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Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Calpe
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I would recommend this hotel. I went there for my son's wedding. The staff were all helpful and friendly, the facilities amazing. The hotel was extremely clean and yet I never spotted a cleaner! The meals that were served there were first class. I dined once in the Abiss restaurant which was the venue for my son's wedding breakfast, and the meal was fantastic. I did not meet one of the wedding guests who did not think so. Altogether really good value for money.

Room Tip: Any room with a sea view is amazing! For larger parties the apartments are really good value.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jane B
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Departamento Ca... G, Quality Department at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear sir,

First of all we thank you for your comments in Tripadvisor.

We are really pleased that you have had a pleasant stay with us and your son´s wedding was amazing.

All of our staff wish them all the best and we are looking forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

This hotel is fabulous! I can't fault anything. Friendly staff, amazing food, perfect location and the spa is defiantly worth a visit. We had a room with sea view and spent the night listening to the waves! It's our 2nd time here and we'll be back soon!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Departamento Ca... G, Quality Department at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear guest,

First of all many thanks for choosing again our hotel to enjoy the weekend.

Your comments are very important for us because it helps us to continue working in the same way, always offering you an excellent stay.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Your sincerely

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a very modern hotel. Check in was swift and we went to our room which was bright & modern with a nice balcony with great views over the sea. We had a Superior Sea View room which is worth paying extra for. The room was very clean & spacious with a large bathroom. The bed was comfortable. We didn't eat at the hotel but after we had been out for a meal in the evening we went to the hotel bar by the swimming pool. This was very lively with modern seating & under cover. Very chic. All in all from what I saw of Calpe this is the best hotel to stay in.

Room Tip: Book a Superior Sea View room...well worth it.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tracyb967
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Departamento Ca... G, Quality Department at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear sir,

Many thanks for making the reservation in our hotel.

We are very pleased that you have enjoyed in our hotel and you have had a lovely stay.

Thanks again for choosing us and we greatly appreciate your comments because it helps us to improve our services to offer you an enjoyable stay.

We looking forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I love this Hotel i come every year and will only stay here can not fault it, great service rooms lovely hotel and the apartments, breakfast is fantastic everything you could possibly want i haven't had evening meals in the hotel perhaps next year.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Jacqueline J
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Departamento Ca... G, Quality Department at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing our hotel to spend your holidays.

We greatly appreciate your comments and we are very pleased that you have enjoyed with us your stay. We will tell to our Kitchen department all your good words about the breakfast service.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon.

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed on October 20th 2012 to take in the annual festival/parade of Moors & Christians and although the hotel and the whole town was bursting with people it did not detract from an excellent experience.
This hotel is special and the staff contribute to the whole pleasure of staying there!

Room Tip: We chose the "budget" room at 121€ which was not supposed to provide a sea view but, to ou...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Departamento Ca... G, Dpto de Calidad at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2012

Dear sirs,

First of all, we have to say thank you choosing our hotel for your holidays.

We are very pleased that you have enjoyed with us your stay and also with our Festivity of Moors and Christians.

We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Just returned from a 7 night stay ( 1-8 October 2012 ). Having perused Trip Advisor and the hotel's own website I had decided that the most suitable room for our needs would be a superior seaview room on a half board basis. The hotel website shows the room in detail including two virtual tours. On arrival at 0100 in the morning we were allocated a room on the seventh floor. On arriving at this room It became apparent that not all superior seaview rooms are equal! Yes it had a superb seaview but the room was very small. There was not two seater sofa or chair and the balcony started right after the bed. I was not prepared to accept this room as it was not as described on the hotel website. Back down to reception and after some discussion I was offered another room on the 5th floor ( room 524 ) I examined this room before lugging our cases from reception as I was aware that it was the early hours and other guests were asleep. This new room was as expected and included the sofa, chair and coffee table. Neither rooms had the twin bowl setup in the bathroom shown on the website so I can only assume you need to book a higher class room to get them. Not the ideal start to the holiday but problem sorted to my satisfaction with good grace by the night receptionist.

