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We are well travelled, but can honestly say that this is our favourite, not the poshest, but the best. The views, gardens, staff, all perfect. When we first came, 15 years ago, we came for the walking, but each year we've gradually spent more time around the hotel. Hard to describe until you're there, but it feels like a village, withy little alleyways from one level to the next. The "streets" have names of flowers. In recent years they have built a coastal path in the grounds which takes you down to a pebble beach. There are guided walks within the hotel gardens, the banana plantation , Eco farm and local geology. The village is delightful, so friendly. It's worth a walk p to the "airport", quirky beyond belief. At an extra charge, there are excellent inhouse restaurants, worth treating yourself. A must is a trip to the next bay on the small Fred Olsen catamaran, We just love it. Mr and Mrs Clark
We came for the view and stayed for the music. Anne-Tina at the piano was absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed ourselves at the bar Kristina listening to her music while sipping on our drinks. Thanks to the staff of the bar and to Anne-Tina. You made our stay even more unforgettable! Hope to meet again 😎
Mr mrs tony burt
hotel and staff fantastic hope to return in january when construction works should be completed . We stay in superior seaview rooms which we feel could do with a little tender love and care . Best wishes to all the staff .regards sheryl and tony.
Lovely hotel with some problems
We stayed for 2 weeks in this hotel in February/March. It’s a beautiful hotel. It’s spread out over a steep hillside above the cliffs. The main buildings - reception, bars & restaurants and pools are at the highest point. The rooms are spread out over the site in two storey blocks with beautiful gardens, however it’s not so good if you have mobility problems. Our room was very nearly at the lowest point on the site and it was quite a long climb up to the restaurants & pools. The room we had (superior sea view) was very nice. Very comfortable bed, large bathroom with bath & shower over, lovely (tho’ small) balcony directly overlooking the sea. It had a fridge, tea & coffee making equipment, but could have done with a little more storage space. We did manage to find a ‘home’ for everything. The pool area was a problem while we were there. A few days before we got there we got a message saying they would be having work done in the pool area which would cause ‘some noise and disruption’. The first day was fine, but the next day a big part of the area around the pool was closed and they were using huge sanders to scrape of the surface around the pool. The noise was horrendous. In addition they closed the pool bar and the outside toilets, so if you wanted something to eat or wanted to go to the loo, you had to go inside the hotel. We complained at reception and were told we had to talk to ‘public relations’. After waiting quite a long time we had a discussion with them and were offered a pass for the use of the ‘Balinese beds’ usually €15) free for the duration of our holiday. They are in Club Laurel which is a pool at the base of the cliffs that you access by a lift (and 88 steps as well). We tried them for a couple of days, but found it a bit hot there. The whole pool area is set behind a wall and so there is no sea breeze. Also the beds are shaded. In the end we went back up to the main pool area and found a spot as far from the noise as possible. We had also contacted our travel agents who also contacted the hotel. Eventually we were offered 20% of our ‘spend’ whilst there. We were very happy with the food in the restaurants. For breakfast we liked the top restaurant with its large outside terrace. There was an enormous choice - hot food - bacon, sausage, eggs, omelettes, excellent choice of bakery products bread, toast, pastries, croissants, cold savoury food such as cheese, ham, pate, cereals, yogurt, fruit - berries, melon, papaya, clementines, bananas. There was also a fresh pancake station and a smoothie station outside on the terrace. You could help yourself to white & rose sparkling wine and to a Bloody Mary if you wanted. We took our evening meals in the main dining room. Again lots of choice - an excellent salad bar, selection of cheeses and desserts. There was a fresh grill area where every night fresh fish and meat was cooked - steak, turkey, pork, tuna, trout, perch etc. We also enjoyed walking down to the small via the lift to the bottom of the cliff then about a half mile walk. Very unspoilt, untouristy and we were lucky to be there for their Carnival, which the whole town joined in and enjoyed.
We absolutely love this hotel. The setting on a cliff and in a beautiful garden with lots of trees, flowers and birds are just wonderful. The room are spacious with lots of storages space. The food and variety is so good and well presented. As vegans we were spoilt for choice and there are vegan options in all the restaurants in the hotel. The staff are all really nice and friendly. There are plenty of options for activities such as yoga and a great fitness room. One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in - so beautiful and relaxing.
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