We did not use restaurant or watch the entertainmnent, we only wanted a base and went out most days and every evening. Would have preferred a different type of pay TV as we only used this to watch the news but we learnt to our cost that the payment ticks off even when the TV is turned off. The first time we watched the news we put money into the pay meter thinking this would last all week only to watch it tick away to nothing.
Whilst I have definitely stayed in much better accommodation (the sister hotel Sun Royal is a better choice but was fully booked) the only complaint we had was that all four of the lovely swimming pools were so cold as to be unuseable. No one suggested to us that we could use the heated pool in the Sun Royal, although I must confess this did cross our minds but we felt it wasn't quite the thing to do.
My reason for saying we we would not stay here again is solely because of the cold pools. For what we paid we felt it was probably value for money.
I do agree that the hot water was very hot but surely that is better than being too cold. It is not an unsurmountable problem.
Once inside the complex it did look quite nice with 4 big pools (freezing) and some nice trees. The room itself also looked ok initially then the cracks started to show. The front window was stuck between open at the top and closed at the bottom so it could not be opened at all. Some of the electric sockets were broken and only half the lights worked.
Checking the bathroom the door handle fell off and the flush was sitting broken on top of the cistern, couldn't even flush the loo after taking the top off and trying to do it manually. The sink mixer tap was also loose and swivelled freely. All the fixtures and fitting were poorly fitted/maintained.
We also only had 3 dining chairs and 3 outside chairs even though there were 4 of us. All problems highlighted to reception several times before the toilet was fixed and light bulbs replaced. Nothing else was sorted but just gave up and put up with the other things.
The cleaners attended the room 4 days out of the 7 but obviously didn't do much other than make the beds and change the towels as the floors were quite dirty and even found a cigarette but behind one of the cushions on day 3 (no one smokes in my family).
It was also a bit hit and miss on what was supplied as our friends who were travelling with us had some things we didn't and vice versa. None of the rooms had a brush or pan which I think is essential. Sheets were also very old and threadbare.
I will admit we have stayed in worse but moved hotels on that occasion.
One last thing don't even think about paying for their crazy golf as the worst excuse for a crazy golf course I've ever seen.
Not going to be rushing back to this hotel.
The downsides were the food, the breakfast was very limited and the food in the evenings was not very inviting. We did eat out 3 times and I can definitely recommend Jumbo's Chinese restaurant. Another downside was the outdoor sitting area in the evenings, it was dark, dingy and had nothing appealing about it at all, hence why we went into the town every night. Didn't find the staff particularly friendly either, it was even too much for them to put ice in the drinks when asked.
Playa Blanca is a lovely resort, very clean, lovely beach and some nice restaurants - would definitely go again but would probably not stay at the Sun Park unless some changes were made. Don't be put off if you are staying there though as it was generally OK.
Travel operator: ice lolly.com
We recieved a free breakfast on the first morning to tempt you to upgrade to AI but it was awful and no butter for our toast so we didnt bother. Well equipt kitchen facilities in the room enable you to make breakfast/lunch easy enough so had those in the room instead.
Pool area kept clean although some sunbeds were a bit dodgy,cracked or broken, so you had to be careful there.Lots of umrellas for shade but the beautiful pools were freezing.This stopped me going in but the kids still went in.You can use a heated pool next door in the Sun Royal if you can be bothered.
Bar staff friendly enough.
Entertainment is German and they are great with the younger kids, coming round to collect them for activities. At night the entertainment was a laugh if only at how terrible it was - they were trying to mime and dance to sound tracks, well funny - but they were lovely people. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff even though they had to work all over New year.
I would visit again as it is well positioned and good value for money but definately Self Catering only as only 10 mins walk away from a good supermarket and great bars and restaurants which werent too expensive.
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
All the apartments are dotted around four loveley pools & only on two levels, giving you a nice view.
Went self catering so can't comment on food, only to say that if the free first day breakfast was to go by then don't waste you money.
The room was ground level and very clean & plenty of room for two, good size bedroom & bathroom , plenty of cupboard space. no air con though.
On the whole for what we paid , the sun park has all you need to really relax and chill in the autumn when there are not too many families there.
Nice ten minute stroll to the beach makes it a good location for beach lovers too.
Travel operator: thomas cook
Travel operator: Thomas Cook
Beautiful, well kept gardens and surrounding pool area. A little far from town but no problem if you're fit. Otherwise a couple of Euros in a taxi. The brochures say 600 meters to the nearest beach and 800 metres to the town. That may be a slight exaggeration but it's not far out.
The aparthotel has its own supermarket which is usually kept well stocked. The only reason I did'nt bother with the cabaret was that it seemed to cater for the German guests more than anyone else.
Apart from that I would recommend it.
Travel operator: Aspro
It was 10 mins walk to the beach and centre of resort. when we required the help of staff they were very helpful prompt ane efficent. The entertainment was OK. We would certainly use this hotel again.
Travel operator: Aspro
We had a great time we have no complaints about anything really.
The only thing is that there could have been more entertainment but if your not bothered about that then it would be perfect.
Playa Blanca was lovely the restaurants were brilliant jumbo Chinese was even better than at home and the selection of places to eat was amazing for the size of the place.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and would have done anything for you.
All in all if you want a quiet relaxing holiday this is the place to go and stay.
Big thumps up for the Sun Park. We are off back this year in September cant wait!
It was a fabulous holiday !
Travel operator: boyfriend
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