We have just arrived back from our Holiday. It was a pleasant stay and the weather was brilliant.
The food was a difficult one as we went Half Board. Most of the food when we first arrived was rather cold and to be honest we could not face it. Every week at the hotel we were given a Questionnaire to fill with regards to the Restaurant and I have to say it did improve slightly by the end of our stay.
The most disturbing aspect of the food was the pudding that I chose. It was a small square of cake with a cream filling. When I bought it back to the table in which we were dining my Friend said "What's that green stuff?" When I looked down to my disgust is was mould growing. I informed one the waiters and ...
he said "I don't think it is" He took the cake away, no apology....nothing. Then out of curiosity I had a look at all of the other pieces of cake that were on the same tray and 90% of them were mouldy too. I called a different Waiter and showed him the cakes. He then took them all away. NO APOLOGY AGAIN THOUGH!Read More
Put it this way none of us had another one of those!
There was a good combination of different foods, Fish, Beef, Chicken, Chinese Food, Chips, Veg, Bread, Salad, Pate, Cheese, Soup etc. The Fresh Bread was really really nice, the small Baps were rather hard and difficult to chew. There was also a section for children which consisted of, Burgers (no onion), Spaghetti, Fish Fingers, Pizza, Onion Rings, Potato's etc.
Breakfast - There was BACON...although it is not what people from the UK would call Bacon. It was more like.....FAT really. If you can see the Bacon you have better eyes than any of us. The Sausage did not seem cooked although it was, but again on most occasions it was only just warm. The scrambled egg was really nice and that was hot. I had that most days with some toast. There were plenty of different Cereal's.
The Staff in the Restaurant are mostly very pleasant and there English is not bad at all.
They all multi skill and work all over the complex.
POOL- The pool was very nice but some of the tiles are very loose and others are missing. The side of the pool is very very slippy so if you take children be careful.
We did not seem to have a problem getting a bed as others have mentioned.
The Hotel was very clean. Our room was fairly clean but the floor was often not mopped thoroughly.
The Bathroom and Kitchen were really nice. We had a Bath and Shower. The Maid put clean Towels in every other day, including Toilet Roll, Mopping the floor (cloth rather Dirty though) The Maids were really really nice.
The Supermarket at the complex was very expensive, it is a lot cheaper to go into Las Americas and get food and bits from there. For a 4 litre bottle of water if cost 1 Euro 10 cents. BARGAIN!
TAXIS- Beware of Taxis.
To walk to Las Americas from the complex it will take you about 15-20 mins. The easiest was it to walk down the path that runs just behind the Golf Course, then when you get near to the end of it turn left, and then take the first turning on your right to take you to the fantastic blue sea.
Taxi Drivers will try and rip you off. We got charged from 1.93 Euros to 5.98 Euros for a Taxi going to or coming from the same place/Area.
When you get in a Taxi ask how much it will be before you agree to get in or if you just get in then ask for a receipt once the Taxi has stopped. That way they will not press a button their meter that increases the price to something ridiculous. They will actually charge you what is on the meter. You should not pay any more than 3 Euros in the day for a Taxi to Las Americas or back to the complex....and for late at night after 12 not more than 5 Euros.
The Taxi's are all the same company.
We did not really watch much of the Entertainment. We did stay to watch a Hypnotist, he was rather good.
Just in reception everyday they have people that come in to sell different products. There was a handbag stall, Jewellery Stall, Caricature Stall/Pictures. They were quite nice.
The staff were all very nice and some of them were quite funny as they like to try and speak the way that we do.
There is a little cafe type place at the complex also. The Pizza's there are fantastic, I recommend that you try them.
Reps were on the site, but we did not have much to do with them. We mentioned about the Taxi's but they were not bothered at all.
I would go to this complex again even though I had Mouldy food.
I liked Las Americas too, not many shops for me though...but hey we're all different.
If you go here enjoy it.....nothings perfect...JUST WATCH THOSE TAXI'S.
Tour Operator: JMC