• From: Lorna H
  • Date: Monday 28th September, 2015
  • Subject: Review of El Torrente Restaurant

“Good food, great prices!”

We loved this restaurant which is part of Desert Springd resort. You can choose from a frequently changing set-price menu (with choices) or the a la carte menu. The quality of the food is excellent and we were especially pleased that it was not overpriced. There is also a good children's menu which even my fussy little eaters loved!

The atmosphere and location are lovely. It is part of the clubhouse but everyone is welcome even if you don't stay on the resort. Can't wait to go back next year!

 
  • From: Ian Radford
  • Date: Friday 25th September, 2015
  • Subject: Ian´s comments following his group of 8 players golf round on the championship Indiana course at Desert Springs in September

"The course was absolutely fantastic!"

Hi guys,

Just to say thank you for looking after us.

The course was absolutely fantastic!

Its come on a long way from when I was here last and all the staff were great in this great setting.

Thanks again to all and see you again.

Best wishes,

 

Ian

  • From: Pedro
  • Date: Monday 21st September, 2015
  • Subject: El Torrente Restaurant : A lovely place to eat!

“Visit to restaurant”

"We visited the restaurant here on Saturday while in the area and found this to be a lovely place to eat.

The staff were very friendly and attentive . 

We enjoyed the menu del dia at only 18 euros per person including coffee.

There was a relaxing ambience to the restaurant and we certainly felt we had good value for money. 

We own a home about 1 hour away but will certainly re-visit with friends.

The staff deserve congratulations."

  • From:
  • Date: Wednesday 16th September, 2015
  • Subject: A guests comments following their weekend break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2015

 “Fabulous staff!”

 

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend at Desert Springs Golf Resort at the beginning of September.

Despite the fact that we did find some rain in the driest place in Spain we had a fabulous time and played some great golf.

The food in the clubhouse was both excellent and very reasonably priced and the accommodation very comfortable.

However, what really stood out were the amazing staff who welcome you and make sure your trip is very special.

We would particularly like to mention the Golf Resort Manager Kirk who gave us exceptional service – we will be recommending Desert Springs to all our friends!

  • From: John D
  • Date: Thursday 10th September, 2015
  • Subject: A guests comments following their family holiday accommodated in a superb villa at Desert Springs Resort in August 2015

“Wonderful Resort”

We rented a villa on Desert Drive and had a great time, the golf course is great but difficult, the practice area is fantastic – great bunker and green. 

The restaurant staff are very nice and helpful. 

We played table tennis there many times. 

A wonderful place to visit even if your not a golfer.

John D

  • From: Adi Brown
  • Date: Friday 4th September, 2015
  • Subject: El Torrente Restaurant : Great location, best meal in the area!

“Great Location, Best Meal in the Area”

"This place is such a nice experience, from the drive up to Desert Springs to the fantastic location and set up of the restaurant. 

The staff are great, really friendly, the house wine is fantastic and the food is a step above everything else that is served in the area. 

It is also fantastic value at 18 euros for 3 courses and coffee. 


Overall it is a real top restaurant experience which costs less than £15 per head, 3 courses, wine and coffee. 

I have visited this place 5 or 6 times, most recently the Chateaubriand was melt in the mouth, pork shank was also a great dish I had from this menu. 

If you are in the area I would definitely advise visiting this place."

  • From: Adi B
  • Date: Friday 4th September, 2015
  • Subject: Review of El Torrente Restaurant

“Great Location, Best Meal in the Area”

This place is such a nice experience, from the drive up to Desert Springs to the fantastic location and set up of the restaurant. The staff are great, really friendly, the house wine is fantastic and the food is a step above everything else that is served in the area. It is also fantastic value at 18 euros for 3 courses and coffee. 

Overall it is a real top restaurant experience which costs less than £15 per head, 3 courses, wine and coffee. 

I have visited this place 5 or 6 times, most recently the Chateaubriand was melt in the mouth, pork shank was also a great dish I had from this menu. 

If you are in the area I would definitely advise visiting this place.

 
  • From: Loisue S
  • Date: Thursday 3rd September, 2015
  • Subject: Review of El Torrente Restaurant

“Fantastic food and good service”

Visited on a Tuesday at approx 1pm as the Crocodile Club was not serving food. Family of 6 including 2 children. Really happy with the quality of the food and the portion sizes. After having eaten out numerous times around Bedar, coastal areas etc this was our favourite and worth the drive. All enjoyed and would recommend.
  • From: Avalon Europe
  • Date: Thursday 3rd September, 2015
  • Subject: Email of thanks following the Avalon Europe Management Meeting, who rented a meeting room for 8 persons in the Private Reserves on the 2nd of September 2015, including tea and coffee on arrival and a light lunch

Hi Daniel,

Just a quick note to say thank you for the way we were looked after yesterday.

