Arriving on a Thursday, leaving on Monday, we managed four and a half rounds on the hotels two courses, the benefit being that its only short walk to the clubhouse so no time wasted travelling to and from various courses.
No chance of getting bored with either course because both are interesting in completely different ways. The short course is all about club selection off the tee. Get it wrong and you're spitting sand.
The big course is a true championship course, long and challenging.
The hotel is an architectural wonder in its own right! Styled as a Spanish village, with squares, a church etc its almost like a filmset. Our apartments (family rooms) were a fair hike from reception, but were massive. Mine had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two 50 inch plasmas, kitchenette and huge dining room/lounge.
We enjoyed a superb breakfast in Los Naranjos every day on our way to the clubhouse and obviously a few beers après-golf in the clubhouse.............although it must be said the staff there were less than hospitable.
It will be worth checking that Melia (who have recently bought the hotel and golf courses) haven't put the prices up, because this year (2012), it has got to be said that the hotel + golf package is fantastic value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated 20 minutes from Alicante, Melia Villaitana has two hotels Melia Villaitana 4* y The Level at Melia Villaitana 5*. Melia Villaitana has been designed in the form of a Mediterranean village, lying between 2 golf courses designed by Nicklaus Design and boasting some wonderful views of the Gran Bahia of the Costa Blanca. Its 25 individual buildings and its unique architectural style replicate picturesque squares and historic corners of the region, making the hotel an innovative experience for both leisure and business, and positioning it as a new concept of exclusivity, comfort and service on the Costa Blanca.Accommodation: The hotel has 455 spacious double rooms, including 99 rooms of The Level (5 star) category.Services: The hotel has 2 golf courses, 5,000 m2 of outdoor pools, as well as a wide range of cuisine, 2 tennis and 6 paddle courts, an outdoor childrens play area, a kids club, artificial beach and a complete Spa & Wellness Center with 13 treatment rooms, thermal pools, gym and relaxation room. A Convention Centre with 6,000 m2 of flexible space, divided into 17 meeting rooms to meet every requirement in relation to conferences and large events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villaitana Wellness Golf And Business Sun Resort
- Villaitana Wellness Golf & Business Sun Hotel Benidorm
- Villaitana Wellness Hotel Business Sun
- Villaitana Wellness Resort Business Sun
- Sheraton Benidorm