This hotel was a great experience.
The only thing was that we had ordered a room with a balcony (wich one shoould do). And when we arrived they told us that they got us a really nice room. But when we cane there this was abviously a "second" room to one of the suites, and there was no balcony...
We where very disappointed and told the front desk this, they told us that it was fully booked this night, so even if we booked a room with balcony, we could not get it for this night... No good.. And no suggestion of giving us a refund or anything, just that they could give us a very nice room the day after..
We did not want our start of the vacation with a big discussion so we just said that this was ok, but it was a bad start, and I think that the staff could have done better...
And that we dont get what we have ordered is not good, and not very good advertising for the hotel.
But after this, we got a standard room with a balcony (wich we had ordered), but nothing special wich they actually told us during last evening that we should get a "splendid" room. It was a standard room with balcony.. Nothing more.
But the room was very nice, the wievs was very good, the size of the balcony was nice, anough for me and my wife to sit outside with a glass of wine in the evenings looking out on the sea..
The breakfast restaurant was one of the best ever, the breakfast was so nice, thay had almost everything, and it was not too crowdy either.. Very, very nice..
The rest of the restaurants was also good, but not excellent. and the system of always have to book a table before eating was nothing anyone told us, so we had to learn it the hard way, and it was to just wait until it was something available the first day......
The Pool area was very nice, nice pools, BUT if you went to the pool after 09.00 in the morning all the sunbeds where taken, there was only damaged beds left.... and some of the beds was actually not used before after lunch, so this is no good system....
I personally dont like to do such a thing if I dont expect to be at the pool before 12 or 1 ¨'clock but here they dont mind..
And the hotel dont care, so this together with the receprion we got, is the only bad things we caan tell.. But it is also no good , so the hotel needs to do something here..
Otherwise , the beach is 100 meter away and downhill, and there are full small restaurants at the beach also, wich you also have to pre book tables to eat, we learned... And the beach here is not sandy, it is rocks, round stones on the whole beach, recommend bathing shoes here, and be cautious with small children as thay have problems getting out of the water again..
But overall experaince is very good, location good, area good, wievs good, so we will go there again..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The SH Villa Gadea Hotel enjoys a privileged location, on a platform-like enclave looking out over the Mediterranean Sea in the picturesque village of Altea. Its spacious public areas and carefully chosen decor guarantee comfort and relaxation. The hotel was opened in 2005 and is completely integrated architecturally with its surroundings, faithfully reflecting the traditional style of the nearby village of Altea, whose historical quarter is a mere 3 km from the hotel. The SH Villa Gadea Hotel offers a great choice of dining options. The Thalasso Spa Centre and Thermal Club provide almost 2,000 m² of health, beauty and wellbeing (2 thermo-leisure swimming pools with sea water, counterflow river, relaxing geysers, swan-necks, bubble seats). There are also aromatic showers, Turkish baths, Roman baths, Finnish sauna and a relaxation area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sh Melia Hotel Gadea Beach