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Warm, welcoming and modern, the AR Galetamar Hotel enjoys an ideal location at the heart of the Mediterranean, making this the perfect place to base yourself during a short break in Calpe.
The AR Galetamar Hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the beach in Calpe’s famous La Calalga Bay and is also just a few minutes away from the Levante Beach. The Penon de Ifach Natural Park is also a nearby point of interest which can be reached by a 35-minute walk from the hotel, and lively Benidorm is also a 30-minute car ride away. With its ideal location on the Spanish coast, Alicante airport can be reached within one hour by car.
All of the 133 rooms at the AR Galetamar Hotel are designed with your comfortable short break in mind. Each of the rooms comes fully equipped with all the modern amenities to make for a comfortable, including private bathroom, hairdryer, air conditioning/heating, telephone, satellite TV and safety deposit box. Wi-Fi access is also available in the hotel lobby.
The AR Galetamar Hotel offers many dining options for guests, including the Caleta Restaurant and the Bar-Cafeteria. In the Caleta Restaurant, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and Mediterranean-inspired dishes throughout the day, while the Bar-Cafeteria offers a laid-back spot to relax with a refreshing cocktail. The hotel also has a wide range of leisure facilities on offer for guests, such as two swimming pools, one of which is heated in winter, and many sunbeds and gardens.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 246 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Too far from the main beach
Stay Date: 07/2017, LidiaZ983 wrote this review.
Along with my elderly parents, my 2 year old son and my husband we stayed in a bungalow at the hotel. It was large enough and had everything that we needed in the kitchen, and when we requested something extra, the staff was kind enough to provide it… See more
Along with my elderly parents, my 2 year old son and my husband we stayed in a bungalow at the hotel. It was large enough and had everything that we needed in the kitchen, and when we requested something extra, the staff was kind enough to provide it. However, the location is very far from the beach (1 - 1.3 km ) and became a strain to walk the distance 4 times a day (in the mornings round trip, and then in the afternoon again). The view from the bungalow was to an abandoned construction site. During the 9 days of our stay, the housekeeping service came just once. The entry to the bungalow parking was very narrow, so larger cars had difficulty in entering. Collapse
espanol por favor!
Stay Date: 06/2017, Barbara W wrote this review.
2 weeks too long! floors and bed cleaned,but not surfaces,Entertainment is in Spanish only, guests 90%Spanish! waiting staff pay more attention to Spaniards.Some staff are quite surly. Food is average for buffet,overcooked,and tough! Most reception s… See more
2 weeks too long! floors and bed cleaned,but not surfaces,Entertainment is in Spanish only, guests 90%Spanish! waiting staff pay more attention to Spaniards.Some staff are quite surly. Food is average for buffet,overcooked,and tough! Most reception staff were pleasant. Collapse
Stay Date: 06/2017, Pgaffney67 wrote this review.
Very friendly staff food good the only negative is the beds really need to be dumped and replaced would stay here again location is a little out but within walking distance to centre if you were elderly it would be a bit of a struggle a trip to the o… See more
Very friendly staff food good the only negative is the beds really need to be dumped and replaced would stay here again location is a little out but within walking distance to centre if you were elderly it would be a bit of a struggle a trip to the old town is a must Collapse
Overall good stay...
Stay Date: 05/2017, Andy R wrote this review.
I'll start my review by mentioning how excellent the staff were at the hotel, all had a smile on their faces and were great with our 2 yr old. We found the pool area great, nice and relaxing and the bar is well stocked. Our room was fine however ther… See more
I'll start my review by mentioning how excellent the staff were at the hotel, all had a smile on their faces and were great with our 2 yr old. We found the pool area great, nice and relaxing and the bar is well stocked. Our room was fine however there was a locked shutter denying access to the kitchen. We had a lovely large balcony and the hotel is in a nice location and the strip is within walking distance. I'll get to the not so great points from our point of view anyway (were a couple in our late 20s)... the hotel really would be more catered for the older holidaymaker, it's quite dated in places. There was nothing for our little one in the hotel apart from the kids pool. The entertainment consisted of bingo, boules, line dancing etc. When we just arrived we went to the pool area to have a drink and right beside us one of the English elderly residents was complaining about holiday makers and how she's not getting enough money letting out her apartment, not the best welcome when you've literally just arrived and sat down to start your holiday. We did find the majority of the residents to be lovely though. Overall we had a good holiday... Calpe is exceptionally beautiful, we'll certainly be back to Calpe. Collapse
A good hotel
Stay Date: 05/2017, Lookingforsunandfun wrote this review.
