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Hotel El Tio Kiko
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Agua Amarga
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Top of our list for the next trip to Spain”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

The three star rating is deceptive - this is a 5 star experience. Amazing views across the Mediterranean from rooms that are beautifully appointed, right down to the Bulgari toiletries.

Breakfast was absolute perfection - fresh fruit, toasted ciabatta, coddled eggs, miniature pastries, fabulous coffee (best coffee we had in Spain).

Delightful host, so obviously proud of his property. We were there out of season, so only one or two other couples staying - but we'd bet that the personalised attention is there even when it's busy. Perfect place for a romantic weekend away, but the village also offers much for the entertainment of families.

One night was definitely not enough - we will be back.

Room Tip: Best rooms are on the top floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for only 1 nignt during our travel in Spain. The hotel is 11 km from AP7 in a small village on the beach.

What a treat! There were only few people in the hotel, maybe because it was in May and in the middle of the week.

Our room was facing the sea. The view is amazing. The hotel is very clean, bathroom is big and has a jacuzzi. Service was wonderful. Breakfast was included and it was amazing: fresh fruits, juice, very tasty.

We had dinner in the restaurant on the beach. Very good fresh seafood.

After a long driving we had a very relaxing time at El Tio Kiko.

The only negative, maybe, for some people is the stairs. There is no elevator. It was not a problem for us.

We loved this hotel.

Room Tip: If possible get a sea wiev room.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2011

June 2011 4 night stay with wife.

Overall: I highly recommend this hotel, clean, modern, very comfortable and quiet! An excellent retreat for a holiday and or weekend break. Hotel is "tailored" for young to mature couples without children.
(This doesn´t mean that children are not permitted though because they are)
Hotel Service is personalised & professional.
Breakfast is deliciously fresh and tasty; varied and more than generous for most palates.
Hotel is a 10 minute stroll down the residencial street to the seaside village of Agua Amarga.
Pool is lovely and spacious.
Free car parking

Room Tip: Ask for deluxe double room overlooking the sea
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2011

Situated on the edge of a small village in the Natural Park - only downside is the steep walk back up from the village/beach - (I was 5 months pg when we stayed, and have to admit I puffed a little bit!). Well appointed comfy rooms, with balconies over looking the sea and huge bathrooms with jacuzzi baths. Highlight has to be the breakfast, which was the best we had in our week long tour of Andalusia. Freshly squeezed orange juice, a platter of fruit brought to your table, freshly prepared hot dishes and a round of delicious pastries.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Alicante, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2009

Every year we spend a weekend at a hotel to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The rule is that it has to be somewhere that we could not generally afford to stay for a week, so we get a little bit of luxury for our special day. This was certainly true at Hotel El Tio Kiko! The room was fab, huge modern 4 poster bed and an eclectic mix of modern and antique style furnishings in cool natural colours and wood. Our room had a terrace with views of the Med across the little white village of Aguamarga and also the pool below. On arrival there was a half bottle of my favourite cava chilling in a bucket, together with a bowl of fresh sweet cherries. The bathroom was gorgeous, again natural colours twin marble basins, huge jacuzzi bath with shower, towelling robes, slippers and plenty of clean white fluffy towels. The aircon had been turned on prior to our arrival which was a welcome touch in the July heat. The room was cleaned to a high standard and this was maintained throughout our stay. Each night chocolate arrived ! One night 2 tiny Toblerones, another night 2 mini Kitkats! All lovely little touches! The hotel's public rooms were also styled beautifully see photos. Something I have never commented on before in a review was the standard of maintenance. At El Tio Kiko it was second to none ! One night a Moorish style plaster covered wall light by the pool had been broken , probably as someone went past with a suitcase as it was low down. The following morning the broken terracotta, bits of plaster etc had been swept away and the plaster cover had been rebuilt! The only disappointment was that they do not do meals other than breakfast, which from other reviews I think they used to do, as I imagine they would have matched the same high standard as the rest of the hotel. Breakfast was a delight, fruit (several types of melon, 2 types of kiwi fruit, nectarines, peaches, cherries, mango etc )all beautifully sliced and presented buffet style, yogurt drinks, jamon, salami, cheeses, tortilla and 2 hot dishes each morning eg revuelto, a Spanish scrambled egg type dish with tiny prawns or jamon, mushrooms, asparagus or green beans in it, or little terracotta dishes with tomato sauce in with a poached egg on top sprinkled with tiny dice of jamon. Fabulous fresh bread white and a brown nut bread and for those who like to have something sweet for breakfast an array of tiny cakes, (one bite and they are gone !) muffins, both chocolate and fruit and one morning a carrot and cinnamon cake, cut into tiny squares! Added to this was excellent, friendly but professional service, serving our fresh orange juice, coffee/tea and toast at the table. A banquet to start the day!
Aguamarga is a tiny Spanish village with few shops, those that there are all seem to sell the same thing, Indian cotton dresses, sandals, flipflops, jewellery, t shirts, some tourist stuff. The beach is lovely and clean and the village is surrounded by countryside with signposted walks for the energetic. There are a few bars, a pizza place where you queue up like in a chipshop and eat at tables in the narrow street and a couple of beach restaurants. We luckily stayed the weekend of Aguamarga's fiesta and were treated to an excellent flamenco show by the village girls of all ages, music in the plaza until the early hours finishing of with typical Spanish fireworks, mucho noise and not much else !
We didn't touch the car from the time we arrived until we left 3 days later, just chilled out, spent time around the pool, walked around the village and along the beach, ate and drank and stayed in a wonderful hotel ! You can't get better than that !

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Torino
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2009

Wonderful rooms, fully furbished with a lot of taste; wide bathroom with jacuzzi; very nice bed; wonderful viewe and lots of quiet; very nice and friendly service; very rich and tasty breakfast

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of September. Everything about this place is amazing - it has a sign saying its a 3-star property, but it should by far and away be 5-star! Our room was spacious and luxurious - king sized bed with high quality linens, comfy loungechairs and classy furniture - and a large, luxury marble bathroom with spa and fluffy bathrobes. you could see the blue waters of the Mediterranean from the bed - or even better, from the modern outdoor setting on the balcony. The rest of the hotel is inkeeping with the room - the pool is large, sparkling clean and beautiful; breakfast amazing and communal areas of the hotel all luxurious and tranquil.
Agua Amarga itself is made for relaxing - we spent our days lazing by the pool between going to have a meal or drink at the beachside restaurants. We spent a morning at the beach however ended up retreating to the hotel pool as the beach wasn't the best for swimming - large rocks and stones on the seabed which are almost impossible to walk on - I saw some people with reef shoes on! Otherwise, Agua Amarga can't be faulted. If you want to escape everything and have a few days of guarenteed relaxation in a beautiful hotel and location, stay here.

  • Liked — View, pool, room, everything!
  • Disliked — The crane obscuring our view - otherwise, nothing!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel El Tio Kiko
Address: Calle Embarque 12, 04149 Agua Amarga, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Almeria > Agua Amarga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Agua Amarga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Tio Kiko 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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