Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 252
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 great place to chill with friends
overall a very good experience would go again felt great after massage but had to go home same day staff faultless some parts of hotel need updating carpets on way to pool showers little tweaks
August 16, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by hm29 Disappointing
We were really looking forward to our stay because the hotel has such a great reputation, our first disappointment came when we were told we were staying in the 'village'. We felt this should have been an option on booking or it should at least have been told to us.
When we entered the building after a fairly long walk with our heavy bags the first thing we noticed was the heat which only got more stifling as we went up the stairs. We also felt that we were in a cheap apartment block, the carpet was dirty and there were a lot of flies around the door.
On entering our room it looked ok, the carpet again was not the best but I was trying to be optimistic as we had payed so much and I was responsible for choosing the crowne plaza. There was also a vague smell of cigarette smoke although the room was non smoking, maybe it used to be a smoking room, I don't know.
The first thing I looked at was the toilet which was clean. The bath looked a bit grubby on the bottom but we weren't going to use that anyway, the shower however was not very pleasant, it was dirty or mouldy in between all the tiles and was the type of shower you only use when you have to and you use as quickly as you can without touching anything.
I opened one of the drawers under the tv and was left with a sticky hand!
When we came to get in to bed it looked fairly clean although there were 3 stains on top of the bed which looked years old, then we got into bed (that being our own single beds which had been pushed together so we couldn't sleep near eachother or someone would be on the crack) and I found some sort of clump of hair. I am sure there have been no animals in the room but just to help describe it, it was like something a dog would scratch off their body. Not very inviting.
We plugged in the 2 fans as the room was so hot, however they were so noisy we couldn't keep them on all night, which therefore lead to a very bad nights sleep and I woke up with a headache which I often do when sleeping in a hot foreign country with no air conditioning.
Ordinarily I would have spoken to the staff straight away about our room but we just didn't have the time so we stuck it out.
The staff seemed nice at the hotel although we only saw them on check in and check out. The lobby was nice and attractive, probably the best part of the hotel.
August 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HelenM299 Excellent spa facilities and spa staff
Excellent value for money for a mid week spa deal. Reception staff could be more approachable however.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bassa General comment
Gammon was very salty Pity the swimming pool was out of action but not the fault of the Hotel A child had been sick in it!!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shortie1979 Fantastic Stay
We love it at 5 Lakes, we try and go here Once or Twice a year! The grounds are lovely, the rooms are Good, but some could do with a bit of updating, we normally stay in the Village but as the weather was hot we decided to opt for the hotel where the rooms have Air Con. Massive comfy beds, and so dark we slept until 11! The Pulse Nightclub is great as well, adding some music and entertainment to the stay (only at weekends mind) was very quiet when we went on the 1st August but this was due to a late big family wedding cancellation. The only thing that is a slight negative is the Spa could do with a bit of updating, apart from that the place is great!
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Richard and Piotr Nice Hotel
This hotel is currently being refurbished and offers space, relaxation and lots of luxury feels! However even the newly refurbished rooms have old tatty bathrooms, which were a little disappointing.
The sports bar has a nice outside terrace for sipping wine on a sunny afternoon and the food variety in the restaurant was good, although the lighting and atmosphere was a little drab. We sat under a bright light in the corner and the rest of the restaurant was lit very dark and gloomy.
However overall I would recommend this hotel if visiting the area.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike_11 Upgrades make me happy
Given an upgrade from twin to a suite so very pleased. Really noisy kids in next room spoilt what would otherwise have been a very enjoyable stay, why don't parents teach them to be considerate to others. Good selection at breakfast although no sign of the promised 'freshly cooked eggs'. Easy parking #free#, easy access but can be hard to find without a GPS. we'd stay there again.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NathalieT Home away from Home
Excellent hotel with really attentive staff.
Facilites are amazing.
Theres something for everyone at this resort from business stays to families and everything inbetween.
The beds are comfortable and the rooms are spacious.
I have stayed at many of the hotels in the surrounding areas and none of them compare to this hotel.
Personally I wouldnt want to stay anywhere else but here when I travel to the area.
This hotel would be lovely for a girls weekend or a romantic getaway as its a real relaxing environment to return to from a busy day at the office or a rural relaxing getaway
August 12, 2014