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Occidental Isla Cristina

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Leiria District, Portugal
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Quiet and confortables room's Very cool and good service, excelent food in the morning The beach is not very nice, nice swiming pool and good service at the swiming pool bar. We liked the variaty of the food, vegetarian options available

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Excellent location and certainly worth paying the extra for a beautiful sea view. Very good pools and we enjoyed the access to the gym facilities. The policy of no sun bed reserving is excellent, helped by the fact that there are many beds available, all with good positions. Very good food but the stand-out thing about our whole holiday experience... More 

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Braga, Portugal
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very nice location and services provided by the hotel. The hotel provides a high value for money. It's close to the beach. The internet connection was very slow and the hotel animation (adults and children) was poor.

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1 Thank henriquea864
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I would concur with some of the other reviews in that this hotel is for Spanish families with toddlers. The majority are from servile and cordoba. The hotel is geared around providing entertainment and accommodating spanish tastes. They are well served by this hotel with highchairs, children's areas, entertainment and a cinema. The hotel is lovely and the staff are... More 

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Almada, Portugal
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Great finish of summer vacations at Barceló Isla Cristina with "All-inclusive" option. Hotel facilities are very good (room, swimming pool, restaurant, common areas). Staff is TOP (some exceptions inside restaurant didn't damage the average). Animation is FUNtastic!!! (swimming pool and family games were TOP). Topics for future improvements: Wi-Fi signal at swimming pool and outside bar (always breaking is really... More 

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Porto, Portugal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Hotel was pretty good but the village is horrible. The streets were so full of trash as I haven't seen before. The beach in front of the Hotel is very tiny and also has a lot of trash. We went only one time to the beach because we were traumatized when we noticed that we lay on dog poop...... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the perfect hotel/resort for families with children (not sure about teenagers. I would NOT advise for other audiences. Even if you have a child but don't like kids in general, it might become disturbing. This is heaven for kids. At the restaurant, I wouldn't even feel guilty if my child would start screaming, as I would in another... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Occidental Isla Cristina

Address: C/ Doctor Delgado Carrasco, 21410 Isla Cristina, Spain (Formerly Barcelo Isla Cristina)
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Isla Cristina
Price Range: $89 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Isla Cristina 4*
Number of rooms: 232
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Isla Cristina Barcelo
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“If you still want to visit after reading this, my only advice would be get a top floor room as you will be disturbed by the furniture scraping on the tiled floors and people clip lopping in the room above you and down the corridors late at night.”
 of 5 bubbles B6584JValisons, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles johneC5720PV, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Can hear occupants in the next room, particularly through the wall sockets at the side of the bed, can be disturbing if someone has a nightmare which I experienced with the occupants in the next room to me. Unfortunately someone in next room must have had a nightmare and I thought the patio windows were going to be smashed and also problem children crying and adults shouting but this may be because the Spanish can be very excitable.. Hotel was occupied by mostly Spanish, English were very thin on the ground and also the Spanish were on their holidays and children were not due back to school till around the middle of September. Would stay at hotel again but not when the Spanish have their annual leave. And so many babies, population explosion. ”
 of 5 bubbles elainehM9886AQ, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make use of MyBarcelo”
 of 5 bubbles domingoss498, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“view for the swimming pool would be nice”
 of 5 bubbles hugogarcia2014, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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