The food catered for everyone, breakfast had eggs, bacon ect.. As well as the usual continental selection. Lunch and dinner always had a chef cooking steak, fish pork chops, and lamb chops on a griddle as well as all the other hot food selection. The salad bar also has a wide selection of fish, pasta, cheese salads and the deserts must have been nice as both my daughters had 2/3 servings every day!
There are 7 pools to choose from, 4 of which have a pool bar that open at 11am with free flowing beverages and unlimited ice cream. We preferred the pool near the reception as the view to the sea was lovely and there was always a cool breeze and there were always free sun beds no matter what time of day. Outside the Apartment was a nice quiet pool which was never very full but this pool does not have a bar. There is a gate at the bottom of the complex that takes you onto the beach and the resort of Jandia, but you need to take your card key to activate it. The beach is beautiful but you must have an open mind as you will see the odd nudist on the beach, although I must admit I was shocked to see a nudist jogging down the beach, which made me laugh!
The animation team were fantastic, very talented and all have a great sense of humour. This complex does seem to go to bed once 11pm arrives all our European friends seem very eager to get tucked up! But if anyone wanted to carry on partying there are a wide variety of bars in the resort one of which is an English bar.
On our last day we booked a shower room with the reception, which ended up been one of the hotel rooms these are also very clean and extra large for a hotel room.
I would 100% go back to this complex and recommend it to my friends and family.
Travel operator: Sun4udirct
We stayed in the villas that people complain about. Brilliant. They were spacious and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable and huge. The villa had a pleasant living area and the courtyards and fountains in the villa areas were picturesque.
We were all inclusive and there was nothing wrong with the food - lots of choice and very varied. I am a fussy eater and there was plenty for me to choose from. I do not eat meat but there were lots of other things to eat. The food was international, as were the guests. English people are catered for, as are the other nationalities. Lots of variety for breakfast, including bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, tomatoes, various choices of bread, cakes and croissants, fruit, yoghurt, cereals, cooked meat and cheese, pancakes and eggs were freshly cooked on the griddle, Lunch and dinner had several choices of meat each day. Fish and meat were cooked on the griddle in front of the guests. Lots of choice of meat, including pork chops, lamb chops, sirloin steak, chicken and turkey steaks, rabbit stew, veal casserole, chicken curry, Chinese meals etc. There was always a choice of fresh vegetables, lots of different salads, and of course plenty of choice for desserts. There were huge legs of pork being carved, lots of seafood, potatoes cooked in different ways, and there was always choices of pasta dishes. We never heard anyone complain about the food (or anything else)
The staff were all very friendly and polite, in all areas, including gardeners and maintenance. The shows each night were very good, the animation team worked hard and the shows were really varied.
The gardens are very well looked after and everything is extremely clean and well maintained, from the hotels to the pools and pathways.
The train was working every day during our 3 weeks. We did not use it as it is not far to walk from the hotel area to the main road, It is a pleasant walk as the gardens are so pretty with well looked after trees, shrubs and flowers. I expected a really steep hill it is just a gentle slope!!
There were plenty of British people staying at the complex, so do not imagine that it is all German. We were certainly treated with respect and friendliness by all the staff, including reception staff who DID speak English and sorted out a problem for us quickly, pleasantly and efficiently.
I would like to compliment all of the staff for their hard work. You were all brilliant. Hopefully people will ignore the ridiculous reviews that some people write.. I must admit to being apprehensive myself after seeing what some people had written. However, we discovered it was a wonderful place to stay.
Some people must just be professional complainers.
Hotel staff take the luggage (and guests) to the accommodation on arrival and pick luggage up again on departure (just book it at reception). Deposit for pool towels is
Travel operator: independent
The entertainment was really good, the animation team worked really hard & some of the shows they produced were really professional, others weren't! When walking down to where the entertaiment was held the bungalows looked very old & tired, some were boarded up so not sure if these are going to be renovated. The location of the hotel was good as there were shops/restaurants within a short walking distance which you do not normally get with all inclusive holidays, the hotels are normally in the middle of no where. The not so good points were the wild cats, the hotel requested for you not to feed them but you couldn't believe how many people did,they didn't bother you but it wasn't very nice to see them hanging around the restaurant. The other thing were the flies, I have never seen so many, we couldn't believe there wasn't a devise in the restaurant to catch them. Apart from those 2 little points we had a fab holiday & would recommend this hotel to anybody.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
when we did so they said we couldnt be moved until the following morning. so we couldnt really unpack and settle in.
the hotel itself was lovely, the cleaning staff and buffet staff were always cheerful. the entertainment was really good . the animation team worked very hard and although there were hardly any british people ther for the first week it wasn't a problem as most of the other guests were sociable. we took part in a show one evening to represent the minority of brits there and after that , the other guests made a point of congratulating us on our participation!! laughter is the same in any language!!!
there was never a wait for sunbeds,which were of very good quality and parasols were ample. the poll areas were spotless and even at the end of the day there was no rubbish to be found anywhere, toilets were cleaned throughout the day and bins emptied too.
it was a bit of a trek from one end of the complex to another for the evening entertainment but there was a regular mini train to take you if you wish,
Travel operator: thomas cooke
Returned in July this time staying at the Dunas Paradise Hotel for a family holiday. We were slightly apprehensive that it might be too quiet for our 14 year old but she had a great time. She loved the pool games and the evening shows.
Brits were a tiny minority at this hotel during both of our visits, the majority appeared to be German with significant numbers of Dutch and French. It was therefore no surprise that most of the staff spoke German and very little English. Apart from highlighting our lack of ability with languages we did not have a problem with this. ( No problems with the availability of sun loungers )
The food is typical buffet style, with a good variety and always plenty of it, no matter how late in the session that you sat down to eat.
Staff were were always polite, friendly and helful.
Pay avisit to the photograper he is very good, no presure to buy just visit the photo shop and if you like your photo you order it photos are about
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
On getting to our room we were very happy. The storage space was more than enough and the room was spotless. It was cleaned every day and sometimes we left i pods and money out and this was never touched.
There was a good range of food. My son and husband are faddy so this was a worry. They never went hungrey. With the choice for lunch of pool bar or buffet and the varitey on an evening we could not complain at all. There was a good choice of meat or fish. With chips, pasta and salad. The deserts were lovely. A couple of days a week there was themed days with one day a big BBQ at one of the pools. There was no limit as to how many drinks could be taken in one go and ice cream was constantly available.
With exception of the reception staff the rest of the staff was very friendly. All could speak many languages. As we were leaving I would like to point out that the receptionist was very friendly but we hadn't seen her before.
The entertainment was excellent. There is a two week rota of shows. The shows alternated at which bar they were at. The children loved them also and thought they were very funny. During the day a time table was set and staff were constantly coming round the pool asking if anyone wanted to do different sports, Rifle shooting, Tennis, volley ball, water volley ball, water polo, football and darts.
We are already looking into going back next year.
Travel operator: thomas cook
Travel operator: 2 can travel
Travel operator: going places
Staff not happy people.
Hotel miles from the beach and the shop
Would not go back.
Travel operator: airtours
The staff are ok.
The food is ok if you are staying of just one week.
the beach is miles away no massages
Travel operator: airtours
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