After reading reviews a couple of weeks before we went away we had some reservations but whoever wrote those reviews must have been staying at a differant hotel altogether than us.Room was great, food very good plenty of sunbeds on grassed area.Only thing that spoilt it for us was inconsiderate guest who slammed room doors and wardrobe doors when they came in at 1 or 2 in the morning and people with children that let them scream and shout and play on games with the volume turned up at 6am but that is not the fault of the hotel or holiday company.
June 27, 2014
Excellent relaxing family holiday
I wanted to write a review as I read loads before I came and think some were unfair.
The hotel is excellent, we paid for a sea view room and asked for top floor which we were lucky enough to get. The view is amazing, rooms clean and the cleaning staff work so hard. Clean towels every day and apartment spotless. We hired a cot and it was expensive about £50 for two weeks but it was a sturdy cot, the staff put little train bed sheets on for my little boy which was lovely.
The beach towels can be hired, it's 10€ Per towel to hire and u can swop them if they get wet etc.
We went the end of May, beginning of June and just the zoraida park hotel was open. There were loads and loads of sunbeds on site, the pool was slightly cold but facilities were lovely. They're are plenty of places to eat or get snacks and the all inclusive deal is excellent. There was always something to eat.
We also got a packed lunch a few days when we went off and they were huge.
Bus stop was right outside which gets you to Almeria in about 40 mins.
It's very quiet but you do get to relax. The sunbeds on the beach are €2.50 a morning or afternoon or €4 all day. It's good value. They're not part of the hotel.
The staff at the hotel were friendly, approachable and helpful. The only negative was not enough high hairs so it was a bit of a scramble at dinner time to get one. Out rep wasn't great, she didn't know about the castle, Almeria or glass bottom boat trips that we asked about.
In local area there's a little land train that lasts about an hour, a castle which is free, and lots of shops. We hired a bike one day which was good to go out a bit further. Mini hollywood was excellent, there's a zoo there too which was good. Lots of hills and I imagine it gets boiling out there in mid summer!
We had a lovely holiday, and apart from nearly an 8 hour delay on way back, it was a lovely break and beach holiday.
June 11, 2014
Great hotel although very quite in surrounding area spoilt it.
Had a brilliant first holiday as a family with our young son of 16 months. Very clean hotel, amazing views and pool although both very cold which was a put off. We went on 1st May so just as the season was starting which showed as the hotel was often being painted ect. Food was okay lots on the menu seemed a bit samey. Service was great at the bars and room cleaned everyday. The majority of the hotel where spanish holiday makers and although very friendly not much English people to socialise with. Beach very shelly couldn't really walk on it let alone sunbath for the day. Location spoilt it for us really as we were 40 minutes walk away from shops and stuff which once you got there not much to do. Would definitely go back if the hotel was lifted and put in a busier area but other than that definitely wouldn't. Had a great time with my little family we had a great week and we learnt your holiday is what you make it.
May 26, 2014
Excellent fabulous time
Our 1st holiday awsy and all inclusive. Clean friendly lovely lsy out.
May 2, 2014
Great weather in Almeria !
This was our 1st ever all inclusive holiday and what an excellent choice it was. weather in half term was over 30c and the sun was out every day. The boys were in and out of the water all day every day and had enormous fun, mixing with other children in the great hotel.
Best of all the food was very good too, with huge choice for all tastes.
My hunch is that this suits younger children slightly better than teenagers as by that age they would find it a bit tame. Children from 4- 12 yrs old is ideal.
No point bringing children here if they cant swim as they will be bored out of their minds.
Despite the weather being so hot the water remains cool and not as warm as you would think.
The hotel is buzzing and this creates a great vibe.
The internet could be of better quality and speed but it just about serves its purpose.
November 4, 2013
lovely weeks break at the Zoraida Resort
We enjoyed our week it was a nice break . the Entertainment was a bit hit and miss they advertised a Karioke at the same time as a Spanish group were on so nobody turned up for the karaoke ...not even the staff running it. and I didn't notice any childrens entertainment or childrens club as advertised maybe it was because it was out of season! but I hope there will be childrens entertainment next year or we won't be booking up!!!
September 25, 2013
Great relaxing family holiday
Friendly English speaking staff. Food mainly Spanish but never found problem choosing something to eat, do some good meat on the show cooking section. Hotel and rooms clean. Entertainment ok. Nice area. Not a great venue for explorers but great for relaxing by pool or beach. All inclusive selection very good down to ice creams and crisps and cocktail selection
September 11, 2013
Excellent family holiday
This was our first family holiday since having our children and had our parents with us to. We arrived back today and was eager to give a review after reading all the negative ones before we went. Our holiday was absolutely brilliant couldn't fault anything (apart from the flys lol). There was lots to do day and night, the staff are really friendly especially the waiting and cleaning staff, its very children friendly. The food was fab with lots of choice every day. We booked in at the al a carte restaurant for our last night to also celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary and the food was outstanding and also provided bottles of cava and a hand decorated dessert at no extra cost!! All in all this hotel offers lots all at a high excellent standard. Hoping to go bk next yr can't wait. :)
July 28, 2013