August 2013 - 5* El Rompido Golf Hotel, Spain

Everything from the moment we stepped out of Faro airport was first class. Our transfer Driver Palo was an excellent greeter and courteous driver.
The Hotel was everything we had remembered and more. The staff were very attentive and efficient. Our room was very comfortable and a generous size.
The catering was exceptional at the hotel. There was any amount of options for even the fussiest eater. The quality couldn’t be faulted.

Having sampled the temperatures we requested earlier tee times for golf and the golf club obliged. We used buggies each day and apart from our final day negotiated the course comfortably. Sadly the golf etiquette was lacking and we were stuck at a snail’s pace behind some beginners who hadn’t the decency to let us play through.
We found the Spa facilities a perfect antidote to a round of golf in the hot sun. It certainly helped to ease the tired muscles.

The surrounding Nature Reserve is magnificent and provided some fascinating walks with my camera. The wealth of wildlife was a delight to observe.
We took full advantage of the beach transfers to experience the journey over the river onto the peninsular for a swim in the Atlantics rolling waves (quite warm too). The miles of unspoilt beaches and dunes defied the media photo’s of shoulder to shoulder people. El Rompido beaches are a contradiction of Spain, having no commercial enterprises to distract you.

The only complaint we have is that on day 5, there was a cloud in the sky, It must have been nearly 2 metres in size and hung about for at least 10 minutes.

Summary; A relaxing but active holiday that was fit for purpose. We will/have recommended it to our friends and family.