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Second stay, just as good as before. Room with breakfast great value. Good buffet breakfast, and dinner if required. Nothing negative. Clientele this trip mostly German or Spanish, older, quiet and pleasant: busy but not crowded in early October. Not sure I would want to stay in midsummer, when it is likely to be crowded with families. Location on the beach but out of town, so car really required. Some good restaurants half a mile or so towards the town, and of course in the town itself, but parking more difficult there.
Nice location at the coast, just steps from the beach.
good location and views. beds not very good.
The hotel was close to beach, centre of town and church. Reception staff were most accommodating and friendly. I couldn't eat the salty fish at lunch once.
The Hotel Playa de la Luz is a beautiful hotel. The location is great for those that love the beach. They do a great job in making guests feel comfortable. The hotel is a great choice for international guests that want to be pampered. There was nothing I didn't like about the Playa de la Luz.
The public parts of the Hotel were 1st class The room we had was tiny and poorly presented. The guests of the major tour operators got far superior rooms at the same price we paid
Friendly and efficent staff
Very nice room and location. Breakfast was a very nice spread. Pool bar was good and nicely priced Bad smell in bathroom. Also, water in shower went from very cold to scalding hot frequently while I was bathing without adjusting the temperature control
The location was nice and parking convienent even if it was not free. The price was more expensive than I think it deserved. I guess that is the price for staying by the beach.
Location and room size
fantastic location, superb a la carte restaurand, fabulous breakfast and good service Nothing
Easy walking distance to the town, the beach. No air conditioning and no air flow in the room, it was pretty hot. The shower kept going from ice cold to burning hot in seconds.
The location is wonderful, the view was amazing, the food and wine and excellent. The entire staff was always helpful and understanding. The parking spaces are very small for more than a compact car
The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was perfect for walking around Rota. The beach is cleaned each morning and the sand is soft. Although my visit in Rota was business related, I felt on a semi-vacation. The food at the hotel is also very good.
Great location! Fantastic breakfast included in rates. The staff could if been more helpful in sight seeing questions.
The location is fabulous! We were on the water and walking distance to the main walking/shopping/dining street. The staff was friendly and helpful and the hotel itself is beautifully appointed.
The hotel was very nice and the staff were very helpful. Especialy when I found, what looked like a baby silverfish in the bed. The staff had the bed chnged immediately.The buffet breakfast was a plus also as there are no resturants readily available in the local area. Also during the winter season, they did not chatge for parking.
the food and golf course
Golf location, quiet place, very good training and golf facilities.Stayed there two years ago and hope to return. No
Good price/quality relationship People should have place to park the car as the parking (although exists) is not working. With the current process to manage this problem, guests are forced to carry the luggage for a few hundred feets to reach the hotel... Unnecessary as there is a underground space that could be used.
Almost nothing The hotel is built of 5 different buildings, far from each other, especialy in very rainy day as we had. We came to enjoy the spa, it was 500m away and it was so full of local people that we couldn´t entre. They shouldn't define the hotel as spa hotel but as an hotel who exidently has a near by spa which you have to reserve your entrance weeks earlier.
Staff, facilities very good, could not be faulted. Nothing
The sea and beaches and nice surroundings (mostly due to the golf courses). After the classy atmosphere and excellent service of the Barcelo in Malaga, this hotel was somewhat of a dissapointment. It looked cheap, the service was very slow or non-existent (e.g. waiting more than 30 min for a simple sandwich) while it was the most expensive booking of our entire trip. Restaurant only has buffet menu.
Location-at the Golf course
restaurant food was of a high standard the practice of dogs left alone in rooms as a dog owner I know they get lonely they then start to bark as they are in unfamiliar surroundings better to leave them at home
We didn't know that we had to make a reservation to get into the spa.
The location and view were outystanding, there was a very warm welcome all our requests were met on the spot. It was all we expected
the staff were very friendly and helpful and the sea view was fantastic
Very nice view to the see, comfortable room. Restaurant only served some menu for dinner; there was no a la cart choice to have dinner.
