On arriving the staff were very welcoming. The hotel itself is very nice and kept very well. We had a great pool view, if you don't have a good view it would be disappointing.
The pool area is lovely with trees casting shade and the great sized swimming pool. They did activities also like zumba in the water and things for kids. If you don't want to take beach towels the hotel do a towel rental for 5 Euro deposit and you have two hours a day to change it, brilliant service all free.
The positioning of the hotel right on the beach was lovely. If you like walking its a 40 minute walk from the hotel into the town along the beach, this was great for us but if you don't like walking much its not so great for you.
There is a restaurant on the beach side of the hotel that did very good fresh fish and you can watch the sun set on 180 degree view of the sea...beautiful. Also a cocktail bar above this looking cross the sea and across to the view of cadiz.
The staff were all very kind and helpful. the room we had was a comfy and cleaned every day.
We are a a couple in our mid 20's and if you like a holiday to chill out and relax its a great place, but if you want to have a bit of a party theres not much going on.
If you want a super chilled environment, with lovely staff its a great place to go. We don't have kids but it would be great for a family with a car, and for anyone wanted to shut off and have total relaxation.
The beach is just HUGE and sometimes the tide comes right in and theres very little beach, and sometimes its right out and the beach is huge, we liked this it was beautiful.
The local town Rota is nice to walk around and its easy to get a boat over to Cadiz for the day. There are also buses that run to Seville etc the reception will tell you all about that.
The restaurant by the pool didn't do the best food. We were pretty disappointed by the quality of that, but if you wanted a quick bite it would keep you going until dinner.
Theres a really nice 2nd pool on the roof with a gym, however you have to pay an extra charge to use this space and you can't pay daily only for the whole stay or from day 3 till the end etc. In addition to this you then have to pay an extra charge to sit on the nice beds. So thats a bit disappointing to pay so much then have to pay extra again.
The rooms didn't have a kettle. Being British thats a pretty big thumbs down.
The food was amazing in the restaurant out by the beach however we did get terrible food poisoning from the prawns on our last night. I'm sure it was an unfortunate isolated event, but it did rather ruin our last 24 hours and make our journey home like hell on earth. Despite this our other meals were amazing, and i would go back! (Just not for the prawns)
If you wanted to go to a different restaurant or to a bar on the beach it is a 40 min walk if you don't have a car, luckily we like walking. But there is a really lovely little beach bar we forgot the name but it has a surfer vibe, you won't miss it.
If your a foodie, this is probably not the place for you. We found it hard to find food we liked in and around Rota, we're not fussy just maybe spoilt living in London, but we found it hard.