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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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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Best Resort Hotel
This hotel would put most UK hotels to shame. Being here for a week and you see, hear and feel how a good large hotel should be run. Staff are extremely welcoming, helpfull and unbelievably efficient and to my shame, speak good English. Food is to die for. Choice, presentation, service - I've not seen matched anywhere and is literally an experience in its own right. They place high value on returning customers, which many do year after year and am not surprised. Highly suitable for children, with play areas to kids hosted games disco, even in one of the pools. Evening entertainment to archery, tennis and other sports. Hot golden beach just in front of the front gate! Relaxed atmoshere. Nearest main town Ayamonte, just a short bus ride away costing just 1.3 euros one way! Superb! More
Fabulous Four on Tour
What a wonderful Hotel this is they said it is being modernised in October I would be very interested to see what its like after. This hotel is spotlessly clean, bedrooms maybe a little tired in places but still very clean. Food is excellent varied and plentiful and very tasty, I would say every diet is catered for, any complaints about any aspects of food in this hotel should be ignored, The standard of this hotel is very very high and I would recommend it to anyone, you have a choice to relax in the sun or join in the aqua aerobics shooting or anything else that goes on, plenty to do or not whichever is right for you. The staff are very good very helpful think they need more to be honest. Plenty of places to visit, little train runs along the front to the Marina local bus stop outside as well which takes you into Ayamonte, such a lovely place to visit and lovely shops as well. Taxis are very reasonable if you miss the bus 8euros very good.. All in all an excellent holiday and I look forward to returning in the future. More
.. well that's how the Barcelo Club song goes, and its true! We love this hotel, and have stayed here for the past two years, returning again this summer for another two weeks. We had previously been several times to Rui Atlantico as it used to be, but Barcelo Isla Canela has a fun holiday atmosphere created by the Animation Team - the staff are wonderful and all work really hard, and the whole place is kept really clean - so what if you have an avocado bathroom for two weeks, ours was always kept spotless and thats what counts. We also enjoy the food, all tastes are catered for and there is so much choice it would be impossible to not find a meal you would like. The beach is truly amazing, and there is a real Spanish atmosphere especially when the locals arrive for their long weekends. If you like clubs and nightlife, Isla Canela would not be right for you, this is a relaxing and quiet holiday resort, like the title says " Barcelo..Zero Stress".....More
jaffacakes222, Chester, United Kingdom
Just enjoyed a week at the Barcelo, nice ambience to the place, is being updated this winter, very clean but ready for update to freshen up. Stayed at the Melia Atlantico last year, hotel more flash but lacks character, food was much better at the Barcelo and the staff more friendly. Check out Amelios house gin and tonic along the front by the roundabout, you can't miss him a Spaniard with bright blue eyes!!! Isle Canela is a lovely quiet place to stay, (outside of school holidays that is), great beach with bars on, very Spanish. Wildlife walks not far away, you can keep yourself busy or just enjoy the rest in the sun. More
Could be paradise
The hotel Barcello Isla Canela is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Spain: the beach is vast and changing with the tide. The external areas of the hotel are charming but functional, allowing easy relaxation and socialising. The food, particularly at dinner, was, at times, inedible, but always predictable and boring: too much greasy food, too much pork. Thankfully, the beach, and other, restaurants, all within strolling distance, were excellent, offering traditional Spanish tapas, and a variety of well-cooked seafood. The whole internal area of the hotel looked very tired and is over-due a refurbishment. The staff try hard and the bar staff collectively deserve a special mention, but there are too few at busy times. We suffered a couple of insect infestations in the room, which were dealt with quickly, but using a spray where we were advised not to go into the room for 3 hours - irritating when discovered at 1000 at night! Despite the negatives, we had a wonderful holiday, and I would return to the area, but would look for a different hotel.More
jennifercar0lineb, Colchester, United Kingdom
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