I arrived at the hotel in the afternoon, my check in was done quite quickly but I was not told anything about the safe in the room until I asked. There is a charge for the safe and I had to wait till later before I could get a code that would enable … See more
I arrived at the hotel in the afternoon, my check in was done quite quickly but I was not told anything about the safe in the room until I asked. There is a charge for the safe and I had to wait till later before I could get a code that would enable me to use the safe. I also had to ask where the lift to the upstairs floors was and was not offered any help with my luggage. My room was pleasant and very clean, there was lots of drawer space. There was a wardrobe with quite a lot of hanging space but unfortunately none of it was deep enough to hang dresses properly. There was a full size fridge (make sure you turn it on!). The bathroom had a large shower with all the different shower heads mentioned by other reviewers but I didn't find out during the two weeks stay, how to turn the other ones on. I just used the large shower head and stood back if I didn't want to get my hair wet. My room was at the back of the hotel so the balcony faced some villas and hillsides, I could see the sea if I looked out to the right. Everything was kept very clean while I was there. I've had problems in some other hotels with electronic keys but it worked perfectly in this hotel. The wifi was good both in the room and public areas, the only problem I had was that the wifi code I was given would only work in one device so I was unable to use it for both my phone and tablet without signing out of one before signing into the other. I was able to get a drink from the hotel bar after arrival, I had been hoping to get something to eat but the food was restricted to limited times. The drinks were very cheap, 1.5 Euros for a very large glass of wine, seven Euros for a bottle. The bar is not continually manned, you often have to ring the bell to get service. The staff work very hard between the dining room and the bar. The hotel was mostly quiet while I was there, it could have been because it was late May and the summer season hadn't properly started. However, the first weekend was an exception, the hotel was full of Spanish pensioners. There was live music and they were having a wonderful time doing their line dancing. They were all very friendly even though we couldn't understand much of what each other was saying! The following weekend there was what seemed to be a dance club, again there was live music and they were all enjoying the dancing. Other than that, the hotel bar was usually quiet, it closed rather early at 11.30. The pool area was very pleasant there was a swimming pool and a children's pool, there were some fixed parasols and a number of trees providing shade. There were plenty of sun loungers but no cushions for them so they were a little hard. It was usually peaceful around the pool. There was an outdoor seating area with large parasols. I was on a half board arrangement, I found the food to be quite good but of course it does get a bit tedious after two weeks. At breakfast there were fried, boiled and scrambled eggs, a variety of breads and croissants, fruit, cereals and biscuits. It was fine for me, the only thing I would have liked to see more often was grilled tomatoes which were only available about once a week. At dinner there were different fish dishes every day and dishes made with pork or chicken, pasta etc. as well as a selection of salads. Desserts were usually too sweet for me but there were sometimes baked apples or pears, fresh fruit and ice cream. The hotel is right at the end of the resort, you can walk down the hill along the promenade which runs right to the Ifach rock then starts again at the other side. It's quite a long but very nice walk, the coastal scenery is lovely. The old town is worth a visit.There are lots of shops, restaurants and bars along the promenade but unfortunately none of them were open after midnight and most were quiet. There's one a little way along the prom called 78, it was a bit livelier and had some music playing. The hotel reception staff will order a taxi for you if you need one but beware if you ask for a train timetable, the one they gave us showed the wrong times. This may have been due to the fact that the line to Denia was closed and perhaps the timetable for the other direction reflected that but the trains only run about once an hour so you wouldn't want to miss it. The station is right at the other end of the resort but you can get a bus or taxi there, the bus stop is just around the corner from the hotel. I liked a lot of things about this hotel but unfortunately both the hotel and the resort itself were too quiet in the evenings and there were more high rise buildings in the resort than I had expected. Collapse
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