Cristal Park Hotel is not a \'Posh\' hotel, it\'s reputation is mainly based on it\'s food which is varied and excellent, and it\'s convenient location.
This year (2006) will be our fifth visit, this time in June, other times have been in September/October.
The hotel caters for a large number of Spanish holiday makers (about half of it\'s guests) and they are loud talkers!
They love dancing and one section of the entertainment facilities is used almost exclusely by them. The international entertainment facilities are situated on a lower floor large room with it\'s own bar, we found this room to be too well air conditioned and dark consequently we did not use it often, but when we did the entertainment acts were of a reasonable standard.
We did not have any children with us, but talking to parents ...
who did they gave great praise to the varied childrens facilities available.Read More
We found that the recption staff dealt with our queries promptly and courtously, minor defects and problems were dealt with by the maintance staff within a short time of being notified of a problem.
Staff serving in the resturant were very helpful and very quick to clear tables in what was a very hetic enviroment.
Queues frequently formed at coffee/tea making machines mainly by Spaniards who seemed to spend a lot of time sorting out their needs!
During our stays we had rooms overlooking the Town Hall (watched it being built on one occassion) also on two visits we were accommodated in rooms overlooking the main road.
Slept well no problems with noise - maybe the generous drink measures helped!
We used the free bus frequently, sometimes croweded, but always turned up. We visited most of the other hotels for food, drinks and entertainment and this added variety to our stay.
The rooftop pool was unheated and unsupervised which should have lead parents to supervise the behavour of their children, but seldom did.
Two of the other hotels in the group did have heated pools and two had lifeguards for the outdoor pools.
In the Cristal Park Hotel and most of the other hotels some of the bar staff were English and this was useful. Sometimes a small wait to be served, but no more than happens in many English pubs at busy times.
This is not a hotel for anyone who is looking for perfection, but for the average costs of a fortnights All Inclusive stay with inflight meals, transfers, in season, at about
Tour Operator: TravelRepublic/Thomas Cook Airlines