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Overview of Occidental Isla Cristina

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Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Beach nearby, beach towels
Seasonal outdoor pool

Occidental Isla Cristina

4 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCentral Beach9 min walk
    Popular LocationGaviota Beach11 min walk
    Popular LocationMuseo del Carnaval16 min walk

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Superior Double Room

4.7/5 guest room rating
  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Sea View (2 adults)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Sea View (2+1)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Pool View (1 adult)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Sea View (1 adult)

  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (3 adults)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 592 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (2+2)

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 592 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room

5/5 guest room rating
  • 667 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room (2+1)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View (3 adults)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View (2+1)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room (2+2)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Pool View (2+1)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Pool View (3 adults)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Double Room Single Use

4.3/5 guest room rating
  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Pool View (2 adults)

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room (3 adults)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (2+1)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View (3 adults)

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View (2 adults)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (2 adults)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View (2+2)

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View (2+1)

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View (2+2)

  • 592 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room (2+1)

  • 667 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Deluxe Double Room (3 adults)

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

Superior Double Room, Sea View (3 adults)

  • 334 sq ft
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Large Single Beds

About this area

Isla Cristina

Located in Isla Cristina, Occidental Isla Cristina is on the boardwalk. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Museo del Carnaval, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Beach and Monte Gordo Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider Parque Zoo Municipal Prudencio Navarro, or check out an event or a game at Santo Antonio Sports Complex. Kayaking, waterskiing and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Central Beach - 9 min walk
  • Gaviota Beach - 11 min walk
  • Museo del Carnaval - 16 min walk
  • Playa Alta - 27 min drive
  • Isla Canela Marina - 38 min drive

Getting around

  • Vila Real de Santo Antonio Station - 33 min drive
  • Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.) - 55 min drive

Restaurants

  • La Higuerita — 1 min walk
  • El Caimán — 1 min walk
  • Plaza la Gola - 4 min walk
  • Cristina Bar Restaurante - 6 min walk
  • Mesón el gato - 9 min walk

About this property

Occidental Isla Cristina

4-star hotel near the beach
At Occidental Isla Cristina, hit the nearby beach, dine on-site at La Higuerita or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 poolside bars. All 343 rooms offer comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Balconies, room service and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests.
Occidental Isla Cristina offers 343 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Isla Cristina hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Occidental Isla Cristina are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Meals, snacks and beverages included
Number or type of beverages limited at one or more venues

Land activities

Tennis
Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

Yoga

Entertainment

On-site entertainment and activities

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (EUR 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily: EUR 10 per person
  • Meals, snacks and beverages included
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • Manicures and pedicures

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 15 per day
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 5 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Barceló Hotel Isla Cristina
Barceló Isla Cristina
Barcelo Isla Cristina Hotel Isla Cristina
Isla Cristina Barcelo
Barceló Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel
Barcelo Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Barceló Hotel Group
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel
Occidental Isla Cristina Isla Cristina
Occidental Isla Cristina Hotel Isla Cristina

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Occidental Isla Cristina and receive a full refund?
Yes, Occidental Isla Cristina offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Occidental Isla Cristina cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Occidental Isla Cristina have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Occidental Isla Cristina pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Self-parking is available for EUR 15 per day.
What time is check-in at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 6 PM.
What time is check-out at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Checkout is at noon.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Occidental Isla Cristina?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Occidental Isla Cristina located?
This family-friendly Isla Cristina hotel is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Central Beach and Museo del Carnaval. Islantilla Shopping Centre and Monte Gordo Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 126 reviews
5 - Excellent 37%
Rating 4 - Good. 61 out of 126 reviews
4 - Good 48%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 126 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 126 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 126 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We liked the local atmosphere, mainly Spanish families.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The entertainment crew is fantastic . Specially Diana, Raul and Rafael. The room was very clean, the bed was huge. Loved everything.
Stayed 8 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great swimming pool. Good location. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Good hotel in a poor location
Nice hotel, friendly staff and popular with 'sun birds' at this time of the year. Isla Cristina is a working town and certainly not a resort. Offers very little (in winter at least), nothing close to the hotel and nothing much to see/do in the centre/harbour. A car is essential if you want to explore the area....and get away from the drudgery that is Isla Cristina.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pleasant hotel
A pleasant hotel close to the beach. Good for walking, bird watching. Staff were friendly and helpful. The restaurant provided plenty and varied foods, though evening meals didn't begin until 19.30. We were on half board, though all inclusive is an option (VERY expensive if you wait to upgrade at the hotel) . Swimming pool was closed ([presumably for the winter). There is an activity organiser with a daily programme (not sunday or monday) and evening entertainment (mostly music and dancing). There is a small 'cinema' with a couple of films shown each day. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Supermarket about 200 metres away.
Stayed 9 nights in Nov 2018

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