We arrived at the xanadu at approximately 02:00, where we were greeted by an infestation of cockroaches and ants within our apartment - they even lived in our fridge! The apartment overall was whitewash with a sofa consisting of a concrete frame that was cemented to the floor, and a thin piece of foam to sit on. There was no tv, the fridge was infested with bugs, the cooker was dangerous, there were hardley any kitchen utensils, the beds were old fashioned pull up ones that smelled musty and creaked, and the bath towels supplied were dodgy old ones that did not match. Also be aware that the hot water only runs for about 2 minutes, and takes at least a further 30 minutes to get hot again, whatever time of day it is. this allows about 2" of bath water which is luke warm, or a shower which is hot for 2 minutes but then runs freezing cold.
The travel agent told us that we would receive a free beach towel, disposable camera, hamper of food on arrival, and entitlement to a free weekly BBQ and free breakfast every day. We didnt get any of this and the reason one of the 18-30's reps gave us was because we booked it as a late deal. This was really disappointing, especially the food hamper which was meant to be there on arrival at our accomodation, as at two o' clock in the morning all I wanted was something to eat - we ended up going down into torviscas town in search of food where we found all the bars, resaurants etc. were shut as they all close at 11.00pm, needless to say I was not a happy bunny!!!
On our first morning we were given a wake up call by a rep who nearly thumped our door off its hinges at 10.00am, and were ordered to go to the 'welcome meeting'. We were given a demonstration by a mancunian rep called Max who drank as much free drink as you would get on an 18-30s excursion in about 5 minutes flat, who then threw the contents of his stomach up into a big black bin - how nice! Afterwards we sat down with another rep who tried to force us into paying
Travel operator: Global Holidays
It is on a hill but taxis are dirt cheap. Our room was large but very sparsely furnished
Travel operator: Thomson
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