• From: M Carbz
  • Date: Thursday 29th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Carbz following his break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016
“Golfing Holiday”

 

We spent a week here in September and had a wonderful time, the golf was superb as were the guys that sort out your clubs, buggys etc. 

 

The lady at the golf reception was so helpful as we had problems with Goldcar rentals and a broken car window (don’t rent from them) with a language barrier she acted as translator, so thank you for that.
Would have been 5 stars but a lot of the amenities were closed.
  • From: M Carbz
  • Date: Thursday 29th September, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Carbz following his break at Desert Springs Resort in September 2016
“Golfing Holiday"
 
 
We spent a week here in September and had a wonderful time, the golf was superb as were the guys that sort out your clubs, buggys etc. 
 
The lady at the golf reception was so helpful as we had problems with Goldcar rentals and a broken car window (don't rent from them) with a language barrier she acted as translator, so thankyou for that. 
Would have been 5 stars but a lot of the amenities were closed.
  • From: Phil Neale OBE
  • Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Phil Neale OBE after his four day family holiday at Desert Springs Resort
Phil Neale OBE, Operations Manager for England Cricket Board (ECB), recently visited Desert Springs Resort for a family holiday. Here’s what he had to say:
 
“My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the Caddy Masters and Neil , the golf professional, all went ” the extra mile” to ensure everything ran smoothly.
 
The two bedroom apartment had everything that we needed to be self sufficient if we wanted to be. When we chose to eat out the staff in both the Crocodile Club and the El Torrente Restaurant were courteous and helpful and the food was very good.
 
Alfonso Castineira Marcos, the Director of Golf, was always on hand to check that we were having a good time and we would definitely come back again. Great weather, great facilities and top class service! What more could you want?”
 

Phil Neale

  • From: Phil Neale OBE
  • Date: Saturday 20th August, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Phil Neale OBE after his four day family holiday at Desert Springs Resort
 
Phil Neale OBE, Operations Manager for England Cricket Board (ECB), recently visited Desert Springs Resort for a family holiday. Here's what he had to say:
 
"My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Desert Springs. The golf course was in fantastic condition and the Caddy Masters and Neil , the golf professional, all went " the extra mile" to ensure everything ran smoothly.

The two bedroom apartment had everything that we needed to be self sufficient if we wanted to be.

When we chose to eat out the staff in both the Crocodile Club and the El Torrente Restaurant were courteous and helpful and the food was very good.

Alfonso Castineira Marcos, the Director of Golf, was always on hand to check that we were having a good time and we would definitely come back again.

Great weather, great facilities and top class service! What more could you want?"

Phil Neale

 
  • From: Emma Hourican
  • Date: Thursday 14th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Emma following her villa holiday at Desert Springs Resort in June 2016
 

My boyfriend and I stayed at Desert Springs in June 2016, and I can’t express how good our holiday was. 

The resort is beautiful, with fabulous views and very helpful staff members. 

Our villa was very clean and spacious, with a fantastic pool. 

Everyday we would go to the clubhouse and ask questions about the local areas, where the staff would go above and beyond helping us, including organising a car for when we arrived. 

Dolores, who looked after us when we arrived, was so pleasant and lovely. 

The local towns surrounding Desert Springs, are so authentic and have some fantastic restaurants. 

I was very sad to leave and will be back very soon to have another wonderful holiday.

  • From: Emma Hourican
  • Date: Thursday 14th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Emma following her villa holiday at Desert Springs Resort in June 2016
 

My boyfriend and I stayed at Desert Springs in June 2016, and I can't express how good our holiday was. 

The resort is beautiful, with fabulous views and very helpful staff members. 

Our villa was very clean and spacious, with a fantastic pool. 

Everyday we would go to the clubhouse and ask questions about the local areas, where the staff would go above and beyond helping us, including organising a car for when we arrived. 

Dolores, who looked after us when we arrived, was so pleasant and lovely. 

The local towns surrounding Desert Springs, are so authentic and have some fantastic restaurants. 

I was very sad to leave and will be back very soon to have another wonderful holiday.

