Need To Know
67 suites, including two four-bedroomed villas.
12 noon, but flexible, subject to a €50 charge. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from £493.77 (€551), including tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, a welcome drink and tapas plate, fruit plate and mineral water in your room, golf-shoe cleaning, spa access, face or body diagnosis session in the spa, and early check-in or late check-out (subject to availability). Children Under-13s can stay in cots or extra beds added to rooms at a charge of €75 a child.
The resort runs a free daily shuttle service to the beach club.
At the hotel
Golf course, golf academy, spa, beach club, swimming pools, restaurants, bar, kids club, gym, yoga, tennis, paddle tennis, gardens, free WiFi throughout, concierge, CD and DVD libraries, laundry service, valet parking.
In your room
Flatscreen TV, black-out curtains, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities, bathrobes, slippers, Penhaligon’s toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
All suite grades above Junior come with a separate bedroom and living area. Opt for an Executive for enough space to accommodate a cot or single extra bed. Some Executive Suites (request when you book) come with a kitchenette, and some interconnect. Fabulous four-bedroom (all ensuite) private villas come with a private garden and pool for home-from-home living with hotel frills. Pool Suites have one bedroom, but the advantage of a private pool, although what the antique-dotted Cortesin Suite lacks in pool it compensates for with two bedrooms and five balconies.
There are three pools – one indoor, two outdoor – at the hotel. The two open to the elements are both lined with beautiful blue-green mosaic tiles. One of the outdoor pools is adults only; the other is family-friendly, supervised by a lifeguard in high season, and you can organise swimming lessons here for little ones through the hotel. The art deco-style, heated indoor pool is found in the spa, and offers views of the coast. The hotel also has its own beach club 1km away, with an infinity pool, beachside restaurant and plenty of sun loungers to sprawl out on.
A destination in its own right, the 2,200sq m hotel spa offers heated and double-cushioned massage beds, a snow cave and a chemical-free indoor pool. You can enjoy a face or body a treatment in one of the spa’s seven rooms, one of which is a double suite for couple’s therapies. The spa’s thermal area houses saunas and Turkish baths, and includes single-sex areas as well as a unisex zone. Children aged 5–14 and accompanied by an adult can use the spa facilities between 11am and 3pm.
DVD players and iPod docks for your room are available by request. A free shuttle runs guests to and from the beach club, a kilometre away.
Arrange dining reservations for the course of your stay ahead of arrival. Babysitting, spa treatments, golf or swimming lessons are all best organised 24 hours in advance.