This hotel was very good. The Apartment was clean and in good condition. The Hotel was on the beach , the beach was very clean and sandy with crystal clear warm waters. There were also two nice swimming pools .We went at the end of September and it was quiet and very relaxing. The area was not built up, so lovely views. The hotel was next to the small town. There was a good selection of cafes and shops but it was quite quiet. The hotel had a small theater for shows of an evening. It also had a small harbor for boat trips. We went all inclusive and the food was very good, Fresh cooked fish , lots of salads, omelettes cooked fresh for breakfast, in fact the buffet had a good selection of food very well cooked. I think the food was of a very good standard. I went for a week of complete rest and without a doubt it was a very relaxing break.
My wife and I stayed at the H10 Tindaya hotel for our 39th wedding anniversary, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, we found the whole hotel area clean and the food choice was excellent.
The only gripe I have is what really annoys me about hotels (this one included) is that they all have the same policy regarding the reservation of sunbeds by selfish guests with towels. This hotel states the same thing in their welcome folder, however when you go down after breakfast dozens of beds, usually the ones that are with an umbrella are reserved by some selfish guest, a lot of them are reserved ALL day while they decide to go on trips and then by not allowing others who want to relax by using them. some even return late in the afternoon and don't bother using the bed at all! If the hotel stuck to the 'No Reserve' Rule and had the pool man who is sitting next to his supply of towels all day with nothing else to do remove the towels it would stop the utterly selfish guests from spoiling others relaxation.
The only other gripe is the fact that yet another hotel charges to use the sauna areas, some hotels don't and it generally gets used and enjoyed by guests, but when they charge like this hotel (12 euros per couple) it tends to be empty all day, yet the hotel pays to keep it heated for hours all day, doesn't make any sense.
But overall we really enjoyed the stay, the beach is very close at the back of the hotel 5 minute walk, but be warned it also has nudism bathing. No problem for me.
hotel was excellent,staff very friendly and helpfull.breakfast buffet good(4 star).
hotel location about 2 km walk to nearest golf course(shuttle bus hourly) and about 25 minute stroll to restaurants/bars in town.( 5 euros in taxi).local beaches not very good.need to head to jandia for great beaches(50 minutes drive away)
-overall much better than we expected for a 4 star hotel in spain!
We stayed at the hotel at peak time, 1st week of August and though full, it never felt crowded. The hotel is beautifully laid out, very clean with very helpful and friendly staff. There was a good mix of nationalities, no drunken or rowdy behaviour. There was sometimes a short wait for a table during breakfast and evening meals.Can't blame the staff, they were doing their utmost to clear tables and set up for the next family, they just needed a few more hands on deck. There was always plenty of choice during all meals but dinners were never very spiced if you prefer a bit more zing to your food. Plenty of sunbeds by the large freeform pool, the indoor pool was also a nice touch. Beautiful sandy beach was just a two minute stroll down through the hotel. The beach is not a part of the hotel so you do have to pay for sunbeds and parasols (unless you go down after 17.00 by which time the bright orange vested money collector has usually gone for the day). Twee shows in the evening kept us entertained but nobody seems to want to dance after the shows, especially the teens cos they're too busy online using free WiFi in reception! The animation team were very friendly and good fun if you wanted to join in in any of the activities, but they were never in your face or insistent like some can be at other hotels we've been to. Chilled pool bar serving a nice variety of lunch dishes if you're not All Inclusive.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the lovely Premium Club rep (Angela) who welcomed us to the hotel with a much needed glass of cold bubbly and a quick debrief of the facilities. We soon realised the rather hurried greeting was due to the lunch sitting finishing only 20 mins after our arrival and she did not want us missing out on.
All the staff were amazing, food was top notch, facilities really did enable us to relax and switch off for the week, stunning place!!
This was our first visit to the Esmeralda Maris but have stayed in the Esmeralda Hotel opposite for the past 14 years. It was a great experience for us doing self-catering, although on this occasion breakfast was included which was superb with plenty of food on offer, including cooked breakfast. The apartment was roomy with a good third bed in the lounge for the third person in our party. We did have our evening meal in the Restaurant of the Maris which was reasonable but felt we could do our own cooking for the rest of our stay which worked out so reasonably priced with good cooking facilities in our apartment. We could then enjoy our evening meal at our leisure on the superb balcony with wonderful sea views. We would recommend the Esmeralda Maris to everybody and we will certainly be back there next year - probably for two visits . You cannot get better surroundings and scenery than the Costa Calma. Thank you for your help in booking this for us.
Alan & Eunice from Bournemouth
Turkish-style complex with 82 self-catering bungalows set 700 metres from Sotavento Beach and one kilometre from shops …More
lovely holiday lovely weather
plenty of sunbeds but that may be due to time of year, close to the beach which we like, relaxing holiday
plenty of food but did get a bit samey as the week went on but plenty of places
to eat out within walking distance of hotel
entertainment not brilliant but woukd recommend the hotel and resort
We had a fab week at this hotel, most of which was spent by the pool. The hotel itself is very clean and has all the amenities you need. It's very spacious and for us wasn't over crowded. The one thing we noticed is that the pools need some maintenance work as there were missing and lose tiles as you walked in.
This is a lovely hotel in a superb location. 5 Minutes walk to the beach, 5 minutes to the town. The hotel is very comfortable and friendly. The staff are very helpful. The room was excellent, very clean, comfortable and spacious. We slept so well there. We also had a lovely balcony which was advertised as a partial sea view. It was only partial in that it was not right next to the beach so there were a few buildings in between but we could see the whole panorama of the shore line - gorgeous. We booked as bed and breakfast guests as we like eating in a variety of restaurants of which there were many in easy walking distance. However, the breakfast was amazing. You name it, it was on the buffet. Even some sparkling wine every other day making you feel like you were celebrating all week!
There were a variety of activities on offer, some free and some to pay for. We stayed a week and I enjoyed an aqua swim session, a paella making demo and tasting and a cocktail making and tasting. These were all free. The lovely Bulgarian lady, Nev, who hosted these was so friendly and made you feel very welcome.
A super week!
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