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“Yet another great stay at Hotel La Cala” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Cala
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Marina Baixa, 10 | Cala de Finestrat, 03509 Finestrat, Spain   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Finestrat
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Yet another great stay at Hotel La Cala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I recently returned from La Cala after another great stay. We are always made to feel so welcome and it's always nice to see the same faces each year when we return as they always provide a great welcome. Weather was slightly cooler than last year upper 20's rather than the 40 degrees we had on couple of days last year. We did walk to Benidorm one day and took the bus along one evening but to be honest we much prefer the slower pace of La Cala much more relaxing. Once again we enjoyed taking our breakfast tray onto the balcony and ate watching the 'beach regulars' claiming their spaces for the day. As many have said if you are looking for a small and friendly hotel which is beautifully kept and very clean and welcoming you cannot go wrong by staying here, we have noticed that more and more reviews are from Brits, when we first started staying there it was mainly Spanish guests. We once again had a great meal at Cafe Bar Nivi located near the Hotel Bali who does really nice tapas including a mean portion of Patatas Bravas and very nice home made tortilla. Cannot wait until we are once again e mailing to ask for our favourite room for next year!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Dear jrpc35,

Thank you very much for your comments on tripadvisor. We are happy to welcome you every year, and it is because of reviews like yours we are having more English visitors that prefer the quietness of La Cala.

Hope to see you again next summer!

Kind regards,

Victor Cardiel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bletchley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Just returned from a 10 day holiday with my wife staying at the Hotel La Cala in Cala Finestrat. This hotel is wonderfully situated right on the sandy beach and is staffed by such friendly people. Check-in by a welcoming and friendly member of staff took two minutes at the most. In fact all of the hotel staff were most helpful throughout our stay. The breakfasts were fine for us and I particularly liked the fact that they were served right up until midday. The breakfasts might disappoint those Brits who prefer the 'Bellybuster Full English' style but such fare is available not too far away. Everything in the hotel seemed to be spotless and well-maintained. Our showers were always hot and the towels and bed linen were changed regularly. The air conditioning in our room worked exceptionally well and guests are provided with a remote control unit allowing them to select the degree of cooling for their individual room. The view from our room (105) was superb as we looked over the beach and the sea beyond. There were bars directly beneath our room and on some nights they were open till around 2 am but were not too noisy. The aircon means that the sliding doors to the terrace can be closed to greatly reduce any noise. The hotel's central position means that everything is to hand, bus stops, bars and restaurants. A big thankyou to all the staff for contributing to what was a memorable holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Dear John7851,

We would like to thank for your words here and at your email. It is so kind from clients like you to spend a few minutes by telling other travellers your experience at the Hotel. We all try to take out the best from ourselves to make people feel confortable and words like yours encourages us to keep on doing it.

Waiting to welcoming you again any time.

Best regards,

Victor Cardiel
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england
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

This is our second year at the La Cala hotel, again it didn't dissapoint, the reception staff were most welcoming as were the rest of the staff.We had a sea view room which was spotless as was the bathroom. If you want a good quality hotel with welcoming staff and nice rooms right on the beach this is the place to go.Finisrat is set in a nice cove with a variety of bars and restaurants and is quiet, if you want more night life its a 2 Euro bus ride away to Benidorm.We recomended it to our friends who also enjoyed there stay and are returning later in the year, we shall be back again next year.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
Dear ozzihobbs,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate all descriptions you have made from our Hotel and the area. It really help other people with their expectations at the time of choosing their destination.

Kind regrards,

Victor Cardiel
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Firstly i would just like to say ,,first time at this hotel ,but been to la cala lots of times,its so beautiful ,but hotel la cala is AMAZING ,,we had a room with a side sea view room 103 ,what a view ,, O M G ,you have to go ,room spacious and spotless ,our bedding and towels were changed every day ,room was cleaned to perfection ,staff monica ,victor ,dian ,ara ,carlos,sorry if i have missed anyone out ,,,you are all so lovely ,i cannot wait to come back again ,,,and if you do book this hotel go to the la cala bar up the stairs to the side of hotel ,another MUST the view ,and service great ,,, cannot wait to see you all again ,,AND A BIG THANK YOU from SYLVIA AND REBECCA xxxxx

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear Sylvia & Rebeca,

We all want to thank you so much for your comments, it is nice to have here people with a smile at their faces all time as you!

