Right on the seafront promenade, but a little out on a limb at the far end of the increasing development of Playa Blanca (the centre is 3km away). It's only a five-minute walk to some decent restaurants and the beach of Playa Flamingo is less than a kilometre away.
There is a big variety between the rooms here, all of which are simply furnished and with some in need of updating. I would recommend paying the surcharge for a seaview, but do ask for a room on an upper floor for a real panorama.
The cavernous reception with floor to ceiling glass is a welcome introduction to this attractive hotel. It leads to a spacious pool area where bright bougainvillea plants in pink and pillar box red drape over the balconies of the hotel bedrooms. Flourishing roses, palms and hibiscus in the well-maintained gardens are home to budgies and stray cats.
Eating and drinking
An excellent breakfast and pretty good evening meal is served in the hotel’s buffet restaurant. The lounge bar is a sociable spot for an evening cocktail or beer.
Guests can make use of two swimming pools, two tennis courts and two paddle courts. Don’t miss a sauna and indulgent massage (or perhaps a seaweed treatment) in the spa. Daytime activities range from gentle, gentlemanly pastimes such as billiards and mini golf to tennis and a workout at the hotel gym. For kids, there is a childrens’ pool, kids’ club, play area and disco. The evening entertainment can be a bit hit and miss.
Expect polite, eager to please reception staff and generally efficient waiting staff.
Who stays there
Package holidaymakers and independent travellers from Spain, Britain and Germany mostly - both couples and families.
Ask about upgrades when checking in, which are often very reasonably priced.
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- Great views / scenery
- Live entertainment
- People watching
Pros & Cons
- Great facilities and spa
- Beautiful gardens
- Quiet location
- Some dated rooms