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Doctor Delgado Carrasco, s/n, 21410 Isla Cristina, Spain

#3 of 10 hotels in Isla Cristina

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Based on 927 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.8

  • Comfort

    8.7

  • Location

    8

  • Facilities

    8.5

  • Staff

    8.8

  • Value for money

    8.1

  • Free WiFi

    7.9

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  • Reviewed: 21 August 2018

    10
    Great place!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 7 nights

    I'm not sure if I should put it here: this time hotel restaurant led us through different flavours of other cuisines: Italian, Marocan, Mexican. As we are from Poland we would rather prefer to stick to local tastes but I can understand that for Spanish people it's a bit boring. Do not get me wrong! Everything was more than perfect during meals!

    Very spacious room and comfortable bed. Cleanning ladies always helpfull and keeping everything in perfect condition. Hotel entertainment was additional bonus! Hotel staff were helpful. It was pleasure to stay here for second time and for sure we'll come back. Great breakfast and dinner bufet - enormous choice!

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2018

    6.3
    On the swimming pool bar, no control of who gets first and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Twin Room with Extra Bed (2 adults + 1 child)
    • Stayed 6 nights

    On the swimming pool bar, no control of who gets first and many many many people got served before others that were there first. Sometimes I had to wait for more than 10 minutes to get a drink...

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2018

    8.8
    The bed was soooo comfortable - had a fantastic nights sleep.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A little disappointed with the rudeness of the restaurant staff - swiping plates without asking when you were putting fork to mouth, efficiency to the absolute extreme.

    The bed was soooo comfortable - had a fantastic nights sleep. The entertainment was good and reception staff helpful, friendly and could speak English.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    7.9
    Great staff and hotel located in a terrible location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The location and sound leaking into the room from the lobby and other rooms, the dugly surrounding and dirty beach

    The staff, the food, the pool and activities

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 May 2018

    6.7
    Acceptable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The food was not a very good standard. I think because everyone, apart from us, were all inclusive the standard of food suffered. Also the entertainment was very poor. However, we were only there for two nights.

    Clean and comfortable

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2018

    10
    Amazing, highly recommended
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Need to learn how to make a cappuccino

    The staff were readily available to help. Rooms were amazing value as well as perfectly clean. Pool was amazing and the location was great walking distance to the beach(5 minutes)

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    8.3
    An inexpensive, fun trip in low season. Hotel is fine but Isla Cristina very quiet in Nov.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The corridor outside the room was uncarpeted and my partner's heels echoed like crazy. Paid parking was hardly any better than on the street. Isla Cristina is a little basic as a destination.

    Dinner buffet was good and inexpensive. Very spacious room and bed great. Hotel entertainment was an unexpected bonus (during Nov), we had a Flamenco Group. Hotel staff were helpful.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    8.3
    Best sleep ever
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beach is not that close and access is poor with the pram, we ended up carying it. Pathway to the beach is not nice.

    Breakfast was very good and beds were very comfortable, slept like a baby

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2017

    8.8
    Great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Drinks were not included in the dinner meals that were included in our package

    Well located, large rooms, building is starting to age, but still very nice. Staff is helpful. Great variety in the buffet, although not all food is as good.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2017

    8.8
    Nice pool area and clean rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Twin Room with Extra Bed (2 adults + 1 child)
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lobby was a little dull and dark. There is nothing to do in Isla Cristina so I think the hotel should be cheaper because of it's location. Had to pay for parking and safe which orher 4 star hotels has no charge for this.

    Nice pool area and clean rooms

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    9.2
    Family-friendly charter-style hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The beach in front of the hotel is not one of the better ones in the area. The hotel is situated far from the town center and adjacent some less-than-hospitable areas.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2017

    10
    Excellent hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Very nice hotel and very good value. Good quality food with lots of choice, all buffet style. Evening meal an absolute bargain at 12 euros including wine!!. Room clean and spacious with balcony. Bathroom very clean with a good shower. We were on the fourth (top) floor and heard no noise whatsoever. Good evenings entertainment too.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2016

    5.8
    With a baby buggy is difficult to access the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (2 adults + 1 child)
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    With a baby buggy is difficult to access the beach. Well, our room bathroom was smelling as an ashtray also a beach view was not rely like it, more 'the roof' view, but yes, on the left side if really wanted you could see the see.. Just enjoy it would be too complicated.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2016

    8.3
    very crowded. great for kids.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment (2 Adults + 2 Children)
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Very crowded. The pool is full, there is always noise. you have to stand in line to enter the restaurant (and there is only one, and one pool bar with snacks). If you want to rest, some time of peace and quiet.., at least in the summer, this is not for you.

