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All reviews sister hotel swim up suite main pool shared pool undeveloped area pool bar all inclusive mini bar glass of prosecco hotel opened on arrival plumbing problem upgraded to a suite relaxing holiday soap dispenser separate toilet beach volley minute walk
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Just returned from a weeks stay here. Got there pretty late but received a warm welcome from the manager who made the whole checking in process feel like a nice chat with a friend and found we’d been upgraded to a villa with a shared pool which was a wonderful surprise! The villa was lovely and very comfortable, it had two rooms which worked out perfect for us being two friends not a couple so in effect we had a room each. The pool wasn’t big but it was big enough for a dip or a little swim and as the couple in the paired villa that shared the pool with us never used it we felt like we had a pool to ourselves which was great, it was a little cold but it was October so what else would you expect. I used the bigger pool one day which was fine, plenty of loungers and a pool bar but seemed a waste not to make the most of our pool at the villa.
Food was buffet and as fussy eater I was worried I’d have a problem but no, always lots of different options and very tasty it was too, over the week I don’t think we saw the same thing twice so a fantastic range of options.
The staff were wonderful, friendly, helpful and so attentive, never felt like we had to wait for anything, the internet went down in our room one day and they sorted it as soon as we asked, couldnt ask for better service.
The beach was a short walk away (although if you didn’t want to walk it we were told they’d drive us there in the golf buggy type thing) through the family resort (that included some shops, 3 pools and a few restaurants), as it was half term it was very noticeable the difference in the tranquility between the two parts to the resort we could access anything on the family side but they couldn’t access our side. The beach is a lovely sandy one with plenty of loungers and the resort has the usual optional extras for water sports.
The whole place was spotless and so peaceful, I got the relaxing break I really needed and would happily go back again. Highly recommended.

Room tip: Recommend the villa with the shared pool
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Amanda F
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LABRANDAS1, Manager at Labranda Sandy Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Amanda F,

Thank you for choosing Labranda Sandy Villas for your holiday destination and for taking the time to upload such a wonderful comment regarding your recent stay. Providing our guests with a comfortable and relaxed stay is of top priority to us, and we are excited that you had such a pleasant stay.
We really hope to get the chance to host you in Labranda Sandy Villas in the future and make you a Labranda fan for life.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management
Labranda Sandy Villas

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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Sandy Villas for 5 nights and enjoyed our stay, the hotel is very new and everything very clean. All the staff were friendly and make our stay enjoyable. The pool was clean and the rooms were spacious. We liked the in room minibar it was nice for a coke or a beer on our spacious balcony! The Beach was clean and a short walk.
A few things which let the hotel down and reasons why I don’t think it was a 5*. The food and the alcohol included in the all inclusive package. The wine was completely undrinkable, which was a shame because the food was nice and would have been more enjoyable with a nice glass of wine. The food was ok- a bit repetitive and the fresh pasta that was cooked for you by the chef in the restaurant was not up to scratch, or worth waiting for. The spirits were ok, didn’t touch the cocktails as they didn’t look worth it. The ice cream selection was lovely though! No toiletries in the room
Either, that would have been a nice touch and the towels were too small and scratchy.
Overall a nice mini break but we won’t be coming back.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ccopley1
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LABRANDAS1, Manager at Labranda Sandy Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Dear Ccopley1,

Thank you for choosing Labranda Sandy Villas and for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay. Whilst an apology will not change the outcome of your experience we do extend it with all sincerity. Providing our guests with the highest quality service is of top priority to us thus, we will take corrective action to improve our facilities and service based on your feedback.
We really hope to give us the chance to host you again and from our part we can assure you that we are going to do the best possible to restore your faith to our resort.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management
Labranda Sandy Villas

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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great holiday here, very good food, nice room, lovely pool area and amazing staff, especially George and Kristina in the restaurant, lovely people. The food was very good, much better than the usual all inclusive fare, except for maybe the desserts which I wasn’t keen on, a bit synthetic.