It´s layed practically at the beach, close to the busy souvenir and bars/restaurants (during season!) street, nice big pool and garden, parking lot (plenty of space off season), dont know about season time though! Very friendly, lovely people, good food. Getting there through the town.... despite navigator! Stick to the bigger streets and dont let your navi get you through the lovely but mostly one way streets in the city center... you´ll find yourself circling a lot (nothing to do with hotel though). Hotel itself was busy even in off season. We liked it.
Place is good, near to beach, K for visiting Cadiz. Free car park
Staff were very friendly and location was brilliant Aircon was not v cold but it was ok
it is a 4 star hotel at the beach quite empty late in october. The beach is very clean and save even for little kids. Only 5 km from the center of Puerto Santa Maria and about 20 km from Jerez (20€ by taxi really worth to visit with its huge farmers markets !!!) swimming pool was closed like in all other hotels in October;-((
Good value for money.
maybe because of the disco next door one had to endure a lot of noise during the night front office was not able to charge my Amex card (on purpose?)
I liked the fact the staff were fluent in english. One small issue was that there was no way adjust room temperature, as one night was a little cold and the room temperature could not be increased.
Access to Cadiz was good via the ferry The hotel garage is really only suitable for small cars. We scratched out rental BMW318 triing to negotiate the entrance.
Location, price, cleanliness, and friendly staff.
The receptionists at the Hotel Caribe are the very best. They are always very pleasant and extremely helpful. It is always a joy to stay at the Hotel Caribe. I noticed that the bar/cafeteria were closed more often than in the past.
Close to bus line...decent places to eat/buy food within short distance...very nice staff, good English, helpful...very nice pool. Rooms need some renovating, especially showers, which are still way too SMALL!...but still a great value for what I paid (46 e, includes adequate breakfast).
noisey! rooms were not very sound proof and very noisey.
The great staff..best resturant/lounge in town..and the location in relation to the beach. like all/most hotels in the area..no washcloths in the restroom.
Very conveniently located; comfortable rooms; staff very friendly and supportive
All the staff were very helpfull and friendly
Value for the area. Fast in room internet. Nice balcony in room. Free parking is rare in Spain. Overall this is a good place to stay. Shower water temperature can change up or down quickly.
The cleanliness was excellent throughout the whole hotel language with night staff were excellent. food on the hotel menu was excellent both in preparation and presentation and price No
It would have been nice to be able to boil water in the room, ie if the hotel had supplied an electric kettle.
Excellent value for the money: you can see the beach and the ocean from your hotel room, it has a small balcony; nice courtyard for dining
The cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in. The best hostel in terms of not only value, but in cleanliness, location and emenities. Excellent!! Room was a bit loud during peak hours.
Location, 20m from the beach. Generous room size. Street parking available. Friendly although no English spoken. My room faced the street and shared a wall with the elevator. Noisy from scooters, voices from a cafe until 1am and the elevator. I paid extra for a balcony but it was very small and was on the street and too noisy to enjoy. I asked to change rooms but this was not possible. This may have been just my own unfortuate experence. Interior facing rooms were probably ok.
Not much! As the Spanish cannot make tea (They put hot milk in it) and as I dislike coffee I asked for a cup of hot water (I'd got instant tea with me) I was soon told, yes if you pay.
Macavi is a good hotel. We will recomend him for friends. Nice staff, comfortable room and very good location.
The staff were top quality. It was clean and sharp. The town was awful. Don't go if you don't need to - too many ignorant Americans.
Very kind and helpful staff. Perfectly comfortable bed! Very clean!! I was able to smell the cigarette smoke from downstairs. It wasn't terribly strong, but I didn't care for it.
This place is a block from the beach, has a great restaurante and an excellent staff. The room was so clean and very nice. I would have liked to be able to get coffee in the morning before 0900. But it was not the worst things
Amazing old monastery building - like staying in a museum! The pool closed the day we got there with no warning, and we had to beg the staff just to let us sit in the sun next to it (seeming as the solarium was closed too). Apparently the problem was it 'winter' but it was also 25 degrees plus!
