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Gran Hotel Sol y Mar

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Spain, Europe
Calpe

This wonderful property is a stylish design hotel perfectly situated next to Arenal Beach with spectacular views over the sea and the emblematic rock Peñón de Ifach. The hotel is conveniently set in the centre of Calpe, only a few steps from restaurants, bars, shops and other entertaining venues. The airport can be reached within a 50-minute drive. The city combines the charm of a traditional fishing village with modern amenities. This is a wonderful place to start discovering Calpe and the Costa Blanca. The property features contemporary style rooms that will please all types of guests. They come with the essential amenities for the best and most comfortable experience.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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Facilities

  • Garage*
  • 24-hour reception
  • Wi-fi
  • Room service*
  • Laundry service*
  • Launderette
  • Bicycle hire service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Hotel safe
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

The Local Area

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Beautiful hotel

Review by janper1 harrogate

This is a beautiful hotel with fantastic amenities set in Calp near the beach. However a couple of issues people should be aware of, it’s a very big hotel the pool is not big enough for the amount of guests it was a rush every morning to get to the pool and grab a sun bed with parasol the pool doesn’t open till 9:30am. Although the beach is a short walk from the hotel there are no sun beds or parasols for you to use ( I would’ve thought that the hotel owners would’ve sorted this out with local officials to have an area of beach for use of hotel guests as in other areas of the Med )...

It took us till day 3 to work out that the nespresso machine in the bedroom could deliver just hot water in order to make a cup of tea. Breakfasts were amazing with lots of choice but sometimes hot items were cold there were very few teapots without lids until our last day when teapots with lids were available. The hotel has entertainment most evenings if you don’t want to venture far. The local restaurants are plentiful and on the whole good. We found an excellent Indian restaurant but the name escapes me. There is not a lot else to do in the area there are a couple of nature reserves and we walked to see the Roman ruins along the beach front near the harbour.

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Nice Hotel - a few bits required to make it perfect

Review by Ben H Glasgow, United Kingdom

Currently on the last night of a 5 night stay at the Gran Hotel Sol Y Mar. Overall really liked it and would return & recommend although a couple of niggles that stops it being a five star review.

What we liked:

Lovely sized room, spotlessly clean, lovely big Queen sized comfortable bed. Lots of nice little touches in the room like sleep spray, pillow menu, a good sized balcony, we separate to the rest of the bathroom, a bites, great shower, plenty of wardrobe space .

Friendly staff, from the check in to our leaving the majority of the staff were excellent. Good quality food and drink, cocktails etc...

Nice contemporary decor with some quirky touches.

Opportunities for improvement:

Shower pressure high, shower screens not so big so water went all over the bathroom floor. Breakfast a hit or a miss depending on who was serving you……. To not get offered coffee and have to ask is a miss on an absolute hospitality basic and happened a lot. Music by the pool, I like my dance music but I also like to relax and hear the waves so felt the DJ was too often …… this should be paired down a bit in my opinion. The pool area is very small …..think the hotel has missed a tick to have a rood top pool also.

Overall a lovely hotel and the second Sol Y Mar hotel we have stayed in. Would 100% stay again.

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All down hill after the Amazing Food

Review by Bigmonster123 Stafford, United Kingdom

If the service was as good as the food you would have hit the Jackpot You have to leave deposits for puttying anything on your bill to the room, i left £200 for drinks which was quickly swallowed up with the Very Expensive costs and when it was depleted i felt very awkward and made to feel uncomfortable in front of many other Guest that you have no more money on your account. Me and my wife are very well traveled and holiday abroad at least 6 times a year and in all our destinations have Never had to pre-pay for anything billed to the room. Check in is the slowest check in i have ever experienced with many people not queuing and simply pushing in with the hotel staff saying nothing, again leaving me feel uncomfortable...

Me and my wife booked the holiday purely for relaxation and we were sold on the beautiful looking infinity pool, we soon discovered that 1x its a different location to the hotel 2x you have no chance of getting a bed with endless towels on beds that are not occupied 3x no service, you have to go to the bar to get your own overpriced drink. In the evenings we spent a lot of time in the hotel reception, it was cool and comfortable with a bar, but again no service you have to go to the bar yourself. The plus side i have to be Honest is the food and choice it really is exceptional. So sol y mar please take note that if your service was as good as your food you would definitely get a five star review. I spent £1890 full board for a five night stay for me and my wife and spent well over £300 in drinks mainly water and coffee. Was it worth it NO SORRY

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Perfectly located hotel on the beach with some workpoints

Review by Tvlhove Nevele, Belgium

This is a very nice hotel. The exterior may look a bit dated, but nothing like that on the inside. All of the common areas are nicely appointed in the most modern and comfortable way...

The buffet restaurant serves excellent food (we had half board) and the rooms are spaceous with excellent airconditioning. There are however, some workpoints: the pool area is limited, which cannot be helped, but there were way too few umbrellas to shield from the sun (it was 35°C in the shade!). Another difficult one is the reason why breakfast outside only starts at 9… by that time it was already to hot to sit in the sun.

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Grand hotel

Review by greatxpectations Lancashire, United Kingdom

Great location at the start of Calpe promenade overlooking the beach and Ifach rock. Excellent breakfast choice of fresh produce cooked and show cooking omelette station. Rooms quiet (we had internal room ) and quite spacious. We stayed in November 2019 at the time of the Moors v Christian’s festival.

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