Hotel Best Sabinal
43 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Another great holiday
"We have been to this hotel on and off since 1997 and we find it very, very nice. It has a lovely position right on the beach. There is a long promenade for walking on which stretches for miles. The Hotel is great for the food and the clean and tidy appearance of all the areas. It is always the Sabinal in Roquetas for us. Roquetas itself it has a very laid back atmosphere which we really like. Very Spanish no rowdy people or places. If you want the true Spain then this is the place to come to. I totally agree with the opinions of the rep who wrote on this site it is very true."
- Travel date: 30th April 2016
"We have just returned from our holiday,Had a brilliant week. The weather,hotel & food were all very good.The room was very nice,we did upgrade to a sea view,which was worth every penny.Enjoyed the food..The day trip up the mountains is very good & really enjoyed the cave house.Also the local bus to Almeria is worthwhile. A very good holiday,hope to return."
- Travel date: 27th October 2013
Viva La Espania
"This is the first time we have stayed in a Hotel as we usually go self-catering but for the price for a seven day break half-board it was too good an opportunity to pass, especially in the high season (July)!! The Hotel was very impressive and very well kept. We had a room on the first floor overlooking the sea. The room itself was very clean and the beds were soooo comfortable. They were huge!! Anyone who says the food is not up to standard must be mad. There was so much to choose from and it was absolutely scrummy. I had something different every evening (mostly trying out the Spanish cuisine). My husband tended to stick to the more English diet but even he was impressed. Breakfast is good too. The only downside was not once were we able to get a sunlounger by the pool as most guests come down in the morning putting their towels on them even before they have had their breakfast!!! Its not really fair but what can the Hotel do? Not a lot. Anyway it didn't really bother us as the beach was a stones throw away with a lovely breezee. It was great to see so many Spanish guests. A real taste of Spain. (Even tried speaking the basic language at times - not sure if they understood!!!!!!). All in all a very good holiday. Well done Thomas Cook yet again."
- Travel date: 29th July 2012
"I had a fantastic holiday. The hotel was on the beach, room really lovely and over looking the sea. Food was excellent and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I would visit the Hesperia Sabinal Hotel again without hesitation. Have a good holiliday "
- Travel date: 26th July 2011
Our favourite Hotel
"We have stayed at the Hesperia Sabinal many times and it is our favourite hotel in Roquetas. The hotel's location is fantastic, just beside the beach,with stunning views if you have a sea view room, looking out over the Bay of Almeria. The staff are friendly and there is a happy hour twice a day and the rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The food is good, with a nice choice of meat, fish or vegetarian, and you can eat as much as you can. It does seem to cater more for older people, but then it is fairly quiet and peaceful, which is a good thing, we are looking forward to going to the Sabinal again in September, can't wait."
- Travel date: 20th April 2011
Fabulous Hotel, Returning Again!!!! :)
"The Hotel Hesperia Sabinal is Fantastic.First time going to this hotel and we're returning again this year. The hotel is right on the sea front. If you have a sea view room, like we did, you will really enjoy your stay. The restaurant was good, food choice was always excellent. Roomns were of good size and the balcony was nice too, especially for sitting out listening to the sea. The bar had entertainment and the Happy Hour meant that you could order one drink and get two for the same price. Reception were also very helpful. If you want to book a trip through the rep, the Sierra Nevada is fabulous. A whole day of travelling around the mountains looking at monuments, old towns, pottery factories and much more. A brilliant Holiday in every aspect!"
- Travel date: 15th February 2011
Our favourite place
"We have stayed at the Sabinal,for 9 years.We always look foreward to arriving there.The staff rarely leave &are very familiar to us.As we are getting older,we telephone ahead,about two weeks before our holiday to ask for a lower floor room to be allocated to us.We then use the staires&do not have to wait for the lifts.The rooms are clean and the maids very helpful to us.The food is not as good as it used to be but not bad.WE object to Toni standing by the back gate selling tickets for his sun beds,it seems an unfare advantage,we prefer to have a stroll along the front and decide where to go ouselves.Its very flat everywere,we can take long walks along the front. The guests are mostly Spanish,which we like.It gives the hotel a friendly Spanish atmosphere.Being creatures of habit,we walk round the local shops.in the & then walk afew yards along the front to the Boulevarde _always ajoy.A scottish couple run the bar,play live music,we sing along loudly.into the small hours.The food is lovely&well priced.My sister& i walk around quite late in the evening and have never had any problems.Give it try.Youwill return."
- Travel date: 17th July 2010
What a fantastic place!
"I am fourty six years old and I have been going on holidays for years and years, and I have to say the Hesperia Sabinal is the best hotel i have stayed at!! The staff are friendly, the rooms are nice with stunning views and the hotel is very clean. The food was lovely and I looked forward to it each night. The hotel is on the beachfront and that particular beach was stunning. It had clear blue sea and georgeous sand. The hotel is extremely child friendly and has a fun area with bouncy castles and trampolines etc. I took my eleven year old and fifteen year old and they enjoyed it with all their hearts. The staff were absolutely lovely and we made friends with lots of them. They often put on shows down at the pool almost every night for us to enjoy. The rooms were cleaned regulary and the bathrooms were modern. The balconies were reasonably spacious. There were lots of bars and resteraunts around. Roquetas De Mar has a lovely atmosphere and everybody around is happy. The area has beautiful views of mountains. The temperature was lovely and hot with a nice breeze. It is bearable for young children too. I will definitely be going back to The Sabinal next year and the family and I are looking forward to it very much. It is a hotel for all ages and people. It is a good family place, but is suitable for couples too. I recommend it to all who would like a fun but relaxing break. Thanks, Leanne."
