My husband and I went to this hotel as we were looking for somewhere in October for a cheap week with guaranteed sunshine. The write ups seemed mostly positive and at Â£300 all inclusive for a week including flights and transfers it fitted the bill.
This place isn't for the seasoned traveller though , it's a basic, standard all inclusive Spanish hotel.
On the positive side the hotel is spotlessly clean , the staff are mostly friendly and the all inclusive drinks quality is good.
Unfortunately although I couldn't really fault the quality of the food it was really repetitive and bland, for 'world cooking ' it was disappointing, it was meat or fish and veg all week and nothing else, I didn't taste once spice. The dining room was too small for the number of guests so it was always rammed and noisy and we regularly had to wait for food to be replenished and it was never hot.
If you pay for an upgraded room or are lucky enough to be given one the rooms are really nice, spacious, light, good sized rooms but standard rooms are awful. Even though they are supposed to have been refurbished recently they are small, the balconies are not big enough to sit out on,the bathrooms are tiny and there isn't one single plug point in the whole room, there is one shaver point in the bathroom, not ideal if you want to charge your phone or iPad ! Our room had broken light fittings and broken mirror doors and we had to wait two days to be moved. Most rooms overlook the stage and entertainment finishes at midnight every night so it was very noisy. There are no fridges or even kettles in any of the rooms, something I think that is sadly lacking.
There is a Regular entertainment programme but it was awful, if you like pontins you will love it , most people watched it for something to do of an evening and laughed their socks off but not because it was meant to be funny.
Pool areas are small and at peak time this place would be a nightmare, there's plenty of sunbeds stacked up but they wouldn't fit in the space allowed for them.
Like I said we just went for a cheap week to relax in the sun and that's what we got but we wouldn't return .More
studmuffinswife, Wirral, United Kingdom
Where do I start. The cortijo blanco has to be the nicest hotel we have been too. Amazing staff animation team even the lifeguards on duty at the pool are so friendly & helpful. The food is fab so much choice so what if it's not as hot as at home use the microwaves. We have been watching this hotel for a few years and wish we had booked it a long time ago. Made some lovely friends while we were there who think exactly the same as us this is a little gem tucked quietly away. A word to Thompson's it's a pity this hotel is closing for the winter months we take a holiday to spain every Christmas and this hotel would have been perfect.More
Even better than last visit !!!
Just back from here , we where on a girls holiday here in Oct 2012 and loved it so we returned and we where definitely Not disappointed . The Staff are fantastic , always helpful and always smiling even when we were singing late into the night !!! I just love the whole atmosphere here , the food was fantastic this year a BIG improvement on our last visit. Never a que at the bar and restaurant was ran very efficiently . 9/10 , I am docking a point , reluctantly I mite add , because I love the place , but we stay at the rooms by the main pool and we found it really hard to get access to the pool through our apartment because people literally push their beds up against the apt gate , just a suggestion to management , perhaps a yellow or red X at each gate would ensure people don't block the guests from their rooms ? I understand space is limited but a little consideration for fellow guests would make all the difference , unfortunately some people have to be told , even though we would never dream of blocking anyone else but there ya go ï¼anyway luv it luv it luv it ,,,see you all next year and on behalf of us all Thank You so much for a great holiday !!!
P.S. I wouldn't recommend the place to a single couple , I definitely think you need company for entertainment ð
i was really looking forward to staying at this hotel and wasnt disappointed. the hotel is lovely, good reception staff and cleaners at hotel really helpful. when you first arrive getting to your room can be a bit confusing, but we had a really lovely couple who helped us find our room. food is excellent, but i must say that the breakfast is the top meal of the day. bar area is very good and bar staff really nice and friendly, you dont wait too long to be served.
seating area in reception is very calm and peaceful, nice to get away from the bar area for a change.
the pool area is very nice and we found we were able to beds easily each day. the good thing about this hotel is that the pool is a no go area until 9.00am and they seem to stick to this.More
ann m, larne
What an improvement!
Excellent value, hotel spotless, staff helpful and friendly, very good choice of food. If I am going to nit pick I would like more cold meat, fish, etc to accompany salad which was plentiful with lots of variety. This was our first time back to the hotel after about ten years - What an improvement with food and comfort. The hotel could gain another star if there were tea/coffee making facilities and fridge in the rooms. The entertainment was patchy some nights its was excellent for instance the Motown Group Limited Edition were great they should go on X Factor.
Just a couple of facts for the less able, if you cannot walk very far like me you can hire wheel chair at reception. The beach, San Pedro, Puerto Banus all too far for me but the family had no problem, the bus stop for the trip to Gibralter is across the road, again a trek for me. Overall we had an excellent holiday and will be back next year.Thank you to all the staff (who work really hard and long hours) for a great holiday.More
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