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WHICH HOTEL IS NEAR BARCLAYS ESTATE AGENCY

Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:24pm
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MIKE 99

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WE  ARE COMING TO  LA MARINA UBANATION   END OF  FEB  2023  TO  SEE  IF  WE  LIKE  THE  PLACE  BEFORE  WE DECIDE  TO  BUY PROPERTIE AND WOULD LIKE  A  HOTEL  NEAR  TO  TOWN  OR  FAC[;ITIES SO  WE  CAN  GET  A  FEEL OF  AREA COMING FROM THE UK

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:44pm

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Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2022 2:44pm

Your nearest hotels would be coastal hotels I think there’s a couple in La Marina Village and a selection in Guardamar. However you will need to check out what’s open at that time of year.

Lots of businesses close for either rest or refurbishment.

If you’re wanting to stay on the urbanisation, you’d be better off looking for an Airbnb.

Guardamar is only a 10 minute drive.

If you’ve asked an estate agent to show you round, then ask them to find you accommodation- they often get some good deals

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Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 7:18am

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Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 7:18am

Before you travel it may help if you have a look at these two websites:

Citizens Advice Bureau Spain for bureaucratic stuff (and there is a lot of it these days), and

N332 for anything to do with driving in Spain.   This website is run in conjunction with officers of the Guardia Civil for English speaking people and has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code on it.

Davebev1

Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 9:43am

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Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 9:43am

There are no hotels on the urbanisation and when staying there you would be car dependant.  You would need to look in Guardamar de Segura for a hotel still open out of season.  Away from Torrevieja and Guardamar there are not that many hotels, and even less that open all year.  Holiday makers tend to stay in self-catering holiday lets - which MUST be registered and have a Tourist License to be legal.  La Marina doesn't have many Licensed holiday lets as it has been extremely difficult to get new Licenses there since 2018.  There are also alternative websites to airbnb (and in my opinion, better) for booking a holiday let, sites that verify the License before accepting the advert.  You can also book direct with owners (saves quite a lot as no booking fees added) via a variety of facebook pages but check the property is Licensed, the number is legally required to be displayed on all ads.  You will have plenty of choice at this time of year.  If you don't fancy cooking while there then stay where there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance and you won't have to.

Puzzled by why you are limiting your search to one urbanisation that you have never visited.  I would suggest you travel over independently and hire a car, have a drive around the area looking at a variety of towns and urbanisations to see what you like and don't like.  This is a big investment so you need to be sure that what and where you buy is right for you and that process should not be rushed.  Obviously Barclays will recommend you buy on La Marina because it is where they are based, but the decision needs to be yours, not an estate agents.  What suits one person will not suit another.  You need to consider how frequently you will use the property, what times of the year, whether you want to be in a car dependent location or not, the style you like, proximity to coast (which is very busy in July and August), as well as the budget.  And if you intend to rent the property then you need to buy where it is possible to obtain a Tourist License (without one even friends and family can legally only use the property entirely free of charge).

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Kenneth1

Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 10:30am

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Posted: Thu Dec 1, 2022 10:30am

I'm not sure if it still exists, but Cagneys bar on the Urbanisation used to do Bed and Breakfast. Maybe worth giving them a call. 

https://m.facebook.com/100057039896558/

Grannyrose

Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2022 6:29pm

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Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2022 6:29pm

That’s all pretty good information so far. Hire a car to begin with. There are lots of hotels in Alicante which would be a good start as Alicante is on the coast and a lovely city. You could consider staying in Torrevieja. There’s a hotel called LA LAGUNA which is near Quesada, Guardamar, La Marina and Torrevieja. You will require a car for certain but that base is ideal for viewing all those areas. It’s a popular hotel and open all year round as far as I know. 
There’s a lovely hotel on the cliff edge between La Mata and Torrevieja with the most stunning sea views. It’s called the MASA HOTEL. 
Coming in February is a good time as it will allow you to see how lovely the weather is during the day and how quickly the temperature drops once the sun goes down. Bring anoraks and warm clothes for evening time. Many people move over and are not prepared for the cold evening/ nighttime weather. 
Perhaps  you should view properties at night!   Some places have stairs leading from the living room straight upstairs….,freezing in the winter as no way of keeping the heat in the room. 

Don’t get carried away when looking at properties.  Carry a nite book with you with a check list. Look for storage ( luggage, bikes, deck chairs, etc.,). A good clothes line preferably on the solarium. Look for an area to dry clothes and washing indoors insist that’s aircon is installed in bedrooms and lounge. Heaters in bathrooms. 2 bathrooms a must if planning to have family and friends over to visit. Place very close to park a car. Remember, luggage and shopping has to be carried and you don’t want to have to lug everything into the place from a distance.   Look for a communal pool if that’s something you’d enjoy. Aside from buying dream home, make sure there are shops, a bank, supermarket, restaurants, pubs within walking distance     A good bus service is a must, you may not need it but when you come to sell, it will be an important plus   Not everyone drives or has a car.

I could go on and on but by now you will have got the picture. Think before you leap. Make sure you have a good patio / terrace and private enough to enjoy Al fresco dining and sun worshipping  

Once you’ve ticked everything on this list, you are almost ready to sign on the dotted line   Exciting isn’t it!!    We bought our house 20 years ago and still love it as much today as we did back then.



Kenneth1

Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2022 6:38pm

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Posted: Wed Dec 7, 2022 6:38pm

It's so annoying, somebody asks a question and gets five answers, but absolutely no response from the original poster. Some times I just feel like giving up. 

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