A fabulous building with so much of interest and beauty and very friendly and helpful staff location wasn't the best
The room was old, with dated fixtures and furniture. The room was also quite hot, and it never really cooled down during our stay in early June. The hotel does a substantial business in wedding receptions, and they allow loud music to be played late into the night. The kitchens sit roughly in the very middle of the hotel, and they are not well ventilated - the entire first floor of rooms smells of frying food every night. Finally, the staff was not particularly helpful. For example, they refused to reconfirm our international departure flight for us; they told us that they could only telephone the airport and not the carrier.
reception desk staff very helpfull breakfast room staff (with the exception of 1 woman) were rude and unhelpful, could not even get a cup of coffee, reception gave us partial refund when my husband complained at check out
Being an old monastery, the hotel was very charming with old paintings and antiques and curios.
General ambience of foyer and reception areas, also pool very good. Staff really nice and helpful too. Rooms were not four star standard. Also it was at the upper end of trhe scale in terms of rate.
Historical building with good facilities we enjoyed our two days stay
The hotel was extremely relaxing and comfortable and well up to the standard of these type of Spanish hotels i.e. Paradors, converted castles etc,many of which we have stayed in over a long period of years. Nothing really. Just difficult to find especially as given directions(coming by car) were incorrect.
a great house with history, spacious room, pool in the garden. the room was not quiet at all, the street nearby, yelling people on the other side of the street in the building right next too. The promised "king-size" bed was a queen size... in the best case... not even this. our room was not cleaned by the stuff in the morning as we wished to stay private, after we left the hotel no one tryed to clean it or to change the towels
the central location ------- good breakfast
Beautiful building, centrally placed.
Spatious rooms. The SPA is good but could be better. The included buffet breakfast was very good Many drawbacks here. Before going you should really ask yourself if there is a real need for going far from everything else and spend all this money. The apartments are big, but very poor refined. The hotel staff (low season?) is slow (30-40 min for a checkin/checkout) and poorly trained. The swimming pool is little but if you want to take a sunbath, be sure to have your spray for flies and mosquitos. Check carefully the door handles as you could be trapped in your bath for hours...
Location and quietness, but most staff not to co-operative except two ladies trying to assist really. service has room for improvement.no internet connection in public place.access to spa only by extra payments. sun chairs packed away in evening but not easily accessible in the morning
Quiet and clean Staff was a mighty cold although helpful
The staff provided excellent service and were always willing to help. Nice weather and great beaches
- good standing and nice design
layout & facilities could be a little cleaner
Very nice apartment. The heated swimming pool is fantastic.
We liked the layout of the apartment, the quietness and the area. We did not like having to pay 6 euros for the use of the indoor pool, in view of the price of the apartment. Some of the features in the apartment were old (fridge) or broken (safe) and had not been fixed/replaced.
enviroment, flowers, garden, pool little expensive
Apartment location & accessability to the swimming pool distance from main town
Bed was very comfy. Simple coffee and toast was a very nice breakfast, apart from their breakfast buffet which we did not try. Overall, all the hotel staff were very nice to us. Could clearly hear cleaning staff in hallway in the AM talking.
Friendly welcome. Clean large rooms set around a lovely courtyard.
Very pleasant hotel at very reasonable (low season) price. Soundproofing between rooms inadequate: neighbours' snoring and bathrooms to be heard through the walls.
Very relaxing stay
The quietness and comfort Dinner
It was an charming historic refurbished building and in a very convenient part of the town. All the hotel staff were pleasant and extremely helpful. We had a very enjoyable trip. This would not be a hotel for a family 'bucket and spades' holiday and it was not right in the centre of town - a pleasant 5-10 minute walk into the delightful Puerto de Santa Maria. Both of which pleased us. Nothing at all.
This is a hotel of great character and charm with modern facilities.
Elegant and charming hotel with many features of the original bodega. The lack of a pool but they are planning one for next year in the courtyard.
