We had a short holiday break here from 21st to the 25th June. We live in Spain near Valencia and decided stay in a very Spanish location and where not disappointed, the hotel is located at the opposite end of the town and has its own beach and park across the road. The hotel was exceptionally clean and well laid out and for us, superb parking in the basement for just €9 per day. We enjoyed the complementary breakfast each day which had a massive choice of foods and also used the restaurants /beach bars nearby. The room had full A/C which worked very well and also a fridge in room which was necessary considering the temperatures outside of over 30C. The WiFi was free with very good reception in the room and good bandwidth up to Friday when more guests arrived and it slowed a bit. The staff were all very friendly and the reception staff very pleasant, informative and welcoming, we would certainly stay there again.
Have just returned from 2 weeks in this hotel . Lovely hotel very clean and staff excellent. Food good. Very quiet during the week but at the weekend overrun with Spanish families and French pensioners. The noise in the dining room at times was unbearable. Location was not as expected. Short walk to promenade it says, did not say it was up and down 2 very steep hills. I consider myself to be fairly fit but I struggled in the heat. Good bus service into town. Very quiet area, no shops except a small supermarket and a couple of bars. Would not return to this part of Almunecar.
My wife and I were here from 20 March to 10 April.
We found the hotel clean and the staff were very pleasant.
Our room overlooked the garden by the pool and we also had a sea view.
This area is traditionally Spanish but that made it a more authentic holiday even though the hotel is a good 50min walk from town (6 mile round trip).
The food was OK but the dining room was quite busy and noisy unless you got in very early.
It never fails to annoy me that you ask for and get a no smoking room but, the balcony always has an ashtray and you can guarantee there will be someone on either side smoking something that is totally unpleasant. I doubt this will ever change.
We also found that the sound insulation between the rooms was very poor and I won't go into too much detail there.
We were there with SAGA and there were a lot of elderly Spanish people there but I think a lot of us felt let down with the French school groups that were in. Not that they were doing anything wrong but young and old do not mix well and when the kids were wanting to swimm at midnight and make a lot of noise , as teenagers tend to do, management didn't seem to want to address the problem. This created an element of disappointment for us and we would not go back.
We had a lovely clean and spacious room overlooking the swimming pool. The only drawback we had when staying with Saga was that for the first few days the hotel had many Spanish pensioners there (who are paid for courtesy of the Spanish governmen!) and they were extremely noisy and ill-mannered! Apart from this we enjoyed our time at the hotel making use of the outside swimming pool (no changing facilities) and be careful of the depth as it is not at all clearly marked. I used the Spa. It is closed in the afternoon and re-opens at 4 pm. The receptionist told me how to use it and I had it to myself! The pool is warm with different jets of water then there is the Roman Bath, Turkish Bath and Sauna. It is at the end of a very long corridor so be prepared for a walk first.
The food was very good (could have been a little warmer) but we had fully inclusive and found the variety good. Don't forget to try the 'custard apples' on the fresh fruit section if they are in season. They are grown in that particular area.
One evening we enjoyed the entertainment which was Flamenco dancing.
To the left of the hotel there is a park and at the very end of that is Parque Medditeraneo which will take you over to the next couple of beaches. The wild flowers and oleanders were beautiful and it is well worth the slightly steep walk. The sand here is black/grey but it is ok. Around the corner from the hotel is a small useful supermarket.
The bathroom in the hotel was nice and we were given shower gel/soap. Our only criticism was the towels which were replenished daily but they were not absorbant!
To get to Almunecar you can get the bus from outside (note these stop at siesta time 1.30 and do not run again until 4.30!) or you can walk up slight slope to right of hotel then down on to a level promenade which then is about 3 km to town. Don't miss the San Miguel Castle in Almunecar and Archeological Museum. We got a taxi from reception.as the castle is a long walk from the bus station and is up a hill.
We would return to this hotel as the staff were all friendly and helpful. Some of them do not speak much English but once they understand they are only too pleased to be of assistance.
Situated opposite a shingly, pebbly beach, this modern hotel offers great value. I booked this the day before we travelled, and for £25 per person dinner, bed and breakfast, on a Friday night, I challenge anyone to beat it. Large room overlooking the spacious pool, a bar with evening entertainment, a spa (which we didn't use), friendly staff and a lovely ambience.
I don't understand the comments from several guests about the food. It's buffet, which can be a bit of a bun-fight, but there was plenty of variety, and my wife, who doesn't eat meat, found plenty to eat. Likewise breakfast, hot and cold dishes, pastries, fruit, and plenty of it. No complaints from us.
The only downside was the thickness of the walls in the bedrooms, not a major problem but bear in mind that the locals rarely retire until the early hours!
We will stay here again, so there is no better recommendation.