Stopped here for 4 nights, 8th october, the price i paid was amazing value ,
upgraded room for a reasonable 17 euro, to overlook pool and the sea, nice room , nicely decorated, nice bathroom, smallish balcony,
design of hotel is very striking, very peaceful check in was friendly the receptionist took us up to the room, free safe, free parking
gym was reasonable , and I managed to have a mad moment and bench 145kg in a very warm gym which for an old one was surprising , I,l have to remember in the future train in a red hot gym!
pool was very impressive and very big, also a bit cold, but i`m a bit soft with cold water,
good path right onto a really good beach, liked the area a lot very low key lots of hotels which looked reasonably busy, this one wasnt which suited me,
breakfast very good plenty of choice ,
evening meal was confusing because some of the food i had no idea what it even was, not sure if that was because it was posh or i am a neanderthal a bit of both i guess,
food was a good standard well cooked and tasty,
one night i tried some sushi with a green mustard and honestly it almost blew my head off, i would have been colder if i had threw myself into a live volcano!
pool side although windy was very peaceful, no noise, and no english voices whatsoever,
german clientele , spanish and french as well,
only noise was on last evening when 2 spanish couples got a bit silly, they were soon told to pipe down.
cant fault the staff whatsoever, almost everyone friendly and efficient,
i had one problem with one in the dining room as they made me wait to sign for a drink, that was the only blip, and the (possibly) head waiter the one who had worked in the Turnberry hotel in Ayreshire took the heat out of the wait very skillfully ,
the maids were absolutely superb, very clean very quick and very friendly,
one thing i have to mention,
the price of a beverage,
now i am fully aware that in spain theres lots of oranges
and as we are in spain i do not expect orange juice to be 8 euros,
this has nothing to do with the fact that i can or cannot afford 8 euros its this, everything has a value, and one orange juice is not ever 8 euros,
the bar at the pool was extremely quiet, lower your prices and people may just use it a bit more,
this was my only concern, these days value is everything,
and that apart this hotel was truly great value, but to see guests coming in a 5 star hotel with carrier bags full of supermarket drinks means one thing, your drink prices are to high, even for a 5 star.
some final thoughts, i had a long drive from malaga, as no flights to jerez from the north, but the area (which i have visited before) is a nice part of spain, cadiz down the road, cape trafalger, barbate, gibralter all within striking distance,
i believe this hotel is worthy of a 5 star rating, its not ultra posey 5 star its just a good hotel with excellent staff, i hardly ever visit the same hotel twice, but i will make an exception with this one, its possibly the best hotel i have stopped at in spain.
- Also Known As:
- Melia Sancti Petri Hotel
- Melia Sancti Petri Hotel Chiclana De La Frontera
- Melia Hotel Sancti Petri
- Sancti Petri
- Sol Melia Sancti Petri
- Melia Sancti Petri Andalucia, Spain
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The beach front Andalusian style luxury hotel with its large outdoor swimming pool, new Spa, marvellous gardens and Golf Courses nearby offers luxury accommodation in Barrosa Beach and varied cuisine options. The beautiful courtyard surrounded by archways with fountains creates a perfect atmosphere perfect for rest and relaxation.23km from Cadiz and 45km from Jerez Airport ... more less
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