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Sol Sancti Petri
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We've stayed her on and off over the years (since 2006) and always enjoyed it. It's great for families with children, but it's fine for adults too! We used the kiddies club years ago, and our son reckons it was the best one he'd been to! It still does many of the same activities but the kids still seem to enjoy it. There are lots of small children about, but we have always found that they are properly supervised by their parents. However, if you find small children crying and generally behaving like small children irritating, this is definitely not the place to stay! There is also a programme for adults with Aerobics, Pilates Aquafit etc. I had never taken part before, but I did this year and the activities were a bit of fun and a good chance to practice my (dreadful) Spanish! The complex is well laid out, and although there are a lot of apartments it doesn't feel crowded. There is a large pool and a kiddies pool in the centre of the complex. People respect rules about not reserving sun beds. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to the sea (The Atlantic, therefore plenty of waves, but very invigorating!). Access is via a walkway across the dunes, either through the front or back of the complex. The beach is sandy and well maintained. It is also a short walk to a number of restaurants. As others have said, not much English is spoken in the area, but the staff at reception etc speak English and are very helpful. They will phone to make reservations or bookings for you. The housekeeping staff are also very helpful and professional. The apartments are basic but comfortable. The wifi is expensive and only available in a hotspot centred in reception, and is very slow! There is a small shop on site and a number of other small shops within walking distance. If you have a car there is a Supersol, Lidl and Mercadona nearby. You would need a car if you want to explore the surrounding area ( definitely worth doing).

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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MARIA G, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sol Sancti Petri, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2014

Dear ServalKat,
Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about your stay at Sol Sancti Petri on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to know that you enjoy every time that you visit our hotel.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any request you may have for your next stay, it will be nice to help you.
All Sol Sancti Peri Team look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon.

Best regards.

María Guerrero. Guest Experience Manager.

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed here may 2013, with our 3 month old child, when we arrived we were given an apartment which was very damp, it smelt terrible and everything in the room felt damp (sheets, sofas etc.) we immediately rang reception to see if we could change rooms, the acknowledged that yes the room was damp, they did not seem surprised, and put it down to being early in the season, we were told that we could change.....my partner went to reception to pick u the keys to the new room so we could move our stuff over, however when he got there he was told that actually they made a mistake and they did not have another room until the next day. It was too late for us to make any other arrangements for the night, so we ended up having to stay it for the night. Which was incredible uncomfortable. Our baby consequently developed a chest infection and was sick for a few weeks afterwards. The were advised before hand that we were coming with a child under one, so I cant understand why the would put us in a room which they knew was damp, also rather than provide a travel cot for the baby- they had instead set out the sofa bed in the other room for him....that itself didn't bother me as the we had a pram where he could sleep.

This experience was bad enough, thankfully we were given a perfectly good room the next night, but there was little acknowledgement of the terrible night we were given, we again brought it up when we were checking out and were told as compensation we could leave our stuff in the room for a few extra hours- big of them. We told them we were not happy and would be bringing this up again. When I arrived home I received and email asking for me to review my stay, I explained in the comment section my experience and how I was not happy. The reply was dismissive stating they had offered us the use of the room for the rest of the afternoon (until 18;00) as compensation and that was that. So I was very unimpressed!

Besides my terrible experience regarding the room and the staffs response, I would also like to highlight the uselessness of their life guard....(when he wasn't off having a break, or having a cigarette)....There was an incident when a family had come to the pool with their toddler, and there was obviously a little confusion between them as to who was looking after the child, the mother walked off somewhere, and the father jumped into the pool (easily done) however the child followed the father walking right past the sitting lifeguard and walk straight into the deep end of the pool, I noticed this happening and jumped up from my lounger ran over (again past the still sitting lifeguard) and reached in and grabbed the child, and got him pulled out , thankfully aside from being shocked the child was fine, but the lack of reaction from the lifeguard was worrying, he didn't even go near the child to check he was alright until about 15 minutes later, when they parent had just about calmed the child down...why he bothered I don't know.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We liked this place last year, and we loved it this year too. Great reception staff, who all speak English, and were very helpful this year and last when we needed to sort anything out. The bar staff too were great, and the room service people too. The surroundings are lovely, I think, the complex full of well maintained gardens. The pool is brilliant, which was one reason we went back to Sol Sancti Petri - you can't swim properly in the sea, as the waves are so strong.

Our apartment, like last year's was fine, with the sun in the afternoon to evening on the balcony. It was really comfortable. It was noisy at times, as it overlooked the restaurant, so there'd be an hour or so of people meeting up and talking, etc, but it didn't bother us. At all other times it was very quiet. The cooking stuff was okay - could have done with a few more things, but we managed, eating in the apartment maybe 6 or 7 nights out of 14.

There was good car parking everywhere around, and we never had trouble finding a space. I should add that we were there at the end of September/beginning of October.

While we've never been big fans of in-hotel entertainment, on at least two nights there were two different Spanish groups with dancers, playing Spanish music - they were really great at what they did, and we were surprised and impressed. By that time of year, a few places around have closed down, so the hotel entertainment was quite welcome. (We're a couple in our 50s... if that's relevant - I guess it is, as I was VERY disdainful of in-hotel entertainment when I was young!)

Barossa Beach is fantastic, even though the swimming is not so good. It's still fun being tossed around by the waves of the Atlantic, though obviously not actual swimming, unless you go out a bit further, and then you can manage a little. The currents are VERY strong, though.

