Having recently stayed in El Coto del Golf in a villa with its own pool I would highly recommend the development for its quality accommodation and location. We wanted to be able relax in a peaceful location with our own pool so the children could swim whenever they wanted to and we could relax in the evening with them safely tucked up in bed.
We had a car which was needed to and from the airport and once we had stocked up with groceries we were all set for our much needed holiday. My husband popped out a few times for fresh items but we felt totally like it was home from home in that we had all the facilities within the villa that we needed.
The pool was set into the garden lawn and the views beyond of one of the golf courses made it just idyllic. I feel that although described as more on the outskirts of the Club the location was perfect for us because we did not want to be in centre and I would imagine in the summer months it could be one of the best spots to be.
On the recommendation of the agent we decided to opt for a 4 bedroom property in the El Coto del Golf development at La Manga Club.
A townhouse was not a problem as the living space was all on the lower level and all the bedrooms on the upper levels. You can rent a stairgate if you need one as no one wants to worry about a toddler trying out the stairs time after time. Thought the stairgate and cot I hired were quite expensive but if you need these items there is not much you can do, they have you over a barrel. El Coto del Golf is a nice development of townhouses, villas and apartments but the townhouses have a swimming pool just the use of the townhouse residents so we did not find it too busy.
The views of the North golf course are great and overall you get a feeling of peace and quiet. You will need to hire a car though if you choose El Coto del Golf as none of the facilities are that close. Being off of the main road into the club walking into the main areas is an option but for adults only, you certainly would not want to take children along this route. Once we had done a large shop at the local supermarket we were quite happy to relax within the development and only used our car when we ventured out to the local beaches. Would definitely return.
Having read some reviews about Buena Vista it appeared to suit myself and my four girlfriends needs for our forthcoming trip to La Manga Club. We wanted to be able to relax and enjoy a peaceful break and the location looked like it would be perfect for that. Once we were there and stocked up with food and more importantly, some good wines, we began to realise that we were a little cut off without the use of a car. We could walk to a few eating places but the bulk of them are on the other side of the Club.
Loved the accommodation so no problems there but we would all say that a car is pretty much a must if you choose Buena Vista.
We chose to be a little way out of the centre of La Manga Club as we wanted a tranquil setting and one where we could sit on our terrace all day and evening admiring the views. You do have to drive to most of the facilities available if you stay in Buena Vista but you can walk to the nearby deli cafe which serves food and has a small supermarket for essentials, Mr Chans, the Chinese restaurant and Luigis the onsite Italian restaurant. If you like Italian though drive out to the nearby village of Los Belones, 5 minutes away and try Via Romana, great food but you would be best to book.
The apartment was well equipped for our stay and once we had stocked up at the supermarket we were able to relax and chill out for our stay. Particularly like watching the Club light up a night with a glass of rioja to hand. Some of the Buena Vista properties have a small private pool and we are keen to try one of those next time.
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Great Villa in good location. The villa was very much as described. It was in a good central location and close to the hub of the resort. We did need a car to get to the beach and some of the restaurants, although this seems to be the case for all villas on the club, as the beach at La Manga Club is quite a distance. We went into Los Belones a few times and found some great restaurants and would recommend Via Romana which serves some great pizza and pasta at very reasonable prices for the good standrd of food that is served.
The cafe in the square in Los Belones is a great place to chill and take in the atmosshere of a typical local spanish town. We really apprecaited the heated pool in the villa and enjoyed some great alfresco meals. We would like to return to La Manga Club next year and would like to choose this villa again if it is free, or a Monte Claro villa in the same area.
The property is high quality, and very well equipped and maintained. It all appeared accurately described.
I would certainly recommend the property and La Manga generally, we would love to stay there again.
There is a lot on offer at the resort.
My family consists of 2 adults & 2 children aged 5 & 6yrs, & we have just spent a week in the resort of La Manga Club. Although we enjoy holidaying with our immediate family this is definitely a resort to be enjoyed in a groups as there are so many activity options to be enjoyed.
The Property we rented was exactly as described, from the directions, to key pick up instructions, & property description. We had a villa with shared pool facilities, which was never overcrowded, even being the school holidays.
The location of the villa (Los Naranjos) within the resort was perfect, having 2 younger children we were centrally based with all facilities we required, supermarket, our pools, additional pool at the tennis centre, perfect for a change of scenery, numerous bars & family restaurants, within a few hundred metres. We wouldn't hesitate on recommending the villa & resort to all our friends & family.
It was the perfect resort for us to introduce our children to new activities as well as have plenty of time to enjoy the pools & relax. We think it would be even more action packed as the children get older & can participate even more.
There are only two reasons I have given a a 4/5 rating & that would be that the resort is very commercialised with no element feeling very Spanish, maybe this is just the nature of La Manga Club & I do realise that you come here for an alternative holiday experience, but we did hire a car to travel around the La Manga area to balance this aspect. The second reason is that we felt that there were no clear signs/instructions regarding using/booking etc of the club facilities. We did find out ourselves but this could be easily rectified by simple signs around the complex.
Overall the shear beauty of La Manga Club is breath taking to be enjoyed by all, even the none golf fanatics amongst us. My only regret is that 1 week wasn't long enough!
Excellent facilities, my daughter did tennis and loved it. weather was wonderful. You need a car even to move around the club and use most facilities shops in the club expensive the superstore is the best place to buy. Visit to caratagena is a must. Property was well stocked and very comfortable. Indoor pool in our complex was not the best.
Hey, this is our second summer holiday in La Manga Club, and the whole family is very happy. The good feeling started with fantasic information from La Manga Holidays, and we are really impressed. Thank you :-) Really want to say, that this is a VERY nice resort, with alot of restaurants and activities. Pool was nice and we enjoyed our 2 weeks alot. Everything was good, except that the it was quite a distance to the beach. Thank you and hope to see u again soon. Elge
Location and facilities were good and the apartment was no more than a 2 minute walk to a very pleasant pool. We would recommend the club to friends, particularly sporty ones. Luigi's Restaurant was excellent - good food, lovely helpful staff and good ambience. A car was most useful but not essential though we were pleased to have hired a car for the week and did use it every day. The apartment was available at a competitive price so no complaints - and the weather was fabulous!