We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Lovely Hotel, exceptionally clean and large rooms.”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Helios Costa Tropical
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Almunecar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 November 2010

Travelled with Saga Holidays. Would definitely visit this hotel again, and found it to be one of the cleanest and brightest we have ever stayed in. The old town, is just a short walk away, and the bars in the plaza were really good value, and very friendly. One bar in particular, the waiter named Juan went out of his way to welcome you every day. The name of the bar is Solimar Plaza cafe bar,Plaza Constitucion./ It is still a very Spanish area, and therefore, we really felt as if we were having a real holiday abroad, and not a touristy affair. Absolutely marvellous holiday, and the Hotel was the icing on the cake.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
8  Thank Stanjoy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,018)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

190 - 196 of 1,018 reviews

Reviewed 27 May 2010

We stayed for 3 nights in the hotel. We were happy with the room, it was basic but very clean and the beds were comfy. All the rooms have sea facing balconies which give good views. The roof top terrace is nice and was always quiet when we went up. There is a large swimming pool and a smaller "basking" pool which were well maintained. For those who like reading there appears to be an informal book exchange taking place wih residents leaving finished books and taking other peoples on every floor.


The hotel is well situated and is a short walk into the town, alternatively the beach is over the road.

We had a B&B package and found the breakfast to fbe very nice and plenty of choice.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank daveandfran96
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 March 2010

The Helios could be a good hotel. It has an excellent location, the bus into town stops almost outside the door, the food is more than adequate, the restaurant staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly, and it has an excellent Saga rep.
But then there is the NOISE level and the explosive manager. ( NOTE These comments are based on a February stay; it could be different in summer.)
The problem was two-fold and it may be unfair to blame the hotel for the first.. Apparently the Spanish government gives its old age pensioners subsidised holidays at hotels with unsold rooms - so bus-loads of them are constantly arriving or departing. It is obvious that many have never stayed in a hotel before - they are amazed at the winking lights on the lift button panel. Nor have they ever had the chance to serve themselves from a buffet offering a choice of meals - so they take everything, piling two plates with chicken on top of fried eggs on top of salad on top of spaghetti...and so on, which quickly depletes the food available to other guests. Worst, nearly all 'speak' in harsh tones with a loud voice. In fact, they converse by shouting at each other. But the Hotel Reception adds to the bedlam at meal times by playing loud music from the ceiling speakers; their favourites are a wailing adolescent and a screeching alto-sax player and these are played again and again. The Spanish OAPs respond to this competition by shouting still louder. This racket sends diners hurrying from the room but when I appealed to the manager to turn off his compulsory music he told me I should not have come to his hotel (he was right, there!) but gone instead to a monastery and emphasised his point by shrugging his jacket over his head to simulate a monk's cowl. Of course you can escape the hubbub in the public rooms by hiding in your bedroom where you will find the Spanish OAPs next door have turned up their TV sound to maximum volume at which pitch it stays until after midnight.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank Al-Rahman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 March 2009

Almost on the front in the lovely town of Almunecar. Beaches perhaps not the best but miles of level promenade for walking. Some roadworks going on near the hotel but no noise.

Don't go if you expect to to find "little England" you'll certainly know you're abroad but most staff speak good English.

Free parking in a locked enclosure nearby.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank JOHN71007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 April 2006

Been at the Helios for two nights, it is a straight-forward three star hotel - not more and not less. Double room facing the sea - Was on the first floor, meaning you hear the live entertainment (orchestra and dancing) until half an hour after midnight. Room was clean but really nothing abundant. A tip is to go to the rooftop with quiet and pleasant sunbathing terrace. On the ground floor there is a smoker's lounge.

  • Stayed: April 2006
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
17  Thank Frequentvoyager
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 days ago
Google Translation

Room Tip: camere fronte mare
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ghostino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago
Google Translation

Room Tip: muchas cuentan con vistal al mar, a las montañas y a la ciudad, así que hay para todos los gustos y...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank predela
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Matías H, Gerente at Helios Costa Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
Google Translation

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Almunecar hotels
0.1 mi away
Almunecar Playa Spa Hotel
2.7 mi away
Playacalida Spa Hotel
Playacalida Spa Hotel
#3 of 24 in Almunecar
1,828 reviews
2.2 mi away
Bahia Tropical Hotel
Bahia Tropical Hotel
#6 of 24 in Almunecar
689 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3 mi away
La Caleta Bay
La Caleta Bay
#1 of 5 in La Herradura
271 reviews
1.8 mi away
Best Alcazar Hotel
Best Alcazar Hotel
#10 of 24 in Almunecar
1,453 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Casablanca
Hotel Casablanca
#9 of 24 in Almunecar
301 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Helios Costa Tropical? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Helios Costa Tropical

Address: Paseo de San Cristobal, 12, 18690, Almunecar, Spain
Phone Number:
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Almunecar
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Almunecar
#2 Best Value Hotel in Almunecar
Price Range: £48 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Helios Costa Tropical 3*
Number of rooms: 232
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Stayforlong S.L., Expedia, LoveHolidays, Travel Republic (UK), Alpha Holidays Limited, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Evoline ltd and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Helios Costa Tropical reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Helios Costa Tropical Almunecar, Province Of Granada, Spain

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing