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“Beautiful hotel, great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gran Hotel Sol y Mar

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Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Calpe
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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112 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel, great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

This truly is an amazing hotel, beautifully located, write on the beach and at the good end of the beach too! We had a side sea view room which unfortunately was only on the 2nd floor and we could not be moved up higher as the hotel was full. At between 2-3am each morning, the rubbish truck clears the bottles on the road and the noise certainly wakes you up!

We did not park in the hotels car park but instead parked in the white lines which is free, approx 5 mins walk from the hotel.

The breakfasts are to die for, even though the eggs are deep fried in oil, just don't eat them as there are plenty of other choices!

The hotel is busy, the pool area is hard to find a spot, but hey, what do you expect in a beautiful seaside town like this, a hotel and beach to yourself!

The rooms are very comfortable, always clean and the staff in general are pretty friendly. Like I said before, the only downside was being on the 2nd floor and woken by the rubbish trucks, that's no fault of,the hotel though.

Enjoy your stay, if we are ever back this way again, we would stay here without a flicker.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Stayed there with our 1,5 year old son. We stayed in a sea view room and view was fantastic! Room is 31sq. m. Baby cot was new and baby slept well in it. There is a supermarket on the street level of the hotel and it works 6 days a week. You can get there by the elevator not leaving the building. It has not just food but all you need for the baby and for the beach. We rented a car for a week and used the hotel parking. For a day it is 14 euros and for a week it was 80 euros - one day they gave for free! Also you can get straight to the beach using the elevator and the room key. The sound proof is very good. we didn't hear any noise at all. Only the waves!

Room Tip: 424 is a sea view room with fantastic view! I am sure that on the other floors same rooms have the s...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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lewes, east sussex
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for five days, great location and great service. Our room was fantastic, overlooking the sea on the first floor with a double balcony. Food was great and drinks in the bar reasonably priced. The location is perfect for the extensive choice of restaurants. The beach is lovely and clean. Perfect stay, will be back.

  • Stayed June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. It is located on the beach with rooms overlooking the sea. Hotel facilities and service are excellent. The food is first class and both breakfast and the buffet dinner offer an amazing choice.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea facing room and enjoy the view from the balcony
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We have stayed in many apartments in the Calpe area over the years, and this was by far the largest. The beds were very comfortable, and the equipment of a high standard. You are given an inventory sheet on arrival and asked to return it to reception within an hour. We noted a number of minor housekeeping/maintenance issues and these were dealt with promptly on the first evening. The road outside is quite noisy when using the balcony (huge), but two of the bedrooms faced an interior well and these were very quiet. We asked for some chairs for the balcony, but were told we couldn't have any as we were not sea view !!!! Why do they put a table on there then?
The pool area is a nice facility, but loungers are far too close together. Alright if you are in a group but not when a stranger has his nose literally 5cm from my feet! The beach is clean and very near, so we mostly went there instead. The location is ideal for easy access to the town and restaurants, but we will be returning to the quieter end of the promenade for our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

Me & my best friend have just returned from this resort following a 5 day girly getaway, so wat can I say:- it was fabulous, I cannot fault this hotel at all, it had everything we were looking for, our room was amazing, really spacious with a large bathroom & plenty of wardrobe space. The whole hotel was spotless, & the staff were so friendly & couldn't do enough for you. The food was amazing with plenty of choice & a different menu every day. I would certainly recommend this hotel, & me & my friend are looking forward to returning again next year. Many thanx Hotel Sol y Mar.....

  • Stayed May 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

Found this hotel on tripadvisor and have to disagree with a lot of the reports! Brilliant location! Such friendly staff! Booked a room but on arrival did not have a balcony with sea views, reception changed our room within a few minutes and were very nice while doing so! Fantastic views, great room and facilities. I had read complaints on tripadvisor re the lifts! For a hotel of the size and the facilities and being fully booked, we waited no more than a couple of minutes for a lift and while on holiday, we are in no hurry so no problems! The breakfast (included) has to be 1 of the best we have ever had any where in the world!, Never seen so many choices, hot and cold, cava included for those who wish..........the hotel has to be congratulated on the way so many people were given tables and not put under pressure to eat up and move on.......would recommend this hotel to any one visiting Calpe! Would go back again tomorrow!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
Address: C/Benidorm 3, 03710 Calpe, Spain
Region: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Calpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calpe
#1 Luxury Hotel in Calpe
#2 Best Value Hotel in Calpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Sol y Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new concept thought for leisure, rest and pleasure moments. Services and details of first quality. Elegant decoration and the most exquisite restaurant service in addition you will be able to enjoy the spa fitness area with a large and exclusive treatments Style, distinction, character, and an exclusive location beside the seaside overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the impressionant Penyn de Ifach. We want to give you unforgettable moments. Feel how sweet can be this life. ... more   less 
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