We went on 28th Septmeber 4 Adults and 6 children, yes we did get a tummy bug, which we were told was a 24 hr bug that a holiday maker had bought over, who knows! but it did only last 24 hrs or less and before we came home no one seemed to be suffering it seemed to have taken its course, but anyway back to the hotel, we had a great time the rooms were big enough and ours was clean, the resturant was clean and the food OK after all you can't please everyone everyday, also it was a nice walk along the promanard to the town, the first couple of days we though the town was really small, but then went through a small side turning and there was the town, loads of shops, the gold was nice plus it was quite cheap.
We would go back, but we were not that keen on the rep entertainment, but that is not to say they did not try hard, we just aren't into it.
The swimming pools were also good, we tended to stay by the large childrens pool all day, sometimes wandering down to the beach which again was clean, the children loved the slides and it was great for us as it made them tired (we had 2 grandchildren in our room) All in all a good time had by all
i went to the petra mare in june,it was a last minute change as i had booked to go to the holiday village but cancelled this as the beach club was still not completed .i was not disapointed with the petra mare .food was not the best but was adequate and we never failed to find a meal.drink was plentiful, my 4 kids and one of their friends enjoyed the entertainment,me and the wife preferred to sit in either the piano bar or the mexican bar which both played music...
if mikey was the spikey haired geordie rep his attitude was just as poor in june as it was later in the year.nobody in our party was ill whilst we were there and we wasn't aware that any other guest's were ill either
we all enjoyed the hotel and have since booked to return there springbank for 2 weeks
they will probably have a different team of reps at the hotel this year so the entertaiment might be first class
there is onlly a few small gripes for the first chioce group to sort out but i'll sure you'll all have a wonderful time anyway....
remember lifes what YOU make it
I would not class the health issue at the time we were there, as a small gripe. Especially when health inspectors were present and around 70 people were ill at the time we were there. Fortunatly only three of our group were ill and first choice have been excellent in handling this. I think they have a superb hotel here, with everything to offer, we liked the food, we liked the setting, we also liked the hotel and staff were lovely.
We didnt like teenages screeching up and down the hallways at 2/3 in the morning, follwed by toddlers around 6.30/ 7 in the morning. We have tennagers, we went to the mexican bar, returning around 2/3 am but we also had respect for others and kept the noise down, we also have young children and applied the same rule.
Life is what you make it, but when 3 people are experiencing the ultimate detox, one of which lasted for 5 days, it is hard to smile, unless at a health spa, especially when the hotel rep is incredibly rude.
Like I said before, hopefully a price hike, will sort out a lot of problems.
Oh and watch out for the wasps... they are everywhere!
Transfer time was around 2 hours and we had night flights.
After booking this, we found out the Hotel is still being built. We wer'nt prepared to take the chance of it not being ready, and so opted for the Petra Mare! Never been before to this Hotel or Crete, and just hope we wo'nt be disappointed. Is there anybody else going around the same time?
having seen those pics, I'm looking forward to my hol already. There's five of us going. Myself, my partner and three children 13, 13, and 5. one of the 13 year old's is my partner's son and he has'nt been abroad since he was 3. they should have a whale of a time on all those slides. I'm pleased with most of the reports for this hotel, having read back.
just hope it lives upto expectations and we keep getting reports from anyone going before us!
There is another waterpark.. a big one I believe. I think it's near to Heraklion (don't quote me on that.. not entirely sure). First Choice organise a day out there. Well they did when we were there. You could also hire a car to get there
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