mercury). On Wed nights it\'s the entertainment team and I\'d recommend you went to the marina that night!!
All in all we had a lovely holiday relaxing by the pool or on the beach. Weather gorgeous, good food and very friendly staff. Would I go back - no cos been there now and we like to go somewhere different every year and not enough in either hotel or resort to pull us back again. If we had young children or grandchildren then we probably would.
Tour Operator: Thompson