We checked into the hotel on a last minute basis, and got a good deal through booking.com on bed and breakfast with a spa visit thrown in. Our room was smart and clean, with two double beds, a table and chair, and another easy chair, a small fridge, flat screen tv and nice smellies in the bathroom. Free internet access too - we couldn't get the wi-fi to work, but the hotel provided an ethernet cable which solved the problem.
Parking in the hotel car park was €6 per night, but there was some free on-street parking around the place. There's also paying on-street parking, but this would be more expensive than paying to use the garage.
Reception staff spoke good English and were very helpful. Most of the other staff spoke little or no English (and we know about the same amount of Spanish), but there weren't really any problems making ourselves understood.
Breakfast was a hot and cold buffet - plenty of choice of the usual pastries, ham and cheese and so on. We ate in the hotel on two evenings, simply for convenience, as there didn't seem to be any other restaurants within reasonable walking distance that were open. Again there was a hot and cold buffet, so you could eat as much as you liked. The restaurant itself is quite clinical and brightly lit, as other reviews say, and the food was ok - nothing to write home about, but we had no complaints. At €15 a head it was pretty good value for money, as was the wine list with wines starting at €6 a bottle (ours were €9 and €12 and they were good quality).
We used our spa visit, and thoroughly enjoyed it. It wasn't like any other spa we'd been to - you go to each of the treatment areas in turn, supervised by an attendant who spoke only a few words of English (but they were the right ones for us to understand each other!). You spend time in hydromassage pools, hot and cold showers and baths, a sauna and a steam room. It's all a bit of fun!
There is a small and very sheltered outside pool which we didn't use, but which looked very pleasant, with plenty of sunloungers and a waterfall.
There was a 5 minute walk to the beach, a long stretch of beautiful golden soft sands, interesting rocky coves, very unspoilt and quiet in September, though apparently it gets very busy in July and August when it's full of Spanish holidaymakers. The resort itself is a little soulless, with lots of newish apartment blocks which appeared to be shut up for the winter.
We'd visit both this resort and hotel again, especially on a deal, but probably only out of the main season, because it's a lot cheaper (though on the other hand, many more of the local cafes, restaurants and shops would be open in season).
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