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Balneario de Archena - Hotel León

3.0 out of 5.0

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We used the hotel León for a short weekend break at the Balneario de Archen. The hotel was quite basic with only buffet service available for breakfast and evening meal, there was another restaurant on site for the evenings, opening at 2100. The rooms in the hotel are basic but OK for a short stay. The Spa it´self offers a relaxing time in the pools and many treatments are available at extra cost. Parking is available on site but not at the hotel.

Very friendly staff on check in/out and throughout the whole complex.. The Casino bar is very quaint, by the river with huge trees all around... We were there for two nights and had our evening meal in the agua restaurant, it was lovely on both evenings, service a little slow though... The service not great in bar Azul (late bar) either... The pool and spa areas are spectacular, the water is hot and soft...Beautiful spot surrounded by mountains ...... Pool bar staff very friendly and very efficient..... We will go back and very soon too.....

We have recently returned from a 2 night break with 2 friends at the Hotel Leon, in the Balneario de Archena. Before booking I compared around 7 or 8 web sites - both Spanish and English and made the reservation through www.muchoviaje.com which saved around 20 euros per room per night. We booked the mas x menos package which included half board and unlimited entry to the piscina termalium, balnea termalium and spa circuit at 198 Euros per double room for 2 nights. On arrival at the hotel, we were informed that the hotel's buffet restaurant was closed, but that we could take our breakfast and dinner at the 4 star Termas Hotel. We were a little worried about the quality of the meals as there have been poor ratings from other guests, but the first night the food was very good and the buffet breakfast also good (although they could have done with another hot drinks dispenser) On the second night, the food was not quite so good as the portions were a little on the small size, but still much better than the reviews had us expect, although we do perhaps agree with the comments that the advertised price of 24 euros for the 3 course meal was a little high. The Balneario was amazing and we could use all of the facilities from 11a.m until 10 p.m. each day - including our day of departure. We also had an excellent back massage in the Spa which was a great price of 10 euros for 10 minutes. The 3 star Hotel Leon was just as you would expect a Spanish 3 star hotel to be - very clean reasonable sized rooms with a good bathroom, the only thing lacking was a hairdryer. My request for 2 extra pillows from reception was promptly carried out. All of the staff in the Hotel Leon and in the Hotel Termas were very helpful and we have already recommended the Balneario to several friends and can't wait for our second visit.

We booked a two night's spa and hotel deal at the hotel Leon in mid September. The hotel rooms are reminiscent of an Ibis or Holiday Inn Express. Nothing to write home about! The reception staff – as has has been noted by others – were very helpful. The smell which greets you in reception is the sulphur from the treatment rooms which run in catacombs underneath the three hotels and the church. You don't of course discover this until you descend to have your own treatments. The spa complex is in two parts – the treatment area with its steam rooms, individual treatment rooms and pools is entirely underground. Apparently this part of the baths predates Roman times. A short walk away are the hot thermal baths – 4 or 5 of them at least. These are in a modern complex and there is also an attached wellness centre for which you have to pay an additional fee. Our deal included five mud and waterbase treatments – all of them excellent and spread over two days. The treatment operation is large and sometimes felt a bit mechanical – though this could be our lack of Spanish. Sometimes it was just as well that you didn't know what was going to happen next!. In all the treatments were excellent. The thermal pools were also a very high standard of maintenance and cleanliness. Our only criticism was the food at the Leon Hotel: after the first night of dinner we complained and said that we would like to cut our visit short. The manager the next morning arranged for us to take our meals at the adjoining hotel which, though a vast improvement, was not really up to 4 star hotel standards. Acceptable, yes. The breakfast was good. If you can get a good deal then this is an exceptional place to visit. It was not expensive by UK standards and the overall experience was memorable. We shall go again – but make sure we stay in one of the other hotels

Fantastic location fantastic spa and therma the smell people complain of is the sulphur !! Not poo thing of poo the food in this particular hotel is pants! We complained and threatened to check out early but the very helpfull staff on the front desk convinced us to say but to eat our remaining meals in the hotel next door the Therma Hotel -thank you bit of an improvement but please ask the staff to smile and at least pretend to be cheerful have had more cheer from motorway services.... Therma treatments were amazing a bit rushed like a conveyor belt in and out job and it's probably good not knowing too much Spanish to know what's involved when it comes to heat n ice! Outside space is bliss bubbling in hot mineral waters with the mountains and sunshine, would love to go back but will try to be better informed about accommodation and food next time. Rooms are very simple and basic, but comfortable great A/C Thanks for the food upgrade

The rooms in the hotel were ok,but the service and help from the staff especially reception was fantastic.Really worth a visit for a couple of days as the Spa and pools were really good value. Not overly expensive either!!

