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Reviews of Hotel Don Ignacio 4 stars

Paseo Maritimo, s/n, 04118 San José, Spain

Review score

Based on 541 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.6

  • Comfort

    6.9

  • Location

    9.4

  • Facilities

    6.7

  • Staff

    8.1

  • Value for money

    6.8

  • Free WiFi

    5

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  • Reviewed: 2 September 2018

    5.4
    Adequate but unmemorable hotel stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very basic facilities for this level of hotel. Really only just a three star hotel: small pool, few staff and limited breakfast described as a buffet. No extra features - but adequate for a one night stay.

    Good location right on the beach.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2018

    6.7
    It can’t possibly have 4 stars
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room and the breakfast was not the expected according to the price and the hotel rate. Really basic rooms, not thoroughly cleaned.

    Great location by the beach

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    6.5
    A dated holiday hotel in a great location, Ok for a short stay or a base. The great fish restaurant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The towels were really thin and barely did their job. Beds comfortable, but bedding was cheap and nasty. No English TV channels, no cheese in breakfast selection, there was a note of apolgy, thogh one thinks that they could source chees mid week somewhere local

    The location was excellent, near to many bars and restaurants, with the beach only a stones throw away Breakfast was good with all food covered with cling film, a nice touch. A bit of a pain to park and get to reception, walking up and down steps galore.Nice pool area

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2018

    9.2
    Good place but wouldn't recommend the rooms overlooking the sea, especially on the first floor.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Our room was overlooking the pavement in front of the beach so everyone passing by could see us. We had to keep the curtains closed at all time. The swimming pool is tiny.

    The hotel is literally in front of the beach and there is a lot of restaurants near by.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 June 2018

    10
    Booked hotel before reading reviews, Not sure if the people...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Booked hotel before reading reviews, Not sure if the people who write some reviews live in gold plated palaces but for the money we payed we thought it was excellent. Our bedroomed had a balcony which was sea facing , very clean ,comfortable beds, mini fridge with 2 bottles of water , free tv, free aircon , shower gel, shampoo, razors and shaving cream etc, The breakfast was included in the price and included various meats,cheeses,fruit , yoghurts , breads, toast , pastries and more, all this for £54 for 2 people for a very pleasant night .

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2018

    9.6
    Relaxing, enjoyable stay at Hotel Don Ignacio and Bahia San José.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Would have liked mattresses for the sunbeds - not certain if they are available in the busier part of the season or when the pool is warm enough to swim.

    Our room was spacious and comfortable. We asked for a nice view and our room overlooked the bay. A very good breakfast available, continental or English. Superb location - a couple of minutes walk to the left for the port and the same to the right for the centre. We would definitely come back to this friendly hotel which we had for an excellent price.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 May 2018

    8.8
    Ideal location , clean but stuck in the 1970's
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The internet was very poor for this day and age. It was only available in the lobby and can imagine at the height of the summer it would be unusable. The owners need to move with the times and realise that people need the internet in their rooms fast enough to stream.

    Price out of season was good , ideal location on sea front

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    9.6
    Pleasant weekend away in a beautiful area of Spain.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    I would have liked a net curtain in the bedroom. I felt that I had to pull the existing curtains when I changed clothes or got ready for bed so that people outside could not see me.

    Excellent breakfast. Comfortable bed. Near plenty of bars and restaurants. Located on the promenade. friendly helpful staff.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2017

    9.6
    The hotel is beach front, has good free parking available ...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is quite dated and looking a little tired however this is reflected in the price and is great value for money.

    The hotel is beach front, has good free parking available and a lovely safe beach. It is very reasonably priced.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2017

    9.2
    We knew this hotel as we have already been there before.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The decoration of the rooms is a bit old and thus it looks more like a 3 star hotel than 4 star, but I guess it's location gives it an extra star. Even though there are lots of shops and restaurant near by, we had a feeling that the hotel lacks it's own cafeteria, which would be a great plus as they have some terrace area to sit down and enjoy the views.

    We knew this hotel as we have already been there before. The best thing about this hotel is it's location. Situated right in the center of the village, it makes a perfect place to stay at. You will stay really close to all the bars, restaurants and shops.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    5.0
    Hotel Don't Stay Here
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    I don't know how this hotel is 4*, I would think it's a 3* at a push! The rooms are all very basic, the beds and pillows are as hard as rocks. The towels are more like flannels they are so small - and they (along with the bed sheets) were stained. The walls are so thin we could hear every conversation our Spanish neighbours were saying - and could even hear them snoring throughout the night. What they also don't tell you is you only have a limited amount of hot water in your room - so definitely use this wisely. We would not stay here again. Although the location is right on the beach, we would rather have a 5 min walk to the beach, whilst staying in a different hotel.

