Found this hotel very clean and the staff we are all pleasant , The waitress behind the bar was always smiling and willing to help . The bar area and outside terrace were a great place to sit and relax . We chose a room with a sea view which was fantastic , although big enough for 2 with an extra bed for our son it made it a little tight .
The dining room was quite crowded at breakfast time but there was ample food and it was good quality continental and fried . Ideally situated to the beach the hotel also has a nice pool if not a littke small . Bars and restaurants are about 10/15 minutes walk, couldn’t stay in Almuñécar for a week as I found apart from swimming there is very little to do .I would definitely stay in this hotel again and if you want a quiet relaxing holiday this is the place .There is a lack of cashpoints in the town and the one I did find charged us over €4 to withdraw cash
A great position, right on the beach. Choice of beaches to visit, not much else to do in the vicinity. Good for a few days, my 4 days was enough.
Wifi is only available in the public areas & they are very spartan. No comfortable chairs to sit in, no cosy bar. The dining room did not have much character, more like a café. The food was not great, either breakfast or dinner, no healthy options available.
Staff were really friendly & helpful.
Stayed at the Hotel Playa Cotobro in early September. It carries the ubiquitous four stars, of course. In fact, it closely resembles an IBIS, a Premier Inn or a Campanile. Nothing wrong with that and pricing was of that level so we weren’t unhappy with the price v quality.
There are, however, several things that could be done to improve the hotel, at little cost: (1) the in-room wifi coverage was poor and at peak internet usage times hung up repeatedly. (2) Breakfast was in a gloomy room with all the ambience of the visiting suite at Strangeways. Why they didn’t use the front of hotel lounge area, which seemed deserted all day, was beyond me. (3) The air con had a cut-out on the balcony door. Once the door was opened, the air con had to be re-set – not obvious at all. Cue lots of guests arriving at Reception saying “The air-conditioning doesn’t work” and the staff having to go to the rooms to explain why. Why not re-wire so that the air-con comes back on again once the balcony door is re-shut?
The first thing any potential hotel guests need to consider is location. On the one hand, situated overlooking a wide bay across to a small town called La Herradura, the views from the Cotobro are stunning. Insist on a sea-facing room on the highest, fourth floor. Do not accept a room at the back. These are just a few feet away from the rock face into which the hotel has been shoe-horned.
On the other hand, it is miles from anywhere and parking is a problem. Getting back into Almunecar is at least a couple of miles, and even to get to the nearest parade of bars is a good 20 minute walk. That matters, because as several posts have pointed out, the hotel food doesn’t have a great reputation.
It also matters because Almunecar doesn’t have much going for it as a holiday destination. The beaches are awful – just rocks and pebbles which made getting in for a swim very painful on the feet. The very long promenade – 3-4 kilometers –had far too much dog muck for my liking. It is also colonised by squads of African guys selling cheap knock-offs. They weren’t aggressive, but what could have been a pleasant evening stroll became a down-market experience. You would do better somewhere else.
This is a good around average hotel - don't expect 5* experience, what you are getting really is the location and views if you make sure you get a room that overlooks the bay with a balcony.
The pool is small but good enough for a dip and sub bathing. We went in May - not much space for more than 8 loungers - I imagine in June on wards you are better off on the beach - which is only a minute across the road with sun loungers out from the hotel .
The staff are very welcoming and a real asset to the place. Helpful and kind.
The pool does need some attention, the woodwork panels around the edge are lifting and some of the tiles are missing - but this doesn't stop the swimming. There is a restaurant nearby for tapas and drinks all day. This is a quieter bay down from Almunecar central and san cristobel beach etc. Suited us fine - we weren't expecting much and were satisfied with the hotel for what we paid - you can get some great rates online - - and if you're not too fussy this hotel will work for you.
Small bar at the hotel for drinks - we didn't have any food so cant comment.
Great for walking right along the paseo all the way into alumnecar town and other beaches up to 25 mins walk - but beautiful right along the sea front :)
Suited us fine - for cheap fly and flop - you are out and about a lot anyway so its an excellent base.
Unfortunately we stayed at the hotel with the pensionista, feeling reassured that it was a 4* hotel. On arrival we were sent straight to the dinning room, there we were shown a table. I put my hand bag under my chair and then went to the server which was approximately 6mtr away, on returning to my seat my husband asked for his insulin which I always carry in my bag. To my horror my bag had gone. I immediately told the dinning room staff who seemed to not understand so I went to reception. She tried to convince my bag could not have gone, I must have left it on the bus or in reception and they were not responsible. By this time I was getting very upset, worrying over my husband insulin, passports credit cards ect. We were given a key and the numbers to cancel the bank cards, which she seemed to have quickly available. After taking our luggage to our room, we went to get a taxi to take us to the hospital. They do not give insulin and told us we had to go to a pharmacia. We managed to purchase some insulin and asked for the police station which was a few hundred meters away. At the police station we asked if he spoke some English , which to our delight he did. We told him my handbag had been stolen from the hotel Cotobro. He only asked what colour and duly proceeded to hand me my BAG minus of course the money [€450] , my purse and mobile phone also some other bits and pieces. My husbands insulin was still in the bag and that I feel is the only reason I got my bag back. On return to the hotel no apology or that they had checked the CCTV. We paid for the taxi and had to get some more money from the cash point. Overall it was a disaster for us as the staff did not appear to care but assessing the situation they are overworked and chance is also underpaid. That does not mean they should be allowed to give poor service which we feel they did.