Food was excellent both at breakfast and dinner and we never experienced a scrum situation!

The pool area as mentioned in previous reports is small but we never had a problem getting a sunbed in the afternoon even though some were reserved with towels well in excess of the hotels 20 minute towel policy.

Bar prices in the LLum bar and Beach bar were as expected of a 4 star establishment. Cheaper prices available in bars surounding the hotel if required.

Car parking around the hotel is virtually impossible due to the hotel's location unless you are prepared to dump the car some way from the hotel and walk. The underground car park costs 12.50 euro per day or 75 euros for the week. these are discounted rates to hotel guests. On arrival you park in the underground car park having taken a ticket at the barrier. you then at any time before you leave the car park have reception stamp the back of the ticket. when you go to your car next you have to go to level -3 where there is an office that takes your payment. Once this is done you can come and go as you please and you just swipe the same ticket on entering and leaving. Great and convenient parking but at a price!!

The supermarket under the hotel was very convenient and reasonably priced for those fridge extras like Beer, Milk and Soft drinks. Even had Cravendale milk so a real home from home!

Don't forget to pack your travel kettle and mugs etc if you like a coffee or tea in your room as non are provided. They do give you a couple of cans of coke on arrival and the maid leaves two small bottles of water in your fridge each day. One thing to note as well is when you take your room card out of the power slot by the door the fridge goes off as does everything else including air con so if you want to return to a nicely cooled room and beer leave one of you room cards or similar in the slot all the time!!
The wifi worked ok in our 5th floor room but you are automatically logged off after a short while if no activity. This mean't you had to input your user name and password quite often which was a pain. Still it was free so no problem.
I would have no hesitation to recommend this hotel to family or friends as it is one of the best overall hotels I have experienced in Spain. Just make sure you select the right room for you and if you do not get it on arrival insist immediately that they move you to the right one. Make sure you hotel voucher/booking receipt states the exact room you have booked. Don't expect to book a " Standard room " and get a balcony or outside view unless you are very lucky and they give you a free upgrade!!
Enjoy your stay
Regards
Tom & Sue Parker

Room Tip: Unless you are a cave dweller , book a minimum outside room. If you wan't a superb Seaview room...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank H2OTGP
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Departamento Ca... G, Dpto de Calidad at Gran Hotel Sol y Mar, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Dear guest,

First of all, many thanks for your booking in our hotel.

The hotel has got different type of rooms, the superior rooms with sea view are doubles, triple or quadruple. The triple and quadruple have got a sofa-bed to sleep the third and fourth person. If we have got availability we don´t mind to give you a doble room with sofa-bed but all depends on availabily, because these rooms are for 3 or 4 persons.

We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your holidays with us.



Looking forward to seeing you again.

Kind regards

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and wow, it was unforgettable. It is a very big hotel, but still, the service was top notch! The breakfast is out of this world, an experience on its own with beautiful views of the ocean. We spend most of our time at the pool area and it was perfect! The only thing I can complain about is the Wifi, the signal was not good in our room, but then again, who needs wifi with such a beautiful view!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Sol y Mar

Address: C/Benidorm 3, 03710 Calpe, Spain
Location: Spain > Valencian Country > Province of Alicante > Costa Blanca > Calpe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calpe
#1 Luxury Hotel in Calpe
#2 Best Value Hotel in Calpe
Price Range: $79 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Sol y Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 327
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new concept thought for leisure, rest and pleasure moments. Services and details of first quality. Elegant decoration and the most exquisite restaurant service in addition you will be able to enjoy the spa fitness area with a large and exclusive treatments Style, distinction, character, and an exclusive location beside the seaside overlooking the Mediterranean sea and the impressionant Penyn de Ifach. We want to give you unforgettable moments. Feel how sweet can be this life. ... more   less 
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