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“Beautiful Hotel”
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Melia Atlanterra
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“Beautiful Hotel”
Reviewed 8 May 2012

The hotel is huge and gorgeous. I stayed in the Granada wing. The pools are nice and the path to the beach is a 5 min walk.

There is a fee for parking, but can park for free in the long driveway or in the neighboring streets. There is also a fee for wifi and can only be used in the main building, not the rooms.

We only ate at the pool bar which was quite pricey. I recommend driving into town for dinner. There are many great restaurants and tapas bars.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

It's a very nice hotel. We spent only one nigth and it was a very good one.
Location is ok but you definitly need a car. It's located 40-50 km from Tarifa.
As many hotels in spain, parking is not free so you have to manage to find a spot to park your car. Internet is also not free and unless I m mistaken it was expensive.
Vert big room and very nice and clean bathroom. We really had a nice night. Service was very good. The best of the best was the breakfest..it was so good! It was included so I do not have any idea on its cost but once again it's worth it !
I recommend!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

This was our second visit there within 4 years. We stayed for five days at the end of season and had very nice weather (swam in the -a bit cold but very clean- ocean every day for up to an hour).
The hotel is quite old but has a nice architecture and is clean, the pool is huge, the personnel very friendly. The breakfast is great but the dinner buffet was so so...
Since our last visit they closed the hotel parking area to charge the customers 11 Euros / day to park their cars. We parked outside at the neighbouring appartment complex which might be difficult in the high season. They also charge very high fees to access the inernet; what a shame these days !!
As usual in Spain, you have to pay for the chairs and umbrella at the beach (10 Euros).

Worth a visit (at least off season) thanks to the fantastic beach, friendly stuff and low prices.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cublington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

The location, brilliant, the service, very good, the pool, kiddies activities, general ambience, well up to scratch, the food, ah the food, fabulous!

But the aircon in the room. Why oh why would the aircon in the room stop blowing in cold air at about two thirty every morning. I can only guess that it was an economy measure, the system saving energy by blowing in outside air once it got down to a certain air temperature outside. However, the heat soak from the walls meant the room turned in to an oven by three o'clock. We changed rooms, same result even with a room that didn't get so much direct sun on the walls. The temperature was never less than 24 degrees and the first room saw twenty eight at 4 am a couple of times. Totally unacceptable for a '4 star' hotel at a hundred and forty odd pounds per night. We couldn't open the windows, BTW, due to the mosquitos, of which there were quite a few. Late or early season might be better temperature wise, I guess.

So, if you are a warm blooded mozzie proof lover of spanish food and ambience, this place is for you, particularly if you are a surfer. If not, look elsewhere!

Room Tip: go early or late season so you don't cook in your room overnight
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Had an excellent stay. We had booked a family room as we have three kids and had a two room one bathroom place. Two terraces, one facing back to garden courtyard and one to the pool and they were in need of modernising otherwise rooms were good.
The fact that the layout is small 2 storey blocks rather than a large building adds to the attraction.
Pool was brilliant. Water at good temp with sloped access points, built in jacuzzis, fountain and bar accessible from pool with wet stools inside the water.
Food was high standard as the main clientèle are Spanish and they have resisted catering for the English/International brigade and remained true. Having chefs prepare your meat or fish as you like it in front of you is a bonus compared with precook and keep warm attempts made in other places.
The beach bar chiringuito also has excellent food at lunch time specialising in tuna and catch of the day cooked to perfection the Spanish way.
The beach itself is awesome especially to towards the cliffs and beach head with interesting rock formations. Care that the sea is quite dangerous here and many have drowned according to locals.
Staff are more simpatico and seemed happier though they really worked hard 12 hours a shift.
There are two night entertainments spots. One is aimed at kids yet had one of the best magicians I have seen for a long time at this kind of place. The other is at the beach bar which is live music of various styles.
Zahara is a quaint village with loads of good fish restaurants worthy of exploring.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Melia Atlanterra
Address: Bahia de la Plata, s/n, 11393 Zahara de los Atunes, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Zahara de los Atunes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Zahara de los Atunes
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Zahara de los Atunes
Price range (per night): $154 - $514
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Atlanterra 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Melia Hotels International present Melia Atlanterra, is located right on the beachfront with direct access to the beautiful beach of Bahia de Plata in Zahara de los Atunes, Cadiz (Andalucia). In this authentic Andalusian palace guests can enjoy a wide range of facilities such as the grand lagoon-style pool with two built-in whirlpool baths, an aquabar, a family pool, a children’s pool, a heated pool, 2 tennis (*) and 2 paddle tennis courts (*), fully equipped gym. SPA (*): Turkish bath, sauna, massage cabins and beauty salon. There are also spacious dining areas serving excellent Mediterranean and international cuisine for all tastes and preferences. Also beautiful patios, spectacular gardens, Arab style fountains and lush vegetation. Spacious and bright rooms, distributed in a main building and six Andalusian patios. Fully equipped, with individually controlled air conditioning/central heating (depending on the season), functional work space with Free (Wi-Fi Internet) and plug for laptop, large desk with chair, TV with more than 30 Spanish and international channels, telephone, Hairdryer, Magnifying mirror in the bathroom, safe, minibar (*), comfortable bathroom with a complete set of Melia bathroom amenities Melia Atlanterra is the ideal choice for sharing a unique stay with your friends, couple or family. Enjoy the summer months with a great entertainment programme during the day and in the evenings, in which both children and adults will find something to do. Private car park for exclusive use of guests (*) Come and enjoy the best sunsets in the Costa de la Luz. (*) With charge ... more   less 
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Melia Atlanterra Hotel Zahara De Los Atunes
Melia Hotel Atlanterra
Sol Melia Atlanterra

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