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“As always, fabulous!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Almenara
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sotogrande
Certificate of Excellence
Datchworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“As always, fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We have been staying at Almemara every year, sometimes two or three times, since it opened; which we think was 15 years ago. And it never disappoints.

We play golf every other day and this time found the courses to be in first class condition. From the fairways to the greens and all the surrounding foliage it definitely gives the appearance of being cherished.

The hotel, as usual was faultless. Wonderful room with breathtaking views, fabulous breakfast with the most amazing buffet selection and of course great food at Vente Ocho on the terrace after golf.

We stayed for eight nights and ate in Gaia restaurant four times. There is a buffet selection for the starters and desert with a la carte for the main course. For the cost of only € 25 euros, which includes a glass of very nice wine, it is incredible value for money. The buffet selections are stunning with such a huge selection, which varies each evening, that we were totally spoilt for choice.

However the thing that makes Almenara so special,is the staff. As returning clients we are met with such a warm welcome that we are relaxed straight away. And after a long journey from England it is lovely to be served with a delicious chilled glass of home made lemonade at check in.

The concierge Manolo should be picked out for special mention - absolutely nothing is too much trouble and he is so warm and cheerful it is a delight to be looked after by him.. Also we should mention the other Manolo, the maître d at breakfast who we believe has been there from the beginning and is a master of making people feel well looked after in every way.

Without exception the staff in all areas of the hotel are warm, friendly and seem to want to ensure you have a great holiday.

Cannot recommend Almenara Hotel highly enough, particularly if you are looking for a high quality golf holiday in stunning surroundings.

Can't wait to go back again in September!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kay w
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Juan José M, Director General at Hotel Almenara, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Dear Kay W., thank you for sharing your review here on Tripadvisor. We´re delighted to read that you found our Golf Course in perfect conditions and enjoyed it.

This Summer we´re introducing our new dinner menu with a different concept based on a la Carte main course and buffet for starters and desserts. Our kitchen and Restaurant staff make a great effort to ensure our guest satisfaction and provide a nice experience to all our visitors.

All our staff is a great asset to us and be sure I´ll share your nice words with all of them.

We´re looking forward to receiving you again next month of September!

Best Regards,

Juan J. Moreno
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Lisbon, Portugal
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Room 124. Normal sized double-room for NH. Bathroom with the usual amenities.
The very sad sprig of greenery in a glass near the sink....a fresh flower would have been nicer ; better than the leaves ? nothing.
The view was of an inside road...not what I had hoped for but I didn't request anything special.
Good bed,shower,towels,clean all round. Well stocked refrigerator and plenty of munchies,healthy and otherwise.
Breakfast spread was very good, in the main building,first floor.
When I asked the concierge for a boogie for assistance with my luggage ( at 8:30 a.m. ) I was told one would only be available at 10 ! Had I not seen one drive by during breakfast, used for the garden crew, I would have been " held for ransom " for almost 2 hours !
Are guests not usually assisted if they need to leave BEFORE 10 a.m. ?Friendly and helpful staff.Besides this little "upset", I will return.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sara R, Director General at Hotel Almenara, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear AHR1948,

Thank you for posting a review after your stay and for your positive comments on our beds comfort, cleaning service and breakfast. Our apologies if you didn´t receive assistance with the lugagge as it´s a standard we normally provide. We´ll check this issue to improve this service.

We appreciate your nice words dedicated to our associates and will be shared with them.

We look forward to your next visit; please do not hesitate to contact us, prior your arrival, with your room needs so we can do our best to fulfill your requirements.

Best Regards,

Juan J. Moreno
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

excellent hotel with great food. rooms are in cottages and can not be faulted apart from there being no mirror over dressing table and trying to do your hair in steamy bathroom,was there for a weding in Sotto but can not fault hotel



  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peter M
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Gibraltar
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My husband and I have just attended a three day course with Golf Made Simple at the Almenara Hotel and golf resort and it certainly did what it said on the tin. Forget all you've ever been told about how to play golf and go and speak to Scot and Blair on why most of it doesn't make sense. The course covers every aspect to playing a game of golf and how to improve your game with easy drills that work. It was well structured and even though your under instruction from 9am until 5ish the time passes easily. With a break for a lovely 2 course lunch and a well earned drink at the end of the day in the 19th. The hotel has 3, 9 hole courses which were well maintained and the facilities of the golf school were excellent. With driving range, bunker, putting green, short game area and 3 hole golf course you could send hours here alone. There're even a tapas bar for refreshments. Really enjoyed the weekend and will be back on a weekly basis for the classes. Thanks to Scot, our pro, highly recommend three days.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Elizabeth S
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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We went for golf classes with GSM (golf made simple). These classes were excellent. The hotel was also nice. But the restaraunt at the hotel was if unacceptable quality. From talking with hotel staff this complaint is well known but the hotel does nothing to fix it. Too bad as it leaves a negative impression on an otherwise very positive experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with NH Hotels

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Sara R, Director General at Hotel Almenara, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Dear Dysgsghde, thank you very much for having posted your review after your stay at Almenara Resort. Our guest´s opinion is very important to us.

After having read carefully your comments, we´d like to share with you that during these days there have been some important improvements of our food & beverage offer and from this summer season onwards, new services and additional details will be implemented to provide lots of unique and unforgettable moments to all our visitors.

It would be a great pleasure for us to welcoming you again so you could enjoy all these improvements and some others, in a further ocasion.

Thank you once again for your comments,

Best Regards,

Juan J. Moreno
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Elviria, Spain
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

I stayed here with my partner for one night and the room was lovely and very well equipped. Also the bathroom was very well laid out. The breakfast in the morning was absolutely first class with great service throughout the hotel. The only downside was the spa wasn't open during our stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
110 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

Quiet break in Sotogrande Alto, The hotel is nicely placed on the hills overlooking the valley.
We stayed in mini cottage style rooms a short walk from the main building.

Great facilities and you have access to the beach club by Sotogrande golf club.

Breakfast is fantastic and the service is of a high standard.

Will return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank David C
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Property: Hotel Almenara
Address: Avenida Almenara s/n, 11310, Sotogrande, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Sotogrande
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Sotogrande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Almenara 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As an established, high-end destination, on the cusp of the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande provides the perfect setting for a bespoke hotel. Located at the heart of its famous golf course and next to renowned Valderrama or La Reserva Golf, the Almenara Hotel with 145 rooms and suites set around the main building all with commanding views of the greens, the gardens or the Mediterranean, the hotel is a golfer's dream. The hotel includes the Elysium spa, a sanctuary of rest and relaxation offering innovative treatments and a wide variety of wellness and beauty therapies. Hotel guests can enjoy the fine cuisine offered in two on-site restaurants. Other facilities include the piano bar, a Golf Academy, the beachside Racquet Centre, the beach club and four meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 800 people. This variety creates the sense of wellbeing that the Almenara Hotel is known for. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Nh Almenara Hotel Sotogrande
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Almenara Golf Hotel
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