The one redeeming factor was the only friendly barman, other than that it was a pretty disappointing stay. The staff were pretty unhelpful, the rules changed daily especially if you were British, there were some unruly people around the pool, but felt we were penalised for others bad behaviour! beds were really uncomfortable & unless you got a bed by the pool at 10am there wasn't enough to go round.
the rooms were a decent size and the bathrooms recently refurbished with excellent facilities the, food was poor - it was very mass-produced - even the orange juice was squash; it is next to the Marina D'or complex which has 3/4 and 5 star accommodation and the local restaurants seem to mirror this though the 3 star was again very poor for food.
Good facilities and attentive to cleanliness. Food has much improved since the year before. If going benicasim music festival then this is a good choice
Unfortunately I did not like anything about this hotel. Large hotel, no character, desk staff gave impression that they had no time to serve clients and got rid of client as quickly as possible. Dining room staff very pleasant. Bathroom shower stall had mold in base. Hotel and breakfast poor quality for price paid.
the room was good no room service...no bar...no coffee and tea facilities in bedroom...no mini bar ..
very poor customer service and staff did not speak good English.
the housekeepers were fantastic, the room was immaculate and cleaned everyday and fresh towels and bedding everyday also. The receptionists were helpful too and the location is great. I think the pool area was too small for the size of the hotel, we only found a space by the pool once, late afternoon. As the beach is so beautiful and close this is not a huge problem but could affect families.
the rooms were very contemporary and luxurious and generally superior to what I had expected though efficient, the staff were not always entirely polite
The location is fine but otherwise it no longer has a lot going for it. There is no free internet as advertised. Private parking is not free - it is 8 Euros a day. The cafeteria did not sell food only drinks.
Room was clean Food was terrible and hotel badly in need of refurbishment. Only one other bar in the vicinity
Brand new hotel well located GPS systems does not find it !
It was a welcoming place with clean rooms and a secure car park, overall good value for money
Extremely helpfull staff, very clean and more like 4 star than 3.
The gentleman on reception on the morning we checked in (17 july) was exceptionally helpful. Booking.com had indicated that we could check in anytime after 7am and this was not so, the hotel checkin time was midday onwards. He appreciated that we had been misled and made an extra effort to accommodate us.
clean comfy rooms with excellent black out blinds. friendly efficient staff the web pages say you have wifi and hairdryers . you only have internet connection not wifi and hairdryers on 2nd floor only
Welcome and assistance from staff was 5 star. I will be back in the future
Clean hotel. Friendly staff. Good value for money.
Very friendly and helpfull hotelstaff.
The hotel lobby is nice and the room was pleasant. No service in the lobby with the luggage, little smile, the restaurant food was not very good.
I only stayed one night but the bed and pillows were very comfortable and it had a nice breakfast buffet.
Staff helpfulness, cleanliness of room, air conditioning, bathroom facilities, quietness of rooms.
privacy and silent
Superb Staff and excellent facilities
directions from your website to Hotel were not very good - very difficult to read street signs (some non existent) - took me 1 hour to get to Hotel due to 1 way street system from outskirts of Castellon
Very good located hotel in the center of beautiful town. Clean rooms with plenty of space. Very narrow parking difficult to get in and out.
noise between rooms was too much
personnel,location breakfast too expensive
A very modern hotel in the centre of town. Very clean and free mini bar!
The location was perfect, at least for my needs, and that was the main reason for choosing this hotel, all of the other things were mostly good. the bed was a bit "overused", making sounds on almost every movement, but it wasn't the problem last time i was in the hotel
Newly refurbished hotel rooms with very nice large bathrooms. Very comfortable in all aspects and would use again. Breakfast should be included as standard.
Dogs were allowed in the room. It was very difficult to find as there are major road works in the area. The restaurant was not open so we ate in the bar, where the food was mediocre and the surroundings were basic. Smoking was allowed in the bar. The beds were very uncomfortable.
clean and tidy truck stop type hotel/motel,good pool.food ok only the rate you charged me, i was talking to the truck drivers and it so cheep for them to stay ther thay do no us ther sleeper cabs. the rate is 29 euro p/night.
it provided, ata reasonable price, the minimum level of facilities that were needed to make a long commute more comfortable the hotel had a weeding reception with many guests staying over. It seems that such events in Spain are noisy and that was tolerable for a while but guests partying in hall ways at 3am is not. Staff took little action that I could see and it was left up to guests to induce revellers to take their party elsewhere
Staff ok, Cleanliness ok No taxi service. Majority of taxi drivers are unable to find this Hotel. Very inconvenient for people who have not been to Spain before.
It was easy and mostly the staff could be helpful-english was sometimes a problem. Very affordable-could choose breakfast or not. One staff member was not as friendly as the others. It was also quite a distance from the beach-fine with a car. For a beach holiday, would look for something closer next time.
