Barcelo Cabo de Gata is a hotel in El Toyo on the southern coast of Spain. It's in a quiet area on the promenade at El Toyo beach, where you can walk through gardens to reach the wide strip of sand and the Alboran Sea. You'll have plenty of opportunities for swimming, as the hotel is steps from the water and also has an outdoor pool area with three pools. These are surrounded by terraces dotted with palm trees, where you can soak up the Mediterranean sun or relax in the shade under one of the pavilions. When it comes to dining at Barcelo Cabo de Gata, there's a buffet restaurant offering meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you're feeling thirsty during an afternoon spent around the pools, you can order refreshments from one of the hotel's bars. These also serve snacks at different times of day if you're peckish between meals. To really unwind, you can treat yourself to an afternoon in the hotel's spa. Here you'll find a heated hydro-massage pool, a sauna and a Turkish bath. If you want to get active, you can work out in the gym or use the hotel's bikes to explore the local area.
Barcelo Cabo de Gata is on a wide wooden-decked promenade along El Toyo beach in Spain's Gulf of Almeria. The hotel is 800m from the centre of El Toyo and 200m from its small square, Plaza del Mar. The closest supermarket is 1km from the resort. The city of AlmerÌa is within driving distance of Barcelo Cabo de Gata and can be reached by taking a bus from outside the hotel. It leaves several times a day. As well as local shops and places to eat and drink, you'll also find a 10th century stone fortress, the Alcazaba of AlmerÌa, towering above the city.
The buffet restaurant at Barcelo Cabo de Gata offers international and Spanish dishes. During the day refreshments like water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and local or international alcoholic drinks are served at one of the hotel's bars. You'll also find restaurants and bars in Plaza del Mar.
Children can join the kids' club, splash around in the kids' pool or have fun on the playground. The hotel organises evening entertainment several nights a week.
Large and airy pool area with three pools and a children's pool. Along the pool area there are pavilions that provide shade. Two pools have sloping bottom. Lifeguards are available during the pool area opening hours.
Rooms at Barcelo Cabo de Gata have a neutral decor and tiled floors. They come with air conditioning, a safe and satellite TV.
Distance to city centre 17.5km
On the beach
Distance to airport 5km
Address: + 34 950 184 250, Avenida Juegos de Casablanca, S/N, Retamar, Spain
Cabo de Gata, Costa de Almeria, Spain
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Very good value in an excellent hotel, only one small problem was with cold food that had been too long on the self service platters. Staff from reception to room service are helpful and caring.
I would recommend Barcelo hotel chain to everyone.
The main problem, considering the situation in Spain with the Covid-19, after a conversation with a member of staff, was to discover that they don´t do any tests or check regularly or after a working reinstatement to know if the staff is infected before to attend the hotel customers. This is ironic taking a look into the website messages were said "We care about you" "For us, you are a priority" or "Strengthened safety and hygiene protocols".
On top of this, with the mistrust and disappointment caused by trusting a hotel group which you hope will do these minimums to keep their customers safe, we experimented a shock situation in the restaurant of the hotel, an attempt to manslaughter. My son, while taking a dessert discovered a piece of glass inside of it, big enough to be seen, and deep enough to understand that it cames from the kitchen and it was not from an accident in the buffet.
After to inform the waiter, we sent a complain email to the management of the hotel. My surprise was the poor reaction from the manager that wrote the email, without showing any interest to the health of my son and justifying the big mistake with a compensation delivered of "water and chocolates" to my room. This shown the little empathy of the people that work in this hotel towards their customers, their lives, comfort and safety. In addition, a very little business perspective-taking in consideration that I´d have called the police for this incident of an attempt to manslaughter or a food sanitary inspector and hey should have closed the restaurant for at least that day.
Obviously, the time in the hotel was torture, we though to run away a few times before the check out day. But obviously we paid, and not cheap, to stay in this hotel. These events and the attitude of Management is unacceptable for any hotel, worse for a 4 stars hotel, and even dishonest because of this situation of the global pandemic we only wanted to relax in a safe place and enjoy our holidays, that they are obviously spoiled.
This hotel is pretty good value for money, the rooms are large and comfortable, the pools are luxury, the gardens well maintained. The kids club is excellent. The disappointment is the food (apart from the rice dishes at the pool bar) and the waiter service.