|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A terrific self catering option at the resort of Spa Valley 2 located 5 mins walk from the Balneario d'Archena (the infamous old Roman Spa with natural healing waters). The Spa is a thermal complex of more than 200, 000m2, it is a spring of minero-medicinal water in a leading establishment in health tourism in Spain with the latest trends in wellness and hydrotherapy. Balneario d'Archena is a benchmark in the field of treatments in spas where tourism and health combine to provide visitors a perfect compendium between leisure, rest and vitality, 365 days of the year! Also, its a short distance to the golf club of Altorreal which makes it easy to access one of Murcias best golf courses. There are 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, all with disabled access, lovely walkways, pitch and putt, 3 tennis/paddle courts and a fitness room. The penthouse apartment is situated beside the scenic Ricote Way which follows the path of the Segura river. Murcia (with waterpark)is a 15 minute drive away.
I live in Dublin, Ireland with my husband and 4 children aged 7 to 12. My husband works and I am a stay at home Mom but had a good career until the arrival of our youngest, the twins! We have been on holidays to Spain for the last 4 years both with and without the children but we are usually restricted to school holidays. We go on day trips to the spa, the beach, shopping and my husband plays Golf in a very reasonably priced Golf Club! We just love our time in Spain! The restaurants are so much cheaper than tourist prices. Its a chance also to see real Spain with the tourist up mark.
Patricia James purchased this apartment in 2010
We bought our second home with a view to it remaining suitable when we retire. The medicinal spa with the natural springs was the main attraction and we always feel great after visiting.
We also bought it as at the time there was little self catering options for the spa and the three hotels were often booked out so this was also to be an investment for our family.
The adult only thermal complex is lovely as is the main family pool area. The old courtyard at the Spa with the large chessboard is a must to visit in the Spa as is the old church. The massages there are very reasonable and powerful! We love our pool at the apartment as its a beach pool so you can walk straight into it.
Its a very very peaceful place with amazing views.
Its not just a beach holiday though its easy to do that too.! We love relaxing by the uncrowded pool in Spa Valley, having BBQs in the evening and then visiting the Spa for some more rest and relaxation.
It really is beautiful and with over 300 sunshine days a year its popular most of the year. Its ideal for Golf all year around too with its mild climate and the Golf course Altoreal is one of the best in Murcia and reasonable too.
The square in Archena is where the locals relax in the summer evenings and also there are bars down by the river.
Hi hon, just to let you know we had an amazing stay at your apartment in Archena. The facilities were first class, clean and comfortable. Thanks for everything and we'll definitely be returning one day XX
Stayed for a week in November. Weather was very changeable but with this apartment you get the best of both worlds, lovely little sun trap on the roof terrace and when the weather is bad you have the use of the heated pool and jacuzzi downstairs. There is also an outdoor pool which would be great during the summer months. The apartment itself is all on one floor apart from the stairs which lead up to the roof. Apartment block is very quiet and we only saw people at the weekend whilst we were there. Very safe and secure with locked entrance and security.
We found the urbanisation quite easily but had to call Santi the key holder to come find us at the entrance to get to the apartment. Santi was very helpful and gave us a tour of the apartment block explaining everything we needed to know and he had made the apartment warm and welcoming for a late arrival.
Thank you for a lovely stay and we will definitely be returning soon.
Apartment in excellent condition everything I needed Santiago was very thorough not much to do in the area but I was only on a short break only issue was a sticking front door lock may have been me but it was a little annoying would recommend
Stunning location, beautiful property well maintained and spotlessly clean. Met by Santi and given the tour, keys etc and he was lovely made us very welcome. Patricia the owner was in touch with us all the way up to and whilst we were on holiday. The Spa hotels and Doman Baths were amazing and the food tasty! Lots of info and brochures in apartment and the onsite facilities were second to none , 2x outdoor pools, an indoor heated pool with 3x whirlpools (spa's). Gym, massage room (no masseuse) and a steam room. Sitting on the balcony at sunset listening to the frogs and crickets whilst watching the swifts roosting and the bats aerial display was amazing. Loved every minute and definately will be paying another visit. Thanks Patricia James X Sue & Della X
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Santiago & Hector do a wonderful job explaining everything.The apartment is very clean and has all the facilities for a family and the nearby attractions and villages/towns were a joy to discover.
Both, location of the object, and contact with the keyholder worked out fine. Orientational briefing was precise and useful. Indoor and outdoor pool were in good order and condition as well as the apatment. According to our interests (Archaeology, Wine, Culture, Nautre, Hiking) everything was just perfect. We will come back!
We stayed at Patricias very well equipped apartment for two weeks recently. The place itself is part of a complex with two lovely swimming pools – one indoor and one outdoor and a gym and Jacuzzi also on site. The apartment was lovely and clean and had a great big sun terrace with loungers and table upstairs and then a balcony where we had many lovely evening dining, drinking and chilling. The wi fi was also a God send for the kids when we were in the apartment. The area is very rural and what I would class as the “Real Spain”. Not many folk speak English in this part of Spain so be prepared.There is a lovely Spa in the local town [Archena] about 5 mins away.Beaches are a bit of a trek [50 minutes] but well worth a visit – Los Alcazores being our favourite beach with lovely safe waters and great beach restaurants bars there.The local town has a number of restaurants and bars and our favourites were La Taberna De Laso, El Carril and La Cocherita - the last of which was within walking distance of the apartment.There are local water parks for the kids near Murcia and further afield at Benidorm and you can also go rafting on the Rio Segura up at Blanca the next village up.There are great walks and hikes in this area too and some very interesting historical monuments.Murcia is a big city about 25 mins away and Cartagena a port City some 50 minutes away all with plenty to see and do. There are a couple of very well stocked local supermarkets locally to get provisions…but be warned they don’t open on a Sunday so stock up. Have to say with a little research you can really fill your time staying here and coming back every day to such a lovely apartment was great.
Special interest holidays:
Archena is famous for its Balneario (spa). People often stay in the expensive hotels in its grounds but this provides an opportunity to stay in a less expensive relaxed accommodation that is a mere 5 mins walk or drive away. You will also have the option to self cater some or all of your meals here.
The Spa is a thermal complex of more than 200,000m2, it is a spring of mineromedicinal water in a leading establishment in health tourism in Spain with the latest trends in wellness and hydrotherapy. Balneario d'Archena is a benchmark in the field of treatments in spas where tourism and health combine to provide visitors a perfect compendium between leisure, rest and vitality, 365 days of the year! The penthouse apartment is situated beside the scenic Ricote Way which follows the path of the Segura river. Murcia is a 15 minute drive away
You enjoy the authentic Spanish culture as the local restaurants and bars are upspoilt by tourists and offer the best Spanish atmosphere and cuisine
There are lots of beautiful beaches with warm waters (about 5 degrees warmer than the med) within an hours drive from the apartment, the nearest Los Alcazares is a 45min drive.
Nearest Airports: Alicante or Murcias San Javier (both under 1 hours drive)
Car hire is recommended.
There is a supermarket (Aldi) close by and the town of Archena with a typical Spanish square, cafes, restaurants and outdoor pool is within walking distance or 5 mins by car.
There are lots of shops and banks and restaurants in Archena and the big shopping malls are 20mins drive away.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Pay balance 3 weeks before arrival. The final cleaning is 50euro to pay in cash to our keyholders on arrival.
Payment methods accepted are cheque, transfer and payment by debit/credit card via paypal.
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details. Owner speaks English but keyholders speak fluent Spanish and English.
Preferred changeover day is Saturday in peak season but can be flexible upon enquiry. Flexible outside peak season.