Monte Blanco,la Manga 2 Bed Apartment Sleeps 6,hot & Cold Air Con, Near Beaches
Janet & David Kench
- english, spanish
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
another fantastic stay in MonteBlanco, La Manga
Another fantastic holiday in La Manga, staying in Janet’s MonteBlanco apartment for the second year in a row (something we’ve never done before). We very quickly got into a relaxing holiday routine because of the familiarity. The apartment is spotlessly clean and very well appointed (books, games, sunbeds, inflatables, sun brolly, DVDs, a stack of sunhats, everything you could ever need in a kitchen and wonderful, WONDERFUL air con in both of the bedrooms and the living room).
The area seems to be a holiday destination for Spanish families, so you’ll hear very little English being spoken around the pool or in local nightspots, but shops and restaurants have English language menus tucked away if you need them. The area feels very safe.
The pools and gardens are very well maintained and the pools are never packed, so there’s pretty much always a sunbed available (pick a sprig of rosemary from the poolside shrubs for your cooking!). Both pools are equally good – only one has a baby pool – and they are open 10am – 11pm. Parking is underground and the spaces are tight, so don’t rent a big 4x4.
Location-wise, you’re on top of a hill, but this means that you are away from any noise and the views are pretty good too (investigate this yourself via Google Earth if you think that hills might be a problem). It does mean that you have the uphill walk to get back home after an evening at the very nice Plaza Bohemia, but if you take the sea view path, you get the breeze and the views to keep you going. Peke Park fairground at the foot of the hill was a lot of fun yet again, especially the go-karts, trampolines and air-hockey.
Janet and the local agent are very friendly and responsive (we managed to lock ourselves out of the apartment one Friday evening, but it was all resolved within half an hour and the Murcia Villas office is only 20mins away in Los Belones).
We wouldn’t hesitate to come back again and I am happy to recommend the apartment and the MonteBlanco complex to others – not just families, but solo travellers and couples.
Thank you for your lovely review. We would love to have you stay with us again in the near future.
Excellent apartment, lovely pools, great area for families
I'll start this review by saying that we liked the apartment/location so much that we booked for 2018 before our holiday had even finished.
We're a family of 4 (kids are 11 & 6), just back from a fantastic holiday in La Manga. The apartment is well appointed and spacious. Air con in both bedrooms plus lounge was so welcome. The apartment is quite cool anyway as it's on the ground floor, but there was as lots of natural light. Noise from neighbours was minimal. Pools and communal areas were spotless and well maintained. The two pools are never crowded and there are sunbeds for residents to use. The apartment had a supply of inflatables, deck chairs, cool box which came in handy. There is a tiny provisions shop really close that sells all the essentials and large supermarkets are in Cabo De Palos.
Location is excellent. 5mins to Placa Bohemia, a square filled with Spanish families of an evening. There was a night market, restaurants, ice cream parlours, shops - all really relaxed and chilled. Ten mins the other direction was Zoco (bars, restaurants, shops), slightly younger age group with fewer families, but lots of choices of places to eat and drink.
The Mediterranean sea beach is 5 mins from the apartment and Mar Menor 10 mins walk. We preferred the Med beaches and
Cabo De Palos beach is our favourite place. Fantastic beach in the bay by the lighthouse and wonderful restaurants, especially along the harbour front. 20 min drive or 1.15 euro each way on the number 15 bus.
For those with children, Peke Park amusement park is a 5 min walk from the apartment. Kids loved the go karts and trampolines. Buy a 50euro card and you get 75pekes to spend on the rides (max fare 4 pekes). We had an excellent meal in Bamboo, the restaurant attached to Peke Park; lovely barbequed steaks.
Owners are responsive to messages and the local agent dealt with a washing machine leak within 24hrs.
Looking forward to our next holiday there!
Thank you for the lovely review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The 2 weeks for next year are already blocked in the calender!
A well positioned apartment
The location is popular mainly with Spanish families, and the apartment is on the ground floor, so you do get to meet your neighbours. All of them were very nice, and fairly quiet. We enjoyed our time here very much and do intend to return as we have family who live nearby. We've spent a couple of years looking for a place to keep returning to and think this may be it.
The location is perfect, within short walking distance of lots of amenities (and obviously the beach), but a little out of the way, so you don't have much passing trade, night-time noise etc. It is at the top of the hill, not a big hill, and not really a problem for us, but big enough to put off those who have trouble walking, but it means for a ground floor apartment you get a pretty good view of the mar menor.
The apartment itself was clean, tidy, and well maintained and the air conditioning worked well. It was much bigger than we expected and we didn't feel crammed in, with a hallway, (which was handy for the pram) and a separate kitchen and living area. The high chair and travel cot we requested were set up on our arrival. We were provided with clean linen for the cot bed (which doesn't happen in the UK - not for us yet anyway!).
There were 2 pools to choose from, the larger one salt-water and one smaller one chlorinated. The play area needs a complete renovation.
The complex was kept immaculate, and the hall outside the door was cleaned 3 times the week we were there.
We will be back.
Thank you for the review, we hope you will return next year. The kids play area is maintained by the community I will see what can be done to update it.
Monteblanco, July 2009
Second time we have use this apartment, and we were as happy as thie first time we stayed here. The apartment is very modern and exceptionally clean. It has everything you require to make your stay pleasant and relaxing. As well as the usual domestic items you would expect, including air conditioning, there are items available for use, such as cool box/inflatables/books/games. The 2 x pools are great, and normally very quiet. The apartment is within easy walking of Plaza Bohemia and Zoco which are great for eating and shopping. Also only a 5 minute walk away is kids amusement park "Peke Park" which has rides for the kids and a bar for supervising adults! Overall this is a very clean, well maintained apartment in an excellent location on the La Manga Strip.
This apartment was very comfortable in a quiet area with the pool near by. The pools were very nice and warm. Not too many people around them. Shops and restaurants are near by, try the chinese restaurant, excellent and reasonably priced for end of holiday treat go to the ice cream parlour near the night market.
Wist niet dat het appartement op een heuvel ligt, misschien fijn om vooraf te weten
Het appartement was kleiner dan verwacht, wel compleet ingericht. De eigenaresse in Engeland en de verhuurster in Spanje waren zeer behulpzaam. Omdat we zondagavond pas aankwamen zou het fijn zijn geweest als er een fles water aanwezig was, alle winkels waren gesloten. Het zwembad was prima, de tuin en de gezamenlijke ruimtes waren schoon en werden goed bijgehouden.
Monte Blanco the highest point in La Manga with views over the Mar Menor between km3 & km4 opposite Plaza Bohemia (5 minutes walk) & Zoco Shopping (10 minutes walk), Plaza Cavannah 10 minutes walk. Buses to Cabo de Palos, Thomas Maestre marina, & Cartagena
Other Activities: Kite surfing, bike hire including quad bikes
Golf: La Manga club - 3 courses 10 minute drive
Roda Golf - near Murcia airport 20 minutes drive
Hacienda del Alamo - 40 minute drive; Campoamor - 45 minutes; Villamartin - 45 minutes; Las Ramblas 45 minutes.
La Serena - near Murcia airport 20 minutes drive
Mar Menor Golf - 25 mnutes
La Torre - 25 minutes.