The rest of the staff, responsibles for the cleaning that most of you mention at your reviews are Claudia and Rosi, all of us try to do all our best, and it is nice when you hear from people once back at home having all that nice words.

Hoping to welcoming you again soon.

Best wishes!!

Victor Cardiel
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KL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This place is a jackpot! Great value and you can crawl your way to the beach. Proud to say that we're the first Malaysian to stay at the hotel.
When we arrived, glad to know that the hotel really was in front on the beach as advertised. We arrived Friday evening, so there was a lot of parking space. The hotel receptionist was friendly and check in was a breeze.
Now for the room, I usually take a deep breath before entering a room. A bad room can disappoint a holiday. But was I pleased. Air-conditioning(the minimum wa 23 Celsius), a balcony with table and chairs, wall mounted flat screen television with a few English channels(enough for me eventhough I'm a tv addict but I was there for a holiday), the closet was big, the bed was ok to sleep in and most important...the bathroom, it was a decent size. Clean and not cramped. I was so happy. I've been in bathrooms I that I can't wait to get out. But no, not this one. Toiletries at the sink and at the tub and enough towels for the 4 of us. Oh and they put a painting on the wall to give the room character.
Breakfast area was near which was convenient. Simple and nice. The lady(same everyday) who served us was so pleasant and helpful. When we got back, the room was serviced and so clean. There were 3 receptionists who worked there throughout our stay and all were friendly and smiling. Especially the lady with the shoulder length blonde hair. So sweet. It's so unlike me to not ask her name.
Anyway, to make long story short(I know I've written an essay)...my husband and I and our 2 small kids really enjoyed our stay at La Cala.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Dear midmid,

First of all we want to thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you and your family found pleasant the hotel and that you enjoyed your stay.

We like to see how day by day and thanks to the new ways of comunication and reviews like yours at Tripadvisor we are welcoming people from all around the world. We hope to see you again anytime.

The name of the recepcionist you have mentioned is Diana, she and all the staff send you regards and wish you a nice experiences on your next travels.

Victor Cardiel
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

my family and I went to la cala last september for a week and it was bliss. The staff are so friendly, hotel spotlessly cleaned every day, fresh towels and bedding every second day, location perfect, beach perfect, sea view perfect, couldn't fault this little gem at all. Very friendly homely feel to it, breakfast very nice and very fresh. the bathroom has a full size deep bathtub with powerful overhead shower. Air con very good and wifi in the room was great. The satalite tv was mostly spanish channels but who goes on holiday to watch tv anyway. Molly Malones just round the corner was great for food and drinks and there is a supermarket about 50 metres away which was great for juice and wine to chill in the fridge in our room for drinks on the balcony at night while watching the sun go down. returning in a couple of weeks and can't wait.
If your looking to go to benidorm or the surrounding area and want peace and quiet then this is the place for you dont hesitate about this place it truely is perfect.

linda

Room Tip: our room was on the first floor with a side sea view and across the entire bay, breathtaking!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear lindamullin,

We want to thank you for your nice words for all the staff and we are glad that your impression from the hotel was as good last year that you have decided to come back. Hopefully you will enjoy soon again at La Cala with the sunsets and the nice weather.

Kind regards and see you soon.

Victor Cardiel
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Great location, overlooking the sea, boutique hotel but without the pricetag. Out of the way of the huddle and bustle it was perfect for what I wanted. Would go back. Breakfast is adequate, no full English but an array of continental choice. 15 euro's to benidorm palace!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelLaCala, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel La Cala, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Julie A,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor about Hotel La Cala and the other two restaurants you have mentioned, one close to the hotel and the other one in Benidorm, both excellent!

Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,

Victor Cardiel
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Additional Information about Hotel La Cala

Address: Avda Marina Baixa, 10 | Cala de Finestrat, 03509 Finestrat, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Alicante Province > Costa Blanca > Finestrat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Finestrat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel La Cala 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Cala Hotel is located on the shore of Cala de Finestrat, next to Benidorm. It has 40 rooms very well equipped and really nice staff ready to make you having a nice holidays in a good atmosphere. Hotel allows pets. ... more   less 
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