On arriving in Crete we found the Thomson rep pretty quickly and our taxi transfer driver was waiting for us, it was a 25minute transfer to our hotel. On arriving we where met by a Sensatori rep who took our cases from us and gave us a glass of champagne. After the usual form filling we where escorted to our room where our cases where waiting for us and also a plate of sandwiches and snacks which where very welcome after our early evening flight, the time difference is +2hrs so it was 12.30am when we got to the hotel. The room was very spacious and I could manoeuvre my wheelchair around no problem. The bathroom had a walk in shower and a jacuzzi bath, separate toilet and hand basin. All the lights,television & air conditioning where operated on a keypad on the bedside table, which was very modern! After a good nights sleep we got to investigate the hotel and it's surroundings, The hotel was spread over a huge area, different blocks for the type of room you had. There where plenty of ramps and some hump back bridges which where very bumpy to go over but we got over them. There where a couple of places where we had to negotiate a drop step but only a couple of places. All the restaurant (and they are alot of different choices!)staff where helpful and seated me right by the buffet area's so it was easy for me to get to. The bars where spread out well so we had no problems getting a seat and moving around them, even when my husband was drunk in charge of a wheelchair!! The entertainment was top quality with everything you could wish for and they had a comedy cellar which had adult British Comedians on twice a week. We never had a problem getting a sunbed and the majority of people where kind enough to move out the way when we where moving around those area's. The Public disabled toilets where the only let down,they defiantly where not disabled friendly,I always needed assistance getting in to them and out of them you literally had a small amount of turning space to sit on the toilet and that was it, very poor.The Beach was literally on our doorstep and it was a lovely sandy beach, getting around outside the hotel was a different story! No drop curbs, minefield of pot holes it was pretty dangerous. We went on a little road train which went around the Island, we had to fold my chair and have it in front of us the whole trip, it was a nice half-day out except for the pot holes. Over all I'd say the hotel was great but you really had to stay in the complex it was pointless going out and about as it would be really hard work.
I can't help but picture in my head a rozzers car with flashing lights pulling Karl over and saying 'have you been drinking sir?' and Karl slurring 'yes' and Karl having to take an breath test!! I shouldn't laugh but I couldn't help it!
BUBBADOG14 wrote: I can't help but picture in my head a rozzers car with flashing lights pulling Karl over and saying 'have you been drinking sir?' and Karl slurring 'yes' and Karl having to take an breath test!! I shouldn't laugh but I couldn't help it!
I'm hoping to use it in my book along with the graveyard incident but have to have permission from the boss.
I must admit I do propel myself better when I'm drunk than when I'm sober!! And my dear husband was terrible while we where on holiday! One night we where watching the Holland game when they won 5-1 against Spain (excellent game!) and we had all a little to much to drink celebrating with the Dutch and there was a drop curb we had to get down to head to our room and my darling husband went down it in the weirdest way and nearly tipped me out of the chair! He went down it on 2 wheels!! Lucky our lovely waitress was close by and came and gave him a hand.