Han sido varias veces las que hemos visitado el balneario y el hotel León, del balneario solo puedo decir que es de lo mejorcito que existe para tratamientos de dolores sobre todo relacionado con los huesos. Pero encuentro cada vez gente más joven y cantidad de pequeños que acuden por las magníficas instalaciones de piscinas termales que hay en el complejo. Del hotel solo puedo decir que pasan los años y se van remodelando poco a poco las habitaciones sin cambiar la estructura, o al menos hemos estado en habitaciones cada vez más modernas.

Una experiencia decepcionante a la par que inesperada. Nada más entrar el pasillo de la planta 2 parecía sacado de una película de terror, oscuro, estrecho, y suelo desnivelado. Al llegar (no hay minibar) no creí que podría acabar enfriando mi botella de agua en el aire acondicionado. El cual no me permitía abrir la puerta del minúsculo balcón (inexistente). Nada más entrar en la habitación dos colchas antiguas de narices, verdes y amarillas a rayas que te echan para atrás, dos sillones cada uno de diferente modelo y tipo que no casan entre ellos. Por no hablar de que no hay caja fuerte y el baño ni tiene secador. Los albornoces manchados de a saber qué... Y reservé una cama grande y me pusieron 3 pequeñas. Ni los detalles de bienvenida daban la talla para ser un 3***, una pastilla de jabón y una vaso para beber (supongo agua del grifo, porque no habían ni cepillo de dientes ni pasta). Y no me vale excusa de que por ser un 3*** tiene que tener esta calidad, no es excusa, es una MENTIRA!!!!!!!!!! Yo trabajo en un 3*** a las afueras de una ciudad, y ni por asomo se cumplen en el Hotel León los requisitos mínimos de un 3***. Así que Sr. Director, pudiera usted dejar de mentir y actuar para el bien de su hotel.

El hotel LEON; Habitación sin renovar hace muchísimos años. Los muebles del baño estan amarillos por el tiempo, poca higiene en la ducha.( foto) El aire acondicionado hace un ruido insoportable para dormir, y se oyen todas las habitaciones, los lados, arriba..almohada durisima, etc. Hicimos la reserva con cama doble por una agencia, y después querian cobrar suplemento de 20€/noche. Anuncian acceso al SPA, pero es solo a la zona de piscina climatizada, el SPA es aparte. Anuncian 25 plaza gratuitas en el parking, pero siempre estan ocupadas. En cuanto a la pisicina, decir que no cabe mas gente, y sobretodo personas muy mayores, lo cual hace que es imposible nadar. Es casi imposible usar los pocos chorros de agua, no se usan las duchas higiénicas a la entrar o salir. En foto adjunto las actividades; bingo, baile de salón, y taller de memoria., y la del buzo de sugerencias del hotel, ( sin no las recogen, que no lo pongan) Solo puedo decir que el ambiente es tranquilo ( de día) y la amabilidad del chico de recepción,que hace lo que puede.

Lo primero que quiero decir es que voy al Balneario de Archena todos los años desde hace unos cuantos años. El hotel Leon tiene 2 edificios, uno donde está la recepción y otro edificio justo en frente. El edificio de la recepcion sus habitaciones son normalitas para ser un 3 estrellas, la amabilidad de recepcion justa, ni bien ni mal. El edificio de enfrente que tambien es el hotel Leon es muy cutre y antiguo, le hace falta una reforma inminente, una cosa es un hotel antiguo con encanto y otra cosa es antiguo y cutre, las habitaciones en este ultimo edificio son muy antiguas, no huelen muy bien, y en esta ultima visita la colcha de mi cama estaba sucia pero sucia, creo que nunca la lavaron, el aire acondicionado si funcionaba bien, la habitacion era amplia y tranquila porque estaba al final del pasillo. Cada año que pasa es peor este hotel. En cuanto al balneario zona de piscinas es muy bueno, es un espacio amplio y muy bien cuidado, asi como limpio, esto muy bien. El problema viene cuando vas a comer.... solo tienen un restaurante (y un chiringuito pero esto no cuenta para comer) con unas 50 mesas para dar de comer a un recinto de 8.000 metros cuadrados, asi que imaginaros el pitote monumental que se forma, si quieres ir a comer a las 14 horas terminas sentandote a las 15 horas, las colas son importantes y al final de relax termina en cabreo, ya que los camareros van locos, (Totalmente normal debido a la cantidad de gente que hay) cuando por fin vienen a tomar nota a la mesa es como si te estubieran haciendo un favor, deprisa, con desgana, para pedir algo despues tardan una barbaridad en traerlo, pero eso si, primero levanta la manos como veinte veces para que venga alguien.... la comida nada del otro mundo. A rasgos generales lo mejor es el recinto de piscinas, el spa y el balnea, lo peor el hotel, el desayuno, la habitacion y el restaurante de las piscinas.

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