A delightful surprise. The hotel and its grounds are carefully thought out. The architecture befits rural Spain - not a bland vanilla monstrosity. The grounds are thoughtfully planted with specimen palms, cacti, ficus etc The pools are picturesque and inviting. Just don't jump into the infinity pool. It is bladder challengingly cold. Alright for post sauna types. No need to do early morning towel raids. Plenty of sunbeds to go around.
The room beds are very comfortable but inexplicably furnished with bolster pillows. Hastily ordered proper pillows. Couldn't find anywhere to plug the kettle in so grovelled under the desk for the requisite socket. Staff all very attentive smiling and helpful. Great mix of cultures. Mostly Germans so standards high. Met a delightful Brit couple who have been back several times. There is an artificial beach and seawater lagoon with bar. A sign hopefully directs you to a beach but be prepared for a long walk and it is literally just a beach. Nothing else. In the other direction is La Calma. Not much to say about it. Some of the hotels look soulless and designed by a toilet block enthusiast. Better beaches with uninspiring beach eateries. Back to the hotel. Good spa facilities with treatments on offer. Evening entertainment in a bar theatre. Carlos primero served theatrically by the waiter. Beatles tribute surprisingly talented, salsa evenings, disco etc. Sad a video of Suzi Quattro and Chris Norman is still playing to adoring crowds of...well..not Brits. Hey ho. Food is plentiful and varied in the large uninspiringly laid out overlit restaurant. Nods to different cultures. A bit canteenish. Outside is more charming with patio heating at night. Pigeons snaffle the food of the unwary. This is also a conference hotel - big time. So be prepared for hyper incentivised goodie bag wielding sales wallahs invading this tranquil space. Just about to sign this off when one of the animation team said I look like a Top Gear presenter. I could so suddenly diss this place. But I won't. Highly recommend this oasis.
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- r2 Rio Calma Hotel Costa Calma
- Hotel Rio Calma
- Rio Calma Costa
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