We stayed here for 1 week last September (2012). We have stayed in Playa Blanca many times and enjoy the resort as it is a very relaxing place with a lovely clean sandy beach and good restaurants.
The Hotel is large and spacious, but does not feel busy or overcrowded. The pool area is very pleasent with lots of freely available comfy sunbeds (although there is still the issue of people getting up at silly o'clock to reserve their favourite sunbed and then not use it for half the day). Plenty of sunbeds to go round, so no need to do this, but I guess it is just human nature on this type of holiday......
As other people have said, ALWAYS pay the extra to get a pool/sea view. I wouldn't like to be in one of the ground level rooms as these have no view as the gardens slope upwards from these balconies.
The rooms are large and modern, as you would expect from this type of hotel. We booked half board and you can swap dinner for lunch instead, as we did on a couple of days. This alllows you to walk into Playa Blanca (15mins easy flat walking) to sample some of the excellent food at the local restaurants along the old harbour frontand watch the sun set over the small bay - lovely!
We hired cycles and cycled alog the sea front to the lighthouse (probably about 5 miles of fairly easy cycle route). Also cycled in the other direction to the new harbour on the day when the market was being held. Easy to lock the cycles in the stands at the roadside and then explore the market. Good assortment of table cloths, beach wear etc, so worth a visit. The new harbour also has some nice cafes and restaurants.
This hotel is in a good overall location and is great for a quiet holiday as it has become an adults only hotel in recent years.
A small minus to this hotel (although it wouldn't stop us staying there again) is the evening entertainment. The upstairs bar occasionally had some live music which was fine, but this bar always seemed very busy. The downstairs "entertainment" bar seems to be rather a souless place. One evening the entertainment team organised a Poker evening - so few people attendning, it was held in the pool bar. Another evening involved asking people to lay on the small beach directly opposite the hotel to listen to listen to music and look at the stars! No-onder the upstairs bar is so busy! If the hotel wants to inject some life into evening entertainment, they should get some decent entertainment acts in from outside rather than rely on the inhouse team.
That aside - would I stay again if in Playa Blanca? Absolutely!
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