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“Good Quality, However,get ready for children!”

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Occidental Isla Cristina
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Isla Cristina
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

Barcelo Isla Cristina is a good quality hotel, The All Inclusive Service is similar to other spanish all-inclusive, from 08h30 to 23h30m and not every drinks are on the All Inclusive. But it has a good variety and the food on every meals is of good quality. The pool is quiet until around 11h30m, then the children start coming, and if you don't like children...it can be stressing!!
It is a good option for family vacations!

Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2009

Our stay (one night, Saturday, with a baby and a toddler, in an apartment) got off to a bad start when we had to wait two hours to check in. To be fair, we got there early, but hoped a room would be free. We had been told from 12, but we didnñt get in till 1pm - my husband stood and waited while they checked other people in - we were both seething by the time we finally got to our room. Then we saw that the shower hose had a hole in it, and one of the clear perspex boxes in the fridge door was broken.

That, along with the blind that was broken, was enough for me to call and complain. The asst manager was professional and knew how to deal with an annoyed guest. My other big moan was that before booking, I rang to check they had room service, as this is very handy with 2 small children - and much less stressful. I was told they did, but then when we arrived, they said I could take a plate from the buffet up to the room. Yeah, right. Other irritants: loud thumping music by the pool at 5pm, overcharged us at the pool bar, overcharged our room bill, and no cold water on Sunday morning.
On the plus side, the apartment was large, if not brilliantly equipped compared to some hotel apartments iñve stayed in; the restaurant staff were lovely; breakfast was good; there´s a nice walk around the lagoon reached by a wooden bridge - though it´s not the cleanest beach.,

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 16, 2007

Short, 4 night break, booked through Thomson on-line, as a combination flight and hotel.

Booked hire car and Faro airport easy, and only 45 min drive to hotel.

October quiet, but busy at the weekend with Spanish weekenders. Services were beginning to be closed down (such as pool bar).

Hotel room (apartment) was excellent, staff really helpful and efficient and friendly. We were on half board and food was good with plenty of choice.

Location at this end of the season not over attractive, but clean if little grubby.

Recommend you hire a car - the drive into the hills, via the walled town of Nieble is excellent, passing Minas Rio Tinto and on to Zufre ('Eagle' village well worth a visit).

Didn't get to Seville, but it's within reach... we stayed around the pool....

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2007

This is a hotel set in a typical Spanish fishing town. We stayed in an apartment which was very well kept and equipped. We had a maid every day. We ate in the hotel restaurant and the food was fantastic.
The hotel was majority Spanish in guests and not much English spoken, but we got by.

The children 11 and 7 had a ball and made loads of friends. There was an entertainment team who worked hard, but it was low key and not in your face. If you want beach bars and English food this hotel will not be for you!

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2007

Brilliant. Everything was excellent. The room, bathroom, pool, and food was delicious. Hotel was new and clean.
For me the best region of Spain - calm, without crowds of tourists and shops with kitch clothes and souvenirs. A truly beautiful area.
And nothing's like Andalusian wines... :) Want to spend an unforgettable time in a luxury hotel in a tow which shows how the Spanish live? THEN GO THERE! :)

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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Address: C/ Doctor Delgado Carrasco s/n, 21410 Isla Cristina, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Isla Cristina)
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Isla Cristina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Isla Cristina
Price Range: $94 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Isla Cristina 4*
Number of rooms: 343
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Occidental Isla Cristina**** hotel (belonging to the Barcelo Hotel Group and formerly the Barcelo Isla Cristina) is located on the seafront at the wonderful Isla Cristina beach in the province of Huelva, which is surrounded by a protected natural area. Its proximity to the airports of Faro (Portugal) and Seville, and the most interesting places in the area, make this holiday hotel a perfect spot. The 233 rooms and 110 apartments boast spaciousness and quality features, and include all the facilities and services you could need for a pleasant stay and an unforgettable holiday. The Occidental Isla Cristina has a buffet restaurant and bars with the All Inclusive option, some of which feature poolside terraces. The facilities include a massage room, fitness studio, sauna and meeting room, as well as golf clubs and paddle tennis courts in the vicinity, hiking, cycle track and a long list of other activities to make sure you won't get bored this holiday. A professional entertainment team provides guests with a complete range of sports and leisure activities for all ages. Youngsters will experience a real adventure in the Barcy camp, sleeping in a large tent in the hotel gardens, as well as enjoying numerous fun activities especially thought out for children of all ages. The Occidental Isla Cristina is a fantastic hotel for a dream family holiday on the Costa de la Luz. ... more   less 
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