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“Brilliant views, clean and well equipped.” 4 of 5 stars
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Paraiso Mar
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda. Juan Carlos I 20, 03710 Calpe, Spain   |  
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Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Calpe
Near Malaga, Spain
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24 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Brilliant views, clean and well equipped.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The Paraiso Mar was easy to find with the directions given (and we have a sat nav!) but when we arrived I was so glad I hadn't booked to pay for the parking, there is public parking every- where, it makes you wonder if there could be a square inch of space on the beach if the parking was full.
We were informed by email that we would have to contact the concierge (Manolo) when we arrived on the Sunday but he didn't speak English which to me was OK as my Spanish is passable as we live here, but I wondered how a non Spanish speaking person would get on, the email said the office was shut and that Manolo would give us the keys and we could pay at the office on the Monday after 10.30. I phoned as requested and a very abrupt Manolo told me the office at the front was open. After a bit of wandering about and opening coded gates we found the office and got the keys (and paid the money). Bad communication between booking staff and the apartment management.
We were delighted with the apartment (36B) which was clean and excellently equipped, mostly brand new with little sign of previous occupancy. The TV had English stations which was nice as the weather was a bit temperamental! Biggest disappointment was the balcony which only ever got a few inches of sun any time of the day, I suppose for very hot months this would be OK. The is nothing which could be done about this as the orientation of Calpe makes all the apartment balconies like this - shame.
The entrance, lift and landings were always clean and smelled nice. The surroundings areas of the pool were a little shabby and no loungers are supplied, we would have willingly hired a couple for the time we were there, alternatively the shops along the beachfront sell them.
The lack of communication between the office and the apartment, the lack of loungers and the absence of sun on the balcony makes this 4* not 5* for me.

Room Tip: 36B was an amazing apartment for the two of us.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Easy to find with good parking and access to the beach. Rooms were basic, but good value for money. Everything that you would need for a self catering holiday, although the kitchen could have been cleaned better before we commenced our stay (dirty glasses, kettle & utensils).
Really good views from the balcony of the beach and Calpe Rock. Outdoor pool was a little cold, but it was November, Indoor pool was nice and warm.
Overall really pleased and would be happy to stay again!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

We have stayed in a number of rental apartments in Calpe but Paraiso Mar must be rated number one. Our three bedroom apartment was very comfortable and the view from the large balcony was superb. Extremely well located on the front line on La Fossa beach with excellent restaurants and bars within very easy reach - in fact a very good restaurant is located on the ground floor of this complex.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Avda. Juan Carlos I 20, 03710 Calpe, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Alicante Province > Costa Blanca > Calpe
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 30 Hotels in Calpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Paraiso Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 155
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