We booked with Thompson 10th - 24th Sept (end of season) self catering.Hotel clean, several staff do speak english and all were very friendly & helpful.On 18th restaurant closed as did the free shuttle bus - loungers etc on the beach (but this didnt bother us at all). However we knew other people were coming out and towards the end of our trip restaurants, shops & supermarkets were also closing due to it being end of season, so it could have become a problem for those coming out. Weather still remained hot.Beach was very clean and busy. Walked miles to the lighthouse unfortunetly it wasn't much to look at.Would advise car hire as the area is a Europa resort town,if you simply want to relax this is fine but if you want to get out then hire a car you do have a parking space near your apartment. Reception also has info on buses, taxi's car hire etc We did the venice trips due to end of season transport was an issue there and back so booked through Thompson (2 trips), arriving by boat (2hrs travel each way approx) was great and Venice was beautiful we didnt stay for the tour but went off to explore ourselves (we bought a map before we came) we went into the Doge palace, and the bell tower and generally walked around Venice every where you turn theres something interesting and different. We also took a gondola ride & found McDonalds! to the kids joy .Im vegetarian - Italians do not understand this and often stating i was vegetarian wasn't enough saying 'senza carne e pesce' (without meat / fish) worked. Kids enjoyed the rather large (but cheap) Maxi pizza's with a variety of different toppings we went to Ice Fire (pizza & ice cream shop just out side back entrance to complex). locally there is a bus station, cafe, police, Ice Fire, tabaccani, few small gift shops & 2 supermarkets but town isnt too far away
Our Rep Lesley was great! food was relatively cheap use winners supermarket as there is more choice. We ate out at Atmosphere nice food and staff were friendly & spoke english /italian / german we ate there twice.Take a phase book if you know no Italian, there very pleased when you try to speak their language.In town many people do not speak english so knowing italian / using a phase book advisable. Its a great way to try out a new language kids picked up a fair bit in such a short time. Pool extremely cold! be prepared!!Lots of German holiday makers all friendly enough. Mozzies a real problem take lots of repellent & cover up at night.We took a kettle so were able to have a cuppa..there is a metal toasting rack which they put in your microwave...but you have to put it over the gas ring to toast and only does 1 slice at a time ? take a toaster. No cooker in apartment just microwave grill, and 4 gas rings.Try the local drink (alcoholic) Aperol Spritz. Wine very cheap expecially in the supermarkets and very nice too! beer more expensive. We bought bottles of coke and water for kids from supermarket & topped small bottles up as coke was 4 euros for a small glass. We also took ice packs with us to chill drinks / picnics. Fridge has small freezer department. Our bathroom smelt (think this is normal - drains? ) but left extractor fan on which reduced the odour. TV - only news & Italian MTV (some english) as it rained for a whole day would have been nice to have had more choice mostly Italian / German channels.Kids entertainment was on in our first week (our boys uninterested) but pleanty of little kids seemed to be enjoying it throughout the day near the pool then at night an outside disco music in italian, german & english.There is a small sandy play park within the complex for young kids. Overall a clean apart hotel in a Europa resort & friendly staff.
- Also Known As:
- Villaggio Planetarium Hotel Bibione