Hotel Barcelo Isla Canela  

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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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selection of local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 11.00-24.00  Snacks at set times.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

A curvy pool dotted with palm trees on the terrace with sunbeds and parasols.

Kids' club

The hotel-run kids' club is for ages 4 to 14 years.

Buffet restaurant

You'll have a selection of Spanish and international dishes with a weekly themed buffet.

Rooms► View all

twin room with balcony or terrace

These rooms are decorated in beige tones, and are light and airy. If you like, you can request a minibar*.

twin room with sea view and balcony or terrace

These twin rooms have views of the sea from the balcony or terrace. They're decorated in beige tones, and are light and airy. If you like, you can request a minibar*.

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Very good place

We haven't back to house. Good place for life. Ocean and beach are excellent. the temperature at night perfect for life on the day a bit too high. Air conditioning of inconvenience. too shallow pools can only cool.More

354przemyslaww, 2430022

A relaxing family holiday... thank you.

We have just returned home from a weeks, all inclusive stay, at the Barceló Isla Canela Hotel near Aya Monte. Our newly refurbished room was located on the fourth floor overlooking quiet gardens and views of the beach & Atlantic Ocean from the balcony. The restaurant food was first class and although busy at peak times there was always a member of staff to help find you a table. The Pool Bar/Café did a BBQ most evenings and served a great selection of drinks/snacks during the day. The garden and pool areas were meticulously maintained to a very high standard with plenty of sunbeds available throughout the day. Special mention to the Activities Team who were superb and hosted numerous games, live music and dancing all day & night...!! Just over the road from the hotel was a beautiful sandy beach that stretched for miles... perfect for an after dinner stroll. As our flight home was in the evening we were provided with a courtesy room ensuring we could make the most of our last day. A great relaxing family holiday - Thank you.More

Jonathan C, 186220

Lovely hotel

The Barcelo Isla Canela provides a lovely stay. Everything you want in one place with the added bonus of the lovely beach just over the road. Excellent choice of food and drinks available throughout the day. More


Excellent hotel in a beautiful area of Spain

Excellent location. Beautiful beach yards across the road. Sand was golden. Great entertainment team. Wonderful Zumba and one evening a live rock and roll band. Quiet comfortable rooms. Bed very comfy. Fab place for a great holiday. Weather was amazing too. More

lornacarolw, 186574

Quiet, peaceful break

I holidayed here for a week in July with my husband and teenage daughter. I had a very enjoyable break, although I have a few minor gripes. I was initially disappointed with the extremely small rooms that many others have commented on. As there was an extra bed in our room, there literally was no space to move. However after paying a supplement we ungraded to a suite. This afforded us much more space as it had a sizeable separate living area with sofa bed, bedroom and bathroom with two showers. Although 'suite' conjures images of luxury, I found the decor and furnishings to be quite spartan and basic, it was also extremely dark, despite the bright sunshine outside. The balcony area was also rather unkept looking, with old plastic, grubby furniture. It did however provide us with pleasant views of one of the pools and the sea beyond. On a more positive note, the hotel grounds are lovely and provide a nice backdrop when sitting on the upper terrace. There are ample sunbeds and no unseemly scramble at an unearthly hour every morning. Unfortunately the parasols couldn't be repositioned during the day, as the sun moved, as they were slotted into the ground, but this won't be a problem for sun worshippers, I'm sure! We went All Inclusive with Thompson, which covered all meals, drinks or sandwiches and snacks at the pool bar during specific afternoon/evening hours. I think different rules apply though, depending on your tour operator. I really enjoyed the food, which was of a good variety, standard and temperature for buffet style dining. It would have been lovely to be able to dine outside, as the grounds are so picturesque, but this was only possible at breakfast time. We alternated our days between the beach and pool. 3 Sunbeds and 1 parasol at the beach was an extra €25 per day. The beach was beautiful, and the water was clean and warm. It was possible to walk out for a considerable distance and still be only knee deep. Perfect for children, and delightful when the tide is coming in with breaking waves (although my daughter and I both lost our sunglasses courtesy of a particularly determined wave!) The beach is also perfect for a long walk or run, and it also attracted a lot of local Spanish families, particularly in the evenings. The resort itself is very quiet with very little to do in the evenings. I didn't mind this as I just wanted to relax, but many might find it too sedate. We did take the road train to Isla del Moral, which has a little marina and a few bars and restaurants. I think the hotel is ranked as 4 star, I'd regard it as a good 3 Star. On the whole, I had a very pleasant family holiday.More


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