Good points are the location and the rooms and linen are clean...bad points are - everything else! Its a predominantly 'elderly Spanish guest' hotel and caters for them really. Our room was ok though it overlooked the car park and... I still cannot believe that they pull locked metal shutters down over the kitchen facilities (we were All Inclusive which I'll come to next) so you cannot get a teaspoon,cup or use the sink(we take our own kettle)! We had to ask Reception about the fridge, which on arrival was switched off with a soaking wet towel inside..they sent someone up to turn it on and remove the towel!
We also had to ask Reception how the restaurant/bar would know we were All Inclusive..normally (and sensibly) you get a simple wristband but no not here..they put a little red sticker on our room card which we had to carry with us and show everytime we wanted a drink or a meal..we found this stupid and embarrassing and did not see anyone else doing the same..The food was worse than poor including 'blood' and 'pork small hands' as tempting menu choices - NOT!!! The chicken was pink and under cooked and the chips...just awful...the lettuce however was fine!!
The pool area is very small and you have to look for where the sun is and hope to get a lounger.
Calpe itself is rather rundown and not what I expected at all:0( but climbing the rock Peñón de Ifach is a definite must - take proper walking shoes and lots of water..it is extremely difficult and not for the faint hearted!
Unfortunately the weather was poor too during our stay so overall an extremely disappointing holiday and we would not recommend it...and not be returning!
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