Everything was really well organized and the whole day went beautifully.

Needless to say you now have seven new Desert Springs advocates and we will be back.

Thanks again.

Tracey.

  • From: Moorend Park
  • Date: Monday 24th August, 2015
  • Subject: Review of El Torrente Restaurant

“Wonderful”

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food is great and the restaurant itself if beautiful. We have eaten there many times and its always our first choice in the area.

  • From:
  • Date: Friday 21st August, 2015
  • Subject: A guests comments following their family holiday accommodated in a superb villa at Desert Springs Resort in August 2015

“Another great holiday….”

We have visited twice before (family of 4) and stayed in Townhouses with a shared pool. 

This year we travelled with extended family (8) and stayed in a 4 bed villa with its own pool. 

It was just perfect. 

A luxury villa, fantastic private garden and pool and a very exclusive resort. 

The golf facilities are excellent and there are 2 great restaurants to eat out. 

All of the staff are very friendly, able to speak English and are very quick to sort out any issues we had.

  • From: Michelle K, Gloucestershire, UK
  • Date: Friday 21st August, 2015
  • Subject: El Torrente Restaurant : Lovely restaurant for a special occasion

“Lovely restaurant for a special occasion”

Beautiful setting and lovely food. Great value for money and very well presented. Attentive and friendly staff.

  • From:
  • Date: Tuesday 11th August, 2015
  • Subject: A guests comments following their holiday accommodated in a superb villa at Desert Springs Resort in July 2015

“Very Nice Resort”

Just got back from a long weekend at Desert Springs (the second time I've been); it's a very nice resort.

The villa was spacious & clean, garden was well kept & the pool was a good size with great views of the golf course.

The course itself was very well tended with an interesting layout and challenging holes. I can't say I hit many balls off the fairway but from my many miles of zigzagging across them I'd say they'd be perfect for golf. The rocky/desert bits around the holes are authentic & the cacti are incredibly sharp.

I enjoyed the clubhouse for drinks in the evening.

  • From: Almeria Football Club
  • Date: Tuesday 4th August, 2015
  • Subject: Reporting on the visit of UD Almeria (Almeria Football Club) 'B' Team for their official 2015 Pre-season Football Training Camp
UD Almeria ‘B’ Team – Twenty-two (22) squad members accompanied by six (6) coaches and staff during their 3 day Pre-Season Training Camp at Desert Springs Football Academy


With a 3rd place finish in the Segunda División ‘B’ last season, Union Deportiva Almeria (Almeria Football Club) ‘B’ squad returned to Desert Springs Resort in the Almanzora region of south-east Spain, for their annual pre-season training camp between Thursday 30th July- Saturday 1st August.

A squad of twenty-two (22) players and six (6) officials from Almería Football Club spent three days at the resort for their training camp, during which the players benefited from training on the Football Academies world-class international-size grass pitch.

Speaking of the team’s experience at Desert Springs, Almeria Football Club Head Coach, Miguel Rivera Mendez remarked:

“We have returned because of the friendliness of the staff and their service, the comfort of the apartments and facilities, and of course, the magnificent conditions of the football pitch and quality of food!”

 

UD Almeria Goal Keeper Training at Desert Springs Football Academy

 

Commenting on the quality of the football pitch, UD Almeria Goalkeeping coach, Ricardo Molina Miras remarked;

“The joy of a great save on the grass of Desert Springs! Thank you for everything”

The staff and players also made use of the Sierra Sports Club and the gym. Eduardo Frapolli, Strength and Conditioning Coach commented:

“Ideal facilities to recharge the batteries for the season. It’s been an absolute pleasure! Thank you very much”

Speaking of the conditions of the football pitch at Desert Springs, Yeray Gómez, who played last season with the first team, visiting some of the best football stadiums in Spain, commented:

 

“You don’t find this quality of grass in most of the football pitches in La Liga!”

 

UD Almeria Squad Training at the gym located at the Sierra Sports Club

UD Almeria Squad Training at the Desert Springs Football Academy

 

UD Almeria player Carlos Pérez remarked about his experience at Desert Springs:

“The football pitch is in immaculate condition, the food is great and the sports facilities suit our needs perfectly”

 

UD Almería vs. Comarca del Mármol pre-season friendly match at the Desert Springs Football Academy

 

UD Almeria Head Coordinator, Jesús Padilla Belmonte commented:

“Please accept these lines as a big thank you for the hospitality and the treatment received at all times by the staff. Also, the facilities were in excellent condition, which suited perfectly the training required to be completed.”

