The resort itself is ideal, though the location of the Avlida is just average, alongside a rather busy main road and surrounded by high-rise buildings, meaning that your views from your sun lounger around the pool will be restricted and the neighbours will certainly get an eyeful! The building itself is rather basic, large and repetitive, each of its balconies identical to the last, and the entrance to the hotel is rather old-fashioned, with an ancient galley ship (the emblem of the hotel) made of stone, set right in the middle of a pool. The airy and rather bright marble-paved lobby houses a dark wooden bar, the shape of which is reminiscent of the inside of an ancient galleon.
The swimming pool is average sized and parasols and deck chairs are provided. It does have to be said, however, that the setting isn't the nicest - to one side stands a high wall which more or less conceals the neighbouring buildings, whilst to the other you'll find a covered area housing a bar and a games area (although the video games were out of order during our visit). Outside you find a children's pool with water slides. Overlooking the pool there is also a small water park area complete with jacuzzi and waterfalls, which would have been really lovely had it not been neglected (you can't even tell whether it's in the process of being renovated or not!), whilst on the basement level you'll find a fitness centre consisting of a gym, sauna, hammam and whirlpool bath.