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Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel(4 stars)

Paseo de la China, S/N Playa De San Cristobal View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.1
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    5.3
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.9

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    191
  • very good
    81
  • acceptable
    13
  • poor
    2
  • 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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Frans
A pleasant stay during the Halloween period
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2014
We are regular visitors of this hotel, but we never traveled so late in the season. Actually the hotel closed on our last day there (Nov 2) and reopens Dec 20, 2014 for their next season. We were somewhat wondering if we would notice the fact that they were closing 6 weeks during the buffets. We would understand that they would try to avoid many left-overs from the last 1 or 2 days opening, but this was not the case. The magnitude of food choices varied with the hotel occupation (wide choice at high attendance periods in the week-end) but ... the nearby hotel closing had no impact at all ! The hotel has also again made some small improvements / renovations since our previous visit. We noticed the plants in the terras borders of the suits are being cleaned / renovated; there were new cushions in the terras furniture of the suits and there were now 2 flat screens (one in bedroom and one in living room). All by all we enjoyed our stay as we did all the previous times. And also good to notice: in spite of having to work till the last opening day all personnel we again very friendly and helpfull as ever. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    We always go for a junior suite. It costs more than the standard room, but you have excellent advantages like : all on the higher floors (5th and higher), beautifull views, very nice terras, etc...

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We are regular visitors of this hotel, but we never traveled so late in the season. Actually the hotel closed on our last day there (Nov 2) and reopens Dec 20, 2014 for their next season. We were somewhat wondering if we would notice the fact that they were closing 6 weeks during the buffets. We would understand that they would try to avoid many left-overs from the last 1 or 2 days opening, but this was not the case. The magnitude of food choices varied with the hotel occupation (wide choice at high attendance periods in the week-end) but the nearby hotel closing had no impact at all ! The hotel has also again made some small improvements / renovations since our previous visit. We noticed the plants in the terras borders of the suits are being cleaned / renovated; there were new cushions in the terras furniture of the suits and there were now 2 flat screens (one in bedroom and one in living room). All by all we enjoyed our stay as we did all the previous times. And also good to notice: in spite of having to work till the last opening day all personnel we again very friendly and helpfull as ever.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    There is a very good and extended entertainment program, even in low season. On Nov 1, with Halloween, the entire day was focused around the children, with a scary dressing party before the dinner and a Halloween dance party after. Great for kids !! But of course the parents enjoyed too.

  • Service
    6.0

    As usual, the personnel is very friendly and they are all doing their very best to talk to you in foreign languages. Room cleaning is perfect. Sometimes even to the extreme. We got twice new bed-sheets in a 4 day period. I got an extra pillow within minutes after my request. We got the room we requested,... I can go one for a while giving positive examples.

  • Location
    5.0

    The hotel is close to the beach as well as close to the city center and some local attractions like the nice tourism office, the city park and the castle. These are all at walking distance.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Breakfast is very good with a wide choice. Dinner varies with the attendance. At high attendance (e.g. during the week-end) there is much choice and variation. Especially the Saturday is always very good. This time it was completely in the Halloween theme. Very nicely decorated platters and stands with "fun" like scary eyes (decorated cold eggs); spooky sausages (sausage wrapped in bacon with black dots as eyes); beautifull sculptured scary pompkin head; ... The guests took hundreds of pictures and it was great fun for children too. There were special Halloween coctails (for children and with alcohol for the adults) at democratic prices.

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No worth 4 stars
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • October 2014
The hotel is starting to look old. The tiles in the room are old and damaged. The furniture and TV were outdated. Internet was only in the lobby. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.3
    Size of the room
    3.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    3.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
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ANA
4 days in the Paradise
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2014
When we arrived at the hotel we choosed a suite. It was wonderfull, with a fantastic terrace, outside jacuzzi, and spectacular view over the sea. We enjoyed a lot read hotel review
  • Service
    5.0

    good room cleaning. Staff is friendly

  • Room
    5.0

    roomy and well equipped. Enormous terrace

  • Location
    6.0

    next to the beach and to the city. lot of bars in the area

  • Hotel
    5.0

    When we arrived at the hotel we choosed a suite. It was wonderfull, with a fantastic terrace, outside jacuzzi, and spectacular view over the sea. We enjoyed a lot

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Close to the beach, good for children. Swimming pool
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
Room confortable and good size Team Hotel for children wonderful. Swimming pool ok. Very close to the beach Restaurants and bars near the hotel. Multiple choice Easy to do shopping near the hotel read hotel review
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
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Francisco
We tried and it's been our seventh time there
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
As said in the title, this has been our seventh time so far at this hotel (and it won't be the last). We're a Spanish family and we've always liked Almuñécar. We booked a room at Almuñécar Playa Spa Hotel for the first time in 2002, and since then we've returned to this hotel over and over again. The place is just lovely and the hotel and its staff and facilities are excellent. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Alberto
Perfect Holidays
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2014
Very good holiday. We had an excelent vacation with the 2 childrens. The buffet is great. The night entertainment is a little bit nasty as the music is too loud, but day activities are fine. We did almost all activities and managed to keep the same weight at the end of the vacaction in spite of the excellent buffet. Children enjoyed a lot the MiniDisco and the MiniClub read hotel review
  • Service
    4.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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ARMANDO PUYUELO
Magic beach holidays
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2014
Littles and bigs pools, with bubbles, with slides and inside a cave (spa) , the best animation team and knows Delfi (the friend of the boys) , have got my childrens thinks the hotel is magic. The food is varied and very good. It,s possible very much trips to near little beaches. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Frans
This is our most popular hotel in Spain
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Room
    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 & Leisure
    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.

  • Gastronomy
    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...

  • Location
    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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Heike
Hotel top; tour operator disappointing
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
We were not for the 1st time in almunecar Playa and as with the previous visit very satisfied. The hotel could at some places a renovation, special. The carpet in the hallway on the 3. floor. That was really not acceptable. Since the hotel was in the november for some time, there is hope, that with our next attendance (probably in february 2015) on the floors in the corridors work has been done. We enjoyed the food both the breakfast and the dinner mostly good. The selection was plentiful and good. We had a while and at the beginning of ... problems with the hand towel change. The towels were in the bathroom not dry. After the hotel manager asked at the front desk had switched, we could the towels when necessary with the zimmermächdchen exchange. With the cleaning, 2 times a week, we were very clear. Unfortunately, this good assessment not for the tour operator v-tours As our rückreisetag in nrw the rosenmontagszüge moved, we had a abendflug booked, the of air Berlin painted and on the lunch was moved. But the travel agent nothing. Our request, us a other flight in the evening in the air Berlin (it went in the evening still flights from malaga on Palma after Düsseldorf) to procure was immediately by e-mail for. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
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Luis
Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • City break
  • 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. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Information about Almuñecar Playa Spa Hotel

Hotel Information

Hotel description

Hotel description

Amenities

Hotel amenities

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

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Inside access
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Pets allowed
  • Fire alarm
  • Hair dryer

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Number of cafes altogether: 1
  • Continental breakfast

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Spa offers

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

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Check out no later than: 12:00
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: open
  • English
  • Holidays for two
  • Late check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Car hire
  • Mountains
  • Information desk
  • Pets allowed
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Laundry service