# 1 of 49 hotels in Almunecar

Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel(4 stars)

Paseo de la China, S/N Playa De San Cristobal View on map
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  • The hotel is very good (7)
    "The hotel is very good" found in 7 reviews
    • " The hotel is very good , lies at the 'paseo' zlong the sea. In general the hotel is very clean. We had half-board, ... " 
      5
      April 2012
    • " The hotel is very good, lies at the 'paseo' zlong the sea. In general the hotel is very clean . We had half-board, meals were good with plenty of choise. Guests were mainly elderly people, ... " 
      5
      April 2012
    • " We thought we had ' value for money ' in this hotel. The best time for travel seems to be before and after summer holidays (july - ... " 
      5
      April 2012
    • " ... of cleanliness, exceptional kindness and friendliness of the all the staff., Wonderful situataion, opposite the beach and within easy walking distance of the beautiful village of Almuñecar. A great holiday for all. Good offers in the spa and beauty and massage treatments. Great for children with ... " 
      5.757142857142857
      April 2012
    • " After many years great holiday a big letdown in Spain rarely found such a bad food get service for 300 people on the grill! ... " 
      3.1952380952380954
      May 2012
    • " Hotel with excellent value for money " 
      5.014285714285714
      April 2012
    • " We were there for the 5th time and we will certainly be back. This hotel provides excellent value for mone y. With a travel agent or when you book directly through the group and make use of their special ... " 
      5.014285714285714
      April 2012
  • Staff was very friendly (2)
    "Staff was very friendly" found in 2 reviews
    • " Staff was very friendly in every point of view and everywhere in the hotel. Knowledge of foreign languages was good ... " 
      5
      April 2012
    • " ... hotel provides excellent value for money. With a travel agent or when you book directly through the group and make use of their special promotions, you can have excellent deals. The hote l staff is very friend ly and competent. Rooms are cleaned and towels replaced daily, bedsheets are changed regularly. ... " 
      5.014285714285714
      April 2012
  • The room was clean (1)
    " The room was clean" found in 1 review
    • " Staff was very friendly in every point of view and everywhere in the hotel. Knowledge of foreign languages was good when needed. The room was clean ed daily and was done very good. " 
      5
      April 2012
  • Bad food (1)
    "Bad food" found in 1 review
    • " After many years great holiday a big letdown in Spain rarely found such a bad food get service for 300 people on the grill! And buffet. Pigeons nest on the balcony! " 
      3.1952380952380954
      May 2012
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Hotel review overview

Average
rating

Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    5.3
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.9

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    157
  • very good
    88
  • acceptable
    8
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

4.138888888888888

In 2003 and 2005 we are already in the almuñécar Playa spa hotel. Since then it seems to be the time warp : the rooms are although also today nor very clean, but already a bit 'worn'. Internet access only for one hour free of charge (and only in the lobby), speed extremely slow (download with 0.06 kpbs, ping 400 ms). Also the parking space is liable to pay the costs. We will next time another hotel visit. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.45

