Arrived about 22.45 Thursday evening to be told that they were over booked and were sending me and my 11 year old son to an apartment above Billy's place with free air con and if were not happy we could return in the morning.
No free air con apartment was clean and to quite a high standard but we didn't get a good night sleep due to the noise coming from Billy's place until early hours of the morning and then first thing in the morning while they set up for the day.
Returned to the hotel at 8am and was told that they had upgraded us to a pool view (which I had already paid for) and would discount the air con for the rest of our stay.
I had a feeling this would happen as I had read several reviews stating this had happened to English families in particular.
During our week stay we saw plenty of musical rooms as I'd like to call it. Families trying to check in and being sent here there and everywhere.
The hotel itself is very clean and rooms are cleaned everyday with towels being changed also daily. The towels had seen better days I must say. The rooms are bright and airy and the balcony is a nice size. Air con works and does the job but I found myself switching it off during the night as it gets cold and they only provide a sheet and thin blanket.
The staff are amazing and so friendly really family orientated....Hera the barmaid is a blast and her sense of humour is hilarious.
The owner and little devil dog provided us with plenty of entertainment... while she and the staff chased it around the hotel and grounds.
The food is ok and I'm being very polite by saying ok.... very very repetitive... I found most things bland or really greasy.
Chips everyday... the fresh bread everyday was nice toasted with jam.
Out of 6 nights me and my son either ate or ordered food to go from Billy's place next door. My son is quite fussy but loved everything at Billy's.
The drink selection was again good but felt like there could be more choice. The wine isn't great but I thought the beer was good.
The pool is a good size but on a few days there were lots of bugs floating around.
I got up early every morning to reserve a sun longer for me and my son.... if you leave it till after breakfast chances are you won't get one.
The beach is literally 2 min walk but very pebbly.
I would say this is a family hotel, with ok food, amazing staff, basic clean rooms.
I was on a mummy and son holiday while my daughter was on a daddy and daughter holiday in Cyprus.... the plan was to FaceTime a lot but the hotel wifi kept kicking me out so I was forever trying to log back in.
We met three other English family's on holiday with their daughters and a couple on honeymoon it was nice getting to know everyone.
The only real dampen on our stay was a son group of polish people 7 guys and 2 girls who literally drunk all day and night and just caused chaos.... could be quite intimidating at times but once they left it was really chilled.
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