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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start to finish, we had a great time. Two adults and two children, aged 5 and 1.

The transfer from Faro only took 1hr 20mins, check in took a while but a few of us arrived at the same time and the staff were working as efficiently as they could.

We had a two bedroom apartment - loads of room and very well equipped, beds are super comfortable. Travel cot provided as requested. Automatic blinds on the windows are amazing - the kids slept for hours in the mornings.

The pool areas (both of them) were very clean and well maintained, we never really struggled to get sun loungers, people didn’t seem to leave their towels on the beds all day. The kids loved the pool, the oldest made friends and we always managed to get a sun bed near the children’s pool so we could keep an eye on her. The indoor pool and jacuzzi were great as well - the steam room is also worth a visit.

The road train to the beach is really handy, especially with kids and the Sentido area on the beach with loungers is a great extra. The hotel also has a small shop - they do postcards WITH stamps, which was very helpful.

Meal times and the pool bar were great - we opted for all inclusive. My husband was a bit dubious about this as he didn’t want to ‘sit around the pool all day doing nothing’ but after the first day he was embracing the pool bar and sampling pretty much all the food on offer. We’re both veggie and there were loads of options, the desserts are especially good.

The staff were all very helpful and polite.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank gidgetholidays
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SENTIDOAma, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Sentido Ama Islantilla, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gidgetholidays,

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and for the great review of our hotel!
We are really happy that you and your family have enjoyed the spent time at the pool at Sentido AMA Islantilla

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Kind regards,
Irene Sosa

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Reviewed August 11, 2019

We traveled with Thomas Cook for 8 days.
The hotel garden and pools were lovely.
The apartment was cleaned and towels changed daily.
Poor food, especially for children.
The gym was great.
Night shows were very boring.
Staff was very lovely.
The waiter prepared delicious cocktails.
There was a girl who did many activities for the children. at 8.30 pm every day there was minidisco. The kids enjoyed this.
The hotel was so far from the city center. There was a train to go to the shopping centre.
Recommendation: rent a car.

Date of stay: August 2019
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SENTIDOAma, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Sentido Ama Islantilla, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Isabell,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for the great review of our hotel! We are happy that you have enjoyed at Sentido AMA Islantilla and we will take care of the small details.

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Kind regards,
Irene Sosa

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Reviewed August 8, 2019

A quick list of pros and cons from our perspective.

Pros- lovely rooms, spacious, clean, comfortable, great kitchen and a washing machine and dishwasher. Good shower, balcony. Pools clean and kept the kids entertained,baby pool and inflatables allowed. Saved sunbeds around 9 am so not too early , breakfast good. Pool bar food tasty although I thought pricey (30 euros for 3x chicken nuggets and chips) and drinks nice. Good little train into shopping centre and beach. Town vibrant and we found a cocktail bar/book shop on the 1st floor which did a tale telling night at 8pm 3 times a week which the kids loved.(the rainbow fish, puss in boots etc) this was a highlight for the kids. Centre very vibrant late into the evening and nice little stalls out the back of the shopping centre near the beach and a park area.

Cons- a very Spanish resort, everything surrounding the hotel shuts down all afternoon, shops etc opening again around 5pm.very little English spoken and menus for eating out all in Spanish so a guessing game and difficult to cater for the kids, not very enjoyable eating out which for us is one of the things we love to do. All eating out in shopping centre and accessible places is on plastic tables and chairs. We had a decent pizza at the back of shopping centre to the far left and the burger place next door looked good but couldn't fathom the menu. Be better to have a car and seek out restaurants but all streets near hotel are rammed so I would expect it would be difficult to park. No pavements as such so a trip to the supermarket (10-15 walk) tricky with kids. If you turn left rather than talking train there is another place/centre to eat out but again although vibrant very Spanish so you need to hunt around. Lots of seafood.

All in all a good holiday and kids enjoyed it but I wouldn't return due to location unless I was all inclusive or traveling as a couple.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Ellie L
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SENTIDOAma, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Sentido Ama Islantilla, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Hello Ellie,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope you have enjoyed at the hotel!

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Kind regards,
Irene Sosa

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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Booked all inclusive and it was definitely worth it. The breakfast, lunch and dinner were all superb, lots of choice, fresh fruit, vegetables and amazing fish. The staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you. The hotel and grounds are spotless and we can’t complain about anything. The two bedroom apartment was fantastic we were 5 and it was easily big enough, comfy beds and maid service everyday.

The resort is typically Spanish with lots of nice seafront restaurants, bars and lovely places for the kids to get an ice cream.

Overall a beautiful hotel in a stunning location. We will definitely be back.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank emantro
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SENTIDOAma, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Sentido Ama Islantilla, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Dear Emantro,

Thank you a lot for this great feedback. We are really happy that you and your familiy have enjoyed at Sentido AMA Islantilla.

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! Do not hesitate contacting us.

Kind regards,
Irene Sosa

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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I and daughter and stepdaughter stayed here in July on a B&B basis. This resort is very tranquil and well maintained. The pool was clean and there were plenty of sunloungers to go round. The staff were superb on the whole, our room was a self-catering apartment and was very clean and spacious. Transfers with Thomas Cook were very smooth. Breakfast was very nice. Impossible to have a self-service buffet with piping hot food so o disagree with some previous posts. It does get crowded but you would expect that, the same at dinner. The dinner buffets were lovely and freshly cooked. Given the 3 mini markets (one in the grounds, one just to the left on the main road, and the larger Jamon about 400m down thecroad), self catering is easy. I would thus say it's 50/50 whether to do all-inclusive or not. Very few bars and restaurants around so not great for our girls, but they were chilled out about it but wanted to go out.

The only drawback was confusion about whether you could go all-inclusive on a day to day basis or not. One receptionist said we could, only for another to say we had to do it for the rest of our stay or not at all. That was a disappointment.

Off grounds, the nearby Italian Lounge is fantastic for a more upmarket dining experience. For simple child/teenager eating, the shopping centre has lots of ways, including burger places.

Recommendation for Sentido management: why not have your own beach bar at your beach area? You would make a fortune. As it is, guests will need to lug drinks etc. down there on the free train.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Tractormunky
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SENTIDOAma, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Sentido Ama Islantilla, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Dear Tractormunky,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We will take into account all the details to keep improving each year.
We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!

Kind regards,
Irene Sosa

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