Hotel Almerimar4.0 out of 5.0
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I will not go back to this hotel .every night at 10 45 a group stats singing outside till midnight .There is no way to evoke this din.The breakfast is cold and unappealing .Pool area nice but really how can you sleep.If the group was inside it would not be a problem.One to avoid
I rarely write reviews but felt that people do need to know about this hotel. We paid for sea view, unfortunately we got a partial sea view (stick your head around the balcony and you can see it), rather than be honest and do a three price system of Golf Course View, Partial Sea View and Sea View you pay for a Sea View that isn't a true Sea View. Apart from one young man in the bar the staff were surly and unhelpful and Breakfast was a nightmare, food cold, service was terrible. I understand that going in August is going to be busy so it was extremely noisy and loud but I think if everything was ok this wouldn't have been an issue. The bedrooms are dated and need a good refurbish.
A nice hotel (a little bit old, needing a refresh), with a good swimming pool, excellent food service (breakfast, lunch and dinner were great) and in a very pleasant area: beach is 100 meters, the village is calm in August. Excellent to take your family if that includes small children. Unfortunately some of the personal (mainly in the reception) were not kind and competent, specially for foreign tourists which is completely inadmissible in any hotel. The cleaning service is not also very good.
We have just had a one night stay at the AR Almerimar Hotel. First impressions very good. There was free parking right outside the hotel and loads of other parking available all within the grounds (mostly shaded as well). We arrived ahead of the customary check-in and were greeted most amiably by the Reception staff. The hotel foyer was clean and nicely furnished. The room was in the 2nd floor overlooking one of the two pools with lovely sea views beyond. Very clean and nicely decorated with a balcony and a table and chairs. The hotel has a beachfront position and access to the maritime walk was via a secure gate entry system which required a room key to enter/exit. Perfect as it put you right on the walkway towards the marina which was a 10 minute pleasant, flat walk. The marina itself was impressive and clean and tidy. There was an abundance of bars and restaurants easily available. In particular El Tonel which served the best tapas ever!! Breakfast was probably the best so far in Spain. Masses of fresh fruit, cereals, typical cold meats/cheeses etc and a lovely array of different breads to choose from. Now comes the best bit. Freshly cooked eggs by the chef, lovely bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and even baked beans - Heaven!! Every member of staff we came across was polite courteous and so friendly. The only downside was the beach which was stony and pebbly but was kept clean by a small army of workers. All in all a very nice place to stay -Would recommend 100%
This place is rated 4 stars, but I'm not sure which system that's according to because I would have said 3 at the most. The staff are a bit unfriendly, especially one harassed-looking man in reception who always seemed to busy to help you and would only answer questions in rapid-fire Spanish. My Spanish is more than a bit rusty, but I tried. Instead of taking the time to slow down for me, he spoke to me as if I were a native when I asked about pool towels. By the way, they ran out of them by noon and I had to wait 30 mins for one. My tip: get one from reception in the morning and keep it for your whole stay before turning it in. We came for a wedding there. I tried to book the hotel myself on the phone, so that the bride wouldn't have to. The man on the phone told me I couldn't make the reservations with the discounted price until a week before the wedding, and I should call back. What? Absolutely not true, by the way. My friend made the reservation for us in five minutes. The checkin process went fine, but there was nobody to bring up our luggage. I also didn't see any luggage trolleys. For such a large hotel, I thought this was odd, but no big deal. The room was nicely appointed. There were two or three safes to lock your things in (weird), plenty of storage for two people, and the view was nice. If you don't like lots of noise at night, get a room facing the golf course or the pool for kids. The regular poolside stays loud. And also, if there's a wedding you may want to be facing the golf course because the music and loud laughter will last until the wee hours. The linens were clean and white. The awkward bed covers had to be taken off, as they were uncomfortable and looked like stuff my great grandma would have had back in the 70's. But the pillows and mattresses were comfortable. The mini fridge was a good enough size to hold and cool cans of beer, Coke, a 4 pack of yogurt, cheese, ham, and olives. Perfect for two people! Air conditioning is in this hotel. Ours was really moody though, in room 440. Sometimes it would work, but most of the time it just ran and didn't really do anything. We would have to open our room door and our balcony door to create a cross breeze. Should have asked for another room, but we were too lazy at