We spent five days here, we're Intercontinental fans and my husband plays golf, hence the choice.
What an impressive building and location. Check in was smooth and although our suite (337) wasn't ready (we arrived at 10.00 a.m), we were given another room to change and leave our cases. Very polite and helpful staff on front desk.
Our room was lovely. Huge comfortable bed with feather pillows, beautiful bathroom with a rain shower and an abundance of toiletries. Tea/coffee facilities and a well stocked mini bar were welcome. Plenty of drawer and hanging space and 'normal' hangers - I absolutely detest the ones that you have to have a degree in engineering to get them in and out of the hooks! Loved the powerful hair dryer too. The balcony was spacious with sun beds and a table and chairs overlooking the pool. There is something wonderful about sipping a gin and tonic overlooking water.
The pool area is vast, plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. The pool is unheated so a bit of a shock to the system, but very refreshing once you're in! We had lunch each day at the Golf Club House Bar which was ideal.
Now here are where the flaws come in. We had dinner in the Nomad restaurant. We hadn't booked and the place was half empty when we arrived. We were greeted by a waiter who was doing a great impression of Basil Fawlty. His face was a picture of irritation that we had interrupted him but he found us a table saying that we couldn't be served for a while and would have to have a drink, which we did. Within five minutes of us perusing the menu, he arrived to take our order! No smile, just a curt 'what would you like?' The food was good, but this guy is obviously not happy in his work, although they did seem a bit short staffed.
And talking of short staffed, it was a similar story at the Irish Clover Bar. I felt desperately sorry for the young waitress, she was on her own, taking food and drink orders. This is a popular place so there should be more staff. The food here was snack type and was fine. Cheap and cheerful and although the waitress was rushed off her feet, we were always greeted with a smile. Drink prices were very good too.
On our last night there was a disco at the Clover Bar. The problem for us was that we had an early flight the following day and our suite was directly above it. We turned in about 10 but there wasn't much chance of sleep. I rang down and was told it wouldn't finish until midnight. So this is a dilemma. Do you go for a pool view and put up with noise or stay at the back of the hotel in relative peace and quiet? I appreciate this is a tough one for the hotel but I'm one of those people who has to have silence to sleep! However, this only happened on one night for us for which I'm grateful.
The gym was pretty good. TV's on every machine and a great array of English channels (the same channels are in the rooms too, what a relief, BBC World can get extremely boring after a while)!
All in all, this was a very relaxing break and my niggles did not spoil our holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort And Spa
- Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Hotel Torre-Pacheco
- Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Hotel
- Mar Menor Hotel
- Intercontinental Torre Pacheco
- InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa Region Of Murcia, Spain - Torre-Pacheco
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The InterContinental Mar Menor Golf Resort & Spa is located in Murcia, along the Costa Cálida or “Warm Coast”. It is a refuge of peace and tranquillity inside the Mar Menor Golf Resort complex, where you can combine business with pleasure, leisure with sports, spa, culture and restThe hotel has 64 spacious luxury rooms, 7 are suites. All of them with private balconies and large bathrooms that offer an independent shower and whirlpool bath. With 4 restaurants and 4 bars, the hotel also offers a full range of gastronomic options and entertainment including a traditional Irish pub. The luxury accommodation is complemented by our Spa of 1100 square metres which offers 3 thermal suites with revitalising pools, sauna, steam room and lifestyle showers, a relaxation room, fitness area and a nice indoor pool with 15 meters of free access for hotel clients.Moreover, 7 treatments rooms with an exclusive range of Spa treatments that combine modern techniques with ancient therapies. The hotel is surrounded by Mar Menor Village Golf an 18 hole Par 72 golf course, part of the celebrated Murcia Golf Experience and designed by Jack Nicklaus. ... more less
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