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“From the pool to the beach” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar

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Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Punta Umbria
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“From the pool to the beach”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is situated right on the beach. It is a well thought out design in a u shape surrounding a large swimming pool. A great area for bird watching and walking. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpfull and very hard working. I can't rate it as 4 star, I thought the public seating areas including the bar were not very comfortable.the restaraunt was large but once again not to 4 star standards.food in some cases,namely meats was poor and most things were just luke warm. Having said that the puddings were to die for. I think rating 3 star would be fairer.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank John R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Birchington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

this hotel was lovely, food excellent and service attentive. a short walk down a little wooden path to the beach which had its own sights and sounds! the town of Punta Umbria 30 min walk and very gentle pace. pity the pool was so cold, but temp just right at 27 degrees in november

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wendwyab
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a nice building in a good location , but in need of some TLC the main areas are good but some of the rooms and the surrounding s are abit shabby although generally clean . T he food is good and plentiful but for a four star hotel could be better and the service in the dining room better , the staff are generally courteous and helpful

Room Tip: rooms opposite the bar and entertainment area are the quietest
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dancingdad612
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Cornwall
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43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our first impression of this hotel was good, a lovely building, pool area, bedroom and beach on the doorstep but unfortunately did not last long. Our room was large and roomy but had little drawspace for clothes, the wardrobe had two huge sliding doors which kept getting jammed and very few hangers. The toilet seat was broken and the shower taps had come away from the wall. The aircon fan worked but blew hot air (lack of gas) and the floor was always sandy and made your feet black. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable. The food was very disappointing
being repetitive and plain especially from an English chef and the restaurant hot and noisy. The food was never covered so a mass of flies were constantly over the food and on one occasion I had a sharp piece of plastic in my salad that nearly cut my mouth, I also had 5 dirty cracked cups served to me and the cutlery always looked badly stained. Most of the staff we found very friendly with only one or two not liking the British like the entertainment compare saying he was forming a secret army to take over Gib . Our holiday was all inclusive so we were allowed certain drinks but we only had one barman on duty all day for the whole hotel so at times you can guess we had queues and waited on occasions up to half an hour to be served to a drink. This was no fault of the barman as he was the hardest worker in the hotel but most of us felt it was a management instruction to restrict the drinks consumed. The general noise level at night is loud as the Spanish tend to say up late so in the bedroom corridors there is talking going on,in fact one night security was called at 2.30am.We have been to other Barceló Hotels in the past with far better quality and service.

Room Tip: Sea View or Poolside
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank FredCornwall
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

my husband and I have just returned from a week at this hotel, we only went for a chill out week so understood that there was not a lot going on in the immediate area. However being a 4*+ hotel we expected a little more than what we got! my husband is disabled and cannot manage stairs very well so we asked for a high floor (so as not to be disturbed by noisy residents above) and close to a lift but not next to it with a pool or sea view, we got the floor above reception (2 more floors above) a room between 2 lifts, one of which did not take you to the lower ground floor where the restaurant was, and overlooking a car park! We had previously contacted the hotel explaining the reasons why we needed a particular position of room so were very disappointed, but there excuse was that they were full (they weren't) and that we may be able to move midweek. The restaurant was in dire need of a good clean and the "hot food" was lukewarm when you got it and cold by the time you got to your table! The entertainment was very poor with an hour of bingo followed by half an hour of flamenco dancing EVERY night!! unfortunately the weather was bad whilst we were there but apart from sitting and reading, there was NOTHING to do through the day. Overall we were very disappointed with this hotel.

Room Tip: you want a pool or sea view as all the others are overlooking the car parks
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Margaret A
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

I love this resort.

I have been here three times on week-long Saga holidays and thoroughly enjoyed every single one ... the latest the best. Why?

The best weather and the food had returned to the standard of the first visit - i.e. excellent. (A fortnight visit could be lethal!)

The hotel's location is unbeatable and if the beach gets busy at week-ends so what - the seclusion and exclusivity of the hotel's grounds make it an ideal hideaway. As my photo illustrates, few people take advantage of the stunning sunsets that the beach right outside the hotel offers - and walks Monday to Friday are taken with only a smattering of extra people about.

The staff, many of them long-term employees like the British head of the kitchen, are all most amiable and welcoming. Take the hotel tour. Very interesting.

Can't wait for visit Number Four.

Room Tip: On each visit I've had a variety of rooms, all with balconies, all excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank NeilRaffanAndrews
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We booked this hotel because our friends wanted to go there, we booked with Saga and were apprehensive about it because the brochure said it was good for walks and birdwatching and on the Atlantic coast. I thought, cold water, windy and walking, definately not my scene lol
We arrived at our hotel after lunch but the restaurant was held open for us ( about 15 of us in the coach ) pleased with that gesture, good start i thought, cases taken to our room. We paid a bit extra for a sea view and boy did we get that too, looked straight out onto a long unspoilt natural beach ( look it up on Google Earth ) no Irish Bars and fish and chips, lovely !!! Our room was large, 6ft bed, good sized TV, 2 seater settee and a wicker armchair. Plenty of wardrobe space and a good sized balcony with table and two decent chairs. This hotel is only 3 floors, and easy to get around via stairs or lifts.
The food, excellent, we had plenty of choice and the staff were good but not much English spoken, their English is better than my Spanish though lol we were AI so made use of the bar a little. The town is easy to get to, curtesy bus or public transport or walking about 25 minutes,
I have only good things to say about this hotel and staff ( not to be mixed up with the Barcelo Punta Umbria BEACH hotel opposite, that is HUGE, i'm told that can hold 3000 people, not for us and not on the beach ) lovely pool, private walkway to the beach about 50 yds. Entertainment was "er" sometimes good and somtimes something else lol but overall enjoyable.
As I said earlier, we went with SAGA due to our advanced years and ailing bodies lol but i must mention our Saga rep Dawn Hudson, brilliant, helped me with a minor problem and our friends with a family booking mixup, friendly and helpful to all. A good role model and a credit to Saga.
We recommend this hotel unreservedly for a quiet break early or late in the year, optional trips available, we went to Seville on one of ours, great !!!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank billy8692
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Property: Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar
Address: Avda. del Oceano s/n, 21100 Punta Umbria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Huelva > Punta Umbria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Umbria
#1 Green Hotel in Punta Umbria
#1 Luxury Hotel in Punta Umbria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 298
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