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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Melia Atlanterra Hotel Zahara De Los Atunes
- Melia Hotel Atlanterra
- Sol Melia Atlanterra