WE booked this hotel as a very late last minute deal .It was OK for what we needed, a complete relaxing chill out. The weather was fantastic sunny every day averaging 28deg.The first part of our week was very quiet especially around the pool (only one was open as it was low season). There were loads of Spanish retired folk on their freebee holidays and they never use the pools or sun beds. At the weekend the hotel filled up with long weekender's so was rather loud and raucous as there were a lot of Children.
The staff were lovely very helpful at reception, very good service at the bars and restaurant.
The drinks were served in dreadful bendy polythene tumblers if you wanted to sit out side on the terrace. I can understand this in the daytime in case you take them around the pool but not at night.
The Rooms were good, very clean every thing you needed but lacking a fridge. The safe is extra they take 20 euros deposit charge 2 euros a night then give you back your change when you check out.
The food was very good always loads of choice and nicely cooked. Sometimes it was a little cool but there was a microwave if you needed it warmer. There was always loads of salad and fruit to choose from and lovely fresh bread and rolls.
The entertainment at night was dire. Bingo and the Conga and a guy who was always dressing up as a woman and running about all over the place!!!! it didn’t bother us out on the Terrace though.
The hotel is in a very quiet but nice area. The bus stops on the main road out side the hotel .It is less than 1 euro into Almeria and takes about 30 minutes. It’s a nice town to walk around.
If you don’t speak Spanish you will need a phrase book as it’s a very Spanish area and not many people speak any English at all, not even in the banks. If you need to change sterling cash you have to take your passport with you to the bank.
The Taxi from the airport was 16 euros each way.
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- Hotel Alcazaba Mar
- Alcazaba Mar Retamar
- Alcazaba Mar Hotel Retamar, Almeria, Spain