Hotellet ligger langt fra stranden, men hotellet har en egen minibuss som bringer gjestene ned til La Herradura. Fine basseng, spa på hotellet, bowling og spillebule var genialt når man har litt større unger med. Hotellet er veldig lytt!! Spisemuligheter for de som ikke har alt inkludert var minimal, så man må beregne endel taxi om kveldene for å dra ned til La Herradura for å spise. Det er veldig bratt ned til både havna og til stranda.
Rooms are spacious. Balcony small. Beds large and comfortable. Location excellent - beech-front with convenient, local sea-food & chinese restaurants. Pool small but adequate. Spanish and no English spoken. Bar prices too expensive compared to average for locality.
The room and its position The smell of food[ fish] outside the restaurant area
Swimming pool, view, breakfast Lift, lack of parking availibility
Close to beach, decent room, rooftop bar w spectacular views Not so much "didn't like" but it was an odd mix... There were lots of older tourists and some families many of whom seemed to enjoy the ok buffet in the basement restaurant which gave the place the feel of a retirement home in Florida and then there's this very nice club on the roof that was more or less empty.
Convenient for the beach and town plus secure parking
Hotel Helios - Costa Tropical has some amazing views of the ocean from many rooms and especially from the sun-tanning deck at the top of the hotel. The breakfast buffet is good, albeit simple - lots of fresh fruit and some nice hot dishes. The location is perfect - across from the beach and close to many restaurants. Hotel Helios started charging for WiFi on October 1st 2010 and it's a big pain... 1 hour login is 1 Euro - but if you want to check email or Skype periodically throughout the day, you need to keep buying new logins - I only found out about the full day option on my last day (5 Euros). WiFi doesn't reach all rooms - so plan accordingly. Also, it was hard to get an iron - this isn't a business hotel, but can't be beat for vacations.
a functional and clean hotel - not one to spend lots of time in but did the job - air con was a godsend! very hard to find free parking nearby - staff did not know where best to find it - and directed us to the 19 euros a day underground car park 10mins walk away. if you stay here, park for free further west up the hill inland
Location was near the beach and town centre. Was not informed about building work being carried out in hotel. The noise was unbearable, some guests had to move rooms. Not enough wardrobe cupboard space in room. Breakfast had poor choice and poorly cooked. Told by Manager not to use bath towels around pool but there was no notice to say that you couldn't and that pool towels could in fact be obtained from reception. Had to pay to use safe.
Pleasant staff. Good service. Excellent location and views Parking is a nuisance as key has to be collected. Roadworks outside - not their fault!
The hotel is totally Spanish - there were no other foreign guests. Likewise the town of Almunecar was totally Spanish. The desk staff spoke English and were helpful, the bar staff were helpful and concocted iced coffees for us - it was VERY hot. In the evening a small band played in the air conditioned bar area - people were doing ballroom type dancing, with style, which was fun. The genuine experience. The usual problem - could do with some more clothes storage and hooks on the backs of doors to hang clothes up.
Ocean view There should be dryers in the rooms
Great price. Good location - set back approx 150metres from the promenade. The rooms/balconies faced the the castle San Miguel, the old town and the main town. Between the hotel and everything eIse is a 'custard apple plantation' helps to separate it and makes it a quiet location. Decent 'spanish' style breakfast, evening meals and games room No
We had a very enjoyable stay and would definitly consider staying again, Every one of the staff were very friendly & helpful
This hotel is excellent value for money. I have stayed in 4 star hotels that are not as clean as this, and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would definately stay again!
great value for money. The helpfulness of the staff was applaudable. we were stuck in Spain after our planned departure date due to the Volcano. the staff did everything that they could to helpus. we are very grateful to them. We had 5 rooms between our family none
Convenient for our short stay. The selection of food at breakfast could be a little more varied.
We stayed at this hotel for a few nights and overall it was good. The room was small and simple and lacked some of the amenities of the more upscale places but the location was good as was the price. A/C only functions if your in the room which means you always come back to a hot stuffy room.
Nice clean hotel, ideal for the more active holiday maker, Location a little far out for the not so able person, choice of bar snacks not very good,
Good location for town centre bar prices cheaper than bars in the town very good internet system None
It was very handy having a fully functional kitchen in the room. There was a small supermarket nearby which was great for dining in. The restaurant food was not great at all, and expensive for what it was.
The poolside area and night-time bar areas were quite nice in terms of decor, layout and ambience. Service was incredibly slow, staff looked apathethic in terms of looking after their customers. The pool-side eating times were too short (1-4.30pm), especially when it took the staff typically 45minutes to make anything and hotel prices were expensive compared to getting the same @in town". Also it was a good 15-20 minute walk to the beach area with other bars, restaurants etc.
