I have stayed at El marques and seen ODNT numerous times and each have their problems. El marques seems to have become the old age pensioners retirement home, where all they have to do is check, check, check if people have the right towel, making too much noise etc etc. I am an old age pensioner but took my grandchildren to stay and it was so hard and stressful trying to keep them quiet in the pool and escape from the tut tut tutting from the older people around the pool.
Bob and Jill are good (great even) but I've been there some nights when Bob has been on one and even told Jill to F off on the stage, just because she happened to move the speaker in the wrong direction. Not what I call professional at all!!! Jill's professionalism was outstounding because I am sure if my husband or even working partner had spoken to me like that off or on stage I don't think I could have just smiled and got on with it.
After reading everyone's comments I basically think that both parties have got too big for their boots. B & J if you think you are above the rest then proove it and go and do it, go and get the big venue's. Yes us little people will miss you, but at least we will be able to say we were there when you began, but until that time we'll still be here to listen to you and enjoy you.
El marques try to be more relaxed, people are on holiday, whether you live there or not. Open the doors and let outsiders in, make it more welcoming and the money will flow through the doors. Its a nice place, with good food but the atmosphere is crap!!