we were in Perkes last week in May, first week in June - it was about or 7th time at Perkes - Nik and Rachel and the kids, Robert, Carol, Margaret and Tassi, and of course Scot and Vikki, great buddies, made us feel at home and part of the family yet again.
For those of you reading mixed reviews, the pool is great and clean - although people will insist on slapping on the oil then going for a dip - Scotty works hard to keep it clean for you, so think on. There's chlorine in the pool same as here - it kills the germs, so the fewer dirty things we do in the pool, the less is needed. There's a shower at th eside of the pool, but people won't use it before getting in.
The maids are all very polite and helpful, but they won't be able to change your beds/towels/clean your room if you're lying alseep in there all day.
It's a continental breakfast you get as part of the deal - it's in the brochure, and if you don't get to see the brochure your travel agent should tell you this. Notwithstanding this, they have a great breakfast menu, prices starting about 3 euro, from 10am onwards. They do a full menu from 10 til 10, the food is great, and reasonable priced. The Perkes platter for two will stuff you in no time, and everything is always cooked to order from fresh. If there's something in particular you fancy, its worth asking - they try to be as accommodating as possible.
The family stay on the premises, so don't take the rip please, and remember to keep volume down when you bounce home in the wee small hours. Families do stay here for their holidays as well you know- you dont like doors slamming during the day when you're catching up sleep from being out the night before, so think about the kids when you get in in the middle of the night. If you want a club 18-30 hotel, as for that when you book.
The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable - you can pay extra for a telly, and a fridge, and aircon. If you can't get the aircon cold, ask for help - it does work if you press the correct buttons.
During the winter all rooms are repainted, and everything refreshed for the next season - if someone splats a mosquito in May it's there for the rest of the year, so don't do it - Hotels cannot go round repainting rooms when people check out, they'd have the painters in every day, and people would complain about the smell. If you get mossies, get a mossie plug it'll cost you about 5 euros for the plug and tablets, and if you do sit on the balcony with the french doors open all evening before you go out, they will fly in.
Breakages will be paid for, so don't think about trashing the room for a laugh - things have to be fixed, and tradesmen need to be paid, and it won't be appreciated if you smash the toilet like one fella did when we were there.
It's not the closest hotel to the main action or the beach, but it makes up for it by being on the well lit main road, and away from the hustle and bustle of the day time on the strip (when you catch up on your sleep). It's 4 euros down to the strip in a taxi, about a 15 minute walk to the start of the action, but there's loads of great restaurants and bars on the way down - Butterfly indian/chinese is good - do the buffet, family Taverna and Paradise Taverna ain't too bad either.
With regards the "Australian guy" - that's Nik - it's his family's hotel, and he can more than cope with smart a***s - he's seen it all before, and believe me, you will not get one up on him. He is not an idiot. Remember - when you check in he takes your passport.
If you do intend staying here next year be respectful of their hotel and thoughtful of others and you'll have a great time.