We booked this resort as a bit of a \'hobsons choice\' in that there are very few 2 bedroom apartment type facilities available in most brochures.
There were six of us travelling, my parents (in their seventies), my wife and I, and our children 15 and 12, staying in two apartments - one two bed and one one bed.
First impressions were excellent - you feel like you are walking into a good quality hotel. The reception area, lounge and bar (including games area - table tennis and pool), pool, etc are all very high standard and clean. The restaurant on the first floor again is very clean and more like a restaurant than a self service cafe. In the basement floor is the smallish quiet gym and childrens disco room.
The apartments were of a decent size, fairly well equiped (lots of ...
glasses, plates, bottle opener, knives, etc), very clean. The bathrooms even included hand soap dispensers. A slight disappointment was that the second bedroom is really just an alcove which curtains off, but that is probably fairly standard. We were fortunate in that we both got top floor (of the three floors) apartments looking over the pool and out to sea - a great view. Some of the other apartments no doubt are less attractive in overlooking the tennis court or childrens club, or by the small road by the resort.Read More
We had never booked half board before and were very reticent - even to the extent of expecting to forego the included meals to get \'proper\' food outside the resort. However, the food was excellent, plenty of choice, all freshly prepared with always 2 freshly grilling meat/fish dishes on offer (varying each night) along with pizza, several other pre-pepared meat courses, 2 paeallas, salads, pastas, childrens meals, 2 soups, fresh fruit, ice creams, 5-10 deserts, bread and cheese etc, etc. Some of the freshly grilled fish was simply fantastic - tuna steaks, spiky dog fish (I\'d never have ordered that in a restaurant). And you can just stay as long as you like and try as many dishes as you like in whatever portions you like. Both myself and my son have very narrow tastes, but we both started branching out trying and enjoying all sorts of new food. The breakfasts were of similar variety and quality.
The hotel/apartments are in a great location about 50m from the Son Bou beach which is lovely and clean and very long. The only downside is that just a metres into the sea, the sand turns to rough rock which can cause nasty cuts and scrapes if you were to fall or be knocked over by the surf. Many local snack bars, bars, restaurents and shops are only a street away (the supermarket is just opposite the main entrance).
The staff were generally excellent, very helpful and friendly. We had a slight altercation with one intransient reception staff member as we had paid for late check out (flying at 8pm), but he was adamant we had to check out by 12 even though a replacement apartment wouldn\'t be available until 1. This was however resolved quickly by the extremely helpful duty manager (we kept the one room until the replacement was ready).
The entertainment was generally very good - activities were run enthusiastically by all the staff, and some of the evening entertainment was of a good standard and well attended (the Chinese Acrobats were awesome).
It was slightly disappointing to have to pay for use of the tennis court (at 10 euros), but that did at least ensure it was available for those serious enough to want to use it properly, rather than it getting booked up just to \'keep the kids busy\'.
Suprisingly there were few English at the resort (probably about 10%). The majority of the resort seem to be occupied by Germans and Spanish - not a great problem but something to be aware of.
Overall, an excellent resort with lots going on, very clean, decent accomodation, very good food. Lots of smaller children (as you might expect by the name) - so don\'t book if you want too much peace and quiet by the pool or in the evenings (until about 11), as there are lots of toddlers and younger children around. Highly recommended for anyone with a youngish family.
Tour Operator: First Choice