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Fuerte and Costa Conil: "Hotel Fuerte and Costa Conil at Playa Fontanilla" Conil de la Frontera Hotel Tip by ermanangan

Conil de la Frontera Hotels: 13 reviews and 17 photos

I stay two nights at hotels Costa Conil and Hotel Fuerte both located on the Playa Fontanillal; conveniently steps away from the beach and at around 100 euros for a double, it's hard to criticise. But, there are some very distinct things to remember. Since Conil is a small village, there is no bus or shuttle from these hotels into the main town (15-2- minute uneventful walk). Secondly, they are extremely resort-ish, esp Hotel Fuerte which attracts families with kids and teens and has all of the resort trappings like lounge-lizard nightly entertainment and waiters that hit on single women. The room that I stayed in reeked of cigarettes and the entire hall reeked of a strong men's cologne (Hotel Fuerte). Also, be warned that as of this writing Conil is under a lot of development along the beaches--there is a hotel being built between these two which means noise and rooms with construction views. Also, set up in a traditional style with a large patio or common areas (half of the lobby is the banquet dining room at costa conil) if they happen to book a large event or have entertainment (a bad singer with a synthesizer and a large wedding at Costa Conil) you WILL hear the noisey festivities. At Costa Conil all of the rooms face the inner plaza so getting a quiet room (if there is something going on) is impossible. The rooms are hardly soundproofed and such things can last close to midnight. Ask questions and be careful when you book; I was fooled by the good prices. There are many hostals (a bit more rough) within town that are close to (more public) beaches but if you're looking to escape and relax it may be a better option.

Unique Qualities: great views of the sea but watch the ongoing construction in this area; two minutes from the beach; two restaurants located right on the beach(known in some guides as the "two best restaurants in conil", but mind what you order-- stay away from mayonnaise, cold soups and shellfish. I was brave enough to try these things and I got food poisoning!

Address: Playa Fontanilla, Conil de la Frontera
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: on a private beach, fifteen minutes from the start of the main town
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 4, 2003
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