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“Great little apartment!”
Review of El Tranco del Mar

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El Tranco del Mar
Reviewed March 2, 2014

The apartment was fantastic!!! Beautiful furniture and all the amenities you could wish for, there was even packed lunch boxes in the cupboard if you fancied taking packed lunch to the beach. But with the fabulous location so close to the beach we had lunch in the apartment , with the veranda doors open over looking a lovely little street and was very peaceful.

Very close to a great square which we frequented every night that had a number of good tapas bars and restaurants. Although we stayed in october it was still very warm.

The people who run the apartments are lovely and friendly and very helpful. Would definitely book again and highly recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed 2 nights in el tranco del mar and loved our stay. The apartment we had was spotlessly clean and with 2 sets of French doors to open was bright and airy. The kitchen was well equipped and made it easy to cook meals. There was a washing machine for laundry and a clothesline on the balcony off the bedroom. The apartment was well furnished and very comfortable for 2 people although there was room for another person on the sofa bed.
The location is just inside the pedestrian area of town so there is no parking at the apartments but there is plenty of free parking available around the football stadium about a 10min walk away. There are several supermarkets right near the football stadium as well if you are keen to self cater. If walking from the stadium find plaza Damasco and walk through the archway. There is a plaque on the wall with el Tranco del mar, just above a small shop selling handbags and jewellery. Enter the shop to check in. The lady in the shop was really friendly and is available to answer any questions (as long as its not siesta time!).
The apartments are over the pedestrian area so there is street noise but we found it to be quiet at night. It is a short walk to the beach front and there are plenty if cafes and restaurants a short walk away. Overall a great apartment and good value for money. We would definitely recommend it and stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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4  Thank seblake
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

El tranco del mar is a recently constructed property that looks like it has always been there in the quaint old town of Almunecar. The apartments are not huge but they are spacious and well appointed with air-conditioning and heat as required, free wifi and kitchenettes. The kitchen is hardly needed because you are only steps from some of Almunecar's best restaurants. The owner speaks English and is one of the most helpful people I have met in Spain. He is a wealth of knowledge about the area. El Tranco Del Mar is close to the beach but way from the noise. I loved it.

Room Tip: Ask for an apartment on a higher floor if available but all of them are great.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank ChosenFrozen
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

I was here in Spain with some friends for 2 weeks in the past June, we came to "El Tranco del Mar" and took 2 rooms for our company. The rooms where, no other word for it, excellent, decorated in an antique and semi posh style altogether with a large american kitchen where we cooked most of our food making the trip a lot cheaper. There was also a bathroom with shower and a dormitory which could optionally be of two twin beds or a double bed (in this case we chose two rooms with twin beds) here we slept easily as the beds where simple but comfortable and, even by the apartments location (right in the centre of town near everywhere, we bought a car but it was not neccesary as everything was within walking distance to the apartments (it was just a 3m walk to the beach!!). We also disponed of a air conditioning system which worked perfectly isolating us from the heat in the sunny Spanish climate, this was greatly helpful, we also had a large 40" TV in each apartment where we had friend meetings severall nights during our stay where we watched the early stage matches of the European cup and bah a great time (congratulations Spain). There was also a WI FI device which worked fantastically well and was completely FREE, this permited us to share experiences and talk to the family whilst in Spain, very good!
Lastly, the service, we where attended in a small reception the apartments had which was also a shop selling quality products ( I myself bought a fantastic leather bag which my girlfriend loves and got a 10% discount) the attention was very familiar, we got recomendations for places to eat in Almuñecar (Los Pajaritos, Plaza Kelibia, Meson Gala) all of which we enjoyed.
In general, apart from the apartments, Almuñecar is a marvelous town to which I will return and recomend the visit to anyone who wants a good holiday, and FIESTA!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

VERY CENTRAL LOCATION IN THE OLD TOWN,CLOSE TO A VARIETY
OF RESTAURANTS CAFE'S,BAKERIES ETC with authentic Spanish feel.Management very helpfull and apartments well equipped. Great base from which to explore this lovely part of town with its lively buzz and lots of atmosphere.Also close to beach within walking distance of castle,Friday market and other attractions.
Kate,Ireland

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank MahersTipperary
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

Having spent all my holidays in Almuñecar the last five years, I feel confident recommending El Tranco del Mar as the best in Almuńecar. This small family run hotel in the charming old town has apartments with a very high standard. The building and the apartments are totally renovated, with elevator, marble floors, air condition and free wireless Internet. Even so, the history of the building and the area is preserved through the use of typical Andalucian furniture. Each apartment has two French balconies and a small kitchen equipped with everything you need.
If you arrive by car, parking is available in a nearby public garage at about 25 euro per week.

Just in front of the hotel is the Mari Trini bakery, where you can buy fresh bread and pastry each morning. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops. Strolling through the narrow streets you can enjoy the wonderful mood of the old town. The beach is about 3 minutes walking.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Norrad
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Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled on business
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Address: Calle Baja del Mar 17, 18690, Almunecar, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar
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Ranked #3 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Almunecar
Price Range: $59 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Tranco del Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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