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Barcelo Punta Umbria Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Went here for a week with a friend. The hotel is large, but has a nice feel to it, the staff don't all speak much English but with a smattering of Spanish we got by. The staff were very friendly, although we did feel some of them were a bit 'military' about the opening times of the restaurant, we tried five minutes before it actually opened and were shooed away. The majority of holiday makers were Spanish which was great, there were lots of children at the resort and to be honest they were extremely noisy especially at meal times, the restaurants were large and there was plenty of good quality food which we enjoyed, but the noise, was at times deafening. Wine in the restaurant was nice, red and white. The rooms were ok, comfortable beds and big enough, showers great, toilet was a bit high, I'm 5'6 and my feet dangled! The beach was a good walk away especially in the near 40 degree heat, beach bar was the only real shade. The water didn't entice me in, too shelly. Outside of the resort there were a few shops to walk around. The entertainment was in Spanish so some of it we could appreciate, but the comedian past us by.. we enjoyed our week but don't think we will return.

On holiday at present in this top quality hotel ,upgraded yesterday to the new premium rooms our first 24 hours using this facility have been excellent from the premium pool which is tranquil and gives you the illusion you are at your own villa to the exquisite a la carte breakfast ,free use of the state of the art gymnasium and spa and we are still to book our a la carte dinner not to mention free mini bar stocked every day and luxurious toiletries .Thank you to the resort services team who made the move stress free and for picking such a lovely room (1204).This new feather in this already fabulous hotel only adds to its appeal and charm

The hotel is very family friendly, lots of entertainment for the kids, lots of dancing and games, entertainers were really good. The rooms are very big and clean. It's about 10 mins walk to a fantastic beach, the pool is large with plenty of sunbeds. All staff are really helpful and trying to speak English, but you can imagine they can't know all the languages of the guests, like French and Polish, but I was really happy with the service and responsiveness. Only fault is timings of all inclusive snacks and the variety of it. Breakfast is OK, nothing special, lunch and dinner varied and was good you can try different restaurants for dinner with different atmosphere and variety of food. Overall, it is a great 4star hotel much better in high season when more things are open. A bit far from centre of Punta Umbria, 5 mins and 5 euro by taxi, but plenty to do around it. We enjoyed our holiday and recommend it!

Very nice hotel. Close to 12km sandy beach. Massive room, clean daily. Very nice restaurants, every evening different location within the hotel. Only international alcohol for all inclusive option. I would highly recommend the hotel.

Barceló Punta Umbría Beach Resort is a peaceful and relaxing hotel with a real resort feel. The rooms are pretty basic, certainly not five star but that's fine as it doesn't pretend to be either. Pools are great, there's plenty of them and no shortage of space. It's set just back from the beach which is a very short stroll away. So if you're looking for a holiday destination off the beaten track a bit for some R&R then it's a great choice. If I was only rating the facilities themselves then the hotel would be a solid four stars. But, and it's a big but, the food... It's not good. It's not good at all. We stayed for five days and by day two we were ready to escape. Very basic buffet food, more like a school cafeteria than a nice hotel. It was tasteless and if I'm honest really dragged down our stay. And I'm by no means a foodie. The kicker was that there were a number of restaurants on site but they were just never open. I don't know why. So we were just left with the same selection day after day. I don't think I saw the American restaurant open once? When you're on an all-inclusive package you really feel short changed when the food is bad. This is compounded somewhat by the fact that there's really very little dining options outside the hotel either. Like I said it's really off the beaten track a bit. Additionally the drinks are small, a beer comes in a comically small glass, and yes whilst technically you can keep going back to the bar it's little things like this that really stick in your mind. There was one last thing that annoyed me somewhat, and again, has stuck in my mind as indicative of the hotel. One night as I left the restaurant I went to leave with an apple in my hand that I had started to eat. The staff member on the door quite literally pushed her hand onto my chest and said "not permitted". Not permitted? To take an apple back to my room on an all-inclusive package? And I had taken a bite! Absurd. So I put the half eaten apple back and left. Management really need to sort issues like that out it's service like this that can really ruin an stay. Was an okay experience overall but certainly wouldn't be recommending to friends.

