It’s very rare to stay in a hotel that makes you feel so welcome, that you could almost be at home.
Right from the word go, the staff at the Hotel Principe Felipe were on hand to attend to your every need – calling the shuttle to transport you around the resort (which arrived in under 2 minutes, ready to take us wherever we wanted), escorting bags up to our rooms and (most importantly, of course) recommending the best shopping destinations nearby!
With marble floors, leather couches and mood lighting, the atmosphere at the hotel is one of complete relaxation and serenity. I’ve previously worked in a hotel, so I know how difficult it is to keep it running like clockwork but Hotel Principe Felipe did the job seamlessly, so much so that it honestly felt like a home away from home, with the comfiest beds known to man.
Visiting in the ‘quieter’ season, the hotel was mainly full of those visiting as part of a Tennis or Golfing weekend – as many of the guests we spoke to confirmed that they loved the resorts sporting facilities (the golf course is world renowned, as are the tennis courts). I wish I could say that I got involved in some of the sports myself, but I’m more of a sunbather – so as soon as the first rays of sun poked through the clouds, I was straight on the sunbed by the pool (Pimms and lemonade, in hand), much to the amusement of the lifeguards.
I think it’s important to mention that as well as being a relaxing hotel, it’s also very family friendly one too. Whilst many upmarket hotels tend to banish children from their premises (which I feel is a little unnecessary), there was a christening going on during the time of our stay – and the hotel was often filled with little ones running around in their Sunday best. The staff were on hand to make sure this wasn’t disruptive for guests, but I often find places quite cold and obtrusive without families around – so I was pleased to see that this hotel caters for all markets!
Overall, my mother and I had a lovely stay and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel’s hospitality. I have stayed in several hotels over the past few years and have to say, this is one of the best in terms of being calm, accommodating and seamlessly run. The rooms are extremely luxurious, comfortable and well designed – and my only downside of the trip (aside from the rain) was the fact we had to leave.
If you are a keen sportsman (or sportswoman), or simply if you want to enjoy a well deserved break in a resort that genuinely cares about their customers, I can wholeheartedly recommend La Manga Club!
For the full review of my trip to La Manga, click here.