just returned from a week in hotel belsana, what a dump! a lick of paint would'nt go amiss. So many kids, it was like Butlins without the kids club to entertain them,
Food uninspiring,salty pork,salad and more salad....The highlight for one lady was winning the bingo to pay for her backkie!!!!!
The best bit was paying eleven euros for a sunbed on the beach,what a rip off.
the whole resort was run down and desolate, no wonder people book long haul for a truly all-inclusive holiday.
Well i think thats my last holiday to spain, they have out priced themselves....never again
It really isn't that bad...
I have just returned from the hotel Belsana and must admit I was pretty worried after reading some of the reviews. I travelled with my husband and 3 children age 12, 10 and 8.
I must stress that this is a THREE star hotel and very reasonably priced, especially for All Inclusive.
We stayed in the apartments which were very spacious for 5. Admitedly we did have some problems with the hot water for about 3 days, and the first apartment we had the air conditioning unit was not working properly. We spoke to the manager and when another apartment became available we were moved.
There are 2 airconditioning units in the apartments which kept it nice and cool. The views were fantastic and we had 2 balconies.
The maid came in every day.
When the problems with sunbeds were explained to the staff at the hotel they adopted a new rule that nobody could put a towel on a sunbed until the pool opened at 9 o'clock, we had sunbeds every day and we only took 3 not 5 to be fair to other guests.
I never queued at the pool bar for longer than 5 minutes, the only day we waited 45 mins for our lunch was because some families were ordering 10 hamburges, 10 toasties, 10 chips at a time (when there were only 3 people in their room) which was totally greedy and spoilt it for everyone else. Children are able to get their own drinks from the machines at the bar, my children drank the drinks for 2 weeks no problem.
The pool is not large, but I managed to swim each day without loss of limb or life, yes there are a lot of children around but it is the school holidays.
The kids club and entertainers did their best with a variety of entertainment for the children and adults. The children loved all the activities, special thanks to Joel and Liam. The evening entertainment was not great, and yes there was bingo and a quiz which lasted about half an hour. There were plenty of seats in and outside of the lounge. It did get quite hot in the evening. We never queued more than 5 minutes for a drink, you were allowed more than 2 per person and the children have their own end of the bar to get their own drinks.
The food in the restuarant was plentiful, breakfast being the best meal of the day. Lunch and dinner buffets get somewhat tedious after a while but although the choice not great there was always something for everyone, and no upset tummies in 2 weeks was a bonus!! The staff cleaned the tables as quickly as possible and again we never had to wait more than a few minutes. Wine was on tap, I got used to iced red wine, but that was hardly a problem.
To sum up the Belsana, remember it is a 3 star hotel, if you are used to 5 stars don't go, the staff were more than helpful and we had a very enjoyable 2 weeks.
not brilliant but not too bad
After reading reviews i feared the worst and as i organised the trip for two other familes i expected some unhappy people to be rather annoyed.
However the holiday was ok and everyone seemed happy considering the money we paid for an all inclusive holiday.
The entertainment was quite poor but ok for children and some adults seemed to enjoy it.
Our party consisted of 3 couples and young children and we all stayed in the apartment block which i was more than happy with.
The pool there was more relaxed and not as busy as the hotel pool.
It didnt have the demonic children behaving well like demonic children.
The rooms were clean and quite basic but no complaints there.
The hotel and apartments do boast fantasic sea views.
The food was more than edible and varied but not top quality, so i do suggest some evenings out.
It is a busy hotel and the staff were helpful.
Some families did let their children run riot and maybe that did spoil some guests' enjoyment.
As i said for the price we paid i couldn complain but i dont think i would return in a hurry.
Some of the outside grounds do need a overhaul especially the part where guests sit outside(next to the bar area) enjoying the lovely views and cool sea breezed evenings.
If the hotel spent a few euros on a lick of paint in some places,hired professional entertainers to keep the adults entertained and improved the food slightly i would expect to pay extra and probably would return.
Porto Colom is a lovely relaxing place with a nice square and also has a fantastic beach.
In summary you do get what you pay for and it really wasnt that bad.