The Hotel Barcelo Isla Canela not only boasts a trio of pools and beach nearby, it's being given a makeover 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 and lobby.
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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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 11.00-24.00 Snacks at set times.
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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 14 years.
You'll have a selection of Spanish and international dishes with a weekly themed buffet.
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These rooms are decorated in beige tones, and are light and airy. They sleep up to three, but can be sold as a single too. If you like, you can request a minibar*.
twin room with sea view
These rooms are decorated in beige tones, and are light and airy. You'll also have a balcony or terrace with views of the sea. If you like, you can request a minibar*.
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Just come back from the Barcelo for the 12th time. It is so relaxing and still unspoilt. The location is ideal as it is only yards from a fabulous beach where it is so nice to mix with both holiday makers and locals. It will be even better soon as they are revamping the hotel at the end of this season. We were privilidged to see what an up-dated room will look like and it was fabulousMore
CV25HT, Coventry, United Kingdom
Stayed here for two weeks from 5th July, all-inclusive with my 19 year old daughter, just to chill! Lovely hotel, helpful staff and very clean hotel. Food was excellent, lots of choice. Would say hotel guests were mainly Spanish. Lots of spare sunbeds most people seemed to use the beach a lot. Which is just behind the hotel. Towels for sunbeds were included, free wifi, we never had any problems with this. Air conditioning was not great. Very quiet area, not much to do which suited us, mini train runs to other end of town, worth a trip. We also did trip to Saville, which was fantastic (where they filmed part of Season 5 Game of Thrones). Thomson reps Hannah and Jessica, very helpful and full of information. Would visit again.More
MaggieH114, Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Relaxing a beautiful setting
After reading the reviews on the BarcelÃ³ I was little unsure what to expect but was blown away by this beautiful hotel. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the grounds are maintained to a very high standard. There was always plenty of sunbeds available. We had room 6082 which had a splendid sea view and large balcony. The room was small but this was because we had an extra bed for my son. Yes I agree that the bathrooms need updating but this was a minor issue. The staff were very friendly and made you feel at home. At times the restaurant was quite busy but normally after 9.00am, 2.30pm & 9.00pm. The Spanish eat far later than us Brits therefore we never had to queue. We had a few meals at the outside restaurant, this is all BBQ food but was very enjoyable. We went All Inclusive but we ended up paying for our wine with our evening meal, worked out at around five euros a bottle. The wine available on AI was appalling, tasted like vinegar!!! There is not much to do outside the resort but we did go to Ayamonte which was a pleasant little town. We also took the ferry from the marina to Isla Cristina. The ferry ride was pleasant. takes about 10 min but was not impressed with Isla Cristina itself. Not much to do there unless you like the fish!!!! I would recommend a trip on the train to the Marina, my son thoroughly enjoyed it. The beach is stunning and vast. We only spent one day there but it was very busy. The charge for the sun beds was 14 euros. On the whole we had a very good holiday and I would recommend this hotel. We will definitely be back BarcelÃ³.More
Bev0212, Dolgellau, United Kingdom
Lovely Relaxing Holiday
We've been to Barcelo hotels and resorts before and for this reason we decided to go with this chain again. The reviews were mixed (some pretty poor actually) but we decided to make up our own minds and I'm so glad we did. It's true that more staff might be required at busy times in the restaurant. It's also true that there are occasionally queues to enter the restaurant but it's easy enough to work out times when these issues can be avoided. Entertainment is not great but we were not that bothered about that side of things. The hotel is very Spanish looking, lovely gardens and water features. The food was very varied and the rooms very clean (although agree with other reviewers that they require updating - this will take place before next summer I believe). Always plenty of sunbeds available and room in the pool which was very clean. The area is very quiet. We had a car for 4 days during the second week which allowed us to visit Seville, Lisbon and various other little places along the way - lovely. Our 16 year old daughter was with us and was content to tag along with us but the area is probably not the most lively for teenagers. There is, however, a regular bus to Ayamonte which has a lovely marina and more shops, bars etc. Costa de la Luz is a lovely picturesque area and well worth a visit. Having visited many parts of Spain, staying in mostly 4 star hotels it would be true to say that Barcelo Isla Canela would not be at the very top of our list but we enjoyed ourselves, staff were friendly, hotel is very clean, food is good. All inclusive system a bit confusing but you soon get the hang of it. We'd go back. Sent from my iPhoneMore
Excelent quality/price ratio. Excelente restaurant (food and personel) Excelent personel (rooms, reception, entertainers) Some litle noise in the fan of the cooling system Some litle noise in the coridior in the morning The last two itens are not a problem, just points that can be up-graded More
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