2 apts (2 bed, 2 bath each), sleeps 6-12*, air con, TV, WIFI, terrace, pool
Dr Donal Murphy
- english, french, spanish
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking is permitted outside on the terrace.
Well behaved pets considered. Please ask owner.
Plunge pool. Cot and high chair available.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
First apartment abroad
As we hadn't booked an apartment abroad before we didn't really have anything to compare this with but overall our stay was very enjoyable. We would like to provide details of the good and also the not so good points.
- Very spacious apartment with good sized rooms. En-suite shower excellent and family bathroom serviceable but needs a bit of TLC.
- Well equipped kitchen.
- Plunge pool was lovely and the patio area was a real sun trap. Communal pool area also well maintained and very quiet which was a pleasant surprise compared to using a hotel.
- Steel shutters and front door an excellent security feature.
- Television reception very poor and was reported early in the stay to CMS but no obvious action taken. Therefore no television for duration of our stay.
- Two settees in the lounge very tired and need replacing.
- Information folder needs updating as inaccurate.
Despite the slightly negative points, and if the television was sorted, we would stay there again.
Thank you for your comments Susan. I am glad that you enjoyed the apartment, the terrace and plunge pool, etc. I do everything possible to ensure as good a guest experience as possible and therefore I am a bit surprised by your rating . When I was informed about the reported difficulties in getting TV reception I immediately sent detailed instructions covering most possibilities. The TV is new and the internet service has good speed for TV streaming. It may that something obvious was missed. When you continued to have problems I directed you to my local agent for assistance. I was not subsequently made aware that there was still a problem and therefore I assumed that all was resolved. Guests who stayed after you did not report any problems. Additional entertainment is also available in the apartment in the form of DVDs, books, playing cards and games. The sofas have seen some use but continue to be very comfortable. We continually review the quality of these and all aspects of the apartment to meet guests needs and expectations and therefore take all of your comments on board. Recent improvements include; complete redecoration of the apartment, new TV and DVD player, increased internet speed, international TV, new patio furniture and new (higher) mattresses in response to guests who have previously found these to be low. Perhaps your rating is partly reflective of this being, as you state, the first apartment that you have rented abroad. However, I hope that you will return again in the future.
Spacious and comfortable apartment
Great apartment with everything you need. Especially enjoyed the outdoor area and plunge pool for cooling off.
A Spanish Home from Home
We passed a thoroughly enjoyable month in this spacious apartment located out on the south-western edge of the peaceful seaside resort of Roquetas de Mar, and overlooking a nature reserve of salt marshes offering pleasant walks down to a ruined lighthouse, with fine views northwards to the mountains and southwards over the Mediterranean.
The apartment itself is comfortable, well appointed, and everything holidaymakers might wish for. Car-less, we relished the mile walk to the nearest facilities (a well-stocked supermarket and wide choice of bars and restaurants) whilst for longer journeys there are frequent buses from a stop five minutes walk from the apartment to Roquetas (charming fishing port, indoor market, retail park, aquarium and castle) and Almería, an historic city and ferry port for Africa just half an hour away.
As for Roquetas de Mar itself, four generations of us have come under its old fashioned seaside resort spell, and will hopefully be doing so for many years to come.
Me and my wife had a fantastic fortnights holiday in Donal's apartment. From the moment we started communicating with Donal he was very professional in his responses. Answering any questions we had for him. For example airport transfers and late stay due to an evening flight. We even had a welcome pack on arrival. As for the apartment it is very spacious and immaculate throughout. The outside space is also an additional bonus including a plunge pool. The immediate area is very tranquil and if you enjoy alfresco dining and a glass of your favourite Vino this is for you. Regarding the location as most people have commented you are around a 15 minute walk into the main stretch of the town, There are a great selection of bars & restaurants to choose from and in my opinion good value for money. The promenade is also very nice. In addition there are some very good supermarkets to choose from my wife and I walked to Aldi and got a taxi back with an initial large shop which was excellent value also, My wife and I would definitely recommend the apartment, We will return next year
Thank you for your review and for choosing our property for your holiday. I am delighted to hear that you liked the apartment so much and that you had an enjoyable stay. Hopefully you can return again next year and join the growing list of regular returning guests.
Great apartment with private pool
Our family enjoyed a week's holiday at this apartment we throughly enjoyed our stay. A very spacious apartment with a private pool to cool down in while enjoying the hot sun. The communal pool is 30 seconds away and was mainly quiet we didn't see more than 10 people there at a time. In the apartment the beds were comfy plenty of hot water and the place was clean, the pool was cleaned twice in the week we were there we did wash our bedding in the washing machine and there was spare there to change also. There is a free safe to use in the apartment for your valuables and the air-conditioning was nice and cold. The beach is about a 10 minute walk away featuring plenty of room and sun bed hire at 4 euro a day. Plenty of close by eateries and plenty of places just for a drink if required. Tapas was lovely and very reasonably priced, we can also recommend the Indian restaurant they gave us a good selection and again not too expensive. We probably spent 50 euro on a meal for 4 with drinks most nights if we had tapas then around 38 euro, these are good hearty meals and we all enjoyed the food. We shopped at aldi just down the road prices similar to back in the UK. All in all we had a great holiday in Roquetas De Mar and will be visiting again.
Excellent Value For Money & Excellent Apartment
Property was fantastic. Very well equipped and comfortable. My only gripe would be that the beds are a little low but apart from that I cannot fault the place. We did have a problem with the toilet flush in the en-suite but after informing the management company, it was fixed within a few hours. I highly recommend this place.
Roquetas de Mar is a very family-oriented resort with a relaxed atmosphere. It is popular with British, German and other nationalities but overall has a predominantly Spanish feel.
Roquetas de Mar has a long and spacious beach stretching literally for kilometres from the port area to the natural park with accompanying promenade alongside. There are 'Chiringuitos' (small beach-front bars/restaurants) along the promenade and comfortable beach beds available to rent at reasonable rates (daily or weekly rates). Due to it's size the beach is rarely crowded even in high season. On the beach there are various water sports (windsurfing, jet-skis, pedaloes, etc). Also in the resort there is a a tourist train ride, bikes for rent, horse and carriage rides, children's play areas, go karting, and a water park. The port area has a marina, a popular pebble beach and numerous restaurants, many offering seafood specialties.
Golf: Adjacent to the Playa Serena Golf course. Two other excellent golf courses are also available at La Envia and Almerimar, both within a short drive.
Ski: The Sierra Nevada mountians are approximately 2 hours drive away.