Great place, great city, great hotel, great food!!!, Best beaches, best atmosphere. I'm very glad that i was living in your hotel. My baby was very satisfied but she told me to told you to build more playgrounds or renev old.

Just returned after a week away- we are a family of 3 with a 4 year old daughter and one on the way Good points -Hotel is big, rooms decent size, shower good, pool is lovely, clean, they give out bottled water both still and sparkling, Lots of sun beds Staff working hard Bad points- bad location nothing around at all, nothing open at the beach no shade no shops- obviously not hotels fault. Food timings were really not good so breakfast 7:45-10 is great but then lunch not open until 1:45 and it would be 2:30 if you get the later option, snack bar open at intervals but not all the time as in main restaurant, dinner starts at 8pm. The bar by the kids pool doesn't open until 12pm - there is one open but on other side- and only one restaurant open, Animation team would walk around and not even acknowledge any one English- went to reception numerous times to ask questions and they didn't understand us nether did bar staff- appreciate it is a Spanish hotel but my daughter wasn't even invited to go to the kids club advertised as couldn't find any one to talk about it to, so we did not do any of the other activities as were not made aware of them! After speaking to English guests all unfortunately felt the same

Great hotel for our conference - we had group exercise outside as well as in conference rooms throughout the hotel. 600 employees ! We were looked after very well with a great selection of food catering for the trainers who need protein 😍 Pools and close to the beach this is ideal for a large work conference. Rooms are good - no in room coffee or tea making which is always a want from us British ! Definitely recommend

This is my first holiday of this kind (family resort etc). We usually travel through Asia or rent villas in France or Italy but our son is nearly 5 and we did it for him so he had other kids to play with! We stayed at Barcelo in Seville for 3 days before coming here also and we really enjoyed that too. Check in was organised with very little waiting, room is massive and very clean and quiet, the pool area IS busy but better than dead! There's no problem finding sun beds on the grass area where it is quieter anyway. The kids club is excellent and the lady looking after the children is a delight. It's free and there's two slots of 2 hours so we get some peace and reading time. We've not come across a single member of staff who hasn't been pleasant to deal with (just like in Seville). Everyone is friendly and helpful and they have a smile on their face. Makes a huge difference. People here moaning about the beach being over the road - please! We cross roads everyday in our "normal" lives, it's no big deal. It's a quiet road, I barely see any cars and when I do they are driving slowly, and the walk to the beach through the sand dunes and pine trees is one of my favourite parts of the day. Breakfast is varied and nice, as is dinner. No it's not fine dining but it's fresh and there's choice. My only complaint, if it is one, is that there are no ironing boards so I have to iron my clothes on the stone floor. Also you're not allowed to take food when you leave breakfast/dinner. I understand if we were leaving with a plate of food but we don't have huge appetites so don't eat like most people do at mealtimes and tonight we left with a nectarine and banana which were taken from us at the door by a young woman acting like the food police 👮 . We thought that was a little unfair considering we don't stuff our faces over mealtimes! It was just 2 small pieces of fruit. So yes I've been pleasantly surprised and can't compliment the staff and the service and cleanliness of the hotel more highly. It is a masssive resort and it's spotless. Well done Barcelo, we've enjoyed stays at both of your hotels this week.

We stayed a couple of nights in May of 2017. The room was spacious with a very comfortable bed. Our biggest complaint was the air conditioning did not cool down the room. We had to go outside or in the hallway to escape the hot room. We were told to open the patio door but in Spain screens don't exist so mosquitoes become a problem. The pool area is very nice, the beach is close by and the staff was friendly. The food was average cafeteria style. If you go off season there is ample street parking so you don't need to pay for parking.

Avenida del Decano s/n Punta Umbria Huelva

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 2 outdoor pools

Barcelo Punta Umbria Beach Resort places you within a 15-minute drive of Bellavista Golf Course and Anastasio Senra Visitor Center. This 1198-room, 4-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 3 restaurants. It's in a regional park and also close to Monumento a la Fe Descubridora.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Restaurante El Estero, which specializes in Spanish cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Barcelo Punta Umbria Beach Resort's 1198 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Barcelo Punta Umbria Beach Resort have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is EUR 12 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Superior Double Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Single Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Family Double Room (Exclusive for 2 Adults and 2 children)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Double Room, 2 Single Beds (2 Adults)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 5042 reviews