 

  • From: Tracey W
  • Date: Tuesday 5th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Tracey following her short break at Desert Springs Resort in June 2016

‘Second Visit – Birthday Treat’

This was our second time at Desert Springs.
We bought the first trip at a silent bid Christmas auction.
On the first trip we no where near spent the Euros included (very reasonably priced bar and restaurant) and management let us take the surplus over to this last trip (we arrived back in UK on Saturday 2 July).
My birthday fell during our week’s stay and the staff were amazingly accommodating – providing my husband with a card (!) a muffin for my breakfast the following day with a little candle on top and then that night at the restaurant sprinkling sparkly hearts etc over the table.
The staff came out singing Happy Birthday to me during the 3 course meal (great selection of food, well presented and only €18 pp).
Accommodation in a town house was great, clean and well presented.
We find the whole experience very relaxing.

We are returning again in September. Only one slight niggle – a dishwasher would be great but perhaps it might be a water problem though.

  • From: Tracey W
  • Date: Tuesday 5th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Tracey following her short break at Desert Springs Resort in June 2016
5 of 5 stars

This was our second time at Desert Springs. 

We bought the first trip at a silent bid Christmas auction. 

On the first trip we no where near spent the Euros included (very reasonably priced bar and restaurant) and management let us take the surplus over to this last trip (we arrived back in UK on Saturday 2 July). 

My birthday fell during our week's stay and the staff were amazingly accommodating – providing my husband with a card (!) a muffin for my breakfast the following day with a little candle on top and then that night at the restaurant sprinkling sparkly hearts etc over the table. 

The staff came out singing Happy Birthday to me during the 3 course meal (great selection of food, well presented and only €18 pp). 

Accommodation in a town house was great, clean and well presented. 

We find the whole experience very relaxing. 

We are returning again in September. Only one slight niggle – a dishwasher would be great but perhaps it might be a water problem though.

 

  • From: Jim Stembridge
  • Date: Monday 4th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Jim following his villa holiday at Desert Springs Resort between 24th June – 3rd July 2016

Dear Roxana,

We have been coming to Desert Springs at least once and sometimes twice a year since we first came in 2011.

It’s a lovely place in a beautiful location and we always have a wonderful relaxing time.

This June was no different, as usual the organisation was superb and the villa spotless. Not to forget the exceptional weather!

We arrived later than normal because of a flight change and were met at the gate by the Night Concierge who then did the meet and greet etc at the Club House.

Can we thank Delores for organising things and arranging the food pack in the Villa on arrival.

So can I thank the whole team at Desert Springs for a fabulous holiday once again.

The only saving grace when leaving was that we have already booked to return at the end of August, which we are very much looking forward to.

With best wishes,
Jim Stembridge  

  • From: Jim Stembridge
  • Date: Monday 4th July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Jim following his villa holiday at Desert Springs Resort between 24th June – 3rd July 2016

Dear Roxana,

 

We have been coming to Desert Springs at least once and sometimes twice a year since we first came in 2011.

It’s a lovely place in a beautiful location and we always have a wonderful relaxing time.

This June was no different, as usual the organisation was superb and the villa spotless. Not to forget the exceptional weather!

We arrived later than normal because of a flight change and were met at the gate by the Night Concierge who then did the meet and greet etc at the Club House.

Can we thank Delores for organising things and arranging the food pack in the Villa on arrival.

So can I thank the whole team at Desert Springs for a fabulous holiday once again.

The only saving grace when leaving was that we have already booked to return at the end of August, which we are very much looking forward to.

 

With best wishes,

Jim Stembridge                     

 

  • From: Michael P
  • Date: Sunday 3rd July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Michael following his 10- day golf holiday at Desert Springs Resort during May 2016

‘Desert Springs Golf Resort’

Visited Desert Springs for 10 days.

We played golf twice at DS and it is a great course with some challenging holes SO LONG as you keep on the green stuff. The waste areas are difficult and easily found if you hit too long or slightly off line. Do not back into a cactus !!!

