Thanks to its privileged location, with direct access to the promenade through a guests-only gate, you’ll be on the beach within two minutes of leaving the hotel. The award-winning marina is also a pleasant ten-minute stroll away. Despite being adjacent to a main road, I’ve never noticed the traffic when by the pool or in the rooms.
The rooms are known for being larger than most on the Costa del Sol and the beds are big and comfortable. It’s all pretty standard mid 1970s' fare with white walls, emerald green carpets and grey marble bathrooms. That said, most rooms have uninterrupted sea views from the balconies – but do ask for your room to overlook the pool for the afternoon sunshine.
The reception area, which is all marble, cream-coloured plaster work and dark woods, sets the tone for the rest of the public areas: the pool areas, bars and restaurants are clean and functional, but are in need of a bit of revamping.
Eating and drinking
The dining option for guests is a pretty basic buffet which has a variety of hot and cold dishes, including a carvery. Some of my friends said the food was "below average for a four-star hotel" and the hot dishes were often lukewarm. I’d recommend exploring the many restaurants and bars just outside the hotel.
Bragging rights include four swimming pools (kids, adults, and salt water), a gym, Jacuzzi, Turkish spa and tennis courts.
Many of the staff have been at the hotel for years and are helpful and efficient.
Who stays there
It's a popular choice for families with young children and/or teenagers.
With the location and facilities taken on board, I reckon this hotel is excellent value for money and there are some good deals to be had in low season.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Swimming Pool
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Great views / scenery
Pros & Cons
- Near to the beach and nightlife
- The food is hit and miss