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“Movie star hotel located right on the beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Dorado
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Camino Viejo Garrucha 24, 04140 Carboneras, Spain   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Carboneras
Calgary, Canada
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“Movie star hotel located right on the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011 via mobile

This hotel was fun, the history of the hotel in famous films was interesting and the staff here were very friendly and always helpful. The rooms were nice and clean. It is a bit of a walk to the main area with restaurants and bars, but the yurt location on the beach make up for this! I would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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colorado
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

this one blew me away. i pulled in thinking not a chance on my budget but why not ask. laura at the front desk - who turned out to be a wealth of knowledge and courtesy - quoted me 35 euros then showed me to a beach front, water level, blow your mind, beautiful room. i literally asked her to re-quote the price. granted, i was there off season but this room was amazing. the rest of the property just kept getting better. decor, service, breakfast and history - i found myself wishing i could have just stayed there for a week or so. this is a seriously good value, do not miss property. thanks to laura and her side-kick anna for a great stay.

Room Tip: go in october - weather was spectacular and had the place to myself
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

To start with Carboneras is a beautiful town to visit. Amiable people that will make you feel welcome. A hotel located close to the mediteranean sea!
The hotel itself is a very homely one, with very few but efficient 'family like' staff.
They tell you how to get the best deals, take you to the beach, and where to go.
interestingly enough, breakfast time is family time for them and their guests, makes the trip all good without you feeling like you aren't home.

Cos it was a business trip, though clashing with my honeymoon period, I had a good time!

Room Tip: Higher floors are farther away from the ocean noise
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2008

We stayed here for one night on a motoring tour of Spain. We should have stayed here longer! The hotel is in a lovely setting, right on the quiet beach, there is also a swimming pool and the restaurant is very good too. The staff were very pleasant and helpful.

The hotel featured in the film "Laurence of Arabia" and some other films too, as far as I remember. There were photos and other memorabilia on display around the hotel.

  • Liked — the view from my bedroom window
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Camino Viejo Garrucha 24, 04140 Carboneras, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Almeria > Carboneras
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Carboneras
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel El Dorado 2*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nice and charming hotel, located in front of the mediterranean see (20 meters from the water). In Carboneras Town, Almería. With interesting decorations of film sets like Dr. Zhivago. Only 45 mins. to Almeria Airport or 3 hours to Alicante´s. Very nice weather no more than 14 day raining/year. ... more   less 
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