We were lucky to arrive 2 weeks after rain so every one was in flower. There are thousands of plants of fantastic shapes and sizes and over 2,000 different varieties.

The apartment was fitted out with every amenity and was very clean and cool.

The sun shone from 7.00 in the morning until 8.00 at night. Our apartment was beside a pool which we used every day and never had more than a couple of other users.

We had breakfast on the veranda and lunch by the pool.

You can pre-order groceries to be in your property when you arrive.

On some evenings we dined at the club house restaurant which was first class food and surroundings.

Sunday night is music night with the Boogie man on his keyboard. Will play anything you ask him. 

Our daughter lives and works in Vera so we had plenty of time to travel around on our own as well as visit with her friends.

It is like being in a Spaghetti Western as you drive around, but only 10 minutes away there are restaurants, La Dulce Casa in Palomares and Los Conteros just out side Villaricos, both are excellent, Travel a bit further and Mojacar offers all types of food.

Will definitely be back!

  • From: Michael P - TripAdvisor
  • Date: Sunday 3rd July, 2016
  • Subject: Comments from Michael following his 10- day golf holiday at Desert Springs Resort during May 2016
 
 

Visited Desert Springs for 10 days.

We played golf twice at DS and it is a great course with some challenging holes SO LONG as you keep on the green stuff. The waste areas are difficult and easily found if you hit too long or slightly off line. Do not back into a cactus !!!

We were lucky to arrive 2 weeks after rain so every one was in flower. There are thousands of plants of fantastic shapes and sizes and over 2,000 different varieties.

The apartment was fitted out with every amenity and was very clean and cool.

The sun shone from 7.00 in the morning until 8.00 at night. Our apartment was beside a pool which we used every day and never had more than a couple of other users.

We had breakfast on the veranda and lunch by the pool.

You can pre-order groceries to be in your property when you arrive.

On some evenings we dined at the club house restaurant which was first class food and surroundings.

Sunday night is music night with the Boogie man on his keyboard. Will play anything you ask him

Our daughter lives and works in Vera so we had plenty of time to travel around on our own as well as visit with her friends.

It is like being in a Spaghetti Western as you drive around, but only 10 minutes away there are restaurants, La Dulce Casa in Palomares and Los Conteros just out side Villaricos, both are excellent, Travel a bit further and Mojacar offers all types of food.

Will definitely be back!

 

  • From: TripAdvisor
  • Date: Sunday 26th June, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from a guests holiday experience at Desert Springs Resort

“Very special location, our favorite place in Spain”

This is our second visit to Desert Springs and again we loved everything about the resort.

We only visited for 3 days so being a bit isolated is not an issue but a positive as you really can get away from it all!

The apartment was well equipped and spotless.

The golf course is in excellent condition and once you know where the rocks are great fun to play. It was pretty quiet in the main restaurant. The staff in the restaurant are very friendly and efficient and the quality of the food excellent value for money at 18€ for 3 courses.

Can’t wait until we can return to this special location again!

  • From: TripAdvisor
  • Date: Sunday 26th June, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from a guests holiday experience at Desert Springs Resort

 

"Very special location, our favorite place in Spain"

This is our second visit to Desert Springs and again we loved everything about the resort.

We only visited for 3 days so being a bit isolated is not an issue but a positive as you really can get away from it all!

The apartment was well equipped and spotless.

The golf course is in excellent condition and once you know where the rocks are great fun to play. It was pretty quiet in the main restaurant. The staff in the restaurant are very friendly and efficient and the quality of the food excellent value for money at 18€ for 3 courses.

Can't wait until we can return to this special location again!

 

  • From: Trip Advisor
  • Date: Monday 20th June, 2016
  • Subject: Excellent Restaurant worthy of a visit even if not on Desert Springs Resort

My Wife, Son, Daughter in Law and the Grandchildren used the restaurant on arrival for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised so we booked for Sunday “Lunch” at 5.00 the next day – fortunately the waitress who took the reservation noted we wanted the roast meal as when we arrived it had sold out unless it had been reserved – a point worth noting if you are like my wife and love Sunday Roasts ( we had fortunately booked the following Sunday as the same situation arose) the beef and lamb roasts were thoroughly enjoyable.