A very great hotel! If you are on halfboard, you´ll really enjoy it. The food is really excellent and of high quality and freshness. The staff is very helpful for whatever you would like to do in the region. The city by itself does not have a great interest
The Hotel was clean and offered all the necessary facilities. There was a relaxing courtyard where one could easily while away the hours. The restaurant was excellent as is their twin restaurant in the town a few minutes walk away. The staff were ultra helpful in providing details of places to visit and eat in Cadiz. It is conveniently placed for the fast and cheap (€2.10) catamaran ferry to Cadiz.
peaceful/ good food/excellent service/good value no
Everything, it was an excellent hotel, with a huge and comfortable room. Real value for money. Excellent hotel stuff, especially the receptionist.
Relax and budget
We visited the hotel for my wifes 60th birthday - we could not have wished for a more perfect setting. The bedroom was large and very comfortable. The staff friendly and attentive and the gardens were magnificent, The food was excellent and good value for money. We will certainly stay there again and would recommend it to anyone who wants somewhere special.
All of the staff were very helpful. Hotel was comfortable and food was very good Rather a long way from the old town. It took and hour each way to walk
The rooms and facilities including the different swimmingpools were very good. Also the location is perfect with only 1-2 minutes drive to a fantastic beach. They should have better wireless internet connection. We had to use a cable in the room. Only staff working in the reception spoke/understood english.
The hotel is a bit 'strange', in the beginning we felt like we were all alone, but then it seemed that there are also appartments with a very large pool. Rooms are spacious, but beds are hard. Large bathrooms. Nobody explained us anything, so we checked it out ourselves. Personnel is not really friendly, especially at breakfast. Airco was broken for three days and same period they asked us to shut windows during night because of fumidation of gardens. Strange timing. Hard beds.
vast room, very comfortable, with very good quality for money. services and staff of very good level just a little bit difficult to locate
quiet location room was not vacuumed very well no balcony rooms overlooking harbour were better
The lady at the reception was absolutely charming. Very spacious room with 2 double beds and nice, comfortable bathroom. Huge terrace which overlooked the harbour. You could nearly touch the boats. We regretted to be able to stay only one night. We shall certainly go back. Although the room had been cleaned properly, the carpets and the sofa in the room look a bit "tired".
Great room with a huge balcony. In its class this must be about the largest room we have had as well. Easy to walk to the beach and a few local bars. We used it as stop over on the way to Portugal from Spain. Nothing worth mentioning.
The room was great and the staff was helpful. Modern and clean and comfortable. Oddly, it seems like the prices were so reasonable for such a room because it's in some half finished development that was hit by the recession and simply never recovered. The hotel is great, and the surrounding area is pleasant and safe, it's just bizarre because it's a lot of rich people who clearly invested in this area then got rocked by the recession, so now all the rich people hang out next to half finished houses and their yachts (the hotel is literally a yacht club as well).
the most thing which i was wondered is silence and relax nothing
The room was spaceous and the terras was very large. Also the location of the hotel at the marina was very good. Even for a new hotel there was already a lot of damage to various items. Although a lot of facilites were mentioned at the hotel, hardly any facility was open and the staff was ok but not overly friendly.
Wonderful the whole stay! Nothing
the location was very convenient to the beach and shopping areas n/a
I could come and go at any time
staff and exalent location room small but very clean
Relaxed atmosphere. Easy access to town and specifically to the beautiful beach
Staff was friendly and helpful Rooms were a little smal.
Very helpful staff. Comfortable but small room
The receptionist was very friendly and helpful. No complaints.
Room wide and very clean Breakfast Some of the staff is not kind
The location is quite good to walk around the city. Too expensive for the quality of services. The room was full of sand and the staff took lots of time to clean it properly. There is no reason to pay so much for so bad service. breakfast was really really bad. And the prices rise on high season and it seem that the service quality decrease! Don't understand how is possible to charge 140 euros/nigh and have a so bad service! I don't recommend to stay on this hotel!
