눉Our room looked out on the courtyard between the hotel and the restaurant. It was very noisy from early in the morning until late at night with the clatter of dishes, supplies being brought in, people talking, and people on their phones - it seems the reception may have been better there. Meant we could not leave our window open at night, so it got stuffy, unless we used the air conditioner which was also noisy. I am a light sleeper, so it was a problem for me. Reception for wifi was very hit and miss, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't, and was very slow. Due to a recent bereavement and other matters we did need to use it, so this was a bit frustrating and time-consuming. The pool was open to the public from mid-morning which meant it got crowded and noisy (my daughter and I made a practice of going for a swim before breakfast when it was empty). On one evening it was closed from 7 pm because of a wedding, on another day swimming and water polo classes were being held for local children, so we weren't able to use it at all! You were not allowed to swim in the lake, which was not made clear in the hotel's publicity material, with the exception of a small roped off area at the boat club 10 minutes walk away where a sandy beach has been created. Again, this was usually pretty crowded. We had to leave on our last day before the normal breakfast start time of 8 AM, and asked the night before if we could have a coffee/early breakfast. We were promised a picnic pack. In the morning, we went to get it and the man at reception said he had not been told. He did ask the woman who was preparing breakfast to give us something, and she obliged, we had 10 minutes for a very quick coffee and bite, I made a sandwich and took it and some fruit with me, ate int he car.
눇We loved sitting out on the terrace for meals or a drink in the evening by the lake, watching the ducks swim past, the beautiful sunsets. There was no recorded music, for which we were grateful. The pool was long and deep so you could do proper lengths. The hotel had character and was not too big, and most of the guests were Spanish, which we appreciated, although there were a number attending a Sufi congress nearby who came from all over the world and were interesting people. There was fresh fruit for breakfast, juicy ripe melons and pears and oranges. The staff were friendly and helpful. My daughter wanted to take me riding, and they booked it for us and gave us clear directions. (The staff at the stable were wonderful and invited us to an informal free classical concert 'for friends' that evening in the courtyard, a fantastic experience.) The food and wine in the restaurant were good, the gazpacho was excellent. The beds were comfortable. There was loads of storage space and a minibar/fridge in our room. Plenty of parking out front with a fair amount of shade from trees.