A fantastic portfolio of pools, bars and restaurants adds to this luxury hotel’s beach-side setting.
This luxurious hotel really takes care of guests – from the welcoming glass of cava to the turn-down service at night. It’s ideal for beach lovers, too, with a sandy stretch just outside.
There are three pools, plus a smaller number for children, and an adults-only Jacuzzi® . When it comes to food, five elegant à la cartes cover world cuisine, while a selection of bars serve mellow music.
3 buffet and show cooking restaurants - international 'Yaiza', Italian 'La Piazzetta' and Mexican 'La Hacienda'. Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners. Deluxe Half Board includes Half Board plus 4 extra restaurants - Japanese 'Kampai', Italian 'Don Giovanni', Tapas restaurant and gourmet restaurant 'Isla de Lobos'. Free minibar in room restocked daily with soft drinks, beer, wine, snacks, and complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.
There are three pools to choose from throughout the resort, so you can always find a quiet spot to relax and sunbath, read a book, or enjoy some energetic lengths. Surrounded by loungers and parasols and set within the palm-filled grounds, one of the pools is saltwater and there are two smaller children's pools too.
This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. There is show cooking where you can watch dishes being prepared right in front of your very eyes. Opening times may vary and you'll need to make a reservation.
Kikoland is a great place for children to have adventures, enjoy sports and play with new friends. With pools, tennis courts, games house and many more facilities, there is something for children of every age up to 16. However, young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
These sea-view junior suites are presented in neutral colours with wooden furnishings throughout. They come with a lounge, balcony, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. These sleep up to 3 with 1 sofa-bed in the lounge.
We travelled as two adults and a seven year old.
Check in was efficient and friendly. We were upgraded from a junior suite to a Suite. Room was lovely with a big double bedroom, a living area with table and chairs a big bathroom and a nice balcony area with good patio furniture. There was also a fridge you could use along with a small sink and a microwave. There was plenty of wardrobe space.
The hotel is very big and after a week we will still losing where we are in the hotel! The hotel was spotlessly clean both in the rooms and the public areas and the swimming pool.
The heated swimming pool only really felt heated on one of the days but my daughter and husband still managed to swim in there. You were able to get sunbeds but they were slightly cramped together which you expect in this size hotel.
The kids club was brilliant, this is in a separate area slightly away from the hotel so we didn't feel very comfortable staying at the pool area whilst our daughter was that distance away. Thankfully 'Kikoland' has its own swimming pool that parents can sunbathe around with a small kiosk selling drinks and ice creams. The kids club is split into different houses for different age groups 0 - 2, 3 - 5 , 6 - 8 , 9 - 11 each with age appropriate climbing frames and the smaller ones having a paddling pool. Each day consisted of various activities, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, football, basketball, mini discos, water polo, water games. There is also a separate Football school which the children looked to be having fun in. My daughter really did love the kids club.
We were bed and breakfast at the hotel and ate at four different restaurants for breakfast during our stay each serving what you would expect for breakfast. My only criticism of the breakfast area was the main outdoor restaurant seemed to have a problem with birds flying in which the staff were trying to keep out but we did notice on an occasion the bird actually come in land on the dried fruit and go away with it... after we see this happen we used the indoor restaurants.
We didnt eat in any of the hotel restaurants of an evening or watch any of the entertainment apart from the mini disco as there were so many restaurants to try in Playa Blanca that we went for that option.
If you turn left out of the hotel you are about a ten minute walk from the Marina which I found a little quiet and not much atmosphere. If you turned right you immediately came to restaurants and bars along a promenade on the beach.
The beach itself is lovely and clean and right outside the hotel.
My only criticism of the hotel was the bird issue and that the maids didn't make up room until around 3pm each day. Otherwise this is a fantastic hotel, brilliant amenities, friendly staff both for adults and children and in a lovely resort in Playa Blanca.More
kerrie h, 186305
Truly Amazing Experience
We have just returned to the UK after spending a fabulous week in Playa Blanca staying at this hotel. Everything about this hotel resort oozes charm, style and class. We did not have one negative experience and I have to say every member of staff we encountered, be it the room maid or the general manager were courteous and made us feel valued as patrons.
I can't believe some of the petty complaints made by other guests in their reviews. I realise not everyone's experience will be the same and maybe we enjoyed our stay so much because until now, we have only ever 'slummed it' in 4* or even 3* hotels. God forbid that children should be allowed to enjoy themselves during play and make a noise in so doing. Personally, we love to see children having a good time and I should point out here that we are a couple with no young children, so no bias is attached to this comment.
Some people have made mention of the repetitiveness in the buffet restaurants. My conclusion is that this is on account of there being so much choice, with every dietary taste and need being catered for, there are even gluten-free options. Put it this way, if you went into any restaurant and selected from their menu, you wouldn't choose every available dish, you would probably pick just one starter, one main and a dessert. Therefore, you can treat the buffet restaurants in exactly the same way - try a different dish each day and by doing this, you will achieve variety. Anyway, the hot meals and show cooking were never repeated in the entire week, so I really don't know where this idea that 'the food is the same every day' comes from.
My husband and I aren't people who like to sit by the pool and fry all day, so securing a sunbed was not an issue for us. That said, we generally came down for a swim and gentle relaxation around 5pm most and sunbed availability was plentiful at that time.
My husband made regular use of the gym which is in block D.
Our room was well equipped with a very large and comfortable bed. We were allocated a suite on level 5, block A which had good pool and sea views.
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable time. If I have just one small grievance, it's that I put on 2kgs in weight during my stay, probably due to a delicious cooked breakfast every day, luscious desserts and all the other wonderful food which was so readily available ;-)More
Fabulous hotel - very family friendly
We loved this hotel. It was super family friendly - great kids clubs and soccer school. Also a soft play area where the kids went for an hour in the evening so we could have a cocktail! Kids clubs are a bit better for the older children - our three year old boy was not so keen - but I think he was more interested in the great pool. Will definitely visit again! More
Wonderful hotel and beach
We spent two weeks here, everything is just excellent. Very good service from the guest relations team for trips and restaurants reservations. Great choice of restaurants in the hotel and entertainment for all ages. Very close to beach and highly recommended. More
This is surely one of the finest hotels of it's type anywhere to be found. A truly majestic building with so many artefacts and so much space. The staff are helpful and friendly in the nicest possible way to ensure that you enjoy all the facilities to the maximum.
An absolute five star, must visit hotel which provides an experience rather than just a stay.More