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“Fantastic holiday with 2 young kids”
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The Pad Front patio
Master Bedroom with balcony overlooking pool
Twin Bedroom
View of Living Room space from dining area
LIving room area
Bunk Bed Room
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Los Alcazares Beach
The Pad - by night
Restaurant on stilts - Los Alcazares
View of The Pad from the fountain
The Beach
The Beach - Dusk
Relaxing by the pool
Roof Terrace Deck & Bar overlooking pools
Rooftop Terrace (complete with hardwired fridge and BBQ)
Master bedroom
Encarnacion Restaurant & Hotel
The Front Garden
Water Fountain at the front of The Pad
Entrance to The Pad
Entrance to The Pad
New BBQ
G&T on the Terrace
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Los Alcazares

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Toffee_C1...
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic holiday with 2 young kids”
Reviewed September 15, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Just spent 5 days at the pad and had an absolutely great time. James has provided so many extras that it made our time there stress free.
Extras such as beach towels, all beach stuff such as umbrella, chairs, sun tent for babies, even a shopping trolley to carry it all!
Then inside we had a bed guard, door gates, travel cot, highchair, toys, cutlery etc for kids. Sure I have forgotten things but it was great to not have to worry about bringing it all.
Pool was 100 yards away and kids loved it.

Roof terrace was great for bbq and evening drinks when kids were finally asleep!
Local restaurants only 5 min walk and beach 10. Food shops also lots to choice from.

We did have a car as had been else where before and did make it easier when coming off beach in midday sun with 2 young kids but I don't think a necessity if only staying at the pad.

Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable!

Date of stay: September 2016
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Nikki_and...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great family holiday”
Reviewed August 28, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The Pad is a great holiday home. It had everything you need and has been finished to a very good standard. The owners use it for their own holidays so it has been looked after well.

We stayed with 3 boys, aged 8, 10 and 12. They loved the shared pool in the complex - great chance to make friends. We appreciated the fact that there is a lifeguard (although everyone was keen to use the pool before he arrived each day, so they could use the banned lilos and also jump in!). It felt safe because it's a gated complex.

The house comes with sun loungers, etc so it was really handy. When we discovered that the beach umbrellas were broken, the agent/manager very promptly went out and bought some more for us - excellent service.

We spoke to other people staying in houses on the complex and their places weren't finished to the same standard and didn't have all the equipment, bedding and towels that we had. Or even air con! Showed us how fortunate we were to have such a good place. They then booked The Pad for next year!

We stayed without a car and it was fine. You use the shopping trolley to carry stuff back from the local supermarket (all those bottles of water!) and it's fine as long as you buy stuff every day or two.

Everything you need is within walking distance. We enjoyed walking to the old town area - beaches are a bit quieter and it's a bit cheaper and less obviously touristy. There is a lovely old hotel - very colonial in style, with an open terrance in the middle of the building. Had gorgeous tapas there.

If you go to the main beach area there is a wonderful inflatable in the sea which the kids loved jumping all over.

The main strip of restaurants is good - we enjoyed curries at the Argy Bargy! And the younger kids enjoy riding the motorised animals up and down the strip!

If you just want to take it easy then you can easily relax in and around the house, reading, making the most of the excellent air con. But the kids can splash around and play outside.

All in all, a great family holiday. Not too overly touristy but everything you need on tap. Thanks to the owners and manager for a great time.

Date of stay: August 2016
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 10, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The location and the accommodation facilities
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 11, 2016
Thank you for the really nice review. We are glad you love it as much as we do and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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Gorebridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Location for everything
Liked least: nothing to add as loved every minute
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you both and hope you return again soon.
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Elaine F
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Dont just look at it book it :-)”
Reviewed July 9, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

My family and I stayed here for 14 nights and realy enjoyed it.
The house was in a great location on the complex not far from the pool but far enough for a relaxing time during the day.
On a night it was quiet and we made good use of the bbq.
All the bars,restraunts,and supermarket are in walking distance and the airport is 5 minutes by car.
Beautiful and clean and everything you need is in the house
The booking was simple and easy the key holders were very helpful.

Date of stay: June 2016
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Liked best: Position
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2016
Many thanks for the review Elaine. You are welcome back anytime.
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Tulett30
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Mrs”
Reviewed June 20, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Fab place would highly recommend! It is great for families, we took our 16 month old who loved it. There were indoor and outdoor toys, travel cot, high chair and stair gates so is perfect for people with children and means you can travel light! The roof terrace was fab especially on an evening with the fairy lights! The apartment and complex is very clean and well looked after. It is a five minute walk to the restaurants and supermarket and a 10 minute walk to the beach, it is very flat with no hills so it's an easy stroll. Tania was great during our stay and taking us to and from the airport and James is a fab owner. Would love to stay here again.

Date of stay: June 2016
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samsingsi...
Swindon wiltshire England
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3 reviews
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“Excellent accommodation and fantastic location”
Reviewed April 12, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Accommodation had everything we needed so made it easy for us to travel light. All towels, bedding etc were provided.
Many thanks to Tania who not only went out of her way to arrange transport for us from Alicante when we missed our flight but was straight round with a brand new hairdryer when the one in the apartment had broken.
Los Alcazares has a beautiful beach and is full of great restaurants. The Pad is is in an ideal location, so close to the airport, beach and shops, I would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not booked long enough stay
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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