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Meliá Atlanterra

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was at this hotel with my wife to spend the honeymoon. The architecture and organization of this hotel are impressive and of course the connection with the ocean is unbelievable. I have a view of the ocean and we do not saturate to look at it. Breakfast is a show. We thank the staff of this hotel. I have to mention the evening shows next to the pool ... unforgettable

This was supposed to be a one night treat. This hotel really is really not worth the money. Very disappointing. The rooms were clean but basic. The balcony was fitted with very old furniture. The painting everywhere was old. There was a smell of cats everywhere probably due to the newly born kittens in bushes. Having said that my children loved watching them. I'm sorry to say that I wouldn't recommend d this property. There are loads of really nice places to stay on tarifa beach.

This is a budget hotel for families. The focus is the large pool - that is packed from breakfast onwards. The rooms are dated and could do with an update - soon - but are clean. The air conditioning is noisy - but works and in summer is very necessary. There is a wide sandy beach and there are hotel loungers there but these cost extra. The reception staff are helpful. The breakfast is self service and adequate. If you drive there reserve one of the limited car parking spaces. Unless you are on the all inclusive package do not eat dinner there.

This hotel seems geared towards family vacations. Rooms were ok but a bit on the dreary side. Staff at check in were friendly and helpful. They have a couple of pools. Main one is filled with families and music with smaller one near beach entrance. Beach is nice and great for taking long walks. Beach chairs are available although for hire- or at least we were charged. Breakfast is a huge and decent. I wouldn't want to stay more than a day or two max but for a place to sleep it's fine.

The music noise levels (boom, boom, boom) emanating from the Melia Atlanterra last night, June 23 until 4am, were both insensitive & disrespectful to the local community & residents and I understand it contravened spanish law which says that noise of this level must cease at midnight. I have experienced this on numerous occasions with this hotel. Sometimes bringing it their attention (either directly or through the local police) has resulted in some effort to reduce the noise but last night the night manager brushed aside my complaint & the noise continued unabated till 4am. Sleep was a stranger! It appears that 'profit before people' is the motto of this hotel. I wonder would this behaviour be condoned by the residents & police in other zones occupied by Melia hotels? Atlanterra, close to Zahara de los Atunes, is a quiet holiday location frequented largely by families & people looking for a holiday off the beaten track. The Melia's behaviour is more in tune with the San Antonio's of Ibiza. Small villages & remote holiday resorts are no longer immune to the power of social media in highlighting their misdemeanours.

Cons: Phone was not working, breakfast was below average. Biggest was the fact that the hotel serves no food between 4:30pm and 8pm, this was throughout the town so I had to get snacks from the supermarket. Pros: Nice clean property, nice pools, good location near beach. Great wifi, it worked next door where we went for a wedding. Friendly staff. Ping pong table was an added bonus.

Rather hectic, German beach towel rules, meaning that a lot of sun beds were occupied without people in them! Try it for some days. Also go somewhere else, small hotel half the price👍Difficult to have something else to chose among. One very good restaurant nearby, Hoya 19. Try this!

Beautiful place to stay in , clean and amazingly done , lots of space and lots of green around you . The room was clean , spacious and great . I opt for the balcony with a view of the pool as you can see from the picture . Breakfast was delicious with lots of choices on the buffet . I highly recommend the hotel . My only comment is when I booked it through I requested a double bed instead of 2 single beds joined together so there was a gap in between the beds which was a bit disappointed . Other than that , everything else is great . The staff are friendly and helpful . I would definitely come back.

This hotel is for the resort crowd looking to avoid the best of Spain. Nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful, interesting, rich and colorful coastlines in the world the big fence locks you out of glorious Spain. They don't even keep the Spanish dining schedule - after a week in Spain not eating until well after 11PM it was a bit of a shock to pay a very high price tag to run through the buffet before it closed at 10. As one other reviewer mentioned the nightly concert is like a parody. Crazy loud and not even remotely fun or interesting. Lame saxophone music playing (BLASTING) cheesy boring music to put you to sleep. Meanwhile outside the big locked gate was a super fun party of locals playing fun Spanish music and having a great time! It was so distressing to know something fun was happening and we couldn't get to it! Instead we were held hostage by Mr. Sleepy Sax Man. You literally cannot get away from it. We survived all week on our table Spanish until Melia. All of a sudden we got blank stares. The next morning we wanted to take a fast dip in the pool before bugging the heck outta there - and could not find towels ANYWHERE!! Ended up leaving without. The bed was comfie, the shower was nice but I still felt like a prisoner. We boogied out and went 100% in the opposite direction and opted for a bungalow at a campground in Bolonia. Best decision we ever made! Comfort and small luxuries cannot compensate for losing the beauty, flavor and culture of such an amazing place like Andalucia Spain. Sure, on a 3rd world country island - but not Spain. Never Spain. Don't do it. Just don't.

It is a real pity that such a nice spot (as far as you are lucky and you do not have East wind, which drives you crazy and makes it impossible to enjoy the beach) is spoiled by this standard hotel. The building has already passed its better time and could be better maintained. Food is simple and I would have expected more for the money. In particuöar since Zahara is a foody paradise. For us the worst part has been the entertainment program based on low quality loud music everynight. If you plan to have a single quite evening in the hotel, just forget it, they make amateur concerts from 22h to 24h every night in the central swinning pool at an incredibly high sound level, even for Spain. This kind of amusement does not pass to the incredibly nice spot. Just go to enjoy it to another nicer hotel in this area.

Bahia de la Plata Tarifa Cadiz

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness center

Located in Atlanterra, Meliá Atlanterra is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Zahara de los Atunes Beach. This 285-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 3 restaurants, and an indoor pool. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Bolonia Beach and Bolonia.


Enjoy dining at Restaurante La Cascada, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 285 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Meliá Atlanterra, guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a fitness center, a sauna, and outdoor tennis courts.

Room options

Superior Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard special promotion

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room 2 adults and 1 child

Twin 4 | Sleeps 3

Double Room Pool View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

53% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1023 reviews