We stayed at the Alesta in 2015 -see my very detailed review of 26 September 2015 in which we gave the hotel a much deserved 5 star rating. However, after our 8 day stay during September of this year, I am sad to say that if I were totally honest I would have to drop a half star, making it 4 and a half.
Most of what was said in my 2015 review still stands. We requested the same room and got it. Our booking was handled with professionalism and our welcome back was warm and sincere (many of the staff remembered us).
HALF STAR LETDOWNS: Room cleanliness was not what it was two years ago, but this could also have been due to the person/s responsible. Had we had a different cleaner, it’s possible that we would not have felt a slip in standards. Other than our mirrors and windows (shower cubicle, 'headboard', sliding door etc) not being cleaned, the rest of the room appeared tidy and was restocked with toiletries and tea/coffee daily.
The other let-down was the difficulty in communicating needs to the present restaurant staff. Two years ago the very outgoing Murat was in charge. He and his staff were welcoming and one could converse without difficulty with most of the table staff. This year the man-in-charge did little other than take your room number at breakfast. We only came across one waiter with whom we could communicate without difficulty.
THE BEACH: A great plus point. Here the staff were welcoming, helpful and smiling in the execution of their tasks and could communicate without difficulty. The beers were superbly served; ice cold and with an ice bucket to keep them chilled. We usually ordered a toasted sandwich with chips and these were also beautifully served in nifty baskets. I would also like to mention that the bathroom facilities were immaculate at all times.
Would we go there again? Without a doubt.
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