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Gran Hotel Sol y Mar
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Calpe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This stylish and modern hotel is situated in the centre of Calpe at the beach. The room of the "Interior" type was spacious with a large bathroom, and absolutely calm thanks to its location towards the inner courtyard. The bed offered a superb sleep quality. Everything in the room was perfectly functional. The only negative point concerns the A/C: The control does not allow setting an absolute temperature, but rather a difference in the range of -3 to +3°C, but it leaves the (moving?) reference point unknown. In our room the wrong design of its airflow was disturbing: The chilled air was directed along the bed from the foot to the head area where it hit the guest's face all night.
Cleanliness of the room: Excellent, except for the dusty floor, hence not all points here.
The huge breakfast room offers the view of the sea and the Peñón de Ifach. The breakfast buffet leaves nothing to be desired – just great.
The service provided in the hotel was impeccable and amiable from the arrival to the departure.
Parking appears unproportionally expensive in the garage (does not belong to the hotel; the hotel rate was EUR 12.50 / vehicle / night). Alternatively, the public municipal parking lot (gravel) is located just a few minutes away; it was free at the time of our visit. Load / unload your vehicle in front of the hotel within the 15 minutes provided (permanently enforced by the local police).

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

the gran hotel is a lovely hotel in a fantastic location. i would recommend that if you are thinking of a holiday at the gran hotel it is well worth paying the extra for a sea view as the hotel is in a prime position. my husband and myself were in a double room overlooking the gardens, the room was lovely but you havn,t got a proper garden view so it is well worth the extra money for a sea view because i went into one and they are absolutely stunning. the staff at the hotel were very pleasant and i must say that gema in reception was really helpful and very pleasant person. the hotel do apartments but for that little extra money it is worth either having bed and breakfast or half board as the food is really good and plenty of it and always very fresh.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

We went over for a destination wedding at the hotel and went over a few days earlier than the wedding.
The hotel was immaculate and the staff were extremely nice and helpful. We had read earlier reviews and knew about the car parking costs but staying for several days they will charge less.
The hotel room was very well laid out , no kettle or iron but you can ask at reception for them. We had a terrace room which was on the street side. The only downside of this room was at night the noise was very loud- (bottle banks underneath) so needed to keep the terrace door fully shut.
The wedding was held at hotel and it was really very good- the cocktail reception as the Le Champ bar then the main dinner in the hotel, very well done. I would recommend this hotel to anyone going to the area.

Room Tip: I would suggest not getting a street side room if you like to sleep with the door semi open.
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Refreshingly friendly and competent staff, delicious breakfast and a lovely pool club that made the perfect long weekend break while visiting family. Nice comfortable room, would recommend going for a sea view too.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

USP....unique selling point. Every business needs one, every hotel should have one. The Gran hotel Sol y Mar has a bigger one than most!! Do yourself a favour, book a hotel room as high up as you can but crucially, with a view. Wow, what a view. We have 3 children. We hardly ever get to book a superior anything but a superior room overlooking the beautiful beach at Calpe and the stunning rock of Calpe is worth every single cent. Our room was on the 7th floor and it had 3 things that made it special. A mini bar that allowed us to chill a bottle of shop bought bubbles, a balcony that afforded us stunning views and finally a shower that was see through from chest high of the sea. Wowzee. Stretch the wallet, book a room with a view and see how the other half live. Breakfast was really good. Only complaint was that the main restaurant was closed for dinner till the summer season. On the plus side...we booked a 3 bed apt for a week at the end of June. We may not get the view but there is a fantastic kids club and we cannot wait.

Room Tip: Room high up with a view is a must !!!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We are still enjoying our stay here, unfortunately we go home tomorrow. The staff are lovely, nothing is too much trouble. The views from our hotel room are stunning, definitely worth the extra for a sea view. We are staying in room 338 and my sister is in room 738 (bigger balcony and sun all day). We took the opportunity to look around a 3 bed apartment and have booked it for a return trip in September. There is good access to everywhere from the hotel if you are less able which was a key factor in deciding to bring our 86 year old Mother here in September. There is a lift to the supermarket, a lift to the beach and a lift to the pool. The hotel is ideally situated on the beach and at the bottom of the main shopping street. Everything is within easy walking distance so no need for a car. Breakfast is varied and plentiful. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and we are looking forward to returning in September.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms on the 7th floor have bigger balconies and get the sun all day.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

We are still enjoying our break at the Gran Hotel Sol Y Mar, it has been such a lovely holiday.

the hotel is very clean. the staff are very friendly and accomodating. the location is excellent for families/couples/friends. the pool is great, although I should think it's prob a little crowded in the high season but the beach is just as good an option if it is busy.

food is excellent and great variety. compliments to the chef(s)! if you are self catering the supermarket is directly underneath hotel and is very well stocked. It's possible to have a very reasonable holiday if you are on a budget.

our room is amazing, it's our anniversary very soon so I emailed ahead and asked for an extra special room, which they gave us.

all in all an excellent holiday due to the hotel and it's staff. thank you!

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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 Luxury Hotel in Calpe
#1 Romantic Hotel in Calpe
Price Range: $95 - $212 (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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