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Hotel Cala Chica

Spain   Andalucia   Las Negras, Almeria   Why Andalucia?
Almeria 40km
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Reviewed by Michael Soffe


Las Negras is a small seaside village on the southern edge of the Cabo de Gata National Park in Almeria. The park is a bird-watchers paradise as it is on one of the main migratory routes between Africa and Europe. Fiercely protected by environmentalists, the scourge of plastic greenhouses that plagues a lot of Almeria (often known as the vegetable garden of Europe) is absent from this area – you will see what I mean on the drive from the airport!!. The Mediterranean Sea sparkles vividly.

250 metres from the beach, the Hotel Cala Chica is a 26 bedroomed Hotel on a hillside with the most wonderful sea views over the top of the village. It has a strikingly contemporary feel as you enter reception, simply furnished and gleamingly clean. Oriol, the Director, is justifiably proud of what has been created here. It is a young team, and their enthusiasm is infectious. They love their Hotel and the magnificent scenery and beaches of the national Park. Frequented by walkers and bird-watchers of all nationalities in the cooler months (although Almeria has the sunniest climate in mainland Europe) and filled with Spaniards “in the know” for July and August when it is normally sold out by February.

The bedrooms are simply furnished but not bare. Many have sea views and for me it would be imperative to ask for this when booking. There is a suite with two terraces and three junior suites with Jacuzzis on their terraces. All the other rooms are doubles. There is also a double room especially adapted for wheelchair access and lifts between the floors. All rooms are equipped with Satellite TV; Minibar and Safe. The suites have a DVD (selection in reception) and Tea and Coffee making facilities.

From reception (which is on the upper level as you enter from the top of the hill) a staircase (or lift) will take you down to the bar and breakfast room, outside terraces and the swimming pool. All have a contemporary feel and you can dine both inside and out when weather permits. There is no longer a restaurant service but the sister Hotel (soon to be featured on our website) and literally a 100 metres away has a restaurant and serves Mediterranean cuisine. (although I have not eaten there I have heard good reports from Spanish friends!)

Reception can arrange bicycle hire, horse-riding at nearby stables and advise on walking routes in the National park. A guide is available. There is also a diving school nearby and boat hire. Naturists can choose from several beautiful unspoilt beaches.

An ideal hotel for those who like a simpler Hotel with friendly service, beach lovers, walkers and bird-watching.

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Massage on request


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From 89€ to 180€

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The whole hotel is available on an exclusive use "Bed & Breakfast" basis for bookings of 2 nights or more between the 13th October and 31st May, excluding the Easter Week. What better way to spend time with your family or a group of friends!!! Please contact us for rates and details.

The Hotel is open for individual bookings during Easter Week, and from the 1st June to 12th October inclusive. During all other periods the Hotel is available on the exclusive use regimen mentioned above.

Low Season 2011: 1st to 30th June, 16th September to 6th October.

High Season 2011: Easter Week (15th to 19th April), July, August, 1st to 15th September and 7th to 12th October

There is a three night minimum stay in high season.

The Hotel requires credit card details in order to confirm a reservation.

Cancellations made less than 3 days before arrival will incur the charge of 20% of the total cost of the reservation.

"No Shows" will incur the charge of 100% of the total cost of the reservation.

For all cancellations will charge an administration fee of 15 Euros.