Its not a regular hotel. Its an aparthotel for family holidays.. And from what i remember your site didnt say anything about that.
we were very disapointed to find a run down , unlockable doors, bizarre decor, poor location toilet leaked,then smelled dreadful aircon didn't work broken mirrors throughout.. soft beds..
parking place; and the fact that in the kitchen there were a lot of ants, even an apple on the table bring in the room a lot of them
very good location. Lovely,light,spacious rooms.The hotel was very quiet and we were given a room with garden views which was excellent.Very good breakfasts. The staff were very helpful and polite No.Don't be put off by previous reviews !
We thought the room was very good. We did not like the fact that the bar and restaurant where closed and we were not informed when booking.
The heating was powerful & the staff were good. The breakfast was good. The suite was very presentable. The outside rendering is in a dangerous state. We sat on our balcony & a workman knocked a load of it off the balcony upstairs right on top of us. We told reception who apologised, but there was no back up visit from the manager to see how we were. It caused cuts & bruises & made our clothes dirty. Most people would have sued. I know it was just stupidity on the part of the workman, but a show of concern would have been appreciated.
Built 25 years ago and still decorated in the style of that period, it clearly was the peak of excellence at that time. It has not lost it's charm. Swimming pool again of it's period. Buffet breakfast in the morning was wonderful! Great staff at the front desk. Masses of space in the suites, which were clean. The evening meal was from the 1980s. Gormet it was not! Eat out!!! Our children only ate the bread. Home made deserts were served in a plastic container, and were vile. We were not charged! Saying all this, we are booked back in by choice for our return journey in a few days. The benefits are much stronger than the bad points.
The pool area is amazing and the rooms were comfortable. The kitchen area in the suite needed some updating. We ordered drinks by the pool and they were terrible!
Breakfast and cleaning was good. The aircondition was not good enough
Swimming pool was closed , overlooked construction site , no restaurant for evening meal , booked an early morning call but did not get it, breakfast was aweful - cooked food was cold
location, and staff. hotel was dark could look better with lighter decor also breakfast was poor but price was cheap so cant complain!
The friendliness of the staff was great!!!!
Hotel was easy to find. Staff were very friendly and it had a relaxed atmosphere. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Was very convenient for La Herradura beach, local attractions, restaurants etc. Shame no tea and coffee making facilities in room, but accept this is normal in european hotels. Hotel designated parking facilities only at cost, otherwise on street parking was available outside Hotel.
Friendly and very helpful staff. The hotel was clean and comfortable and well situated for the beach. Parking available. Good value
The staff at the hotel was very helpful
The Hotel Almijara is a family run hotel with a warm and friendly ambiance. All the staff were welcoming and helpful, our room was spacious, the dining room bright and cheerfull with a reasonable choice for food for both breakfast and dinner and, as with the rest of the Hotel, spotlessly clean.
Staff very friendly, English speaking as well at reception. Received advice on where to park the car, much appreaciated. Enjoyed the nice rooftop terrace where we had the buffet breakfast and the waiter that walked us through all the choices on our first morning was a nice touch. The room was clean and quiet, AC making almost no noise (was not sure first if it is running this is how quiet it was). Finding your way to the hotel first time by car could be a bit confusing, you have to arrive at the back of the hotel in order to unload the car.
I found that the htel was about average for a 3 star hotel. Nothing was out standing, but having said that I would stay there again if or when I am in that area again.
the staff were freindly, food was good location just right quite in the night i liked everything
Loved it, excellent and would go there again. Would have loved a kettle/hot water facility in our room
pleasant staff close to amenities
The staff were extremely friendly, very clean rooms and the food was excellent, especially the dinner. It was the best small hotel I have stayed in. The only very small niggle was that the shower was a bit small with a plastic shower curtain.
It was very central but extremely noisy.
The hotel was ideally situated for exploring Almunicar, located in the centre, near to restaurants, bars, beach and sites of interest A little noisy during the night, teenagers out on the Saturday. Parking a short walk from the hotel.
excellent staff, friendly atmosphere, very clean, reasonable price, central location, easy to find, very close to the beach no parking places, the internet connection not always working
Great location and the desk clerk (Ignacio) gave us wonderful advice about restaurants and places to visit.He also made our lovely little breakfast,fresh orange juice yum!And a lovely little room to sit in. Can't think of a thing, we will go back, we loved it and will recommend it to friends
Staff is very friendly
Very friendly owners and service personal. Right by the sea, with beautiful sea views. Poor breakfast, old style furniture. There was a cafe downstairs, so we could not sleap well. No fridge in the room.
