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All reviews free wifi sea view situated right nice coffee within walking distance good size fabulous beach hotel is spotless per night croissants ham sound of the waves short walk promenade spain enjoyment town
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

We stayed here for 5 nights in July 2017 and did enjoy it. Our enjoyment was tempered more by the weather than the hotel, as the location couldn't be better if you like to be by the sea. In fact the roar from the waves is considerable, and continuous despite no wind - it must be something to do with the beach topography but the surfers count it as a blessing! - and it is quite handy to drown out the sounds of people walking around in the rooms next to you and above you. The hard flooring exacerbates sound transmission, but thankfully people were considerate types during our stay and at least were being quiet during the night. If you stay here, try not to wear shoes as you walk around the floor, or use shoes that clatter!

The windows do a pretty good job of keeping out the sound of the waves as well, but you can't really sleep with the window open I don't think. I'd have felt insecure anyway as the promenade is just a few feet away and you'd also hear anyone walking past, or sitting on one of the nearby benches late at night or in the morning. A lot of people walk their dogs, jog, have an early morning walk along there, whatever the weather. I kind of envy them their lifestyle.

The beds in our room, and hopefully the whole hotel, had memory foam mattresses. This is a first for me in a hotel, and a most welcome one. I slept very well on it, helped by borrowing a memory foam pillow from my daughter's twin room, because we didn't have one in our room. These were both a godsend to me as I can get a very stiff neck and back.

The sea view rooms aren't over-large as they have squeezed in 4 rooms across the back, presumably on each of the two main accommodation floors, so that more people can have a sea view. The ones on the 2nd floor have even bigger windows but I wonder if that lets in more sound of the sea?! Interesting to note that my daughter's twin, near the lift, had a side view of the promenade (and a good view of the b&b's garden next door) and this was a larger room, with larger bed area (because it is two singles as opposed to our admittedly good-size 150cm double), a larger bathroom, and cost less than our sea view double per night, so if space means more to you than view you might want to consider that room sizes do vary quite a bit here.

The tv had more channels than we'd seen before, probably because a lot of people who visit this area come from other parts of Spain. It was a good quality screen too. One morning we found ourselves watching a dubbed version of Bullitt (Steve McQueen) for a bit, and were tempted to continue except we don't understand Spanish. But it just looked so stylish especially on the good screen. The wifi was excellent and my daughter stayed up very late each night taking advantage of that fact!

Bathroom very good. Smart, and a nice and versatile shower. All kept very clean and neat. The breakfast was very good and the man on duty worked tirelessly to keep everything just so. Long availability too, till 11am. Juice I think was freshly squeezed, or certainly tasted like it, and the range of foods on offer was very good. Hot options were kept not so hot in a silver warming device - scrambled eggs, bacon. You have to ask for cold milk though, even though they offer cereals which for me was the only negative point.

There was no air conditioning though the sea air was a good substitute during our stay with the added piquancy of salt; while virtually the whole of Spain and southern Europe broiled in high 30s heat, the temperature on this coast never exceeded 23 degrees while we were there, although it got a bit higher after we left annoyingly! The car park had just about enough space for us all and not too much of a squeeze with a big car. There isn't much garden around the property. Two lounge chairs are in the garden and an outdoor shower, but the loungers seem a bit forlorn, and stuck in a shaded corner to feel ok about using them. Very good number of hangers in the wardrobe. There was a safe but I couldn't get it to work. The area doesn't feel very unsafe though so it's debatable whether this is something you should worry about. There is quite a large lounge area downstairs with sofas, tables, books and the like. There is a lift too.

The hotel is a 15-20 minute pleasant walk from town along the promenade all the way if you want to, and lots of people do this walk to find restaurants etc. It really is quite a special little hotel in a lovely small town in one of the most picturesque locations, and within walking distance of one of the most famous cave complexes in the area - Tito Bustillo. For 3 stars it is very good. I would score it more like a 3.5 if that were possible.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms include a hefty roar of continuous waves, 2nd floor sea view rooms have more light due to larger windows.
  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Thank Angela S
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Lovely hotel with helpful pleasant staff. Fantastic buffet breakfast, really good value. Perfectly located right on the beach. Very clean with decent size bedroom, sea views and strong shower. Pretty town with lots to do.

Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Derek L
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

Living close to the west coast of Ireland my wife and me seem to be drawn to Spain's north coast probably because both coasts share such ruggedness and beauty. In fact, in 2016 we visited the Asturias/Cantabria region twice and loved it so much that we visited again in May 2017. During our most recent visit we booked up for a six night stay at Hotel Ribadesella Playa. If hotels can be described as intimate, this hotel is certainly that. It is run by three siblings, young, vibrant, pleasant people each of whom is very 'hands-on'. The hotel, which is situated right next to the beach, is bright and modern to a detail. Our bedroom and en-suite were spotless. Each night, we were eased to sleep by the melodic sounds of the waves breaking on land - bliss! Breakfast too was superb with a wide choice to sustain us for the day's sightseeing ahead. In all our travels we have never found free Wifi as reliable as it is here. As I write, we are planning to take five of our friends to Asturias next October so that they too discover 'our' Spain. Where will we stay? Hotel Ribadesella Playa, of course! A special note to Management and staff there ....... You are doing an excellent job. To each and every one of you, congratulations and we done! Seán & Catherine, Mayo, Ireland.

Room Tip: The best Wifi we have ever had is at this hotel - honestly!
  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sean F
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Family owned and operated, with great attention to detail. The buffet breakfast is cruise ship quality (very good) and generous. Scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, Brie and another cheese, fresh squeezed orange juice, Nespresso coffee machine for espresso or? Croissants, buns, breads, toaster, and more. Walk to town for restaurants is 15 minutes. Grocery and wine store 5 minutes. The crescent shaped ocean front promenade is ? 2 miles long. The hotel is a heritage building, built in 1905, converted to the "boutique" hotel in 1988. The promenade has 15-20 elegant vintage hotels and houses. Must have an ocean-front room to enjoy the sunset, sound of waves if window is opened. The staff is young, very friendly and helpful, and speak English. The room is well appointed, great beds, bathroom has bidet, tub and shower, good towels, even has a facecloth. We love the place and recommend it to our closest friends. Tonight we go to the Michelin rated local restaurant ( Arbidel ).

Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank 8Peter
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Beautiful little Hotel direct on the sandy beach and only a few minutes walk from the city center. Ideal place for doing daytrips to the mountains and other histoical place around. Our room was spacy with view to the sea. Good breakfast and friendly staff. Parking right in front of the house possible.

  • Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank neuland2016
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