I'd booked here as it was the cheapest of the 'official' 70.3 Ironman hotels to stay at, and must admit to reading the trip advisor reviews the day before I arrived with a bit of trepidation! But, on balance, it proved to be a perfect hotel for that event...
On the positive side:
- The room I had was massive, plenty of space and well laid out with a great bath, shower, walk-in robe and separate toilet (and a nice view)
- Really comfortable bed and bedding - I slept very well here!
- Staff were all very friendly and obliging, and whilst not all speak great English there are enough who do for anything important
Slight negatives / issues:
- I had booked a non-smoking room, and was initially given a smoking room which gave me a headache in 10 mins, so I asked to change - which they did with no fuss at all
- I ate at the banquet one day which was absolutely fine - on another day I had room service (croque monsieur and fries) and it was dire!
- It's very odd that you have to pay extra to use the billiards table and table tennis
- If you plan to swim, make sure you have a swim-cap
As some of the other people have noted, the hotel is very impressive, but does feel a little like it's lost a bit of it's sheen since it was last built or refurbished... But, friendly staff, nice room and a comfy bed far outweighed any negatives and I'd stay here again