Very decent hotel on the highway. People were smoking at the coffee shop.
Excellent entrecote in the café.
Excellent, helpful staff, good accomodation, food was very reasonably priced. Restaurant was not open in the evening, so we were restricted to the cafeteria, food was good but basic surroundings and busy with drivers from the lorry park next door.
The hotel was ok. Restaurant is closed in the evening. We had to eat in the cafeteria. The food was uneatable. Plates were banged down on the table in front of you. At 6 in the morning there was no hot water for a shower. we even let the tap run for more than 5 minutes. Not a good way to end a day or start a new one with a long days drive ahead.
Good position close to the motorway.Pleasant helpful staff,nice room and bathroom. Restaurant not open in the evening,so you had to eat in the cafeteria with the lorry drivers.The meal of the day came up quickly for them but although we some of the first people in the cafeteria we had to wait almost 50 minutes for a dish from the a la carte menu.Not good at all and the buffet breakfast was dreadful.
reception staff is perfect, kind and also helpfull it's more a business hotel than a vacation one. Far from the sea but it was just for a short trip. so our lease car, all was parfect. Just one thing, parking should be free and take care about the breakfast charge. Adult or children, it's the same price :-(
Rooms & bathrooms were very modern, clean & had good facilities. complimentary bath items always useful. plenty of space for storage etc.
The air-conditioning actually worked well, without being noisy.
Very cheap, considering the facilities. Right next to the main train station, nice staff, very modern room. Wireless internet was 6 Euro per hour.
Excellent job handling bencassim festival. beds are not super comfortable.
The cleanlines and comfort the noise fromthe cleaners early in the morning
Very close to the rail station
Friendly staff and cleanliness of all areas. Excellent choice of items for breakfast. Having to pay for overnight car parking. Hot items at breakfast were mainly cold.
Opposite to the railway station, and a ten minute walk to the city centre Airconditioning was hardly working
when i arrived to my room, it was terrible smell in a bathroom and I asked about any other room. It was very difficult to explain to the member of staff what the problem, because nobody speak english there, but anyway i received other room. Nobody can not speak english.
None No one could speak English it was very difficult to organise anything with the staff.
Location in the resort was really good. Secure parking for the Harley's was a bonus. Very spartan rooms. No air conditioning. The beds and decor were very tired and worn. The buffet breakfast was very poor; stale toasted bread, pre-packed croissant and tasteless jam. Not what I would call a buffet!
Hotel Zapata is right next to Oropesa del Mar's excellent beach, Playa La Concha. It has free internet in the lobby, which is great as it's not that easily accessible elsewhere in the town. It has a nice swimming pool, again great as other nearby hotels don't always have pools, and this makes a nice alternative to the beach. We stayed in the height of summer, and the absence of air conditioning made the room stiflingly hot and humid. The lady at the front desk suggested we prop the door open and leave the balcony windows open, which we weren't willing to do as we had valuables, so we checked out after one night and moved to a nearby hotel with aircon. Otherwise the Hotel Zapata was great, this was our only issue, but it did mean a sleepless night in the summer heat, so it was with regret that we left.
All the staff were very friendly including a couple of 'real characters'. The air-conditioning wasn't working in our room but to be fair we didn't even mention it to the staff, I'm sure they would of rectifed it.
The restaurant and the pool. The furniture is very old. The perssonel doesn't know english.
Spacious rooms 1. Heating not working. 2. No wireless internet in rooms, wall plug diffucult to find to connect cable. 3. Lots of facilities closed. 4. Parking not included in arragement. 5. Bathroom - shower/bath dangerous to get in and out.
Most of the staff were knowledgeable and helpful, some were really excellent and went out of their way to help. The hotel does not live up to its 5 star billing and the price of the rooms. The decor throughout the hotel is dated and needs modernising, and the rooms are not even close to what I would consider 5 star - the beds in particular are sub-standard. After 4 nights I had a sore back and I never have back problems. Also the shower was worse than my shower at home. Sure, the bath and pool complex is elaborate and obviously takes a lot of money to build and maintain, but this should be an added bonus at a hotel, not the main event - take the fact that the pools were largely deserted as evidence that most of the guests were off doing other things.
it was acceptable, not up to a 5* in my opinion more 3.5 -4*. ask for a sea veiw as the back overlooks a theme park and i could hear the chilldren screaming till about 11pm at night. i had my room changed and it was much better.
- localization in centre of town, nice personnel small breakfest, old room, stinky bathroom, no view (on wall), high price, personnel can't speak english fluently
The hotel is reasonably well kept and provided fair value for money and was close to the city centre. The hotel is in a very shabby area although safe. The rooms are very basic and the "breakfast" was extremely poor. 2 choices of warm juice, dry bun or dry croissant with no butter/marg jam or marmalade etc
The hotel is situated near the town's best feature the park and is close to the town centre.The staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel room comfortable. The work desk was directly underneath the cupboard and so useless unless you are a small child.Lack of drawer space means there is no point unpacking.
close to the city center, open 24 hours.
good noted that the breakfast was a "gift" from the hotel!!
