Pool is massive and the two whirlpools are excellent especiall at 6.30am! Staff even came round and handed out free tubs of frozen grapes which in the scalding heat was excellent!
Room was cleaned every day and the maids provided a turndown service and left the weather report for the morning every night as well as some chocolates.
Staff were very friendly and anything we needed was not any trouble.
There was no entertainment around the pool but by no means was this a bad thing. the pool was always available to use and not any fighting for sunbeds. If they ran out they went and got more!
To sum this hotel up in one word....UNBELIEVEABLE
Travel operator: Going Places
You must have the Sunday brunch-pricey at $36 but worth every penny, you need to book in advance as it's very popular with the locals who dress for the occasion, you are a bit underdressed in t- shirt and shorts. Pool great with 2 jacuzzis and a bar.
A lot of business people use this hotel so sometimes you feel strange walking around in casual gear while they are in suits. I would definately recommmend this hotel it's right opposite seaworld 5 minute walk through the car park.
Travel operator: Virgin
First impression lasted all week, very impressive, especially the atrium at the centre of the hotel.
Room was very roomy and clean with a sofa, desk and huge bed.
Had cold breakfast in restaurant which was very good, dined in same restaurant twice in the evening, fine. You pay a little bit more but the surroundings were worth it.
If there on a Sunday, order the brunch, it's a must, but give yourself three hours to relax and enjoy the various types of food available. All for just about
Travel operator: Travelcity
Rooms are large and comfortable. Mine had a king-bed and a sitting area by the window. Al the usual amenities that you would expect in a hotel of this standard.
Room corridors overlook a large atrium. On the ground floor are all the bars and restaurants. Only actually ate at the hotel for breakfasts (only there 3 nights) but there was a choice of two restaurants for dinner. One more casual with a buffet/menu, the other more formal dinning. The menus for both looked fine.
Nice bar to the right in the lobby with a chap playing the piano. Probably enjoyed a few too many drinks in there with my friends!
Breakfasts, buffet and menu style and substantial. If you are there on a Sunday be sure to skip the normal breakfast service and instead book for the Sunday Brunch! - it is simply to die for!!!. SO MUCH choice! I actually made an effort to have 7 difference courses (yes a pig I know) and between eat course a friend and I would visit the chocolate fountain. Yep - a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN - were we could dip rice krispy cakes, marshmellows, bananas, strawberries and fudge squares!!!
Pool area had recently been re-decked and still looked very smart. Weather in January was a little chilly to swim but lots of sunbeds to catch the sun.
Gym on the first floor was large and had a good range of equipment.
Service from all staff we came in to contact with could really not be faulted. All were polite. Even given a glass of champange whilst checking in by one of the front desk staff.
Draw backs? none really. I noticed that car parking is normally charged (now fairly common in the higher end hotels near the convension centre) BUT, Virgin Holidays seemed to have set up a deal with the hotel as we were told that as their guests we did not have to pay!
Would I return or recommend the hotel - Yes - most definately.
Travel operator: Virgin Holidays
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