6 Places to Stay in Murcia for a Golf Trip
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain and its almost Mediterranean climate results in this district of the country being a practical destination for golf trips all year round.
Thanks to its hot, dry summers and cooling winters, travel to Murcia is viable regardless of seasons and with 16 golf clubs to choose from in the direct vicinity, Murcia is at the forefront of golfing holidays.
When planning a trip, it is vital to choose the correct accommodation. You may want to stay in a resort where all of the necessities are provided for you. However, you may also want to stay in a quieter area and prefer to arrange your own travel and meals.
Below, we provide information on six outstanding Murcia hotels and resorts to make your trip as easy and pleasant as possible.
La Manga Club (Hotel Principe Felipe)
Hotel Principe Felipe is a resort that offers everything the traveller will need for a quality holiday. It is one of the best 5* resorts throughout the Region of Murcia and it is only a 15-minute car journey from La Manga and Cartagena. The resort offers an array of activities, including: golf, tennis, football, cycling, cricket, triathlon, rugby, water sports and many more. The resort homes three courses: South Field, North Country and West Field. On the North, palm trees dominate the environment and it is slightly shorter than the South, with narrow fairways and large greens. The South course is regarded as one of the best in Spain and it was remodelled by Arnold Palmer in 2005. The West was designed by Dave Thomas and it is located in a unique enclave as it is situated in a dense pine forest. The highlights of a round here are the frequent elevation changes and the avoidance of many hazards. Back to the resort and there are over 20 hotel restaurants to choose from, which will accommodate the sheer amount of visitors this hotel receives annually.
Caleia Mar Menor
The rooms at Caleia Mar Menor have been designed in a Mediterranean style with rustic touches that exhibit the warm atmosphere that you will receive the moment you step foot on its premises. There are 64 rooms at the resort and they are all spacious, coming equipped with a balcony or terrace that overlooks the pool or gorgeous gardens. The resort is located next to Mar Menor Golf, one of the most respected courses within the local vicinity. There are seven restaurant attached to the resort and they combine traditional Spanish dishes with renowned cuisines such as Japanese or Italian. Thanks to the takeaway service that operates through the resort, you can order food from the restaurant to be delivered to your room. The complex also proudly boasts a spa that has all the latest facilities; you can enjoy relaxing baths, beauty treatments, massages and much more.
Double Tree La Torre
The rooms at La Torre overlook the fairways of the Nicklaus Design resort, providing an excellent view to start your day. Within the resort, you will find three pools: heated, outdoor and a special one that hosts children activities and sessions. There are 133 luxury rooms that all boast the latest technology and every room comes with a large bathroom. The on-site spa has a sauna, steam bath and multi-sensation shower. There are five treatment rooms in total and the visitor can indulge themselves with a wide range of treatments and natural products. There is also a gym on site that has full equipment and machinery. There are several restaurants attached to the resort and all of them accommodate outdoor seating for you to enjoy your meals with spectacular views.
Roda 525 Hotel
More than 100 rooms are present at Roda 525 and they have been designed with comfort and style as their theme. The apartments are only 50 metres from Narejos Beach and the Marina. There is a pool, sun terrace, whirlpool, sauna and steam bath for visitors to use and the spa offers a wide range of facial and body treatments – as well as other beauty programmes. There are several places to eat at the resort and Bar Rojo is opened all year round and offer a wide range of delicious snacks and meals against a wonderful backdrop. La Azotea is open during the high season and it is located outside, near the pool and jacuzzi. Amazonia is the cocktail bar that is present on the resort, providing the perfect setting for a night of entertainment.
TRYP Rincon de Pepe
Rincon de Pepe is located in the heart of Murcia, near the cathedral, Town Hall, the Ramon Gaya Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Only a few minutes’ walk from the resort are plentiful shopping streets, bars and nightclubs. The hotel rooms are spacious and the interior is welcoming. Each room will come equipped with two single beds or a queen/king, functional working space with free Wi-Fi internet, minibar, safe and a modern bathroom that also comes with a complementary hairdryer. There are four restaurants on the site and each one offers guests uniquely designed meal options while exclusively utilising the freshest market products. Expect to taste local, traditional and experimental food.
Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel
Puerto Juan Montiel is a 4* hotel that is located in Aguilas, which is situated in Murcia’s Costa Calida. The resort offers a spa, business rooms, paddle tennis courts, miniature golf, nautical schools, diving, buffet restaurant and a tavern. The spa is the perfect location for those days of relaxation and this is one of the hotels that benefit greatly from the views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Poniente de Aguilas Bay. The local area to the hotel has an array of daily activities to choose from and you will also find private bars and restaurants away from the resort. You can book excellent desert golf packages at this hotel, with rounds at Aguilon, Desert Springs and Alhama all available.
As aforementioned, with 16 golf courses within the local area, it is vital you plan your trip in advance. It is advised that you decide what courses you want to play prior to travelling and then booking accommodation near the chosen golf clubs to visit.
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