I liked the friendly staff, the spacious and comfortable room, the cleanliness, the swimming pool It was a pitty the terras was not attractive (I hardly saw anyone taking dinner there) and the noisy rooms (noise from the street as well as from the neighbouring rooms)
The very friendly and helpful personnel Rather "sterile" neighbourhood with what looked like only hotel buildings from the 80s and 90s. We visited off season and the median age at the restaurants nearby was probably well above 50.
pleasant hotel to stay in. classification 3 stars and that is oke. the breakfast was very basic. No beach in front .The swimingpool.was part of the appartment and hotelguests where allowed to used it.
Right on the sea front. Good secure parking in hotel garage. Manager and staff very friendly. Rooms are a little 'tired' and probably need updating. Restaurant not really used much by guests.A few items in our bathroom broken (shower head bracket, toilet seat, pedal bin)
Bedding and linen changed regularly. Good room size and views from windows. Close to centre, beaches just a short drive away. Clean and relatively quiet. Lack of understanding from Management and staff (Re: English). Lack of safe parking as our car was continuously blocked in by the next door neighbour and was vandalised whilst parked out side of hotel. As disabled this caused great inconvenience.
Friendly staff even though did not speak English, we got by. On an 8 day stay we would have liked the bedding changed mid way through, but we had clean towels every day, so as we were able to shower regularly the lack of Linen change was not to much of an issue.
Good location. Quiet. Spanish feel. Balcony. Lack of kitchen utensils.
very helpful and pleasant staff.Wonderful accommodation and beautiful location. Will definitely recommend to friends. excellent
The apartment was excactly what we expected. And we really liked it. The spa was really nice and we really enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere . The staff is discreet, giving the customer space they need. The discomfort of having to check out on Saturday, even íf the depature date was on Sunday, because the reception is closed on Sundays. In addition it would be nice that the floor of the terrace would be clean. The dirt shifts rapidly from the terrace inside even if you use shoes that are taken off directly after entering.
The apartments are nice, the verandah is very spacious, we had great views of the hills and the city. Its location was a little too far from the beach, but we did have great views.
Spa is gorgeous, gym is well equipped. Located within walking distance (handy to have car) of beach, the location and summer weather is great. Apartment was very modern, well equipped and staff were extremely helpful despite our lack of Spanish.
The appartament was beatiful, wide, with nice balcony. The seaside was quite long distance away. We came on Sunday evening and it was hard to find receptionist, the adress of hotel was not precise.
cleanliness, near the sea, not expensive parking as an extra
Space Unhelpful, ignorant staff
Tha apartment itself was modern, nicely designed,well equipped, and the air conditioning system very effective. The balcony also was of good size and very comfortable to enjoy in the evenings The air conditioning unit was quite large and noisey on the balcony, if it were to be left on; The views in general were varied; the location of the apartment allowed for lovely views of the hills to one side;there was a slight 'seaview' which was not a problem for us, but might be mis-leading to other guests
The apartment was very nice, clean, nice bathroom and a good view. The spa was also very nice. In order to use the spa we had to go out on the street and walk some 300 meters, the same with the reception. This, combined with the fact that there are no telephones in the room, made any problem you needed to solve quite difficult. We had a few problems upon arrival among others the aircondition didn't work. In order to solve this I hade to get out and walk the streets a few times to get to and from the reception. We had travelled far and were tired so this I found real annoying and almost completely ruined our stay,because I became very angry. However, the hotel manager gave me a free massage which to some extent made up for it. However, all in all I was not happy with the place.
more applicable to call it Hostal then Hotel. Should cost not more than 20 euro per night.
Good location and rerasonable price There was loud music from a party downstairs.in the evening. I was just about to complain about it, when it stopped at 11 o´cloc in the evening.
Friendly and helpful staff
Authentic Andalusian style property with exellent ambiance and gardens Deserves more than 1 star!!! Exellent restaurant!! Solar heated water was a bit in short supply for morning shower!
we went to the beach and relaxed and ate at the beach restaurants. And looked around the local shops.
Relaxing with friendly staff. Comfortable room. Retaurant meal was very good.
The atmoshpere, the staff, the restaurant and the location Pillows
friendliness of staff, comfort & excellent restaurant
style of accomodation and location Yes we were very disappointed to find the bar and restaurant was closed and parts of the hotel ie,the terraces were locked and we were unable to sit ouside, this was not advised by yourself, we have stayed at this hotel before and as we took friends with us this time we were quite embarrased as this was expensive for accomodation with no facilites.
Delightful charming traditional property,friendly accomodating staff,beautiful tranquil setting with panoramic views down to the sea.Lovely food in the evenings. Showers only luke warm and breakfast choice slightly limited.
The homeliness of the hotel and personable staff
The staff were all very helpful - and all spoke English
Much, much better than the * star rating! Really helpful staff, always "on duty". Took really care. Internationell stamp (overseas...). Excellent meal and service. No