Although this was sold as a 4 star Hotel, it should have been a 3 at the most, whilst it was clean it was certainly dated and the communal areas were tired looking. The location however could not have been more perfect - it was sited on the main promenade, which was gated and you gained access to the promenade via a buzzer system and used your 'key card' to get back in.
I was half board and was satisfied with that, having just a snack (if I fancied it) at lunchtime. The food itself was much better than average it was good quality and did not have chips with everything - thank goodness. Various pasta's an option with potatoes rather than the chips. Soup always on offer, with salads and hot main courses with 'show food' cooked in front by the chef and then various sweets. Breakfast was the normal porridge, cereals, bacon eggs, fried and scrambles, sausages and cold meats. Coffee was better than most i.e. strong so you could taste it - I'm not a tea drinker so can't tell you what that was like.
The bar staff were good and entertaining as were the restuarant staff making sure you got your drinks in double quick time. Some of the cocktails that were being served did not bear any resembance to cocktails I have had before! The bar prices were average.
This went on - I did not stay and watch as Hotel entertainment does not appeal to me and I like to go out and about, but this Hotel had 65+ guests and the magicans seem to appeal - but it wasn't for me.
This hotel would never get a 4 star rating in a million years. I will keep it short. Our room needed new carpets, because they were all stained and worn. Our bathroom was disgusting, the many tiles that had come off, had been replaced by what looked like a very botched up job with polyfiller. The toilet flush cistern was hanging off the wall. Which had only originally been fixed with silicone. The only thing holding it on was the 2 pins that went into the toilet base.
Be very careful of pickpockets, we knew about them but were still robbed of 6o euros. They are very good at what they do. We went to the local park where the animals were wandering around free. The guy came behind us and threw some evil smelling liquid on us, to make it look like a bird had poo’d on us. Then showed us a water tap, and distracted us. Then took the money from my wallet, and then replaced my wallet. As I said they are very good.
To top it all we went to get some so-called breakfast [continental] on the day of our departure, we and many others were watching cockroaches on the dining room floor.
Please don’t accept a room on the front of the hotel, because the road is like a small motorway, very very noisy. You won’t get much sleep.
Food was okay if you like English food when on holiday in Spain!
Hotel room scruffy with dirty carpet, mouldy wardrobe and bathroom had old tiles that were cracked and dangerous on the walls. Informed rep. of my disappointment with the hotel and told lots of people love it and return every year, doesn't say much for their standards!
This is not to the standard of a 4* hotel and I would never stay here again.
The food was fantastic!! Really tasty lots of choice and always hot be prepared to put on a bit of weight we certainly did.
Cannot comment on entertainment as we went out every night. Would we come back to the Riviera ? Absolutely! Already planning it.
This hotel is not 4 stars
Travel operator: Portland
Travel operator: thompsons
Travel operator: thompson
The entertainment started at 10 to 11 each night. what i was surprised at, was there is a seating area outside with tables and chairs and a lot of guests liked to sit outside at night and chat, but at 12 o clock the lights were knocked out and everyone was left sitting in the pitch black, this happened every night regardless of how many people remained. Not good especially for people trying to find their way back into the hotel with no lights.
The location is good,easy access to beach and shops. The prom is flat and easy to walk or use a wheelchair.it is right next to a VERY busy road and noise can be heard from this.
Rumours were rife that this hotel is to be downgraded to a 3 star next year, I must say i would agree with that, as i dont think it was 4 star.
I would recommend this hotel for older guests or middle aged couples, not for the younger generation.
If the hotel had a refurb i might go again, but not in the forseeable future
Travel operator: thomson
Travel operator: Thomson
Travel operator: portland
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