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★★★★★

“Out of Season Trip to Almunecar, Spain”

Written on: 10/05/2014 by Suncat101 (1 review written)

The flights from Bristol, our local airport were very convenient at good times of the day. The flight provider Ryan Air has erratic hand luggage rules which is very frustrating! Often people travel with more than their hand luggage and are allowed on board... but we were made to pack a handbag on the outbound flight and on the return flight, requested to re pack our carry on luggage to evenly balance out loads. However we immediately saw other passengers with clearly, larger carry on luggage together with handbags etc :(. Ryan Air website is also very difficult to negotiate and its hard to not pay any extras by accident.

Almunecar was lovely, unpretentious and quiet out of season. Reasonable prices, plenty of supermarkets and boutiques, lovely long promenade, safe, clean and tidy. Shingle beaches with WC facilities and exercise equipment. With a hire car it is a good base for travel to Granada (Alhambra 1.5hrs)and Seville (3hrs) using great motorways and a-roads.
Hotel Playa Spa was fabulous!
The staff were welcoming and helpful at all times. Our room was as requested (a view) large, comfortable with a small fridge and air conditioning at no extra cost. Large bathroom, a bit dated, with bidet. Good views over the pool and coast. Good soundproofing. Shame no tea and coffee making facilities. Good-size indoor pool and jacuzzi. Lovely outdoor pool with slide and heated jacuzzi.
Breakfast and Dinner Buffet ; this was fabulous due to variety, with freshly omlettes, made meat and fish made while you wait.
Wi Fi free for 1 hour in the lobby was quite slow, there are many cafes/bars nearby with wi fi however.