    The location of this property is very convenient - with it being right on the beach. The staff are also very friendly, however unfortunately these are the only two good points about this hotel.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2017

    4.2
    Terrible quality, overpriced
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Don’t really know why it is 4*, to be honest. Terrible hotel, with terrible horror movie furniture, boor staff and fairly overpriced. The air conditioning did some crazy noise which wouldn’t let us sleep, sheets were stone-made, and towels just hurt. Breakfast was the worst, especially the mouldy fruit and the instant coffee that they “faked” to be fresh brew. If I had known what I was paying for in advance, I would have just taken a motel.

    Nice location.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 August 2017

    7.9
    nice hotel on the beach, but needs to sort out the pool and meals
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights

    overall it could be better if they served an evening meal but only serve food between 1 and 4pm, and all the local restaurants only open 7:30/8pm, also the local Spanish people not staying at the hotel use the pool so it is more like a community pool as the hotel staff don't stop them from using it so you find it very busy at certain times of the day

    bed comfy, ideal location for the beach,

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2017

    5.4
    Not brilliant!!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night

    Not given the room we paid for, no bath towels in the room, balcony not been swept, bath rail coming off, toilet constantly running, only 14 sunbeds for a 45 roomed hotel, bar not open in height of season, pool in a bad state of repair.

    The location.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2017

    6.7
    Fab location breakfast poor
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast cold meat cheese lying out not chilled, very basic. The hotel charged my credit card not given the option to pay cash so I incur bank charges for the conversion of euros to pounds sterling☹️

    location fantastic

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 July 2017

    6.3
    Location is superb.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Several things were mildly annoying: the safe in one of the rooms we were allocated had no key and the staff couldn't find one; there were some stains on the bedding and the mattress; and the towels were old and worn out. These issues certainly didn't spoil our stay - as mentioned, there are some very good things about this hotel - but, overall, it didn't really strike us as 4 star in quality, so it's a bit expensive for what you get.

    Location is superb. Pool area was clean. Room had a lovely balcony.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    7.1
    Good location but not 4 star
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    It was all a little tired, room a bit shabby, towels very thin, swimming pool area not very pleasant, breakfast not up to a 4 star standard

    The location was perfect, walking distance to beach restaurants shops.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 June 2017

    8.8
    great location right on beachfront
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    pillows were not that comfortable. You had to hold the shower head when showering as the bracket did not allow you to have the shower running and stand under it at the same time.

    location awesome.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2017

    7.9
    Great location, not worth 4 stars
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The continental buffet was very poor. No fresh croissants and pastries. All pre packed and looked like purchased from Mercadona. However, good selection of meat and plenty of fresh bread. Tea and coffee was rubbish, again not freshly made and left on table in thermos type flasks. Not really what I would expect from a 4 star Hotel. We stayed in a 2 star hotel recently and the cakes and croissants we fresh and the coffee made when requested, so not sure where they got 4 stars from. The swimming pool looked like it needed a good clean, loads of leaves in the bottom and bits of rubbish floating on top. Wi-Fi only in lobby and nowhere to plug any devices in should they need charging.

    Great Location, rooms comfortable and clean.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2017

    5.8
    Certainly not a 4* hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was dull, curtains and bedding were of poor quality and the room had not been cleaned properly for sometime,there was a large amount of hair and balls of dust under the bed. The bath towels were really really thin.

    Reception area was good, bright & cheerful.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2018

    6.5
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff attitude,breakfast. 3 star at best

    Location

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2018

    7.1
    An enjoyable, excellent value stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    WiFi poor. We had to sit in reception to connect. Bathroom gloomy .

    Right on the beach. Good pool

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 September 2018

    9.6
    all very nice
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    internet was slow sometimes impossible to use

    location to beach lovely quite hotel all good facilities

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2018

    6.7
    The location is great
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night

    very old hotel, with small rooms and very small swimming pool.. breakfast was not very good either

    The location is great

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2018

    9.6
    The location was perfect for the beach and restaurants
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The location was perfect for the beach and restaurants

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2018

    5.8
    it was ok nothing special at all
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Bed was old sheets also scruffy room

    Good location

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2018

    7.9
    Very clean and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There was no bar and the breakfast was very average for a 4 * hotel it was very basic

    Very clean and friendly staff

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    10
    Good place to stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2018

    9.2
    No English spoken when website states we speak your language...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No English spoken when website states we speak your language fortunately this did not affect our stay as I speak moderate Spanish

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    10
    Quiet & sunny!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Quiet & sunny! Near the sea & the village!