The walk to the beach through the sister hotel made us thank heavens that we weren’t staying here! Very noisy and busy was great to get back to the villas and relaxation. The beach was nice, but too busy for us, you could rent the sunbeds a little further down from the hotel and it was a bit better there. A nice walk along the beach, no snorkelling though only swimming,

We had a suite with a private shared pool and too be honest we spent most of our time around the main pool so wouldn’t have one of those again. The surroundings were better around around the main pool and a bit more life plus the bar so easy access to drinks/coffees etc.

Only a couple of criticism’s the cleaning could have been slightly better and the sheets on the bed kept slipping off, get fitted ones! So annoying.

Will probably go back one day and I’m sure as the hotel gets more established they can only improve.

Date of stay: July 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank lynnie30
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LABRANDAS1, Manager at Labranda Sandy Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear lynnie30,

Thank you for choosing Labranda Sandy Villas for your holiday accommodation and for taking the time to upload such a wonderful comment regarding your recent stay. Providing our guests with a comfortable and relaxed stay is of top priority to us, and we are excited that you had a great holiday. We appreciate your suggestions on improving our facilities as through your feedback we better our facilities and service. We are looking forward to host you again in Labranda Sandy Villas in the future and make you a Labranda fan for life.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management
Labranda Sandy Villas

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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Having just returned from a 7 day break at Sandy Villas staff were attentive at all times. The site was clean and well maintained. We had a shared pool with our room which was lovely to retreat to in the afternoon. Hubby likes shade I like sun so was a perfect solution.
Our room was kept spotless. The pool area was clean and sparkling every day. The pool bar staff were helpful at all times.
The green light from the fire exit sign in the room can be switched off which we didn’t know.
It would have been nice to have a movie channel in english for later evening and larger bath sheet size towels but these are tiny things. This resort is lovely for a quiet break, somewhere to recharge the batteries

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank nikewood
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LABRANDAS1, Manager at Labranda Sandy Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Dear nikewood,

Thank you for choosing Labranda Sandy Villas for your holiday destination and for taking the time to upload such a wonderful comment regarding your recent stay. Providing our guests with a comfortable and relaxed stay is of top priority to us, and we are excited that you found everything excellent to unwind and have a lazy holiday. We appreciate your suggestions on english movie channels and larger bath towels, and we will pass them on the relative departments for consideration. We really hope to get the chance to host you in Labranda Sandy Villas in the future and make you a Labranda fan for life.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management
Labranda Sandy Villas

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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great week and probably the best hotel food we’ve ever had and huge variety through the week for lunch and dinner, less so at breakfast. So many great savoury dishes and desserts and the ice cream!! Hotel reception, bar, dining room and pools look great, gardens and car park need work. Rooms are big but a little sparse for 5* and taps that open onto the mirror and no little toiletries or shower caps and small bath towels that are thin and worn is really not 5*. Most of the staff are lovely but need better training if it’s 5* you’re targeting as sometimes you get drinks brought to you in the bar and sometimes not, sometimes you get crisps with drinks, sometimes the bar staff serve the waiters before waiting guests, we didn’t get the welcome drink but saw plenty who did, in the restaurant sometimes plates cleared quickly and asked about drink top ups but sometimes not, just need more consistency. Dino and Viktoria did great fitness sessions at the neighbouring hotel but both gyms are very basic.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank mcleodalimc
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LABRANDAS1, Manager at Labranda Sandy Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Dear mcleodalimc,

Thank you for choosing Labranda Sandy Villas for your holiday destination and for taking the time to upload such a wonderful comment regarding your recent stay. Providing our guests with a comfortable and relaxed stay is of top priority to us, and we are excited that you were pleased with our service. Your feedback is of the highest importance to us as it helps us better our service and facilities. Rest assured that we will pass on your comment regarding our staff training and the toiletries to the relative departments so improvements are made.
We really hope to get the chance to host you in Labranda Sandy Villas in the future and make you a Labranda fan for life.

Kind regards,
Hotel Management
Labranda Sandy Villas

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