Apt 3A Hacienda Riquelme
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Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Using this apartment as your base you can enjoy a wonderful holiday doing just what YOU like. The setting is a Polaris World Golf Resort with an 18 hole 72 par golf course which presents some of the most challenging holes on the Nicklaus Golf Trail. Come over and test your skills! As a guest you will have access to all the other Polaris Golf Resorts in Murcia with a free shuttle bus service between the resorts.
Not totally committed to golf? No problem. The apartment boasts a large, sunny terrace where you can recline in the sun. enjoy alfresco eating or relax with a drink and watch the sun go down. Wonderful! There are many large swimming pools on the resort, two of them just two minutes walk from the apartment. There are two bicycles for your use. Outside there are children's play areas, tennis facilities, an outdoor gym and, a short walk away, the resort centre with a well equpped supermarket, bars and restaurants and a cyber area. Indoors you can watch the LCD satellite TV or enjoy CDs and DVDs. If you want to take your laptop there is internet access in the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3/4 20 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Murcia San Javier 20 km, Nearest railway: Balsicas|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
Towels, including beach towels and bedlinen are provided. There is a cleaning charge of 70 Euros paid locally on departure. Welcome packs are available at an extra charge of 10 Euros plus the cost of the groceries.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the gardens are well kept. The large terrace has one of the best views in the resort and overlooks the golf course, lake, gardens and the mountains. There is a BBQ and ample patio furniture to accommodate our guests. Hacienda Riquelme has about 20 shared pools and jacuzzis, with two of them just two minutes walk away. If you want to venture further afield you can take the shuttle bus to any of the other Polaris Resorts in the area - you don't have to be a golfer. Mar Menor has a heated pool with bar in their 5* hotel, together with spa, gym and other facilities if you feel the urge to pamper yourself - you ARE on holiday! There are two bikes in the apartment for you to use and there is underground parking for your car to keep it cool away from the hot sun.
The swimming pools are wonderful and such an enjoyable way to cool down.
A Welcome Pack can be provided for you on arrival. The cost is 10 Euros plus the cost of the food etc.
The Murcia region
With an average of 320 days of sunshine a year and miles of stunning Mediterranean coastline, visiting the golden, sandy beaches of the Costa Calida (warm coast) is a must. Mar Menor is about 15/20 minutes drive from the apartment. This is a large sea water lagoon, reputed to be one of the cleanest, safest and warmest waters in the Med. A little further afield are Torrevieja and Benidorm which are more commecialised, and for some, maybe more exciting.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort has been designed by top professionals and is one of the nine courses that form the Jack Nicklaus Trail. It is an 18 hole 72 par course. Staying at one resort means you can have access to play on any of the other courses, all within a short drive, or, alternatively, you can take the FREE SHUTTLE BUS to any of the participating resorts. Tee off times can be arranged on your behalf prior to arrival. Next door to Hacienda Riquelme is another golf resort designed by Save Balesteros, called Peraleja. Plenty of opportunities, therefore, to put your golfing skills to the test!
Brief history if the area
The area around Sucina is steeped in history. Balsicas is 8kms away and has the nearest train station for trips to the city of Murcia with its beautiful cathedral and other historical sites. There are fountains and gardens and many cafes and restaurant where you can get a tapas or a full meal. It is a beautiful, colourful and typically Spanish city. From Balsicas you can also take the train to Cartagena which is steeped in naval history. There is a naval dockyard and museum and a marina. Across the road there is a Roman Ampitheatre. Again, it is a town with lots of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops.
Hacienda Riquelme Golf Resort
Hacienda Riquelme has all amenities and if you don't want to go out it has all you need. The resort centre has a well-stocked supermarket, coffee shop, cyber room, bar and restaurant. You can order a takeaway from one of the outlets in Sucina if you want to eat in but not drive. However, if you feel like venturing further afield you can go into Sucina where you will find the church, banks, several supermarkets, restaurants, pavement cafes etc. where you can mingle with the locals. The supermarkets in Sucina and San Javier are a little cheaper than the resort shop but then not so convenient. The resort shop is quite reasonable.
San Javier has a large shopping Mall with a large supermarket, cafes. a cinema and many other attractions.
Throughout the year there are numerous festvals where you can enjoy the fun and be part of the local community.
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24 Mar 2013
"Peace and tranquility"
We have stayed at this apartment three times now. It is exceptionally clean, well maintained and well equipped. Ideally situated in the complex - not overlooked by any other property. You can watch the golfers on the 17th green / 18th tee - can be quite entertaining! In the evening when the golf has finished you can walk across the golf course to the restaurant, shop or driving range. We haven't used the golf facilities so cannot comment on the prices etc - only that it looks to be a really nice place to play golf. We bought internet access tokens at the club house. This may have changed since we were there.
During the summer season there is a bus service that takes you to all the other golf resorts (this is free). The resort also arranges barbeques etc during the Summer season.
The village is not too far away - we walked it, but the apartment owner has two bicycles available should you want to ride into the village. There are places to eat in the village as well as supermarkets which are cheaper than at the resort.
Should you want to travel further afield there are taxis available. We hired a car from the airport and did some sightseeing. Cartagena is not too far away - there is a Roman amphitheatre well worth seeing. Also, the quay makes a nice place to promenade of an evening.
Beaches are reasonably close - Mar Menor being the closest. There are a range of swimming pools around the property/resort.
This is an ideal location if you are looking for a place to relax and re-charge your batteries.
24 Mar 2013
"Luxury holiday at a family friendly rate"
This was the second year running we stayed at the apartment. We love the relaxing, private, elevation of the location on the complex. Pool & amenities are only just a short walk away. The accomodation itself is really comfortable & has a great 'home from home' feel, everything is provided to ensure you never want to leave! Can't wait for our summer holidays over there.
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