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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gran Alacant, Costa Blanca, Province of Alicante, Valencian Country

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Marjorie...
Nelson, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place for families”
Reviewed September 9, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Brilliant villa , very well equipped and comfortable also spacious . The outside area was great plenty of space and a big pool !!! Supermarkets within a few minutes walk . Quite a few bars and and places to eat very close by . Bus stops close by . Santa Pola has to very nice sea food places along the harbour area and the market is good . My daughter and her family also really enjoyed the zoo at Santa Pola . Brilliant place for a nice relaxing break and would recommend the villa to anyone !!!!!

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Liked best: Very well equipped and great pool
Liked least: The electicity bill for the air conditioning !!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 10, 2016
Majorie,
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review. So pleased you had a good holiday, Hope to see you again soon, Best Wishes Tracey
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PaulG5315
2 reviews
“A perfect place to chill but if you want to do more you will need a car.”
Reviewed August 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The villa was amazing, really well equipped with all the comforts of home.Tracy and Derek were fantastic, especially before we arrived - taking all the hassle out of the airport and transfers! Grand Alicant was lovely with shops and restaurants within easy walking distance- we would particularly recommend The Belfry for a fabby evening out. We would happily have lounged around the pool and stayed local but with three teenagers in tow we hired a car to seek out a water park and more to do. A great holiday, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of life!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 17, 2016
Thanks for taking the time to do this review, we really appreciate it!
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 1, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2016
Hi Shelley and Family,
Thanks so much for your review, it does make the hard work worth it, when you see it being appreciated. Hope to see you all in 2017! with the Baby!
Thanks again, Best Wishes
Tracey and Derek
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gill s
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fabulous villa,tracey very helpful.”
Reviewed June 3, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

excellent location in gran alacant,very nice villa ,photos dont do it justice.pool very clean.could maybe just do with couple more pillows on beds.but was easy to book and tracey answers all querys very quickly.

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Liked best: location and pool
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 4, 2016
Thank you Gill for your review, I have noted your point about pillows. We hope to see you again soon
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Nikki E
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We didn't want to leave!!”
Reviewed May 31, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Villa Carmen was a lovely place to stay, very clean and spacious, very well equipped with everything you need to make your stay an easy one..
Well located within easy walking distance to the local shops and restaurants.
Only a short drive to a lovely beach.
There were six of us staying there and was plenty of room.
The only thing I will say which doesn't concern the villa would be not to use Dickmans Car Hire at the airport as they were very unhelpful.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 1, 2015
Thank you Carol, so pleased you and your family had a good time, hope to see you again.
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Kris L
Spalding, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“BRILLIANT , WONDERFUL PLACE TO SPEND OUR HOLIDAY”
Reviewed September 24, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The villa was large and clean , pool was amazing . Everything we needed was within a 5 minute walk.. lots of shops and restaurants . Regular bus service to the beach . also a road train that goes all round Gran alacant. Tracy and Derek were great and always on hand to help . We had a wonderful holiday and hope to go back soon.

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Liked best: the pool
Liked least: no english tele.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2016
Kris,
Thank you so much for taking the time out to do this review.
We hope to see you again soon
Best Wishes
Tracey
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Jason R
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The Villa:

Wow! Following the theme of other reviews I have to agree that the pictures don't do the villa justice, it's beautiful. It's bigger than I thought, it's clean and well presented.

A couple of points to note though, the fan in 2nd double bedroom isn't hugely effective and the fan in the twin room makes so much noise I would have struggled to sleep in there. In the end we bought a desk fan (which we were compensated for on departure). I admit that we didn't inform Tracey until we left, had we done so earlier I have no doubt that it would have been resolved quickly.

Other than that I can't fault the villa but for the purposes of feedback and improving the stay of people that follow us it would be nice to have had a welcome pack, just a folder that included bus time tables, maps and locations and useful telephone numbers (such as emergency services, taxis etc), I've had them in a few villas I've stayed in before and they are hugely useful.

The Area:

There are is a supermarket just a 2 minute walk away, located alongside a handful of bars and restaurants (we ate at the Steak House, Indian Restaurant and got takeaway from the Fish and Chip shop and all were amazing).

Slightly further away (10 minute walk) there is a slightly larger square with shops, more bars and more restaurants (ate in the Chinese, and 2 other places and all were great again) and some small kids rides. From here you can also get the road train to the beach.

On the roundabout near the villa (about 5 minute walk) there are 2 bus stops, one goes to Alicante (via the beach - a much quicker route than the road train but not quite as nice) and one to Santa Pola. Alicante was nice, worth the 40 minute trip, but Santa Pola was great and the journey was only 10 minutes. Loads of bars and restaurants overlooking the port.

All in all it was a great trip and we are already talking of going back.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Sep 17, 2014
Thank you for your review, the ceiling fans in the two bedrooms have been replaced today.
we will give a welcome book in the property as soon as possible.
Thank you
Tracey
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