Had read reviews saying the grounds were well lit at night and looked lovely, so was looking forward to sitting on the terrace with views of the pool area all lit up at night, sadly it was pitch black. Merely a personal choice, I'm a sucker for ambience ! Might be something to consider though, those with little ones who can't venture far....and those like me that value scenic settings, a little lighting around the pool area would set the perfect scene.
Lovely welcome, despite arriving well before check in time I was shown to my apartment , allowing me to enjoy my first day in full. Very clean apartment, bathroom was newly fitted, bedroom 1, perfectly adequate with a second terrace over looking the pool. Bedroom 2 wasn't needed but ample space .....and had I been travelling as a family, I would have been extremely pleased with the excellent value for money for 4+ people. Lounge area a little more dated than the rest of the apartment, but perfectly acceptable and spotlessly clean. We had only 5 days but still had a clean up and towel change, much appreciated.
I always research where I am planning to stay ahead of a visit and was a little worried by some comments I read, but good old common sense should prevail. If you want "home from home " why travel ? If you want 5 star, be prepared to pay for it . If you want a spacious ,clean well managed apartment that's excellent value for money. ....here is the place.
Tip, local stores extremely expensive but ok for first day essentials . cashpoint and bakery, leave apartment via gate, turn right, go through car park of Hotel Fiesta Don Carlos, just off to your right is the atm and bakery....further up the street is Pedro store.. For a larger shop, turn left out of the apartment, first right and follow the road to the River. Over the bridge, past the Orqiueada and then turn left heading away from the beach. You'll find an eroski supermarket and a spar...all you need shop wise. All in all , lovely apartment, lovely staff, nice position within walking distance if beach, bars stores etc. Its not 4 or 5 star, but there again, you aren't paying 4 ir 5 star prices. Loved ! Absolutely loved the jasmine surrounding the terrace my Spanish friend took great delight in plucking s few petals ( sorry Apts Atlas) just to prove to me how gorgeous the smell was....