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    8.3
    Excellent we will return
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location right next to beach and 2 minute level walk to shops and restaurants. Hotel spacious and really clean.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2018

    7.5
    The wifi only works down in reception
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The wifi only works down in reception

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2018

    10
    Everything.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing - ALL good

    Everything.... fantastic!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    9.2
    Excellent value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Full sea view as all rooms only have half or side view

    Location

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2018

    10
    Recommendable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very welcoming and friendly personnel. Cozy room and everything was clean

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2018

    8.3
    If we could have got a coffee in the afternoon or evening it would have been excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could not get any drinks. Cafeteria was not open. No WiFi in rooms

    Good location, nice hotel

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2017

    8.8
    So close to beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing to fault

    So close to beach

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2017

    8.3
    Ideal seaside location for chilling out after a 2 week holiday in the mountains
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    More greenery around outside spaces/pool would have improved experience

    Near beach-plus pool

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2017

    6.7
    Pleasant stay good location .
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Distance from secure parking to hotel,also charge of €10.

    Location easy walking to beach and to attractive village of San Jose .

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    6.7
    Excellent location right on the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Staff were indifferent. Price too high for the outdated hotel.

    Excellent location right on the beach.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    7.9
    Good location and nice pool
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels need renewal

    Good location and nice pool

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2017

    3.3
    Awful hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything

    Dreadful hotel

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    8.3
    Brilliant location for beach and restaurants
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels! Small and thin!

    Staff friendly and helpful, position excellent, breakfast very good

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2017

    6.3
    Great for an out of season break
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air conditioning needs a service, too loud to have on. A change of sheets mid week would have been nice and the bathroom cleaned as well.

    The pool

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    7.1
    no wifi in the room
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    no wifi in the room

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2017

    8.3
    Loved the location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Towels are too small

    Location, friendly staff, excellent breakfast

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2016

    5.0
    Great location, poor cleaning
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bath curtain was very filthy and smelled.

    The location is great, in front of the beach

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    5.4
    Location , staff helpful ,
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Had reserved high floor , seaview , but was offered low floor , had to ask about high floor which they then changed for us , couldn't get wifi in room had to sit in reception to get wifi ,mini bar was 2 small bottles of water ,lock broken on balcony door , rail on balcony loose , wardrobe door stuck ,

    Location , staff helpful ,

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2015

    8.3
    Excellent location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Not much. Although the pool water looked ok (clean), the pool walls (tiles) looked like they needed a good clean. Although reception staff were friendly and approachable, there was no info in rooms. Although the outside of the hotel looked well-maintained, the decore inside looked a bit worn in places which made the hotel look like a bit tired. All minor points that didn't spoil our stay at all!

    Excellent location. Friendly staff. Lack of parking not really an issue as free, public parking right next to hotel. Rooms had balconies. Free safe in room for valuables. Great breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2015

    6.7
    The position of the hotel on the beach and in the middle of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel is by no means a 4 star. the rooms were small, the double bed was tiny. The hotel is well overdue a make over

    The position of the hotel on the beach and in the middle of the town was superb. The staff were friendly

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2015

    10
    Friendly staff, clean rooms, lovely views from
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Friendly staff, clean rooms, lovely views from the balcony and a good selection for breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    2.5
    Nothing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Grim rooms,grim staff overall pretty grim. Certainly not 4 star.

    Nothing

  • Reviewed: 19 July 2015

    7.9
    Being right on the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wifi was poor. Could only get access in reception.

    Being right on the beach. Relatively easy parking for the time of year.

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2015

    7.5
    Bath Towels very thin more like large tea towels
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bath Towels very thin more like large tea towels

  • Reviewed: 4 July 2015

    6.7
    Location almost on the beach
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast - very poor quality.

    Location almost on the beach

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    8.3
    Friendly, helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Friendly, helpful staff. Good size room, balcony with sea view. Maid service excellent. Plenty of towels, soap etc. Fridge was very handy,

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    8.8
    Location by the beach and port.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No Wi-fi in bedrooms, only available in hotel lobby

    Location by the beach and port. Swimming Pool Friendly,helpful staff

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    9.2
    Position of hotel - right on the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Position of hotel - right on the beach. Comfortable and clean, lovely staff. We go back in ten days for the Fiesta of San Juan. Perfect

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2015

    7.5
    Really close to the beach.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Swimpool not clean.

    Really close to the beach.

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