Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hotel Simar

The Hotel we stayed in was basic but was clean and tidy so nothing to grumble about. There were lots of things that could have made it better but nothing that should have been "expected" considering the price we paid. Breakfast was extensive with choices of fruits, bread/cheese/ham, coissants, full english, yogurts, cereals etc plus tea coffee and fruit drinks.Dinners had a similarly wide choice and although it's not a gastronomic delight, it was mostly tastyand with enough variety to suit. After two weeks of it, it started to feel dull, but there's a sprinkling of restaurants on resort for when you get bored.
One point to make is that they tended to use premixed cocktails in the bar, which were quite cheap but tasted very watery. Same goes for the fruit juice at breakfast - I think it was more cordial than 100% squeezed.
Staff were helpful, if a little dour, and the rooms were made up every day with fresh towels whenever you put them in the bath to be changed. Rooms were air conditioned and in our room at least there was a socket close enough to the dressing table to plug in the assorted electical hair devices the ladies are fond of.
The entertainment was fairly dire and we made it a point to stay outside the bar as I don't think I could take the spanish language version of Achy Breaky Heart on the Hammond Electric organ at the DB level inside the bar.
We didn't use much of the other Hotel facilities, but there was a pool (with pool side bar), table tennis, a laurdrette (about 5euros if I recall to do a full wash), an internet point (1 euro per 15mins!).
All in all, I'd recommend it as long as you are looking for a budget holiday. It's fine as a base to sleep and eat in, but not a luxury hotel to spend time on your balcony or in your room.

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