    This is a typical big chain beach hotel. Spacious and confortable rooms. Great variaty and good quality in the buffets. Hardworking (thouth a bit "amateaur", but that is also usual) animation team, with great care and talent for kids. Close to the beach. Great for families with small/medium children.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2018

    8.3
    Food and cleaning
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Twin Room with Extra Bed (2 adults + 1 child)
    • Stayed 10 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food and cleaning

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    10
    Unas vistas espectaculares.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Todo, en general.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2018

    10
    Loved the place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location is perfect

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2018

    8.8
    Nothing
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 December 2017

    9.2
    ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was slightly complicated to find the parkin place and entrance to parking hall.

    good breakfast

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2017

    7.5
    Juice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Juice. Beach. The area surrounding the resort. Run down.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 August 2017

    4.6
    Fair for the money !
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Pillows. Bed. Too long to check in

    Rest and bar service was fast and amicable

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2016

    8.3
    Great reception,friendly and fast with no fuss..value for money breakfast!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The town!

    Sea view and spacious room with balcony

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2016

    7.5
    They made us feel special.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Twin Room with Extra Bed (2 adults + 1 child)
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Noisy AC even if not working

    They made us feel special.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    6.7
    The hotel, the food and the staff, very nice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The town was very boring, nothing interesting outside the hotel.

    The hotel, the food and the staff, very nice...

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 9 May 2016

    6.3
    The breakfast buffet was good and the room spacious and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    More visible mold in the bathroom than acceptable for the amount of money paid.

    The breakfast buffet was good and the room spacious and colors pleasing.

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2015

    9.2
    Nice hotel in a quiet place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Mosquitos were very annoying.

    Nice hotel in a quiet place. Very good breakfast and dinner as well. It was good decision to book half board option. Helpfull, smiling staff. Wonderful beach with lot of shell.

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2015

    8.8
    Great buffet with plenty of variety and good quality food...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    With all the ongoing activities it sometimes got a bit noisy... It would be good to have a few more quiet moments in the pool area. But I am sure the activities are great for couples with bigger kids (ours still a baby). Good to go early for meals as it can get very crowded and noisy!

    Great buffet with plenty of variety and good quality food and drink. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good room. Lots of ongoing activities for kids and grown-ups. Wi-Fi surprisingly good, worked all through the hotel!

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2015

    8.3
    Even though there was a small language barrier (our fault...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Our bedroom was on the front of the hotel and very noisy owing to a festival opposite.

    Even though there was a small language barrier (our fault not theirs ) the staff were extremely friendly and very welcoming. Nothing was to much trouble. Thankyou.

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2015

    9.6
    Staff very helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    To be put in two separate rooms as a family. Very noisy trolleys with plates at dinner time, chaos. Safety box in the rooom too expensive it should be free.

    Staff very helpful and friendly. Breakfast amazing choice and good quality overall. Apartment was excellent for a family. The kids loved the pool area.

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2015

    9.6
    Suits us as only 40minutes away.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The small shop never seemed to be open and doesn't sell english newspapers

    Suits us as only 40minutes away. All inclusive good for kids. Been back many times.

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2015

    5.4
    Clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Dated package holiday hotel, not 4 star. The town is 15min walk and grubby. Uncomfortable foam mattress .

    Clean. Easy parking on street, may be harder in high season.

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2015

    9.2
    Comfortable apartment with a lovely view
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Although the food was good the dining room was far too crowded and so noisy it was impossible to speak to each other. The corridors had no lights until you walked past sensors which were very slow to work so everything was dim.

    Comfortable apartment with a lovely view

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2015

    4.6
    Location+traditionally good breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    All the rest.We could not sleep all night long. First, mosquitos that seem to live there for a long time as we had noticed a lot of marks on the walls from previous guests who had killed many of them.Second, the bed. I was scratching myself all the time.Perhaps,something in an old mattress.Weird composition of two mattresses actually, one, a new, on top, the second,obviuosly old, beneath. Softest pillows and bed you just slump in. Problems with water, or cold, or hot. Staff is not helping as well. The girl at reception denied to add Iberia Plus number saying that the hotel has no agreement with it. Tried to explain that in other Barcelo I managed to enter it without problems but the girl just paid no attention saying it is not possible. It seems that for Booking reservations they give old rooms ! As according to our Booking reservation it was a superior room but cannot beleive it! The hotel needs renovation in all senses!!! Was strange to have this experience as Barcelo used to have a good reputation that now is no that guaranteed.

    Location+traditionally good breakfast

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2015

    7.9
    Excellent for families;
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Excellent for families; good variety of food. Great entertainment team

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2015

    9.6
    - Barcy Club Activities for the Kids
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    - Barcy Club Activities for the Kids - Overall Activities - Helpful Staff - Breakfast & Dinners

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2015

    8.8
    Staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Queues for meals.

    Staff All inclusive

  • Reviewed: 18 August 2015

    9.6
    Location, organization, confort
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Too many people for one lift in the right area. Poor wifi.

    Location, organization, confort

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