First timers to La Manga Club we booked for a short break last month as we wanted to explore the Murcia region of Spain. We had been told that La Manga Club was an established resort, over forty years apparently, so we thought we would be safe in choosing somewhere that has survived all the many economic ups and downs over the years and that we would find high standards of accommodation and public facilities.
We were not disappointed as that we found that the resort was immaculately maintained and everywhere spotlessly clean and tidy. The same can be said of the accommodation that we chose a one bedroom apartment in the lovely Los Olivos apartment. The apartment actually had two bedrooms but only one was made up for us with sheets and towels and we had the benefit of the space of a two bedroom apartment and the use of two bathrooms which was very handy. We had use of the indoor pool which is heated and was perfect for my early morning swims. We were able to walk everywhere around the resort and only used our hire car to venture off site to explore the surrounding areas.
We would have liked to have tried the golf and tennis facilities which were in close proximity to the apartment but were short of time on this occasion. We would not hesitate to return to La Manga Club itself for a further short break and would certainly recommend the Los Olivos apartments.
We chose Las Palmeras apartments at La Manga Club because the photos we saw of the pool and the apartment block looked very nice. We also did not want too many apartments so we hoped the pool area would not be too busy and it turned out to be a really good choice.
The apartments are in the middle of La Manga Club which is large if you have not been before, but we could walk everywhere. We did hire a car and it was useful to have when we went to the supermarket and back and forth to the airport but we could walk to lots of places to eat, the tennis courts and golf clubhouse.
The apartments are a good size inside and have two bathrooms and a good size terrace. The pool is within a stones throw of the apartment and we spent lovely days around it in the glorious sunshine. Highly recommended.
I did not know really what a duplex was before I booked Hacienda del Golf but it is an apartment which is on two floors so it was fine. Only thing I would say is that we had one bedroom on each floor so if you have really small children you might not like them away from where you are sleeping. The apartment was very nicely kept and we liked the layout. I do not know how many apartments there are in Hacienda del Golf in all but I would imagine that in the main school holidays that the pool area would be busy as there is only one pool.
We were able to walk to the tennis centre within a few minutes where we had all booked into a course for five days. That was really good, great coaching and a lot of fun and we think we all improved our game.
We ate out all the time and found all the places we tried really good, not one bad meal. One of favourites was El Bistro which is in the Bellaluz square, the staff were very nice and friendly.
All in all a very nice holiday.
I could not imagine a one bedroom villa would be very spacious but was totally wrong. I booked a one bedroom El Rancho villa for my partner and myself and had not realised that we would be amongst other larger villas. It was not a problem as there are nine swimming pools in El Rancho and so although there were other people and families around there was enough space poolside for everyone.
The villa was really cute and detached with a good size kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom and there was a real sense of space. We really liked the outside garden areas which were beautifully kept.
We had enrolled in the five day tennis academy which runs from Monday to Friday and had a lot of fun with the coaches who were very professional and we really did improve our game.
A great holiday and we plan to return for some more tennis tuition in the autumn.
La Manga is a very well-maintained resort with a range of amenities and activities to suit all ages. Its in a convenenient location, easily accessible from the airport and from the main shopping town of Murcia. The resort is a mix of privately-owned and corporately owned complexes with their own, swimming pools, with some even having their own poolside bar and restaurant.
Within some of these complexes are further shops and restaurants, with even more available in the purpose built areas, and even access to its own private beach. There is so much available, that there is no need to even go off-site.
For the sporting enthusiastic, there are tennis academies, football academies and championship golf courses, suitable for all ages and abilities. For those wanting a little more in the way of pampering and relaxation, there are also fantastic spa and beauty facilities as well as high-quality retail outlets. The owners pay a management service agency to maintain their properties, and they're certainly done to a very high standard. Accommodation is flexible enough for couples, small families and larger gatherings and ranges from flats in lively communities to a more secluded villa. All in all, having visited La Manga several times, I would not hesitate to recommend it. My favourite community is the Los Olivos area, which has great accommodation, 3 swimming pools and just a few minutes walk from the tennis centre.
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Beautiful grounds, spacious and clean villa, plentiful leisure facilities and restaurants - what's not to like? We had a great holiday, helped when necessary by the knowledgeable and willing staff, and would willingly go back for another holiday and recommend it to others as well - indeed, have already done so!
We loved it so much the first time that we went again! The accommodation is clean and well managed, and the sports facilities are world class
I told the agent that I wanted a good size villa with but it needed to be in a central location within La Manga Club. I was led by their recommendation as I had never been there before. Ideally I wanted 4 bedrooms with some outdoor space to BBQ with a nice pool close by.
I was delighted when I arrived to find that my wish list had been met and that the Los Naranjos villas are of a high standard in a location that means you really do not need to have a car during your stay. Of course a car is useful when you travel to and from the airport and maybe if you want to visit local sites.
The furnishings were of a good quality and the children were delighted to find themselves within a few yards of a swimming pool, the area around the two pools and the gardens are well maintained and it was great to be so close to all of the amenities that La Manga Club offers.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Si bar restaurant and it became a firm favourite with the children. It offers a good menu with reasonable prices and special family discounts. Also big screen TV there so you can watch any major sporting events. Walkable from Los Naranjos like many others, also had a good breakfast at The Last Drop Inn, nice friendly staff.
Overall I was very impressed with my accommodation and La Manga Club itself. The standards everywhere are high and I will certainly return. Thinking of a boys golf break next time.
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I am an average tennis player who wanted to improve my game a little, at the same time enjoying a short break in the sun. I had heard of La Manga Club before but I had not realised that the tennis centre there is said to the best in Europe with the best facilities which in turn attract the best coaches.
I chose to stay in the Bellaluz apartments which are five minutes walk from the tennis centre and they were just perfect for a short break. Well equipped in all respects and with some shops and restaurants within the Bellaluz square it had everything I needed. I went back to my apartment for lunch and a shower after my morning academy session which lasted 2 hours and then returned to the tennis centre in the afternoon as I had arranged a private lesson each day.
By participating in the tennis academy I had met other people just like me so I made some new friends who plan to return in the Autumn and I hope to join them. My tennis has improved and the coaches were great at making it fun whilst improving my game.
I would return to the Bellaluz community as it represented good value for money and to have a supermarket, shops and some restaurants on the doorstep was really convenient. Looking forward to it already.
I have always like the Monte Claro development of townhouses and had noticed the really nice villas further up the road with private swimming pools and gardens. I had not realised that they are also known as Monte Claro and that several are available for rent throughout the year.
We only needed 3 bedrooms, many have 4 bedrooms, and the thought of having our own pool made it really attractive for us. Most of the big villas at the Club have 4 bedrooms and therefore seems silly to pay for something you do not need. This particular 3 bedroom villa is really comfortable, spacious and private. The pool area was great for us and the layout of the villa just perfect.
We still had the convenience of being in Monte Claro which is in such a great area of La Manga Club, therefore walkable to everywhere and everything. My kids are teenagers and they love the freedom of being able to explore on their own, I know they are in a safe resort and a peaceful afternoon is also very welcome for my husband and me. They generally headed off to the Oasis pool, near the tennis centre, where they could mix with others of their age. They had played tennis in the morning academy so got to know others there which made their holiday and mine.
The Monte Claro community is super in that it is in a central spot yet still peaceful and private, definitely has the makings of a great holiday.