The staff was very kind and was of great help for me during the stay with providing informations about the city for my purposes in Castellon.It's an excellent deal and it sure worths the money.I will use again when will have a trip in Castellon.
Don't expect too much and you'll be fine. The rooms are VERYsmall, no luxury whatsoever. Cleaned every day though. Personeel doesn't speak much English. Please note: continental breakfast includes juice, coffee, cup cakes ans croissants only. Forget about butter, jam, cheese and ham... Dry croissants and cup cakes it is.
Rooms were comfortable, location was great, breakfast was very good, staff were helpfull the rooms and facilities were good, but not 4-star worthy (a little small, and old). didn´t try the gym/sauna facilities though.
Modern, comfortable, clean, helpful staff and generall a very nice place to stay!
The staff were very helpful, excellent food, rooms spotless, great facilities Very hard to find the hotel, spent 1 1/2 hrs driving around
Location, services Excepting the person from the reception...the stuff dose not speak English
Very good hotel and the city itself. The personal in the hotel was very helpful. They helped to order a taxi remotely from the train station very late night
Excellent value for money in a great location in the City Centre.Staff could not be faulted, the city itself is charming and people v. friendly with some good shops and a fairly new El Corte Ingles. The hotel is a couple of minutes walk to the bus stops for the Grau area with some good bar/restaurants and to Benicassim, well worth a visit.
Spacious layout of the accomodation, especially the separate door to the bedroom. Balcony and air conditioning very welcome. Streets were noisey outside (central location) and woodden floors inside with noisey footsteps. I slept with earplugs which is difficult for wake-up alarm.
The staff were really friendly and the room was very clean. I had a very comfortable stay at the hotel and would stay there again. Most of the rooms had a balcony and, having requested one, I was a bit disappointed to be in one of the few rooms without.
The hotel was reasonable, however there was a champions league football match taking place locally at Villareal and so the room rates were hiked up. The previous evening we stayed at a much better hotel in Barcelona (Apolo Tryp) for 75% of the cost!!
The pool was nice, was convenient for the benicassim festival, Any documentation we were given about activities and the spa etc were all in Spanish would of been nice to have them in a few languages that other people would understand. The food in the hotel and the whole resort was absolutely horrible the worst I have ever had on a holiday I cannot emphasise enough how bad it was !!
Friendly, clean. Breakfast service cleanliness and choice excellent. loactaion excellent. Bit pricy. Fridge provided in rooms. Some eqipment not working properly, air conditioning - but was fixed. Access to pool was extra cost and not made clear.Parking is difficult.
about the hotel itself, not much, it was an adequate place to spend the night, with a very cheap and nice restaurant downstairs the staff were at first a little pushy to clean the rooms, one morning they knocked and woke us up, despite the fact that the do not disturd sign was up. the rooms were a little bit small, but we never intended to spend the whole day in them, so it didn't really matter, oh and our air con was noisy (room 205), so at night we could either be kept up by the noise or the heat. it was very ovrepriced, during the week of the FIB festival, but all other hotels had also increased their rates, so i shall not hold this against them
The hotel is located in the central of Castellon, Our room (224) was I think one of the biggest with 2 TV's and with a huge bathroom. The parking underneath the Hotel is a little tricky since it is very small. The (optional) breakfast is also quite good. We wanted to use the safe box, but the receptionist could not find the key. She asked to come down the next day. Next day there was still no key but then she offered us to change room, which we did not do we could live without it. The other thing is when we arrived the elevator did not work, but was fixed not much after I brought up all the luggages :) from -1 to +2.
The lovely room and the air conditioning. It was nice to return to the hotel during the hottest part of the day for a siesta.The Catering staff were excellent especially on the night of the World Cup. they kept on serving and looking after the guest even though it was late at night. A bit noisy during the renovations on the second floor but it was not a huge problem.
very bad internet connection in foyer none in rooms very bad internet connection in foyer none in rooms
Stopped off here on a road trip to Barcelona, Georgeous stylish hotel with an Itallian restaurant with brilliant service. Very modern, clean, spacious rooms. Only stayed one night as a stop off during a road trip, not sure if the location of the hotel would be suitable for a vacation
Convenient private parking. Only slow WiFi internet on the ground floor.
nice room, big! verry good price. Well lokated in the center! Near busstop. Telefon in room was not working. Small TV, but who looks at it anyway...
nice tidy clean rooms, friendly staff and pleasant setting. very central but away from the drinking zone!!!
Good - Clean - Quiet hotel. Reasonbly easy to find but could be better signposted. Restuarant not open until 21.00 hrs. Many bars in city centre but few Restuarants