Spa, surf centre, gym, DVD library and free WiFi throughout the hotel. In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar and Comfort Zone bath products. Memmo Suites also have DVD players, bathrobes and kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, kettles and toasters.
We love the privacy of the one- and two-bedroom Memmo Suites – the ones on the ground floor are close to the action, with a terrace that adjoins the main grassy lawn, but feel snug and secluded; those on higher floors have glazed balconies. They’re spacious, too, and have an open-plan kitchenette. Otherwise, you can’t go wrong with a Standard Sea Bay View (for its lovely, beachy view).
An unheated rectangular outdoor pool lines the clifftop, surrounded by sunloungers, thatched parasols and its own bar. There’s a small heated pool in the spa as well.
Sea-based activity gear: surfboard, wetsuit, snorkel, etc.
There’s a disabled-access room on the ground floor, as well as lifts and ramps throughout the hotel.
Cots for babies are provided free. With 24 hours’ notice, staff can be drafted in to babysit (€10 an hour).
There's room for a baby cot (free, on request) in all double rooms except Duplex Suites; up to two under-12s stay free in Memmo Suites. With 24 hours’ notice, staff can be drafted in to babysit (€10 an hour).
Preschoolers and older kids who’ll enjoy the activities on offer.
The one- and two-bedroom Memmo Suites are best for families, as they’ve lots of space, as well as a kitchenette to prepare basic meals in. They can sleep two under-12s free, as well as having space for two cots.
In August, there’s a kids' club for 3–10 year olds in action, where deposited kids can read, watch DVDs and play games. During quieter times, it’s not staffed, but adults are welcome to supervise their children playing in the toy- and book-stocked room.
The local zoo offers a discount to guests of the hotel. Kids can embark on the Memmo Bubblemaker, a bespoke diving course, and learn how to ride the waves at the hotel's affiliated surf centre. There are also countless sandy beaches nearby for plain old bucket-’n’-spade fun. Blokarting (or, land yachting) is free for children accompanying an adult.
There's an unheated outdoor pool, and the small heated spa pool is open daily for family swim sessions 10am–11am and 4pm–5pm.
Kids are well catered for, with plenty of highchairs at breakfast, and a good children’s menu in Memmo Lounge – home-made mini pizzas are a delight for little fingers, and breaded hake with sauté potatoes and spinach means they can have fish and chips while you polish your halo. As well as virtuous fruit salads and juices, there are Häagen-Dasz miniatures to occupy them with while you finish your cocktail. In summer, there's also a convivial family buffet dinner in the sea-view Scape Room, with special dishes for kids (including jelly for pudding): for every adult dining, one child under 12 eats free. Packed lunches are available, and staff are happy to heat up baby food and milk.
With 24 hours’ notice, staff can be drafted in to babysit (€10 an hour).
Bring wetsuits for little ones to make the most of the fantastic nearby beaches and the unheated outdoor pool.