Just spent 3 nights here and 3 rounds of golf. The hotel is gorgeous, spotless and the staff friendly and helpful. Food was great, but not a huge variety, and no restaurants nearby, so your stuck here for the food really. Car hire is recommended as the hotel is not close to any shops, sights, restaurants etc,15 minute drive to the harbour/beach.
Buffet breakfast and dinner was fine, usual salads, fresh fruits, cheese, cold meats, soup, and 2 or 3 hot options - reccommend the fish! The food at the golf club restaurant is good quality and ideal for a snack after your round!
The pool area is lovely and a real sun trap, we were sunbathing even in January! The rooms were gorgeous, large bathroom two comfy queen size beds and a veranda. A bit of a squeeze in a queen size bed for two, though you can move them together.The spa and indoor pool looked lovely but does cost extra and we didn't really have time to use it. The outdoor pool is not heated, though I did have a 3 second dip!
As adversised, the golf is on site, and the courses are picturesque and in lovely condition. There are 3 loops of 9 holes, with Los Pinos being far superior - so I advise that you include this course in each round. We hired a buggy the first day, with was a bit of a waste of time as you have to keep to the paths and can'ttake them on the fairway at all. There are trolleys for hire which I did the second two rounds which was much better. The greens were like lightening, undulating and the pin positions were very tricky on each hole, so it was very difficult to score even for low handicappers! This did get a little frustrating! Courses were not busy, so there was no waiting or being pushed.
All in all lovely hotel and ideal for couples or groupson a golf break. We went on from here to Hotel Gran Elba, Estepona and then Gadalmina, Marbella - both of which were very different! see later reviews!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As an established, high-end destination, on the cusp of the Costa del Sol, Sotogrande provides the perfect setting for a bespoke hotel. Located at the heart of its famous golf course and next to renowned Valderrama or La Reserva Golf, the Almenara Hotel with 145 rooms and suites set around the main building all with commanding views of the greens, the gardens or the Mediterranean, the hotel is a golfer's dream. The hotel includes the Elysium spa, a sanctuary of rest and relaxation offering innovative treatments and a wide variety of wellness and beauty therapies. Hotel guests can enjoy the fine cuisine offered in two on-site restaurants. Other facilities include the piano bar, a Golf Academy, the beachside Racquet Centre, the beach club and four meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 800 people. This variety creates the sense of wellbeing that the Almenara Hotel is known for. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Almenara Hotel Sotogrande
- Nh Hotel Sotogrande
- Almenara Golf Hotel
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