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“October in Almunecar”
Review of Best Alcazar Hotel

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Best Alcazar Hotel
Ranked #12 of 25 Hotels in Almunecar
Reviewed 10 October 2012

The two adjoining towns of Almunecar and La Herradura are well worth a visit but what could have been such a pleasant trip was spoilt by the choice of hotel. I have never in all my life stayed in one quite so noisy. It was also much too far from any form of life.
I will say the food was excellent, the staff, for the most part, were cheerful and helpful and the rooms were spacious if a little dreary. I was told they were undergoing renovation but saw no evidence of this.
The rooms were kept clean, but mine, on the 4th floor,must have been one of the very last at about 4.30 each day, to be cleaned.
I needed internet but it was very, very slow and the connection was lost every 5 or so minutes. Work that I needed to do had to go by the wayside.
The hotel shop was little better than a kiosk and there was little to tempt, certainly not the prices.
The same could be said for the hotel bar which was very poor and rather expensive...2 shorts with 1 mix was 13.50 euro and to say that entertainment was poor would be an understatement.
Indeed the whole hotel was extremely tired and is nowhere near to a 4 star rating that it claims. I have stayed in better 2 stars.
Attached to an aparthotel, guests of which share the hotel facilities, this is very much a Spanish family hotel

Room Tip: Needs to be north facing otherwise in the shade all day
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

Unfortunately, this doesn't have to be equal to quality since the coastal region of Granada (Costa Tropical, as they choose to call it) seem to almost totally lack good tourist hotels of West European standard. It is a sad fact, but very true as I personally have lived in many of them for longer periods, in Best Alcazar for moths in total. The hotel is fairly new, large tourist machine made for Spaniards. The interior colors are very dark and depressing. The dining room enormous and made to serve hundreds of people at one time. Food can be quite tasty if there are many quests there, or almost unbelievably bad if there are just a few. I guess it depends largely on the chefs present at the time. Bedrooms are rather large and with well sized balconies, many with nice views. Unfortunately, the mattresses are as hard as only the Spanish can want them and provide, at least me with almost zero sleep. After some time I learned to ask for blankets at the reception which I formed in suitable layers upon the mattress, under the bedsheets. It helps, but you need at least a handful of them! The good thing about this hotel: The price vs value ratio in the low season is almost impossible to beat. Sometimes I managed to get half pension for under 35€ per day from the Spanish hotel brokers (like; quehoteles.com). The more common brokers could normally not match those prices.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

my wife and i stayed for a week in november we had a great time the staff was very freindly food was good and the entertainment was great we had a very good week

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2007

Thi is NOT a four star hotel. How they got this rating I have no idea. I know of no other supposedly top class hotel that charges 6 euros a night for parking in an underground garage. This of course means that nearly everybody at the hotel parks in the nearby street, causing chaos in the road, annoying the locals who not suprisedly look upon the residents with barely concealed hatred. Apprently they have weekly meetings with the manager who does nothing. There are also bags of rubbish strewn outside the hotel which the manager does nothing about either. The whole place looks like it was hurriedly thrown together, which apparently it was. There is a VERY steep slope from the reception area to the swimming pook which is incredibly dangerous. Anyone walking dwon this with wet shoes would be certain to fall and hurt themselves, possibly seriously. How they got a safety certificate I have no idea ... but there again I hear allegedly it hasn't been given an official opening certificate yet ....

Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Alcazar Hotel

Address: Camino de la Playa s/n | Urb. Marina del Este, 18697, Almunecar, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Almunecar
#6 Luxury Hotel in Almunecar
Price Range: £37 - £129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Alcazar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Alcazar Hotel is located at Punta de la Mona residential area which is 1.2 km from La Herradura and 4 km from Almuñécar and in the middle of Costa Tropical. Nearby you can find The Marina and La Herradura and Punta del Este beaches. ... more   less 
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Best Alcazar Almunecar
Best Alcazar Hotel Almunecar, Province Of Granada, Spain

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