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Hotel Bahia Serena
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Roquetas de Mar
Princeville, Hawaii
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“Our favorite hotel in Spain”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We found this hotel online and, once we saw it, we wished we could have stayed longer. It is not only a beautiful hotel in a super location, but it had a delicious buffet breakfast and a super boardwalk.
Jesus Navarro was the man who not only made our reservation but also recommended places for us and could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

Overall.. Yeah I enjoyed my stay. The buffet restaurant food was below even the standard I'd give away to the homeless.. It really was that bad. I tried to get my money back but that is still being contested. The sink in the bathroom fell out of granite work top it was glued to and the lamp socket came out of the wall. Oh yeah.. The air conditioning didn't go below ambient temperature so in reality was jut a fan. There are 3 lifts and normally there were ate wet 2 out of order. Still.. Climbing to the 7th floor is good for you. Good job the local restaurants are yummy enough to make the climb worth the expedition.

The atrium was charming to look around.. Very echoey if that is a real word. Evening entertainment was just one big echo.

The views from the top floor I stayed on were stunning. Top class, from the ocean on my left to the snow capped mountains on my right. I loved those views.

You never hear the airport.. Not in the flight route.

Would I go back.. No. Not that I didn't enjoy my week, but I know I can do a whole lot better than this resort and this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Antequera, Spain
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Perfect location right on the sea front amazing views! We stayed over Christmas and no atmosphere at all also Roquetas was very quiet. The hotel was spotless and room was excellant with seperate lounge and kitchen S,taff were great and food good, Would not recommend for a Christmas break everywhere was closed but maybe better in summer.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in this hotel. As soon as I entered the room - it was like coming back into mid 90's. Old furniture and a museum-like TV. Dark bathroom. Prefered not to turn on AC (air condition). On the positive side - it was warm in the room (for January and with AC turned OFF) and mattress was really good. Later I have visited few other rooms on the same (2nd) floor and impression didn't change.

What I liked more apart from the bed - sea view from the room and proximity to the beach. Balcony. Separate bedroom. Sofa. Entrance hall and patio. Gym. Friendly staff. Possibility to find and book excursiones directly from the hotel. Some small details like: extra pillow in the room.

Rooms were clean. But, as already mentioned, wooden and metal surfaces in the room are too old, leaving an overall negative impression. Housekeeping has nothing to do with it.
It was a bit noisy in the room when some children were playing near swimming pool... Also, I could hear some music coming from the street, but it didn't disturb me. Sound isolation between rooms is poor.

Coming to food in the hotel. Missed some dishes during the breakfast... E.g. they offered only scrambled eggs, but no Spanish tortilla or blintzes (which is a standard in other spanish hotels). Fried bacon was, to my taste, too dry.

Buffet during the day and in the evening was good. Not excellent, but for the hotel buffet - good. Several types of fish and meat dishes, fresh fruits and sliced vegetables, ice-cream, two types of soupes, etc. I couldn't complain.

Internet - Wi-Fi connection was stable and quick enough to check e-mails and news.

In spite of my first impression I enjoyed my stay there.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

This was a quick choice of hotel where we have a 2 year old, and we wanted all inclusive or full board ( full board we had), but a kitchenette so that we could at any time have a few items for our little one. The food was excellent, there was something for everything, although our little one does eat what she is given.

The restaurant staff were amazing and loved Imogen our 2 year old, the Reception staff were good, but not as conversant. The beach was amazingly clean and the location good. Although I think it was 2 - 3 weeks away from start of the season it was enough for a quiet but good break. It is a shame that the economy has got to this area

Room Tip: This was quiet, spanish friendly environment. Good facilities, shop / supermarket over the road. Y...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Not quite 4 star but since we paid a bargain rate then we couldn't complain. Good to have a seperate bedroom, so plenty of space to move around and plentgy of wardrobe space.
Kitchen area had basic equipment - Spanish hotels do not provide kettles so we ALWAYS travel with our own!
Beds comfortable.
Reception staff grumpy on arrival but very pleasant on departure.
HUGE balcony with good side sea view.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, West Midlands
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Reviewed 29 August 2009

I booked this holiday via www.onthebeach.com and I must admit that I was apprehensive about the accommodation based on the reviews available on the website. I travelled with my wife, son (age 10) and daughter (age 6) and when we arrived a t the Bahia Serena hotel I was pleasantly surprised. The reception of the hotel is modern and impressive and we were warmly welcomed by the staff on reception despite earlier reviews of the hotel describing the staff as rude and unfriendly.
We stayed in an apartment within the hotel and we were very impressed with the cleanliness, space and quality of the apartment. My wife was particularly pleased with the balcony which was a large balcony and safe for the children to look at the scenery. The room was cleaned and towels changed on a daily basis and cleaners did a wonderful job as we spent most of our time on the beach! The location of the hotel was 'perfect' as it was actually located on the beach! The beach was accessed at the rear of the hotel and we would be on the beach within a few yards which was perfect with young children.
The only criticism of the resort was the stony sand on the beach although this did not hinder our children having a wonderful time on there. The facilities within the hotel were again impressive providing the opportunities for beauty treatments; gymnasium and an actual arcade with a soft play area for the children which was just amazing.
We spent 10 nights at the Bahia Serena hotel and were able to eat out at a variety of good quality restaurants every night with again very good service. We have travelled to many hotels and resorts over the past 12 years and I would confidently say that the Bahia Serena is one of if not the best family hotel we have stayed at so far. I would strongly recommend the Bahia Serena for a young family.

Nigel, Gill, Ben & Emily - Solihull, West Midlands

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Bahia Serena
Address: Avenida Playa Serena, s/n, 04740, Roquetas de Mar, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Almeria > Roquetas de Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Roquetas de Mar
#14 Luxury Hotel in Roquetas de Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia Serena 4*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the first line of the beach, in the centre of Playa Serena, the Hotel offers a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the sea, nature and an exceptional climate. In addition, the hotel, which is fully equipped for your convenience, is situated 500 meters from the golf course. Other services, offered by freelancers in an area dedicated to the body, relaxation massage, sport massage, Reflexology, Reiki, etc. It has an adult swimming pool with access for the disabled, an independent children´s pool and in winter there is a heated swimming pool. Covered parking ( to be paid for in the reception). Free Wi-Fi internet connection around the Hotel (150 mb per day). A daily activities programme for adults in winter and for both adults and children in summer. ... more   less 
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