What I especially noticed, how bad foreign languages skills the employees are! Hardly a could, or wanted to, a other language except for Spanish. Partly very unfriendly staff in the restaurant. The waiter Patxi has correctly with friendliness and language skills rausgesstochen. Front desk also good. The dining room is very old, small and uncomfortable. The guests had to at the entrance wait until space was. How goes it only in the peak season to? There w …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (7)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 7 reviews
      • " The hotel is very good, lies at the 'paseo' zlong the sea. In general the hotel is very clean. We had half-board, ... "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
      • " The hotel is very good, lies at the 'paseo' zlong the sea. In general the hotel is very clean. We had half-board, meals were good with plenty of choise. Guests were mainly elderly people, ... "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
      • " We thought we had 'value for money' in this hotel. The best time for travel seems to be before and after summer holidays (july - ... "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
      • " ... of cleanliness, exceptional kindness and friendliness of the all the staff., Wonderful situataion, opposite the beach and within easy walking distance of the beautiful village of Almuñecar. A great holiday for all. Good offers in the spa and beauty and massage treatments. Great for children with ... "  read hotel review
        5.757142857142857
        April 2012
      • " After many years great holiday a big letdown in Spain rarely found such a bad food get service for 300 people on the grill! ... "  read hotel review
        3.1952380952380954
        May 2012
      • " Hotel with excellent value for money "  read hotel review
        5.014285714285714
        April 2012
      • " We were there for the 5th time and we will certainly be back. This hotel provides excellent value for money. With a travel agent or when you book directly through the group and make use of their special ... "  read hotel review
        5.014285714285714
        April 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Beach (1)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 1 review
      • " We only had entertainment during the evening, as we had long walks every day and went on a trip in the neighbourhood (Frigiliana). Beach was very clean and so was the water, but it was too cold to stay on the beach. Besides this is not a holiday ... "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (2)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 2 reviews
      • " Staff was very friendly in every point of view and everywhere in the hotel. Knowledge of foreign languages was good ... "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
      • " ... hotel provides excellent value for money. With a travel agent or when you book directly through the group and make use of their special promotions, you can have excellent deals. The hotel staff is very friendly and competent. Rooms are cleaned and towels replaced daily, bedsheets are changed regularly. ... "  read hotel review
        5.014285714285714
        April 2012
    Cons
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " What I especially noticed, how bad foreign languages skills the employees are! Hardly a could, or wanted to, a other language except for Spanish. Partly very unfriendly staff in the restaurant. The waiter Patxi has correctly with friendliness and language skills ... "  read hotel review
        3.4583333333333335
        April 2012
  • Food
    Cons
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " After many years great holiday a big letdown in Spain rarely found such a bad food get service for 300 people on the grill! And buffet. Pigeons nest on the balcony! "  read hotel review
        3.1952380952380954
        May 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Cleanliness (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " Staff was very friendly in every point of view and everywhere in the hotel. Knowledge of foreign languages was good when needed. The room was cleaned daily and was done very good. "  read hotel review
        5
        April 2012
Frans
This is our most popular hotel in Spain
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Badeferien
  • March 2014
Giving this hotel an excellent rating could be somewhat exaggerated, but when I would purely consider value for money, than I would certainly rate it excellent. There may be more luxurious hotels than this 4-star spa hotel, but than the price is always also "luxurious". Our trip was for 4 nights of which we stayed 3 nights completely free of charge in half-board as a result of using our loyalty Club Playa Vip points from this hotel group (Senator Hoteles). You might expect a somewhat more basic stay because of this "free of charge" stay, but this was certainly not ... the case. Our entire stay was to the same high standard as usual. Some customers have complained in their reviews that the hotel needs some "refreshment". While the hotel can indeed use here and there some renovation we noticed several elements that have already been improved over the past year. Furniture in the hotel hall is old, but was renovated recently, old TV's in the suites were replaced by modern flat-screens (1 of the 2 TV's in each suite), leak in the hall roof seems repaired, partial repainting of part of the hotel Knowing what crisis Spain had to confront, I would call this an achievement. If the hotel continues its efforts for the future, this should no longer create an issue. Food is good with a wide selection possible. Free cava and water are offered during breakfast. You can ask your omelet made-to-order on the show-cooking counter, etc. Bewertung lesen
  • Zimmer
    5.0

    Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Sheets are replaced frequently and towels daily if you want to. Extra pillows can be requested easily. Floor was swept daily as were the bath, toilet and shower.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.0

    An extended entertainment program is available, even in low season. This includes rifle shooting, aqua gym, line dance, darts, mini-golf, ....and may other activities. All free of charge. There is an outdoor pool, an indoor pool (free entrance). The welness centre is not free of charge, but frequented also by locals.

  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    Food is good with a wide selection possible. Free cava and water are offered during breakfast. You can ask your omelet made-to-order on the show-cooking counter, etc...