The hotel is conveniently located and very pleasant. Our room was well appointed and completely comfortable. There were several amenities that bumped the hotel into a significantly better than average experience. My only complaint is that it was impossible to take a shower without covering the bathroom floor with water. The half-door on the shower is ill-conceived and the seal at the bottom ineffective. Otherwise, we had a very good experience at Los Cantaros.
very well located, and a parking next door a litle bit noisy
The service, the professionalism and the smile of the staff. They were very helpful and welcoming. we just checked the breakfast at the hotel and we found it poor in variety. we didn't have any there.
Friendly staff and central location. Lots of good restaurants and bars within easy walking distance Can be a little noisy due to tiled floors
Rooms were lovely and was nice to arrive to a smiling face. Great location in regards to train\bus staion, and ferry, and restaurant and bars. The staff were effecient. The spa bath couldve been cleaned better. Breakfast was included in our price which was good because although it was not bad it was not exceptional and probably wouldnt have spent alot of money on it.
Good, central location. Anonymity if you wanted it. Staff helpful. Other residents slam doors late at night and voices/plumbing can be hgeard from adjoining rooms. but this is par for the course in Spain.
Nothing wrong with this hotel Stuff was not friendly, the hotel looks kind of old, 10 euros per day parking for motorbike was too much,
We enjoyed our brief stay and mostly were keen to be near the port for the cadiz ferry - the hotel met this criteria for us. no
Spacious and clean. The staff was very helpful especially at the breakfast. Difficult to find even with a GPS.
Very impressed by the interior, good information from the reception, good rooms, View from the balkon good be better, good breakfast.Easy acces to main roads. View from the balkon good be better,
Friendly staff No facilities for making tea or coffee in the room. Although describded as an apartment hotel many rooms are no equiped as apartments. The hotel is nearly impossoble to find
The staff were extremely friendly and very accomodating. We were travelling with two small children and it was an ideal hotel for us with plenty of space in the bedroom, with a fridge and hob also in the room. A very enjoyable stay.
The quiet residential area where the hotel's situated, very close to the beach and the promenade. Quite a stroll away from the centre and difficult to access if one doesn't have a car.
Excellent attitude and very helpful staff. Very quiet relaxing atmosphere. Very spacious rooms.
interesting building design very helpful,kind, pleasant staff.the hotel was exceptionally clean. no
made to feel at home ,and we where important to the staff no
Very helpful staff, room design. Not really a dislike, but travellers should be made aware that English is not spoken by staff at this hotel. The staff made every effort to assist and we got by with a little "spanglish"!
Clean hotel, lovely staff, nice sized bedrooms, relaxing pool area and great location -very close to the beach.
The silence and the surroundings
Very good restaurant with food at very reasonable prices.
Great staff, very clean, very close to the beach, great value! It would have been nice to have a bigger variety at breakfast, but I really can't complain since it was free.
Very nice hotel Good location Parking possibility
It had a nice garden with a pool, and location was good - it was located in a residential area, so parking was easy, and the beach was just 15 minutes walk. The staff did not speak much English, and both quality and variety of the breakfast were poor, even for a two-star hotel. Besides, the isolation of the rooms was not good, we could here our neighbors very clearly (even though they were really not loud).
The room was comfortable and well air conditioned. When I got into my room, workmen were drilling next door for a good half hour. This continued a couple of days later. The hotel is a five-minute walk from the beach, but it's always too windy to go there and so there are hardly any people on the beach...so the hotel isn't what I expected. When I tried to book an extra night, the reception staff told me to use booking.com again...so I went elsewhere. The hotel is a good 45-minute walk from the main town centre of Puerta de Santa Maria and there are prostitutes touting for trade on that walk.
We just stay for one night no
the bed, the lobby poor insulation, the buzzing noise from the main and other noise from various sources, like flushing, human activity etc. Breakfast was abysmal.
Very friendly and helpful bar/restaurant staff. Cheap room rates. Clean rooms. Awful bathroom facilities. Very thin walls, so pretty noisy. No natural light in the room. Couldn't get over to the other side of my room without climbing over the bed!