 

 

  • From: Ross Sutton
  • Date: Sunday 19th July, 2015
  • Subject: Ross´s comments following his 7-day family holiday accommodated in a 2 bedroom Townhouse at Desert Springs Resort between 3rd - 10th July, 2015

Hi Leticia,

I just wanted to drop you an email to say how much we enjoyed our stay at dessert springs last week.

The staff we're very friendly and helpful and the resort itself was beautiful, especially the golf course!!

We would love to come back next year and was wondering of the availability on 10 desert drive.

Our friends were there at the same time and stayed in this particular property which would be great to suit our needs for next time.

Would you be able to let me know availability and prices at your nearest convenience?

Many thanks Leticia.

Ross.
 

  • From:
  • Date: Monday 13th July, 2015
  • Subject: A guests comments following their round of golf on The Indiana Course at Desert Springs Resort in July 2015

 

“INTERESTING COURSE”

5 STARS!


The golf course is magnificent, authentic fairways and greens like carpets, very friendly staff and very good service: impecable changing rooms and showers, with food and beverage service during the round …
They have created a course that resembles the desert courses in Arizona and California in America but with the advantage that you do not have to cross the Atlantic to play it.
Important to stay on the fairways that are rather narrow, if you leave them then you enter areas of cactus, succulents and other similar plants that complicate considerably the next shot.
Certainly the best golf in the area and also the most expensive.

  • From: Rosie B
  • Date: Sunday 12th July, 2015
  • Subject: Rosie´s comments following her family holiday accommodated in a superb villa at Desert Springs Resort in July 2015

“Amazing luxurious villa”

We stayed in 24 desert drive. 

The villa was fantastic, everything you could need for a great holiday, we all enjoyed the lovely pool which is a good size for 3 kids to play and nice and warm for adults! (pool man came quite a few times too during our stay) with great view of golf course, inside the villa is clean, modern and well equipped, comfy beds and British tv (we could watch Wimbledon) with a/c in all rooms which we used as it was incredibly hot in July. 

Can't comment too much on the resort as we spent most of the time in the pool but all the landscaping is very appealing, very desert like, lots of cactus,etc.

We ate on the deck with kids at the resort restaurant and had a snack up at the communal pool, both of which were good and staff friendly.

You definitely need a car to get to shops or the beach. 

Overall a relaxing quiet holiday, would definitely go back !

  • From: David Kyte
  • Date: Wednesday 1st July, 2015
  • Subject: David Kyte´s comments following his groups 4-day golf holiday accommodated in a stunning 4 bed villa at Desert Springs Resort between 15th - 19th June, 2015

Peter,

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for donating the villa and the golf amenities to Nashy's charity event.

I was the lucky 'winner' and went with 3 pals 2 weeks ago not really knowing what to expect.

The villa was fabulous, the staff couldn't have been more accommodating and the golf course was a great test and in outstanding condition.

I would definitely recommend it to everyone (and have already done so) and we would definitely return.

Thank you again and please pass on my thanks to the Desert Springs team.

Warmest regards from the guys that played 36 holes every day!!

David
 

  • From: Jim S
  • Date: Tuesday 30th June, 2015
  • Subject: Jim´s comments following his holiday accommodated in a superb villa at Desert Springs Resort in June 2015

“Desert Springs June 2015”

"Another villa stay at Desert Springs, a quality resort that keeps it's standard.

Check in was easy, villa superb and such a relaxing place to be.

Staff as helpful as ever.

A visit in June each year has become part of our calendar."

  • From: Jim & Frances Stembridge
  • Date: Monday 29th June, 2015
  • Subject: Jim & Frances´s comments following their holiday accommodated in a stunning 2 bed villa at Desert Springs Resort between 19th - 28th June 2015

Dear Ayesha,

Just wanted to thank you and the team for another perfect stay at Desert Springs.

As usual arrangements were perfect on arrival and during our stay at La Rosa.

June is such a lovely time to come, and we have to say Desert Springs looked as good as ever, particularly the fairways and greens this year.

So relaxing we loved every minute.

Our only decision is not if but when we come again, hopefully we can fit in another visit later this year, but we will be back for our regular visit next June for sure.

Regards

Jim & Frances Stembridge