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Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

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Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

Now our children have grown up we try and avoid school holidays when we go away.

We have booked the Melia Atlantico for after the holidays after checking the Spanish School holiday times.

Hopefully our ploy will pay off but you never know.

If you google Spanish School Holiday times there is a very useful website which gives you all the relevant information.

Most regions seem to break up early July and have generally returned back to school by 10th September.

It sounds like the Melia is a bit of a nightmare at the moment because the Spanish are in the middle of their School holidays.

All being well it will have quietened down by the time we go!

Worth bearing these things in mind and checking the Spanish term times!

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1. Re: Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

Thank you for posting this message... I think it will help people choose the right time for them to go to this hotel.

We went the last week in June and the last week in September last year and didn't have any problem at all with children.

Jill

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2. Re: Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

Thanks!

Useful information like this can be priceless!

If you can't find the link please let me know.

I only mention it because reviews of this hotel during Spanish School holidays and during term time vary like chalk and cheese.

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3. Re: Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

Another Melia Antlantico review complaining about Spanish children making a noise in the restaurant and pondering why they are not back at school.

The UK children have gone back but the Spanish children haven't.

Some regions are still off school and won't be starting school till next week.

Again worth checking as suggested to avoid the Spanish School holidays.

They also start their summer holidays earlier than ours[usually 2 weeks before UK school holidays]

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4. Re: Avoiding Spanish School Holidays

Well the ploy worked!

Arrived at the Melia Atlantico on the 14th September and for most of the week the area was like a ghost town!

The only day it livened up was Saturday when lots of Spaniards where there for the day eating in the local restaurants.Sunday was a lot quieter and by Monday it was back to normal.

Visited Ayamonte and heard the reassuring sound of kids screaming where they should be-in the school playground.

There were only 3 couples at the hotel with one baby each so the hotel grounds and dining room were peaceful.

We don't sit around the pool but when walking through the pool area you could hear a pin drop.

The dining room was not as portrayed i.e. noisy and like a school canteen.It was very calm in fact.

I did a similar check on Canadian School holidays when visiting Cuba earlier this year,It is popular with Canadians.

again it paid off.The hotel was almost child free.

Edited: 28 September 2014, 13:11
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