I may get shot down a bit for saying this, but the other people at Sol Sancti Petri, and indeed in Novo Sancti Petri itself, are mainly Spanish tourists, and Germans. There is not much of a British presence at all, and that's one reason why we liked it. We're not averse to meeting other Brits on our trips, of course - we've met some very nice people on numerous occasions - but the reason we like it is that there are no local boozers showing English football, Eastenders or Coronation St, and no cafes offering the full English breakfast, etc. Germans seem to manage without all the things they have at home offered to them. As hardly anybody outside the hotel speaks English, you also have to practise your Spanish a bit. (Mine is not great... but possibly twice as good as it was last year.) So it seems like 'the real thing' down there.

Novo Sancti Petri is a good base for exploring Andalucia in general, but you really need a car - the transport might be good, but I can't imagine it being very regular. Last year we went to Cadiz, Vejer, Arcos, Ronda, Tarifa and (on the way back to the airport) Jerez, and this year to Cadiz again, Arcos again, Medina Sidonia, Conil and (on the way back) Tarifa again. You COULD get as far Seville or Cordoba, but that'd involve an overnight stay, I imagine.

Room Tip: The first year we were there our rooms didn't seem to get much sun, so we asked for it to be cha...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

We had a great time, though mostly by the main pool where deck chairs were easily available and the size of the pool ensured everyone had ample soace. Saying that it was frequently empty. The pool at the bottom of the complex has 2 simple water slides but was popular for younger children. There are 5 pools in all.
our room was towards the end of he complex which necessated a long walk unless we left the sliding door to the gardens unlocked. Depends upon how much you trust he security and fellow guests. Saying that out ground floor room felt safe and secluded.
Food: we eat fish (not seafood)/vegetarian. We only ate at the restaurant beside the children's pool. Limited selection, acceptable, boring after the first night.
the fact this hotel was 20 min from Cadiz did not bother us. We enjoyed exploring. My wife tried the beach, returned after 30 mins saying it was too crowded and pretty horrific. Depends on personal taste.

Room Tip: For easy access to pools ask for rooms on floor -1, it's also away frim the corridors everyone h...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

Great location right by Playa de la Barrossa, with a selection of beach bars nearby and wider selection of restaurants, within 20 mins walk. Good bus service, free car parking limited on site, but plenty of space on adjacent roads, even when very busy at wkends.

Apartments were very clean, well equipped, with comfy beds. We were situated over looking the pool, which was quiet noisy during the day (as expected), but was never hardly in during the day anyway. The pool did get very busy at wkends, with a limited amount of loungers, many guests had to sit on the grass.

It is a popular place for the local tourists, we never met any English tourists, many other Europeans were residents at the same time.

Overall a very pleasant stay, we found the apartments perfect for us traveling as a couple. Convenient base for exploring Cadiz and further a field to Tarifa and Gibraltar, with good motorway connections.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed in this area as we were meeting friends on holiday here. The self-catering units are spacious and well-equipped. There is a nice pool with loungers and one is in walking distance to the beach and many restaurants close by. This is definitely a less costly option than many of the more up- market all inclusive resorts nearby and can certainly be recommended. The staff are professional and helpful and the visitors seemed mainly Spanish.

Room Tip: Request a room that does not face the swimming pool or the restaurant area, as these can be rather n...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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MARIA G, Guest Relations Manager at Sol Sancti Petri, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2013

Dear ExpostaySA,
we thank you for your comments received and we are happy because you had a pleasant stay with us. I hope you to come back soon to the Sol Sancti Petri.
Best regards.

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Reviewed 9 November 2012

This is a nice hotel, very well located near Playa de la Barrosa, a 5 minutes walking to this wonderful beach. Recommended for families. A good breakfast and friendly service. During peak time at summer, it could be very crowded, but this is normal in Cádiz during August. From the hotel you can go walk to a mall, with some good restaurants. From this hotel, you will be able to discover the nice surroundings, and it is worth a visit to Verger de la Frontera, a white-town with arabic origins.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Address: C/ Novo Sancti Petri, 11130, Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Chiclana de la Frontera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Chiclana de la Frontera
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Chiclana de la Frontera
Price Range: £48 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sol Sancti Petri 3*
Number of rooms: 296
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sol by Melia presents Sol Sancti Petri Apartments. In Costa de la Luz, Chiclana de la Frontera (Cadiz) and in the privileged area of Novo Sancti Petri, is located next to the exclusive beach of La Barrosa, white sandy beach with crystal clear waters. It has extensive gardens and a magnificent lagoon-style pool, surrounded by nature and close to the main leisure centres, entertainment and golf courses, is the ideal option for travelling with family, friends or your partner. The spacious apartments are fully equipped with a hall, bedroom, separate living room with sofa bed, the mayority of the apatments have an equipped kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, AACC, Telephone, Bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, mirror whole body, safe (*) and furnished terrace (table / chairs). The majority of the apartments are available with kitchen and breakfast or half board basis. Large dining areas: Restaurant Buffet, Snack Bar and Pool Bar Restaurant* (*open in high season). Amongst the facilities is a magnificent lagoon-style pool and sun terrace surrounded by gardens, a children’s pool, children’s play area, internet corner (*), private parking (*) and Mini-Market (*). Outside the Hotel there is the possibility to practice different sports (*) as tennis, paddle tennis, cycling, football, golf, horse riding, and water sports. Playa La Barrosa is one of the Cadiz beaches most valued in Andalusia and one of the best in Spain, t provides a full range of beach services: medical assistance, toilets, showers, bins, lifeguards, public access points and public car parks. (*) With charge (*) All the activities outside the hotel have an extra charge ... more   less 
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