A large staircase leads guests to the entrance of this establishment with its sparkling colours and marble surfaces. The multi-coloured façade, in shades of blue and pink, gives the entrance an especially bright and dramatic feel to it.
A sort of 'Versailles' effect is especially evident in the layout of the gardens opposite the main entrance and, in particular, in the distribution of the spaces in different 'blocks' throughout the garden. The garden itself is very elegant, with well-maintained flower beds and pathways which are large enough for golf carts to get around.
A more mature clientele was staying at the hotel at the time of our visit (late May), no doubt because of the milder weather and the relaxing atmosphere that emanates throughout the entire complex. Later, in mid to late June, the hotel accommodates families with children and school groups on summer trips.
The main building is laid out in a circle, with ramps to facilitate access. Inside, a patio with a garden adds to the decor. There are pleasant views in all directions, especially towards the mountains.
The hotel offers a range of sports and recreational facilities. Apart from the large theatre, 'La Marina', which is the centre for activities, sporting events and evening entertainment, the Marina Resort also provides designated areas for meetings and conferences; many companies (banks, organisations, universities) and private guests use these rooms for their professional meetings.
There is also a wide selection of football pitches (grass!), mini-football pitches (synthetic), tennis courts (6 in total), a boules area and more. A large playground is available for younger guests while the small pathways are paved to facilitate getting around.
A club card is required for guests staying at the other two hotels who wish to take advantage of the communal sporting and recreational facilities (entertainment, gym, beach) and costs £31 per week (children under 5 are free). The grounds are open from early June to late September and the rental of deckchairs and parasols on the beach is charged for the first two rows at a price of £95 per week (first row) and £71 per week (second row).