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Back in January for Mark's Birthday we went to La Manga for the night and stayed at the La Manga Club Principe Felipe Hotel.
It was well over due to do something special for Mark's Birthday and after the previous six months (health wise and hideous commute) he definitely deserved a little treat, we both did.
We've wanted to go to La Manga ever since we bought our first house here on the Costa Blanca. It's only an hour away and after 6 years of being here in Spain we finally got round to it.
The drive was so easy and the roads were nice and quiet.
The weather was a beautiful sunny day with just a little chill in the air.
We drove up to the grounds of La Manga Club and it instantly felt special and had that little bit of luxury we'd been looking for.
On check in the staff were lovely and to our surprise said that we have been randomly chosen as their star guest and we were given a free upgrade.
The room was lovely. Overlooking the golf course, a huge bed, beautiful bathroom with a large bath and separate shower.
Equipped with tea, coffee and a kettle too. Which if you've been following the blog for a while you know that's always a winner with me!
After a chillout in the room, a couple cups of tea we got ready and headed out for a birthday meal.
Just outside the hotel, literally a two minute walk is a small commercial center with some lovely bars and restaurants. Being January quite a few were closed, but we headed to La Barra for a drink first.
After some lovely glasses of wine we went next door to Dantes Pizzeria Steak-House.
Being mid-week in January we expected it to be quiet, but to our surprise it was bustling. A continuous flow of people all night, which is always a sign of a good restaurant!
We had a great meal, the service was fantastic. the waiters were so friendly and made you feel so welcome. They even brought out a birthday cake for Mark at the end of our meal. Chocolate of course!
Breakfast was included and oh my it was a very good spread!
Mark and I do like our hotel breakfast buffet's and this one had everything you could imagine.
As usual we ate far too much, but it has to be done doesn't it! Our theory is it'll fill us up all day so saves us a lunch, that's our excuse for pigging out anyway!
We had a little walk around the grounds before we checked out. The golf course which the hotel is on looks lovely. I'm sure if you're a golfer it's definitely a course you'd want to have a round of golf on!
We would of usually stayed for the day and use the pool and facilities, but being winter I think it would have been a tad chilly! So off home back to the fur-babies we went.
It is definitely a place we will return too. We're lucky that it is only an hour up the road if we fancy going to one of the restaurants, but also it's not too much of a trek if we fancy a night away again.
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about La Manga Club Hotel
* surrounded by 3 golf courses
* there's 28 tennis courts
* football facilities used by both International & top European clubs! Including Spain & England national squads! Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Liverpool, Chelsea, Newcastle, Bayern Munich to name a few!
* cricket facilities
* 8 fifa sized football pitches
* La Manga Club was built in less then 11 months back in 1972
* and was the first resort in Spain to open with 2 golf courses
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