3 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
We booked this hotel as it was shown as...
"We booked this hotel as it was shown as 4*, we booked a Club VIP room as we were told these rooms were the only ones available at the time of booking, when we arrived into the room we were surprised how small it was, the balcony & view were great over the pool & full sea view, however, the bed took up 90% of the space in the room not giving much space to put your cases etc.
We were told on arrival we could exchange our evening meal for lunch if we wished, we ate in the restaurant on the first night, there was not much choice, everything seemed the same just mixed with different sauce, all the pasta dished were cold, all the sauces were cold to put on them. They did have some pancakes that were being freshly made which were ok. The grill had chicken & steak that was being made to order, however the queue for this was so long it would have been closed by the time you were served!
We tried it at lunch the next day only to see very much the same as dinner, the machines to get hot drinks out of were not working properly and only gave warm water out, which wasn't nice to make a tea/coffee with!we therefore didn't use the restaurant again and went into town & the Port to eat, which were all lovely.
The pool was brilliant, we didn't meet any other english people whilst there, everyone was spanish, all entertainment was in spanish and the music 80% of the time was also spanish.
It was in a good location,10mins walk to centre of Roquetas to the right, or 10mins walk to the Port to the left, the walk along the seafront was very nice, very clean and everyone seemed to be having fun.
We stopped at Bar Spinnaker on our travels a few times which is run by a lovely english couple, they did the best breakfast we have ever had, also joined them for a BBQ one evening which was really good.
We had a great time all in all, however I would not return to this hotel again, we went next door to the Zoraida gardens/Park hotels which were classed as 3*, these were much better, very modern & clean with a much better looking bar & restaurant area."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of July 2008
A nice hotel with comfortable and well f...
"A nice hotel with comfortable and well furnished rooms. A good swimming pool and the staff were helpful and friendly except those in the restaurant who were surly. The breakfast was superb and the evening meal differed from mediocre to good. The hotel is in a sea front location and the only drawback is it was 15 minutes plus walk to the resort centre."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of November 2006
Stayed at the Mediterraneo Park twice in...
"Stayed at the Mediterraneo Park twice in summer 2005. The hotel is fantastic, clean, well maintained and the staff really know how make guests feel welcome. Travelled with Thomson who has stopped operating flights and package holidays to the Costa De Almeria. We were told by our rep that the tourism industry in the area is dying - I think not!!!! The resorts are quiet and relaxing with low key nightlife and thatâs why people come to this beautiful coast. Thomas Cook are offering this hotel for summer 2006 and 2007 and you can get really big discounts if you book early by their website, which makes it at least Â£150 less than the same holiday last year with Thomson. The hotel is kept spotlessly clean by staff that actually care about the place and its customers. We had a room on the 5th floor (550 I think) and the view was unbeatable, the pool area and the beach. All the rooms at the Mediterraneo Park have sea views and this is something you have to pay extra for at most other hotels in the area. At the pool, sunloungers are free as are the pool towels which you can change at any time for clean ones free of charge. The food in the hotel is of a very good quality, not the standard you come to expect from Spanish hotels, not bland, not cold. The food was always kept hot and cooked freshly either from the kitchens or from the grill. Breakfast was also brilliant, hot food (sausages, bacon, beans, hash browns and eggs etc) was always cooked fresh. There is also toast, freshly baked bread (still warm usually) cheeses and meats. The restaurant has a terrace overlooking the pool and sea and this, along with the great food and fantastic service makes a truly unforgettable evening meal. If you prefer, you can also pay extra to eat in the a la carte restaurant which I did not do, but heard that it was very good. The hotel has 3 or 4 bars all operating different happy hours (2 drinks for the price of 1) and all of them run by happy and highly efficient staff. The Moby Dick beach bar is also well worth a visit, set on the sea front overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and serving great lunches, snacks and drinks. At the hotel there is also a health club with a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room gymnasium and indoor pool, which is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The hotel has a grand entrance with a fountain, a waterfall and palm trees and is tucked away from the main road. It is only corridors that face out over the entrance of the hotel so no rooms are without a sea view. The rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard. The rooms are a little on the small side but plenty of space for 2 people and you are only going to be sleeping in there so this should not cause a problem. All areas of the hotel including the rooms are air conditioned which was very welcoming in the 36'C heat in July and august. The location of the Mediterraneo Park, in my opinion was faultless, overlooking the shimmering Mediterranean and only a 15 minute walk from the main shops, bars, cafe's and restaurants. There are also a small selection of shops and Tapas bars etc situated only a 2 minute walk from the hotel, in front of the Zoraida Park and Zoraida Garden hotels and the pavement cafe's and bars here are ideal for a relaxing evening drink and a browse in the shops. Entertainment at the Mediterraneo Park was also really good with a full programme every day. In the evening there was live music, parrot shows and flamenco dancing just to name a few. The Almeria people are so friendly, both in the hotel and in the town / resort centre. They canât do enough for you. A tip: when in the bars, ask for 'tinto de verrano', this is the local, Almeria's version of sangria. It is sweeter, fruitier and lighter that traditional Spanish sangria, and is also slightly cheaper. Almeria has a different approach to tourism that most of the other resorts in Spain. There is a much more relaxed atmosphere and retains the authentic Spanish way of life that other resorts lack the ability to do. All in all, a really great hotel, lovely resort, friendly people all made a wonderful holiday. Will be returning to the Mediterraneo Park in May 2007 and really can't wait! "
- Travel date: Mon 2nd of October 2006