  • Service
    6.0

    Excellent service of loyal personnel. Most of them work there since our first visit 5 years ago, which I consider a good sign. All hotel personnel is very friendly and they make an effort to help you in French/English.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Giving this hotel an excellent rating could be somewhat exaggerated, but when I would purely consider value for money, than I would certainly rate it excellent. There may be more luxurious hotels than this 4-star spa hotel, but than the price is always also "luxurious". Our trip was for 4 nights of which we stayed 3 nights completely free of charge in half-board as a result of using our loyalty Club Playa Vip points from this hotel group (Senator Hoteles). You might expect a somewhat more basic stay because of this "free of charge" stay, but this was certainly not the case. Our entire stay was to the same high standard as usual. Some customers have complained in their reviews that the hotel needs some "refreshment". While the hotel can indeed use here and there some renovation we noticed several elements that have already been improved over the past year. Furniture in the hotel hall is old, but was renovated recently, old TV's in the suites were replaced by modern flat-screens (1 of the 2 TV's in each suite), leak in the hall roof seems repaired, partial repainting of part of the hotel, ... Knowing what crisis Spain had to confront, I would call this an achievement. If the hotel continues its efforts for the future, this should no longer create an issue. Food is good with a wide selection possible. Free cava and water are offered during breakfast. You can ask your omelet made-to-order on the show-cooking counter, etc...

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    The hotel is located next to the beach and you have a nice promenade between hotel and beach. View from the hotel -especially if you have seaview - is nice. Public market (on Friday), city park and city castle are all within walking distance.

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Luis
Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Familien
  • Städtereisen
  • December 2013
The hotel is placed very close to the sea, on the seaside promenade so it has a perfect location. Good and quiet atmosphere and an excellent service. A competent staff idoneous for the hotel. Good choice. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.8
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    6.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    6.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    6.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    5.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    6.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    6.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    6.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    6.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    6.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    6.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    6.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    6.0
    Kinderbetreuung oder Spielplatz
    6.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    6.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    6.0
  • Zimmer
    6.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    6.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Frans
This was our 6th visit and we go back next year !
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Paare
  • Badeferien
  • October 2013
This is now our sixth visit and we intend to go back next year April. Food is very decent with a wide selection of cold and warm vegetables; fish, meats, stews, pastas, fruits, dessertsFood is partly prepared in advance, but includes also show cooking and includes even made to order cooking (e.g. omelets at breakfast, pancakes in the evening). Everyday you can have cava at breakfast. Rooms are kept clean, our linen was changed 3 times in a week and towels daily if you wish so. We booked a suite (of course somewhat more expensive). This has ... frontal seaview and we had a beautifull view over Almunecar castle too (with superb sunrise in the morning). Booking a suite has some advantages like reduced cost in the hotel parking (and in some periods even free of charge) and a nice attention in your room at arrival (or in our case when we returned from our souper). Go for a room on the higher floors (5th and higher). Views are beautiful and streetnoise is limited (if any). Drinks are priced very reasonable and there is also daily a happy hour between 17.00 and 18.00 hrs. Buy one, get two ! We will certainly go back. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.0

    Food is very decent with a wide selection of cold and warm vegetables; fish, meats, stews, pastas, fruits, desserts, ...Food is partly prepared in advance, but includes also show cooking and includes even made to order cooking (e.g. omelets at breakfast, pancakes in the evening, ...). Everyday you can have cava at breakfast.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    This is now our sixth visit and we intend to go back next year April. Food is very decent with a wide selection of cold and warm vegetables; fish, meats, stews, pastas, fruits, desserts, ...Food is partly prepared in advance, but includes also show cooking and includes even made to order cooking (e.g. omelets at breakfast, pancakes in the evening, ...). Everyday you can have cava at breakfast. Rooms are kept clean, our linen was changed 3 times in a week and towels daily if you wish so. We booked a suite (of course somewhat more expensive). This has frontal seaview and we had a beautifull view over Almunecar castle too (with superb sunrise in the morning). Booking a suite has some advantages like reduced cost in the hotel parking (and in some periods even free of charge) and a nice attention in your room at arrival (or in our case when we returned from our souper). Go for a room on the higher floors (5th and higher). Views are beautiful and streetnoise is limited (if any). Drinks are priced very reasonable and there is also daily a happy hour between 17.00 and 18.00 hrs. Buy one, get two ! We will certainly go back.

  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0

    There is a public market every Friday at walking distance (about 1.5kms) which is worthwhile visiting. Hotel is next to the promenade and opposite the beach. The city park and the castle are very nearby (at 5 minutes walk).

