Firstly sorry that this is such a long review but I hope its balanced and helpful. We stayed here in July for two weeks and had a really great time. OK it wasn't perfect in every way, but not far off! We arrived at 2am and the impression inside the lobby definitely lifted our tired spirits (although reception greeting could have been a bit friendlier) - our room was on the 8th floor at the end of the corridor - we asked for a higher floor as the rooms are usually quieter and as we were at the end there was definitely no noise. However the balcony was large, but only had a safety rail across half of it, the rest of it was open and at a height that a child could climb up to! So we used the chairs on it to block off the unguarded bit, and kept the door locked. It meant that we never used the balcony which was a shame as we had a view of the sea from the other side. I would suggest that these rooms are never allocated to people with small children. The room itself though was nice - I think it had just been refurbished, and was attractively decorated. Beds were rock hard though, and the bed for my son was a converted chair/camp-bed. Fine for him as he's small, but for a bigger child it wouldn't have been ideal.
The grounds of the hotel are very impressive, and we all loved the pools. The one at the front of the hotel is much bigger than it looks in pictures and is really attractive with waterfalls and bridges. The kids pool did get very busy sometimes, and lots of kids were climbing up the slides to save going up the steps, or when they were turned off, which is where accidents occured. During our holiday the hotel did put up a sign to say that kids weren't allowed in the pool without parental supervision, but clearly this wasn't happening (or parents weren't bothered), so it would have been better to have a lifeguard on there all the time to stop the messing about. When they did turn up (about twice a day, just before the slides were turned off) they were strict with the kids, so it would have worked at other times. They certainly took no messing about on the big slides as their whistles were always blowing!
We didn't really find the sunbed thing a problem as we found a spot that was between the kids pool and the big pool, in the shade of the trees, and there was always a place there at 9am when we went down. It meant that one of us always had to go to the pool with our son as we wouldn't have been able to see him from where we lay but it was fine. Certainly better than getting up at 5am every morning! We did notice that there were a lot of people who reserved two sets of beds - one with their own towels, and then at another spot with the hotel towels - and then switched between the two as they felt like it (or didn't show up at one set all day) which was kind of annoying.
The food was fantastic - as the 7lbs that I've put on will testify! Yes, there is a bit of a wait for a table sometimes - some waiters are super-quick at spotting you waiting and will clear tables quickly, others not so much. Same with drinks - one night we had a beer at our table before we'd properly sat down, other times we had to wait a little but never more than a few minutes. There was always plenty of choice and there were themed evenings like chinese and mexican. Puddings were also amazing. We didn't have any a la carte but did eat at the other restaurants/snack bars for a bit of variety and they were all good.
The entertainment was brilliant, the team seemed to be constantly on the go, and there was something on from 10am til 3am if you wanted to get involved, but there was no pressure to do anything if you didn't want. The shows at the night were of a really high standard, with international dance and circus acts, but just a warning - the amphitheatre is boiling and airless, which can make it uncomfortable to sit in for an hour's show. Buy a fan! Also there are a lot of things that you could end up paying extra for - the spa, bowling, arcade - and they are not cheap, but if you are prepared for this then fine. Otherwise there's lots of other things to do that are included.
Re the waiting/bar/kids club staff - they aren't particularly friendly or chatty, we just put this down to them being so busy but a smile doesn't take much effort.
Overall we had an amazing couple of weeks, met some really lovely people of all nationalities (just ignore the rude ones), the hotel is beautiful and great for families who want lots of things to do. We will probably go somewhere different next year but may return to the Titanic in the future.
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