Travel operator: Thomas cook
We tried the restaraunt once and I have to say we were not impressed, the food was bland and there wasnt any real choices.
I have one other comment to make about the cleaning staff, one of the older cleaners came round to the apartment just as we were leaving, she was practically begging for money, I was a bit shocked by this and felt embarrassed by the whole thing. I had no change left the smallest note I had was 10 euros and I felt I had no choice but to hand it over. I spoke to another couple who were regulars to Sun Beach and it had happened to them the year before with the same cleaner!
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
We got a ground floor apartment (near the upper pool) which the terrace opening onto the gardens at the rear. This was ideal as we have a 4 year old and it meant we didn't have to worry about balconies or her escaping for an impromptu swim.
The apartment was basic and clean, and every worked. To be honest we never spend a huge amount of time in the apartment so anymore luxury would have been wasted upon us. We had a *very minor* ant issue on the first day which was soon sorted with a quick spray of insect repellent (from the local netto) around the borders. Usual rules apply, don't leave food out etc.
We only used the snack bar once for food (late on arrival) and frankly we didn't find it too good. The beer was fine though! We didn't bother with the restaurant at all (eating out each night) so can't comment on that. The on-site shop was very handy with a small but varied selection of the essentials (beer, wine, spirits etc....oh and some food and water).
Only annoyance about the complex was that despite there being an abundance of loungers, people still insisted on the tiresome practice of reserving them with towels. We were fortunate to always be able to get at a couple of loungers in the afternoon, sometimes managed a parasol as well. The is a 'no reserving' policy but it didn't seem very well enforced.
Location wise, about 1km to start of the restaurants and shops to the east (old part) and about 1.5km to the new marina area. Not a bad walk along the promenade in either direction, very picturesque.
Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, not that we needed their help much other than to hire a fan after a very sticky night.
We didn't avail ourselves of the entertainment so no comment on this.
If we were returning to Playa Blanca, we would definitely consider the Sun Beach again. For the price it was ideal.
Travel operator: Direct Holidays
No air conditioning but fans are available to hire from reception - just be quick as they don't have that many!
Quite clean overall but very basic. Staff nice enough and always plenty of sun loungers available around pool.
The food was certainly not up to much. You had to get there early for breakfast and dinner otherwise there was little choice and the food was cold. I'd recommend this as a self catering holiday only.
Travel operator: MyTravel
Apartment was clean and staff were excellent and friendly. Used safe so we could leave windows open (we were on the first floor!!) Pools excellent and cleaned daily - rooms cleaned every other day.
Towels changed twice and bedding once in the week we were there. Did not use the bar only the shop which was adequate for our needs.
Travel operator: airtours
Breakfast and an evening buffet meal were available in the hotel and the latter was varied and at a reasonable cost.
The apartment was meticulously cleaned three times a week. The equipment provided for cooking was more than adequate. There was a Satellite TV in each apartment however it was only tuned to Astra - fine if you were German or Spanish - however TV watching is not for holidays. There was a mini supermarket on site which had a reasonable choice of food available. Plenty of loungers around the two large pools - it is forbidden to reserve these! Entertainment was available certain nights in the bar area.
Whilst we were there we could not say we were disturbed by noise - it was peaceful and could even have been said to be tranquil.
The Dorada beach is about a nine minute walk away - lovely golden sands with no evidence of litter.
Travel operator: Airtours
Ate at hotel. Food very good and good price value for money.
Location of hotel to beach and town, 10 minute walk.
Hotel staff very friendly.
Entertainment not very good when mini disco was on it only lasted 20 minutes.
I did like the hotel only down side was entertainment.
Travel operator: thomson
The complex is immaculate and the maid service is the best that we have experienced,towels changed every day and bedding changed 3 times / week.
Thomas Cook rep was wonderful as was all front of house staff and management.
We only ate in the apthotel on our first night and the choice and quality was not very good.
Location was in a quiet area approx 10 mins walk to the beach and centre of town.Taxi to town approx 2.6 Euros
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Normally read reviews before booking any holiday but as this was last minute and had been to Playa Blanca before (though a few years ago) thought we were safe enough.
After booking read the reviews for these apartments and was a bit concerned. No need to be.
The location was fine near enough to walk but far away enough to be nice and peaceful and if you did not fancy the walk taxis cheap.
No problem with the cleanliness of the complex, pool and pool area clean also pathways to apartments.
Apartment cleaned six days out of seven clean towels every second day. Apartment we were in had a big terrace that was not overlooked and had the sun all day. Apartment could have had done with a quick paint job but as this is 3* not a big problem as it was basically OK.
Entertainment was just not there but as don't usually go to this not a problem for us. Staff were very friendly and helpful,especially the staff in the supermarket who went out of their way to help.
Reading the reviews before we went it seemed this complex had went downhill because of change of manager when we were there we heard it had changed managers 3 or 4 times in as many months so hopefully it is back to what it was before as I would be happy to go back there again.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
The bedroom was tidy but the safe was broken, which meant that we had to leave valuables out which lead to money being stolen but nothing was done about it.
The children really enjoyed the kids club and enjoyed joining in the activities and enjoyed the rest of the facilities.
The town was really pleasnt and we found a number of hotels that served good meals for good prices.
Overall me and my family enjoyed our holiday and may come back again.
Travel operator: thomas cook
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