Was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Delphin Diva, usually you read good reviews and still end up feeling disappointed, but not with this one. Yes, the rooms are a little on the small side and yes, the balconies are tiny, but I'm afraid that's all I could find fault in, and let's be honest who spends most of their time in the room? The food was endless with a huge selection, all inclusive actually meant all inclusive, you never went hungry as there was always a bar or restaurant open at any time of the day, room service was available free of charge and you get a free mini bar in your room. Air conditioning worked brilliantly and wasn't noisy, rooms were cleaned superbly every day, pools were clean and spacious, beach was also clean with beds always available. Transfer was only 20mins with no noise of planes overhead, staff were friendly and obliging etc. What I particularly liked about this hotel was the fact that there was always a place to hide and be in the shade, kept stumbling across new areas where you could just sit in peace and quiet out of direct sunshine; hammocks, chairs, bali beds etc, you also had the quiet pool for adults only - brill. You have the advantage of visiting the sister hotels next door between 4pm and 6pm, we visited the newly opened and spectacular Imperial hotel - far too grand for us though and you didn't feel the warm welcome you got from the Diva - just felt a bit impersonal (although, they did have a lovely aqua park area).
This is nowhere near 5 stars or the description: - the rooms are hospital-sterile, white walls, stone floors, cheapo laminate furniture - and it looks it. The beds are very narrow, and you get one chair. One! chair only, even in a double room, dont even think about armchairs. No pictures on the wall. - U get one sheet to sleep on, NO SHEET to cover up with, so you cover up with a thin (aircon makes u shiver) synthetıc blanket (which isnt changed, i had yellow stains on mine - yucko!). I mean, save money by not providing linen??! - You can only get your worn beach towel during a specified 90-min slot in morning and evening, at a pretty inconvenient time. At all other times - no towel man. Why? And only if they have any available - some of the time they didnt have enough towels for all guests, i had to come back three times to get mine. - They do have a sauna. But, what they dont say, is they only turn it on one hour in the early morning, and one hour at 5-6pm, when youre likely still at the beach. Huh?
Alex from London
Modern, All-Inclusive resort complex set in palm-filled gardens next to its own private beach, nine kilometres from Side …More
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