  • Zimmer
    5.0

    Rooms are kept clean, our linen was changed 3 times in a week and towels daily if you wish so. We booked a suite (of course somewhat more expensive). This has frontal seaview and we had a beautifull view over Almunecar castle too (with superb sunrise in the morning). Booking a suite has some advantages like reduced cost in the hotel parking (and in some periods even free of charge) and a nice attention in your room at arrival (or in our case when we returned from our souper).

  • Service
    6.0

    All hotel personnel is very friendly and making efforts to help you in French/English where possible. This goes from receptionists over barmen, restaurant waiters, animators, room cleaning ladies to the hotel manager.

  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    5.0

    Of course the animation is focused on July August holiday period. But even during our visit in October there was a full animation program for most part of the day (except Sundays)

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Helga
Wellness in andalusian surroundings.
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Singles
  • Übersetzt
  • Andere
  • October 2013
Family friendly hotel with an international audience in direct beach proximity. The place is good to foot to reach. Playa-guests are already when entering the impressive lobby with a great foliage, aviary and waterfall at home, new customers probably not much later. Also in the restaurant the famous variety and quality. The starters and obstfan i had no wishes open, everything very appetizing and also immediately refilled. Animaionsprogramm versatile. My room was spacious and nicely decorated with a view of the pool area and partial ocean view. It was clean, but the stone floors in some spots a speckle removal ... use, so that the original beauty again effective. Receipt and consultation in the spa are friendly and competent. The spa area was in order, but i would like to see a haubenpflicht. I can recommend the massage. Overall, a pleasant stay. Bewertung lesen
  • Service
    4.8
    Fremdsprachenkenntnisse des Personals
    4.0
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    5.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    5.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    6.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomie
    4.8
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    5.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    4.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    5.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    6.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Zustand des Hotels
    4.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    5.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    6.0
  • Zimmer
    5.3
    Größe des Zimmers
    6.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Marian
Fantasctic family holidays
  • Weiterempfohlen
  • Familien
  • Badeferien
  • August 2013
The best bedrooms are in front of beach and pool. I think that the pool is a bit small for the number of rooms The situacion is perfect, the beach is only a few metres. I stayed three times in this hotels company and I think that all are perfect. Bewertung lesen
  • Gastronomie
    5.0
    Auswahl an Speisen und Getränken
    5.0
    Sauberkeit im Restaurant und am Tisch
    5.0
    Geschmack & Qualität der Speisen & Getränke
    5.0
    Atmosphäre & Einrichtung
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Zustand des Hotels
    5.0
    Allgemeine Sauberkeit der einzelnen Bereiche
    6.0
    Familienfreundlichkeit
    5.0
    Behindertenfreundlichkeit
    1.0
  • Lage und Umgebung
    5.0
    Einkaufsmöglichkeiten in Umgebung
    4.0
    Nähe zum Strand
    6.0
    Verkehrsanbindung und Ausflugsmöglichkeiten
    5.0
    Restaurants & Bars in der Nähe
    6.0
    Sonstige Freizeitmöglichkeiten
    4.0
  • Zimmer
    5.0
    Größe des Zimmers
    5.0
    Größe des Badezimmers
    5.0
    Sauberkeit & Wäschewechsel
    5.0
    Ausstattung des Zimmers (TV, Balkon, Safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Rezeption, Einchecken, Auschecken
    6.0
    Freundlichkeit und Hilfsbereitschaft
    6.0
    Kompetenz (Umgang mit Reklamationen)
    5.0
  • Sport und Unterhaltung
    4.3
    Qualität des Strandes
    5.0
    Kinderbetreuung oder Spielplatz
    5.0
    Freizeitangebot (Sauna, Tennis, Animation, etc.)
    4.0
    Zustand und Qualität des Pools
    3.0
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Information about Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel

Hotel Information

Hotel description

Hotel description

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hairdressers/Beauty salon
  • Business centre
  • Playground
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • Computer connection
  • Satellite TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle hire

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna
  • Tanning booth

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Dry cleaning