We visited a number of times for our early evening dinner (an 11 month grandchild dictating our meal times). The Fillet Steaks, Lamb Chops, Duck etc. were really good value as were the basics of burgers and pastas etc.

The Este White House wine was good value for money. We never had breakfast so cannot comment on this.

The staff are really good cheerful people making the meals that little more enjoyable.

  • From: Trip Advisor
  • Date: Monday 20th June, 2016
  • Subject: Excellent Restaurant worthy of a visit even if not on Desert Springs Resort
My Wife, Son, Daughter in Law and the Grandchildren used the restaurant on arrival for lunch and we were pleasantly surprised so we booked for Sunday "Lunch" at 5.00 the next day – fortunately the waitress who took the reservation noted we wanted the roast meal as when we arrived it had sold out unless it had been reserved – a point worth noting if you are like my wife and love Sunday Roasts ( we had fortunately booked the following Sunday as the same situation arose) the beef and lamb roasts were thoroughly enjoyable. We visited a number of times for our early evening dinner (an 11 month grandchild dictating our meal times). The Fillet Steaks, Lamb Chops, Duck etc. were really good value as were the basics of burgers and pastas etc. The Este White House wine was good value for money. We never had breakfast so cannot comment on this. The staff are really good cheerful people making the meals that little more enjoyable.
 
  • From: TripAdvisor
  • Date: Sunday 19th June, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from a guests holiday experience at Desert Springs Resort

“Fantastic holiday, golf & lovely staff”

Me and my family have been coming back to Desert Springs for 4 years now and always have a fabulous relaxing time. 

The staff are brilliant always welcoming and attentive and friendly especially the El Torrente restaurant manageress Ellie and her team and the golf reception guys. 

The golf and accommodation were both fantastic, this time we stayed at 9 Powderhorn which is a lovely house well equip with everything you could possibly need, immaculately decorated and well furnished with a good sized pool, nice garden and fab views of the golf course.

Enjoyed the spa facilities and had a lovely couple of massage treatments. 

Restaurant food was also great for breakfast and dinner and it was Great to see the crocodile club open at weekends during term time! Enjoyed cocktails at the pool bar, great service and a nice holiday atmosphere. 

Have booked to return later this year can’t wait.

  • From: TripAdvisor
  • Date: Sunday 19th June, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from a guests holiday experience at Desert Springs Resort
 

 

Me and my family have been coming back to Desert Springs for 4 years now and always have a fabulous relaxing time. 

The staff are brilliant always welcoming and attentive and friendly especially the El Torrente restaurant manageress Ellie and her team and the golf reception guys. 

The golf and accommodation were both fantastic, this time we stayed at 9 powderhorn which is a lovely house well equip with everything you could possibly need, immaculately decorated and well furnished with a good sized pool, nice garden and fab views of the golf course.

Enjoyed the spa facilities and had a lovely couple of massage treatments. 

Restaurant food was also great for breakfast and dinner and it was Great to see the crocodile club open at weekends during term time! Enjoyed cocktails at the pool bar, great service and a nice holiday atmosphere. 

Have booked to return later this year can't wait.

 

  • From: John H.
  • Date: Friday 27th May, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from John H. about his holidays at Desert Springs Resort

Absolutely lovely holiday; thank you very much.

Lovely food in the club house. Brilliant service too by Almeria airport assistance and the car guys in Alquile.

The region is a great place to explore. In future we should be able to stay for more than a week!

Sincerely,
John H.

  • From: John H.
  • Date: Friday 27th May, 2016
  • Subject: A few comments from John H. about his holidays at Desert Springs Resort

 

Absolutely lovely holiday; thank you very much.

Lovely food in the club house. Brilliant service too by Almeria airport assistance and the car guys in Alquile.

The region is a great place to explore. In future we should be able to stay for more than a week! 

Sincerely,

John H.