I nearly didn't book this hotel due to some of the poor reviews but now I am so glad I did. I have just come back after a 4 night stay and think this hotel is great. I travelled with my Husband and 6 year old daughter and they really enjoyed themselves too.
The hotel is clean, well looked after and nicely decorated. The room we had, had to double beds and over looked the side of the hotel with a side sea view and was over the ventalation as the previous reviewer mentioned. To be honest it was not that bad, it didn't affect anyone's sleep at all and as the Bar is on this side also the music till midnight didn't bother us also. With the doors and windows shut it was perfectly fine and we had air con anyway. All the staff I encountered were very friendly apart from one waitress (we just avoided sitting in her section). The housekeeping staff very friendly always leaving plenty of fresh towels. The food is amazing, I'm not a fussy eater but I'm particular about what's in my food, how it's presented etc. There was so much choice I don't see how a anyone could complain, it was often hard to decide what to eat. yes the food wasn't piping hot but was warm enough and they provided a microwave and grill with a chef making 2 different things to order, so you could just eat that! They also did themed dinners, Italian, Spanish too. I would highly recommend going all inclusive it's great value and with children saves a lot of hassle. The pool bar is open after breakfast till dinner, then the cafeteria bar is open till midnight and Bar California is open from 9pm till midnight also. The pool was very big but never felt overcrowded, not many loungers but if you got one before breakfast finished you could easily get one or wait till after lunch (or go to beach!). There was a lot of Spainsh holiday makers but I find this a real bonus, a few Russians/Germans and a handful of English but everyone was friendly. The entertainment was ok, not always my cup of tea but at least is was there, the Bar California in the hotel was always busy but they alwats put on something till 12am each evening. The kids club wasn't open at all from what I could see, but the team did get the children involved in the evening dancing etc and there was a foam party one afternoon also.
The beach is right across from the hotel over the footpath, is the longest stretch of beach, so no need to worry about crowds or anything. Very beautiful and clean and so many attractions along the beach for kids (bouncy castles, mini funfairs etc), some very overpriced though! The town is small loads of resturants, bars and shops. In the evening there is craft market along to beach promenade selling, all sorts and nice for a stroll after dinner.
I feel the bad reviews on here are due to fussy people expecting more than they pay for and not appreciating this hotel for what it actually offers. The staff are Spanish and speak Spanish, so you need to learn a bit of Spanish or speak slowly to be understood and not rant and rave about nonsense! If they didn't understand the staff always tried to understand and always were very helpful. Also they give you an extensive list of exactly what is included in AI when you check in so if you don't bother to read it that's on you cos unless you speak Spanish thats gonna be a long conversation! I would say if just want to go somewhere not costing the earth and you have kids then book this hotel, make sure you really search around for a good price as each website I checked varied a lot in price. I would go back, the only thing is the weather is was pretty poor in this area, rained for 2 days so that may stop me from returning, but that is nothing to do with hotel!
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel Coma Ruga
- Gran Hotel Europe Comarruga Coma Ruga, Spain