Brave cancer-battler Dave Lovelady is looking forward to a fantastic sunshine break after helping top Majorca beach hotel Sis Pins make its welcome to guests even more wonderful.
Former power station worker Dave, from Ormskirk in West Lancashire, has had two bone marrow transplants in his fight against the disease.
And he has defied all the experts, who gave him five years to live a decade ago. He and his wife Jan will jet out to the Sis Pins beach hotel, Majorca, on the seafront in Port de Pollença for their free break in September.
They will enjoy a seven day break at the top hotel after winning a competition at Sis Pins last year to say what they liked most about the hotel.
Cappuccino’s café/restaurant, on the Sis Pins beach front terrace, will also provide a complimentary meal for each of the lucky winners.
Part of the renowned CAPPUCCINO Grand Café chain, it gives customers the chance to enjoy captivating views and top quality food and drink, whether they are seated inside or outside on the fabulous terrace overlooking the sea.
More than 500 entries were received and Dave and Jan’s innovative comments ensured them a winning entry.
They were wowed by the new flexible breakfast menu and praised the staff’s charming and sunny personalities and the hotel’s beautiful location.
Dave said: “We had a tremendous time at our earlier stay at Sis Pins and we can’t wait to get back and enjoy its hospitality once again.
“It really is in a superb position on the beach and the staff are so very friendly and helpful.”
Dave, who has just celebrated his 57th birthday, was a maintenance fitter in power stations. He had his second bone marrow transplant a decade ago.
He said: “I feel very lucky. I was given four or five years to live by the doctors but I’ve proved them all wrong.
“In fact we have had to change the date of our stay at Sis Pins so that we will be here for the big event.”
Geoff Hopkins of Sis Pins said: “Dave and Jan are worthy winners of our competition and we are delighted that they will be returning as our guests.
“We are committed to continually improving our service and to making every guest’s stay a truly special experience.
“That is why we decided on this competition. We want to know what people think of us and to take on board their suggestions.
“Our three winners were chosen for the standard of their response. They really did make the most helpful of suggestions to us, which is great.
“I’m sure Dave and Jan will see when they arrive that the fabulous service they received on their last stay is even better now as a result.”
The Majorca beach hotel is located in a pedestrian area on the seafront in Majorca’s Port de Pollença. Most of its air conditioned rooms features a balcony.
Guests can sit and enjoy great views of the sea from the café-terrace at Hotel Sis Pins. The hotel has its own private terrace on the beach, just metres away.
All rooms at the Sis Pins Hotel come with satellite TV, a full bathroom and facilities to allow for a wonderful holiday, including Wi-Fi in the hotel lounge.
Palma and Palma Airport are around 60 km away from Sis Pins. A number of bars, restaurants and shops can also be found within walking distance.