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“Magnificent Mediterranean Views” 4 of 5 stars
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Dona Pakyta
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Correo 51 | Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar, 04118 San Jose, Spain   |  
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Ranked #7 of 10 San Jose B&B and Inns
Gold Coast
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Magnificent Mediterranean Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We walked into the Hotel Dona Pakyta and very instantly impressed by the magnificent water views - the same views we had from our room and associated large open terrace. The rooms are quite large and airy and had everything we needed including good lighting and safe. WiFi reception was good. The en suite was also large and quite well laid out with a skylight for additional brightness. The shared terrace was a good place to relax. The air-conditioning didn't seem to work which meant that the room was a bit hot at night. We had a large king size bed. The dining room also had big windows looking out onto the same view as our room. Breakfast was OK. Lunch was quite nice. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful and spoke very good English. The hotel is a short walk into town and there are stairs from the hotel onto the beach. This was one hotel where we were very happy to spend time in our room/terrace just to read and relax.

Room Tip: Rooms directly overlooking the water on the first floor of the main building are really good. We th...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We arrived exhausted and frustrated as our apartment booking in San Jose had collapsed ( more of this elsewhere) We had called at the Hotel when searching for the apartment and they were helpfulness itself advising us as to how to proceed.
When we realised that the apartment wasn't going to happen I called the Hotel and we were in our room half an hour later. Oh Joy!
The spectacular views from reception and again from our room were enough on its own to impress but ultimately it was down to the attentive staff, highest standards of cleanliness and the feeling that you are being quietly well taken care of.
Good breakfasts set you up for the day, no attempt to cater for the 'Full English' was appreciated its so seldom achieved well enough to justify all the extra work, anyway its Spain not England.
We can recommend the Hotel for those not impressed with trouser press multiple star status but appreciate gentle service ,well delivered,informed staff and real peace( don't forget great views) this is the place. Its a pity the restaurant was not open but the season hadn't really started we would love to have eaten there. The hotel is a few minutes walk to the beach and town, there is a slight hill but nothing to worry about.
San Jose was very, very quiet when we were there from March 27th to 31st but we understand the place gets very busy from the first week of April. Thats either a good thing or not depending on you. We did find restaurants and they were OK but decided that lunch is the way to go with far more choice and much better quality.
Its worth travelling about and the beaches are world class.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

Just a great place to stay, with huge plate glass windows overlooking the bay and the beach, big clean airy rooms, friendly staff, wonderful self-service breakfast, all in the nicest town on the Cabo de Gata coast

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

We took a bus from Almeria to San Jose and walked 10 minutes up hill to the hotel. The walk is worth it because the view of the Mediterranean is fantastic! The hotel is clean, modern, with nice sitting rooms, comfortable furniture. We had some trouble with the internet connection in the lobby...weak signal. Our room had a shared terrance which overlooked the sea. The "shared" part of the terrance did not bother us. Other guests were respectful of each other's space. The waves were quite high so swimming and jumping the waves was so much fun! We ate at a great little pasta restaurant one night and had fish barbeque another night. We had an excellent summer time experience at the Don Pakyta.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dona Pakyta

Address: Correo 51 | Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar, 04118 San Jose, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Almeria > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dona Pakyta 4*
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