- Travel date: 17th June 2009
A Great place to stay
"I just wanted to add my opinion on the Hesperia Sabinal. Fistly let me say i was a rep in roquetas 2003-2004 and i had the pleasure to work within the hotel. and after reading some of the comments i feel i have to add my own. the lady who was commenting on the fact the hotel is not a 4* because of the restrictions for disabled access to dining area and the fact that they had to pay for sunbeds, the dining area is large but so is the sabinal and for general health and safety they do have to take care when deciding how many wheelchairs etc are in the dining room at one time, also the sun beds...they are outside the property and not owned by the hotel so if you are charged fair enough don't blame the hotel!!! the hotel staff are always very polite and helpful even though some of them do not speak great english they wil always try to assist, and alot of the british people who go to roquetas will realise that for a change it is not a british style resort and infact we brits only make up about 15% of the tourists there, so why should the entertainment and shows be totally catered for to satisfy brits, for alot of people alot of the attraction for staying in somewhere like roquetas is to get away from the brits abroad hangouts like benidorm and majorca and for alot of people this is a chance to samole a small taste of a very clean,very nice and quite a family friendly type of resort. Try roquetas, try the sabinal, go out and goet some tapas intead of searching for the nearest McDonalds or where you can watch sky sports to see all your home comforts, if you wanna go abroad and watch eastenders,corrie,deal or no deal go to Benidorm."
- Travel date: 11th December 2008
sabinal is not 4 star
"Just returned from the Hotel Sabinal, It is stated as a 4 star Hotel, it is far from 4 star I would say just 3 star at best. The dinning room is like a works canteen infact I have eaten at better works canteens. The food was poor the presentation evan worse on one day we were there a pork joint was being carved and there was blood running out as it was being sliced, it was replaced and the fresh joint was placed on the same board containing the previous meats blood. The staff were ignorant could never say please or thank you If you are looking for a good 4star hotel give this one a wide birth. "
- Travel date: 18th October 2008
ok so it was a wheelchair friendly hotel...
"ok so it was a wheelchair friendly hotel but I do think there should be a limit on how many should be allowed, especially in the dining room. The food was at times unedible and the staffs uniform leaves a lot to be desired . The price of water was exstortionate 1.70 a small bottle. The sunbeds a disgrace we had to repair one before use,this surely must be the last year for them. To have to pay for the beach beds was quite high especially if four of you used them for a fortnight as the pool area was to crowded. A rethink on the four star rating must be looked into. We looked on in envy at the other hotels in Roquettes de Mar."
- Travel date: 6th October 2008
We visited this hotel for two weeks in J...
"We visited this hotel for two weeks in June 08, Reception staff was always very pleasant and helpful and check in was no problem at all. We had two rooms on the 7th floor which is the highest level. We were offered a room upgrade but didn't take this. One of our rooms was standard twin bed and the other was a family room having two double beds and a single for three people. One room the maids kept spotlessly clean and changed the towels and bedding regularly but the family room however was not cleaned as well or bedding changed. One bed did not have the sheets changed at all during our stay, yet it was the same maids. Staff in the restaurant were always pleasant. Food became rather boring after two weeks, nice to have waffles at breakfast but have had better food at other hotels. Outdoor amenities let this hotel down, sunbeds old and needing recovering. Childrens play area small, neglected and quite dangerous. Swimming pool large but only a quarter of it being used as the rest was so very deep. Beach was very clean but the sand was not very nice, painful to the feet! Sunbeds on the beach we used Toni's and they were very comfortable. During our second week the hotel came to life music was played outside by the pool during the day and the entertainment team organised games etc. Maybe this was due to the weather getting much hotter and there was also a lot more British people in the hotel including many families. We did not stay in the hotel so can not comment on the evening entertainment. Most evenings we spent at Theo's bar which is nearby, this is a family bar where everyone is made very welcome. They have kareoke most evenings and include the children. Bar staff were great and price of drinks were very reasonable. We enjoyed Dermot and Mikey's entertainment and would definately go back to this bar. Boulevard on the seafront was great for lunchtime snacks again children made very welcome. If in this resort again we would definately stay at this hotel, brilliant location right on the seafront. "
- Travel date: 2nd July 2008
Top traveller tips for Hotel Best Sabinal
"If you like your tea first thing in the morning, take a travel kettle with you. Can't function without our first cuppa"
"Best hotel we've visited in Spain!"
"The beach was lovely and the resteraunts too."
"Love Roquetas; already booked next years holiday! The best place i've ever been too."
"Theos bar,El Bistro,Amstredamn"
Hotel Best Sabinal is also called
- Hesperia Sabinal Hotel
- Sabinal Hotel
- hesperia sabinal almería