The Hotel Barcelo Isla Canela not only boasts a trio of pools and beach nearby, it's being given a full refurbishment for summer 2016.
This place styles itself as an Andalucian village, with low-level whitewashed buildings, terracotta roofs and courtyards. Lots of the hotel is being refreshed for summer 2016, including the bar, indoor pool, snack bar, buffet restaurant, lobby and rooms.
The hotel is in a peaceful spot, about a 10-minute bus ride from the fishing village of Ayamonte. If you’re staying put, there are two pools, a hotel-run kids’ club, plus rifle and archery ranges to think about.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 11.00-24.00 Snacks at set times.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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A curvy pool dotted with palm trees on the terrace with sunbeds and parasols.
The hotel-run kids' club is for ages 4 to 12 years.
You'll have a selection of Spanish and international dishes with a weekly themed buffet.
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Deluxe Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
Twin Room with Pool View and Balcony or Terrace
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Overall good (but star rating on here only allows very good or average!)
Lovely quiet location. Incredible beach. Very good all inclusive food. Pretty, well kept hotel grounds. Room a little small. Balcony very small. Some rooms the balcony didn't even look big enough to sit one person on! The negatives Slow service at reception and bars and confusing all inclusive. Long queue for check in and staff not seemingly aware of this. Took far too long to check in. Frustratingly you need to pay a 20 euro deposit for the in room safe. You can only pay cash and they don't have an ATM. You can pay at the end of your stay for the safe by card, but not the deposit?! On all inclusive you can pour for own beer, sangria, soft drinks and hot drinks. But for anything else (including water) you need to queue at the bar. Often 3 or 4 people in a queue. Never more than one member of staff working the bar. Confusing all inclusive. The pool snack bar has an all inclusive buffet. But before 13:30 and after 16:00 you can order all inclusive from a menu, well, as long as you're travelling with Tui from the UK. "ignore the prices, they only apply between 13:30 and 16:00". More
Lots to love but think carefully about all inclusive
As many have said this is a great hotel - fabulous location, big pool, enthusiastic and friendly staff and entertainment (I've never seen so many people want to join in aqua fit and laugh at the same time!), good food, comfortable rooms, easy wifi. The only thing that stops it from being a 5 star for us was that all inclusive is largely restricted to the indoor (noisy) buffet restaurant for all 3 meals and 1 cocktail of the day. Soft drinks & beer are on a help yourself basis, but if you want to have anything other than the help yourself snacks by the pool at lunchtime, or go to the outdoor evening BBQ, then you have to pay 50%. Having said that we had a wonderful week, and would recommend Barcelo Isla canela as well as the gorgeous old town of Ayamonte ( a short bus ride away)More
Claire B, 303506
Very good family holidays
Nothing to regret. Everithing perfect. Just a litle point: WI-FI. If there were no wi-fi, I wouldn't had nothing to say - as there are wi-fi, i must regret the ignorance of a woman in the reception, and no attention to my question about a problem with it - she didn't care about me, and that could be a problem, if i decided to push a lit bit - but i was in vacations and i decided not to be conserned about that). Excelent.More
Pedro D, 189158
Fantastic Beach location
June 2017 had a two week all inclusive stay. Would definitely recommend if you like a quiet beach location. The hotel is very good, all staff very helpful, particularly the receptionist team Our room was good, the beds & pillows very, very comfortable. The bathroom is excellent with a lovely shower. Towels are soft & of good quality. Room safe you have to pay extra. Fridge in Room and if all inclusive bottle water is replaced & stocked up. Dining Room is air conditioned and you can choose where to sit. Plenty of choice of food and it is always hot and constantly being cooked. Plenty of puddings, ice- creams & fresh fruit. We choose the all inclusive package but not all drinks were included, so be aware. Cocktails of the day were included, beer & house red/white wine. It is slightly confusing at first. The only strange thing with drinking in the dining room is that when you have finished eating and if you wish to leave the dining room with your drink they insist on transferring drinks to a plastic cup!!! Guests not very happy with this arrangement & the reason they state is that the glasses belong in the dining room!! (surely the bar staff could return them to the dining room. Also it creates a lot of plastic cups which is not good for the environment. Entertainment was ok, this was mostly outside which was cooler. It would be good to have more comfortable chairs around this area. The outdoor pool & sun beds always were plentiful, but we spent most of the time at the beach. This was accessed by leaving at the back of the hotel grounds with locked gate and then just crossing the road. The beach has plentiful sun beds and you can go for walks in both directions. The sea was lovely and hot and the tide can go out for a long way but it is very safe to walk in as it has a lovely sand base and the depth of the water does not change. In the evening you can catch the local land train which will take you to the local Marina, good to visit for a change and you can sit and have a drink or two and then catch the land train back, it runs frequently and beyond midnight. You can also catch the local bus and we went for a morning trip to the local town Ayamonte which you could catch a ferry to Portugal. I would definitely recommend this hotel/resort.More
Loved the resort, quite quiet with fabulous beach. The hotel has been recently refurbished and is very good, with really nice grounds. Rooms are a decent size with comfy beds and well fitted bathroom ( would have liked a bit of shelf space). Pool,area is well kept with plenty of sun beds and enoug shade? Pool itself was disappointingly cold for July but scrupulously clean and well kept. Animation team led enough activities but we're not intrusive. Restaurant got very busy but the food was some of the best we have ever had in this style of hotel, plenty of choice and with good temperature control. Staff were friendly and efficient if somewhat pushed to cope at times. Reception staff were efficient and friendly. Strangely there was no facility to exchange money and this, combined wit a total absence of banks or cash machines in resort could leave you in difficulty. However the local bus stop is outside and Ayononte,the nearest proper town, has plenty of both, so provided you have a couple of euros for the bus you are O.K. Entertainment was pretty good overall ( the African night was very weak) and the entertainment lounge was well furnished and comfy with good bar service. Staff at the pool bar/restaurant were very efficient and remembered our preferences, which was pretty impressive for somewhere so busy. The all inclusive offering was decent value once you got your head around the system - a bit confusing to start with. It was a pity that the seating in the pool bar was so uncomfortable as it took,the enjoyment off the venue to a large extent. Overall, we had a really good week and would recommend and return.More
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