Barceló Punta Umbría Mar4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I would like to thank the staff in the restaurant and the waiting stuff who coped so fantastically with my really bad allergy to gluten. They went out of their way to ensure that I had safe and tasty food to eat. I can't thank them enough and would like to commend Sara in particular who went above and beyond to help me. To any coeliacs out there who may be concerned about about travelling I can't recommend this hotel strongly enough.
This was my second visit to the hotel and I love the area especially at this time of year. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much bother. I would definitely visit again. A restful and revitalising experience. You can do as much or as little as you want.
Wow, what a week! We had an amazing holiday bird watching with Manu and his assistant Maru....thank you both! So pleased we stayed in this lovely hotel. Wonderful location, right on the beach. Friendly staff and lovely food too! Thank you we will be back!
Where do I start, the hotel is beautiful, the staff were so friendly and helpful, the food in the evening is delicious and very plentiful with a buffet to suit all tastes, breakfast is buffet style also and was a great start to the day. The pool is great with games poolside most days, the beach is a short stroll through a gate on the hotel grounds, there is a supermarket just a short walk from the hotel, plenty of places around the area for snacks and drinks if you fancy a ramble. I must say it was a great stay, thanks go to our Travel Dept., guide Alex great job my friend looking forward to our next visit to Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar, thanks again to management and staff, see you next year, our kindest regards, Gerry and Mary.
Our guide for this bird watching holiday MANU was excellent and we will be back another time. First birding holiday and were most impressed. It all fitted seamlessly in with the general amenities of the hotel which afforded comfort and great food after a day birding. Packed lunches could be improved.
A large, modern hotel situated behind the dunes on a beach and adjacent to an attractive natural park coastal strip of dunes and pines. My room was clean and comfortable but was a little noisy as it was at the front of the building overlooking the road and a roundabout. I was a little annoyed at being charged 4 euros a day to use the room safe. I have stayed in two hotels in Spain recently and in both cases this was a free service. The meals are all buffet style and very good. Some food is cooked in the restaurant, eggs and pancakes for breakfast and meat and fish for dinner. Overall the food was tasty and interesting with plenty of choice. I would describe some of the starters and deserts as imaginative. We had packed lunches on our days out, these were uninspiring. The staff were generally helpful. I would stay here again.
My taxi driver warned me that there would be 10,000 (not a mistake)young Portuguese students staying at the Punta Umbria Beach Resort hotel for a music festival. I arrived on the 6th and the so called "festival" had been in progress for about 3 or 4 days already. The noise from the music was incredible really deafening, The Punta Umbria Mar had the overflow of organisers/security staying - mixed in with Saga guests of which I was one, this caused some amount of friction to say the least. The dining room was overtaken by a sea of young folk in baseball caps and shorts, no dress code here.There was no escaping the noise throughout the day and night, calls to reception about noise from a party going on in a room opposite at 1.30am until after 4pm had no effect. Saga had given almost a post script in late information to say there would be a local music festival and a "busier and livelier atmosphere" at the hotel ... massive understatement, cannot begin to describe it. I don't think Saga should have been selling this particular week . Having had my rant I will say the hotel is in a great position with miles of beach front and lovely walks into the very attractive town of Punta Umbria. The beds are very comfortable, decent showers. The safe price of 4euros a day is a rip off. Food is ok gets a bit samey after a week, often dried up trays of food are left on display. The wine on AI is dispensed from a box in the restaurant not great. The restaurant staff are very professional and helpful as are most of the reception staff. The animation staff were very active but a lot of the entertainment in the evening was geared to the Spanish guests. Full marks to Saga reps Dawn and Chris who did their best to cope with a very trying time over the festival period.
We had a great holiday here. The staff are very friendly, polite and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are large, airy and kept very clean. The bar and restaurant are very good and the food is very tasty. The outside pool area is clean and comfortable and access to the beach is easy. We can't really find anything to complain about.
Visited 4- 10 April. This was a Saga holiday. Excellent attention from Dawn and Chris Saga reps. Unfortunately our trip coincided with local festival - which meant the hotel was not restful. Beautiful daily beach walk.
Our first booking with SAGA hence "Virgins" . We were on a 7 night "birdwatching holiday" from 6-13 April unfortunately the 'Music Festival' was taking place over the weekend and to be fair we were advised of this but thought it was going to be an Easter Parade type music festival but how wrong can you be (it was more like the Music Raves held in the UK in the early 1990) and these were attended by Portuguese Students. On enquirying why they held them in Spain we were told the Portuguse authorities would not condone them in Portugal so they go over the border into Spain. Extremely noisy from around 23.00 hrs but worse for guests at the hotel when they were coming back home along the road between the hrs of 03.00 - 07.00 hrs, thus rooms positioned at the front and over the road were most effected by serious lack of sleep. This wasnt good for our particular party as we had to leave each day between 08.00 & 08.30 hrs most mornings and that was after we had breakfast which was served cold from 07.00 or hot from 07.30 hrs. Also although portaloos were provided by the festival organisers these were too few in number as there were signs of the attendees/students using the lovely nature Los Enebrales Nature Park as toilets/camp sit. We saw obvious signs of this on our only rest day (Sunday) whilst walking along the many boardwalkways which are provided at various intervals along the beautiful Costa de la Luz. coast between the beach and road. We were very upset by this as it is such a beautiful birdwatching area and just metres from the hotel. This was the only but major downside of our stay and nevertheless would return but not when the Music Festival was taking place. We would recommend anyone who is going to this birdwatching holiday to book for two weeks as we found it full-on and could have stayed another week for not much more and had time to explore many of the local areas which we didnt. Brilliant guides so knowledgable not only about the birdlife (we saw a total of 152 species over our stay) but so much more.
Barceló Punta Umbría Mar places you within a 15-minute drive of Bellavista Golf Course and Anastasio Senra Visitor Center. This 298-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to Monumento a la Fe Descubridora.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's buffet restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.
The 298 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.
Guests of Barceló Punta Umbría Mar enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.
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64% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1473 reviews