the thought of packing up and moving again. This made it hard to sleep, because of course we would have to close the door to the room after going to bed. The room would become so stuffy, even with the balcony door open. I can't imagine what it would be like in July when it's really hot. The bathroom was large and nice, with fresh toiletries every day. Pretty brown marble and white fixtures... Unfortunately though, I couldn't enjoy the long soaking tub because the soap scum was disgusting. This tub in room 440 could have really used a proper scouring as well as some maintenance, as the water often fluctuated every 10-15 seconds between a little bit too hot and a little bit too cold. But the towels were clean and the toilet actually flushed well- always a plus! The rooms were cleaned every day. Well, the sinks and toilet were cleaned, sheets and towels changed, and trash was taken out. Don't think they cleaned the toilets , floors, or bathtub at all while we were there. Floors always felt dusty. But the ladies who cleaned were always friendly and kind. I think, like the rest of the hotel, they're understaffed and have to prioritize. Moving onto the free breakfast buffet, we were satisfied. Plenty of bread choices, cereal, fresh fruit, meats and cheeses, fried eggs and ham, stewed tomatoes, donuts and sweets, coffee and juice, as well as plenty of condiments you could take back to your table. The staff here was friendly, it just seemed like there aren't enough of them to keep everything running smoothly. The pools were nice, if a big too centered around slides. We just wanted to relax without the noise, so we always found chairs on the kids' pool side. Seems counter intuitive, but the kids side was quieter. It's nice that the hotel has glass screens up around the property, as they provide some protection against the sometimes heavy wind that buffet the hotel. One day it was so windy that we had to put chairs right up to the glass, which was perfect. This hotel was nice, but a bit busy at times, even though we went at the end of the low season. So many kids! Downstairs below the lobby it seemed as though there were always dozens, giggling and having a ball. So I guess it's good to bring kids here, although if they don't speak Spanish it may be hard for them to make little friends. The location of the hotel is great- within walking distance to the grocery store, bars, restaurants, and the marina. My tip would be to rent bikes one day and explore the area to get your bearings. We rented some from a stand in front and to the right of the hotel on the promenade, and were able to see a lot more that way. The event space they offer is big and nice, as well. I had the pleasure of attending a wedding here and it was lovely. Aperitifs after the wedding were served by staff, followed by a sit down meal. Everything was great. It would just stink for other hotel guests, because weddings are loud and the event space is next to the pool. In the event you want to go to the actual beach, I would drive to Roquetas de Mar or Another nearby beach, because the sand here is dirty. Not the hotel's fault, obviously but just not a wonderful beach. The promenade along the beach, however, is well lit and connects you to all bars and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay here, and at 65€ per night thought we got a pretty decent value. Free parking that was next to and in front of the hotel was also safe and good.
Having booked this hotel approximately 3 months in advance, I was contacted a week prior to arrival and told I could not be accommodated for the full duration of my stay as the hotel would be closed, and I would spend my final night at the Almerimar Golf hotel.
Stayed for a week 4 adults one child on a b & b basis, very Spanish we were one of the only English families there. The staff are great but English not the best. Breakfast was fabulous, everything you could possibly want apart from a decent cup of tea (bring your own teabags) Nearest shops/bars are a good 10 minute walk away, and not much there when you get there, nice English bar called the stumble Inn, that's about it. We wanted quiet and that's what we got, if anything it's too quiet, need some bars nearby. I have never seen a kids pool so big, it has slides and is completely separate from the adult pool. Kids entertainment at night is good too. We won't be back but only because we like to go to places we haven't been.
It's not luxury but very nice when you have children. The rooms are simple but who cares when you have the pool, the sea and the desert! The staff are very welcoming and professional. I 've rarely found people so genuinely interested in the guests well being.
Rooms need work for improvement. Excellent staff and external activities, lots of fun and good food. However the hotel is now looking a bit outdated and needs refurbishment. Also we were "unlucky" and our room was too small for 3.
Hotel and food are very nice, nice clean pool but totally freezing , the main thing that lets the course down are they greens,they are awfull and the course has a really weird layout .you will have to play it to believe it, also far to many golfers that don't have handicaps , or as I did see someone with a 39 handicap ,
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 509 reviews