4 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
My brother and I stayed for 10 days on a...
"My brother and I stayed for 10 days on a self catering basis at Playaluna. We were a little hesitant after reading some recent reviews. Well trust me, I am very fussy and could not find fault with this hotel.
We arrived at 10am and were given us our room immediatley, it was a one bedded apartment and had plenty of room for the two of us. The standard of cleanliness was excellent, cleaned daily, towels and sheets changed every other day, beautiful cotton sheets. Lots of wardrobe and drawer space. Beds and sofa bed very comfortable. Small kitchenette but with enough equipment needed for breakfast, simple meals etc. Only pain was not having a kettle so take a travel kettle with you.
Our room was overlooking car park with a bit of a sea view, at first wished we could move butsoon realized much quiter side of hotel.
Outdoor pool extremely cold but lovely and clean, slides and two jaquizzis. The indoor pool was much warmer. We spent most of our time on the amazing beach. Right outside the hotel was a sunbed hire place, run by a lovely lady. Sunbeds were soooo comfortable. Cost 4 euros a day or 25 euros a week, worth every penny! Some days there was only us on the beach.It was stunning.
To the left of the hotel on the beach was a super beach bar/resturant called oasis, well worth visiting. ( WE DID DAILY!)
During the week the hotel was very quite, but weekends it got full of very , very loud Local Spainish holiday makers. They truly talk 10 decibells higher than everyone else. Even when the hotel was full there was still plenty of sunbeds around the pool if somewhat noisy.
We never ate at the hotel, most people said food was fine but we did find the dining room a bit noisy at the weekends. Nice spacious bar by reception, you could take drinks out from there but they were pricey.
Right opposite the hotel was lots of bars and resturants. All had various offers, free tapas, buy 1 get 1 free etc, and all bars were very very quite. We loved it but amazed us how they stayed in business. Our favourite bar was el jardin, an irish bar who do live music/kareokee, brill night.
Oasis, classics, los flangos, franks and Theos are all worth a visit. Theos do a drag act show which was excellent.
At dinnertimes we always went for tapas, our favourite tapas bar was on the same side as the playaluna to the right, caled bar de tapas, locally known as red chairs, below the fittness centre, excellent tapas, free with any drink. Amazing.
We walked along the beach path, about two hours walk to the port, then onto the grand plaza shopping mall, worth a visit, a bus stop is right outside the hotel if you dont fancy the walk down the beach.
Overall we loved roquettas and would go back for a very laid back chilled out holiday. we would also stay self catering at playaluna again."
- Travel date: Mon 30th of June 2008
Excellent holiday, hotel and staff first...
"Excellent holiday, hotel and staff first class and very helpful.
Mainly Spanish holiday makers which makes us enthusiastic to learn their language when we go back next year. Plenty of choice golf, fishing, biking or just sunbathing.
Don't miss out on this superb holiday
- Travel date: Wed 7th of November 2007
Six of stayed at the Playaluna, on all i...
"Six of stayed at the Playaluna, on all inclusive basis. The one bed apartment had plenty of room, clean tidy and well maintained could have had a bit more cupboard space for clothes. The double sofa bed was a little short for my 15 year old, and if sleeping two they would need to be young children. The staff were friendly and helpful but didnât understand English very well. The food was really very good plenty of choice well cooked.
Towels were provided for use around the pool or on the beach, which was a nice touch, and we always had enough sun beds, and didnât have to get up at the crack of dawn to save them.
The guests were mainly Spanish but we did not feel this was a problem (hey we were in Spain). Entertainment was in Spanish. Nice quiet area.
Over all we had no complaints at all."
- Travel date: Sun 31st of July 2005
Set right on the beach, access gained th...
"Set right on the beach, access gained through a gate with your keycard, like a credit card, also operates your door, lights etc.
Arrived 14/7/05.Playa Luna hotel is about an hours drive from the Airport. It has a very nice front entrance with an aviary attached, with lovebirdâs budgies etc. The reception area is big airy and friendly with a lovely fountain feature. The staff at reception are very friendly but have trouble understanding English, which we found to be the case with other staff throughout the hotel, we were told by our rep that it is because the hotel is new to the English brochures and they will be getting more English speaking staff. The hotel guests are 90% Spanish the rest English(27 guests)and German. It is a very Spanish family hotel, which we found very noisy round the pool area and cramped with no chance of getting a sunbed if youâre a sunbather(towels on all the beds!)but that didnât really bother us. It was very quiet at night, with no problem sleeping. The hotel has a little gift shop in the foyer where you can get English papers, magazines etc, there is also a hairdressers, and an Internet cafe(which pleased the kids!!)& The Bar.
The breakfast/dining room, buffet style, is big and airy but very manic at breakfast time, breakfast is from 8am till 10.30,and has a large selection, bacon sausages,eggs,croissants,do-nuts,toast,jams,cheeses,pates,rolls,cereals you also get a large jug of coffee which is brought to you. Evening meal is served between 7pm and 10.30.We found it best to go in at 7 as it gets really packed as the Spanish eat later, there was a very large range of food to choose from, starters melon, cheese and biscuits, soups etc. main courses were pizzas, lasagne, chips, pastas, chicken, steaks, stewed meats, loads of fish varieties, cold meats, salads, rices & lots of Spanish type stuff. Desserts were different cakes, jelly, rice pudding, baked apples, and lots of fresh fruits. It says you canât take any food out with you but all the Spanish guests did, so we did. The entertainment, adult and kids were all geared round Spanish guests!! We had a 1 bedroom apartment, the kids slept, on a double sofa bed in the lounge area, which they found ok. Although we were half board we still had self catering facilities, which was one of the things I booked this hotel for, they consisted of a fridge, microwave and two electric hot plates, which we found very handy. We had knives, forks spoons etc, and very well equiped. The maids came in every day and cleaned thoroughly.
The area the hotel is in is good, plenty of shops, bars restaurants, there is a bar over the road next door to Hansas Indian restaurant, called Oasis, with very friendly staff, say hello to Salvador and Adrian.
We hired a car for a week from Almericar(Â£120.00)we went to Alcazaba castle in Almeria town very good, we also drove to Granada to Alhambra Palace(booked in car hire shop),which wasnât as good as expected. We also had our best day at Mini Hollywood in Tavernas it was easy to drive to(about 40 mins)tickets were bought there 19 euros adults and if you show your hotel key card free for kids! It was well worth a visit a brilliant day, but very hot!
The weather for our 2 weeks was fantastic from high 80âs into 100âs stifling some days, good job there was a breeze most days.
We had no problem with mosquitoes, but they do have a big fly problem, which was very annoying.
The beach is fantastic looking but not sandy, its very stony, which we didnât like if you love sandy beaches its not for you. The sea is very rough, and deep, but still lovely to look off your balcony at. Our room was 477,which was looking over a car park next Hotel, but also at the beach and sea.
we all had a good time, but wont return to Roquetas De Mar, but not because we didnât like it just, weâve been there done that.!!!!"
- Travel date: Thu 30th of June 2005