Off the beaten track, up one of the steepest hills I've ever climbed, but worth every kilometre. This is a jewel hidden beautifully away in the most breathtaking area. We wanted a rest and a romantic getaway to celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. From he moment we arrived we knew we had struck real gold, the very friendly and welcoming chap on reception who greeted us so warmly and told us that of course our room was ready even though it was only 10.30am. The room was comfortable, the layout was well thought through, we had a lovely balcony overlooking the gorgeous pool and a view to die for, there was a fridge in the room which was handy; the bathroom was fabulous, plenty of space, well lit and a big window which could be opened to create a lovely through breeze, for those of us who cannot bear artificial air conditioning!!!! The room was cleaned thoroughly each day and the sheets changed during our week stay, toiletries provided as well.
We were the only British guests there, the hotel attracts mainly Italian families, with a smattering of Spanish and German.
The staff were helpful, attentive, made a real effort to makeup feel comfortable. Safa, the wonderful general factotum who drove the shuttle bus to the private and amazing beach10 minutes away, walked through the restaurant each evening stopping at each table to chat and wish us a buon appetito! Antonella, waitress, bar lady, a wonderful young lady with a fantastic attitude towards her patrons and their needs. Ino, the Maestro di.....who greeted us warmly at every meal, looked after us as though we were royalty, and organised the wonderful surprise on my birthday of a special dessert complete with candle, a bottle of Prosecco, and the staff team singing to me in both Italian and English; on the morning that we left, hideously early, he was already at work and furnished my fiancé with good strong coffee in readiness for our journey back to the airport. The food was excellent and was obviously aimed at a traditional Italian palate which suited us, the standard of produce was high and the salad course each evening, which was a 'help yourself' buffet was outstanding with a fabulous selection of meat, seafood, fruit and vegetable based salads. Breakfast was continental basic but plenty of it. We were on a half board basis and thre was definitely plenty of food.
There was entertainment each night with a charming 'baby dance' beginning at 22.00!!! To watch the young entertainment team engage very young children in 'set piece' dance routines was magical to watch, especially 'Chu Chu Wah'
All in all we loved every second and are already planning our return trip in September. Our sincere thanks to the entire team for making our stay so special......Perfetto!