Buffet breakfast with English cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner with vegetarian option. All Inclusive is available until October 2015.
Beer, wine, soft drinks and water with lunch and dinner and house wine, sangria, soft drinks, water, coffee, tea, national beers and spirits for adults.
Snacks, afternoon tea, coffee and biscuits. Ice-cream until 18.00.
Great hotel and location. All inclusive was great. Food good. Pool small. Entertainment fun. Great for families.... I try not to go back to the same place twice but would make an exception for the Hotel Santa Monica.More
Keegan1975, Solihull, United Kingdom
I took 2 of my grandchildren here for a week, their first visit abroad and coincidently one of the first Hotels we went with their mum some 20+ years before! They and I had a brilliant time. They had a ball once the got used to going for a drink, snack, or ice cream whenever they wanted. The kids club was great. Short walk to the beach and the station some 15mins walk away, here you can get a train into Barcelona and other places.More
ireneirene2015, Bury, United Kingdom
Nice - except for the other guests!
We are currently staying at the Medplaya Santa Monica and are due to leave on Wednesday.
Let's start with the good stuff: the rooms are lovely and clean and they get cleaned every day, with new towels being provided every day.
Rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are nice with plenty of hot water - perfect if you're like me and you like a hot bath :)
The entertainments team are also enthusiastic and talented. The lead choreographer from Finland is particularly talented and she blew us away with her dancing.
Bad bits? The queuing for every meal, they really need a bigger restaurant or they need to do what other hotels in Spain do and have first and second sittings so that everyone can eat when they are hungry. Also, half seven is way too late.
The other guests and badly behaved Spanish, German and English children have ruined the experience for me somewhat. I'm rather tolerant as a person but having balls bounced into the back of my sun lounger, being run into by children on several occasions and having to listen to screaming and general bad behaviour at mealtimes has brought me to the end of my tether.
Also, there are rules about reserving sun loungers and playing ball games in the pool area, none of these rules are adhered to and no one at the hotel seems to care. The amount of times we have been hit by stray balls...!
Bar staff could be a bit politer as well, you do feel like an inconvenience to them. But some of them are lovely and this has been positive in general.
Also, and this is not the fault of the hotel, there are a few adult and teen guests obviously staying in a family group (they all have the same "look" to be polite) and they have ruined every mealtime with their loud devices, shouting, random shrieking and general disregard for the comfort of anyone else. Again, you can't really take them on so you have to put up with it or leave. Again, no one seems to care. Yes, you're having fun with your incessant shrieking but I just want to throw something at you.
My last two days are being spent off site as a result. I am at the end of my tether with this hotel and the guests.
I must say though, that the food is lovely, the entertainment is fun and the all inclusive drinks are generously poured. It's a good place to stay if you are a family with small children because they will love it. Child free/couples might not.
super fun holiday
This is my third visit to this hotel with my 10 year old son and it does nto disappoint.
We had a room at the fron of the hotel with a sea and pool view. I found the beds firm and very comfortable. The room was spotlessly clean. It was cleaned every day, towels were changed daily, beds were made up (linen changed after four days). Shower was owerful and there was plentyof hot water.
Breakfasts are the same each day but very tasty. Lunch and dinner were varied wth a good variety of food. One of the othere reviewers should have tried the pork cheeks - they were very tender. A good variety of meat and the fish looked quite tasty. Lots of different salads. There was always bread and soup. You would have to be seriously faddy to not be able to eat in the restaurant. It would porbably be difficult for a vegetarian and impossible for a vegan.
The usual problem with people putting towels on sunbeds at silly o clock in the morning. Mostly British people. The pool is very deep but of a good size and you can have a decent swim when it is quiet. itwould be better if parents supervised children properly - had to help 2 young kids who were struggling to reach the sides. I'm glad that large inflatables are ot allowed.
Bar staff are fabulous. They are run off their feet but are polite and friendly and you can have a joke with them. Ray is English and Monica is married to a Welshman. It is a shame so many cuatomers forget to say please and thank you. There can be long queues at certain times.
This is what makes the hotel a great place to stay. David and Alberto are particularly good. Acitivitied include pistol shooting, kayaking, rifle shooting, a walk into the hills, aqua gym, (for adults) jenga, pool, shuffle boar, water polo for kids. There is always the lunch time meddy game whith the prize of a T shirt. In the evening there is a mii-disco. Children are encouraged to bring mum or dad to the stage for the last dance. Then there are the diplomas for hte day and then bingo. In previous years this was for cash but apparently this is classed as gambling and is illegal without a licence so now it is just for small prizes. A shame because it was much more fun when it was for cash. Then there is a show or a quiz. There seem to be two professional shows a week. The rest are in-house involving the entertainment team dancing to musical songs. They mime the words but it is good fun. After the show there is a rather energetic dance off on the stage led by Fran (who has replaced Fernando). The entertainment is changing on what it was but I think it has improved. It is good for families because you know the children are going to be encouraged to make friends and will not be bored.
Very close to the sea in the quieter part of town.About 15 minute walk to the station.More
We have just returned from a family holiday, there were 16 of us ranging from 10 months to 58. I think i can safely say we all had a great time. Very clean and i found all staff very helpful, from everyone on reception, dinning room staff, cleaners and bar staff. The pools are nice maybe a little small, they dont allow in flatables but maybe this is because the pool is small. The animation team are great. There is entertainment all day around the pool and in the bar in the evening. A little cheesey but fun.I cant fault the food there was always something to eat, and the snack bar was good serving toasty's burgers, hotdogs and chips, with biscuits in the afternoon. Drinks were good,but plastic glasses, which most hotels do. Basic rooms, but i have had a lot worse.Remember this is a 3 star hotel so don't go expecting luxurey, but i think it is very good value for money and would deffinately go back again as would the rest of our party, infact some didn't want to go home.Thoroughly recomend this hotel. The location is ideal as you are not far from the beach and the main town, but far enough not to be in the noise all the time particularly at night.More