Arenque, La Torre Golf Resort
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Located in popular phase nine on this resort, our comfortable, first floor apartment has lift access and everything you need for a great holiday with attention to both comfort and detail, a stunning view of the fabulous pools and large gardens and the only jacuzzi on the resort. The town centre, the clubhouse and the supermarket are only a 5 minute walk, but we are in a quiet location and we have plenty of street parking even in the crowded summer months. The apartment and the balcony are spacious and airy and we have provided European and UK TV channels, DVD, free WIFI, Ipod dock/CD player for your comfort and entertainment.
Perfect for any kind of break you can think of from sun and sand to golf and walking in the nearby national parks, or being a culture vulture (or shopper!) in Murcia and Cartagena and even Lorca if you feel like a drive.
A recent guest sent us these comments, ' My husband & I stayed in this apartment for 2 months (December and January), we had a lovely time, the apartment was very well equipped and a very comfortable place to stay. The on-site supermarket is very well stocked at reasonable prices. We would certainly stay there again.' Jackie, Staffordshire Jan 2014.
And in February 2014 another guest commented, 'Thanks for everything, we had an excellent stay. As for the apartment, really nice and comfortable. Would use your apartment again for next year's pre-season tests if available....'.
If you are a golfer, this is a perfect destination with a year round climate and a discount on green fees on the excellent Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course (par 68) and its sister resorts nearby. Central heating and full air conditioning mean that you will always be in comfortable whatever the time of year. See below for further information on local courses. Perhaps you want a sunny break outside school holidays when flights and accommodation are more reasonable. The sun shines here for over 300 days a year.
From the balcony (safe for young children) you overlook the wonderful pools which are set in large gardens with palm trees. A short walk down the stairs or one floor by lift from the first floor takes you outside to two of the best pools on the resort. There is a safe, shallow end either side for young children and a jacuzzi in between the two pools. You are free to use the 13 other pools on the resort. There are portable sunbeds for you to take down to the pool (please bring back to the apartment after each use or the pool guards remove them) and there is a children's play area with a slide and swings here and in other parts of La Torre. Plenty of room for the kids to run around while you lie on your sunbed and relax. A babysitter can be arranged if adequate notice is provided in advance.
The resort has excellent amenities. There are tennis courts and you can hire bicycles from the shop opposite the supermarket. This carries a wide variety of good quality stock at reasonable prices.
The beautiful beaches at Los Alcazares on the safe shores of the Mar Menor is only 15km away. Here there are restaurants and plenty of watersports along the coast to keep you busy. Or you can try the beaches on the Mediterranean, too.
In our experience arriving without hassle on holiday makes a huge difference. If there is anything we can do to help, please ask us.
PRICING - is for the apartment as a whole, not how many people stay. We think it is extremely good value and there is plenty of space whether it's two people or six who book. Linen is included for up to four people (7 euros each additional person), unless you require mid-stay laundry changes, but please bring your own swimming towels. Please see our prices for meet and greet and cleaning charges below.
The APARTMENT is on the first floor - fully air-conditioned and centrally heated - access by stairs or lift - lots of parking on the street outside.
2 bedrooms, 1 twin room with double wardrobe and bedside cabinet, master bedroom made up as a double but can be made up as a twin bedded room. There is room for a cot/camp bed in here too. Please ask. Double wardrobe, bedside tables, chest of drawers.
1 bathroom, with good sized bath (shower over bath), basin, WC, bidet. Separate hairdryer.
Spacious living area with dining table and six very comfortable chairs, two sofas - one is a double sofa bed, free standing lights, coffee table, glass fronted tall cupboard, unit for TV/DVD, Cable TV with UK and European channels, free WIFI, telephone (incoming and inter resort calls only) and Ipod dock/CD player.
Kitchen with fridge/freezer, microwave, cooker, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, toaster, kettle. Well stocked with utensils, crockery, cutlery and glasses. Utility area with boiler (carbon monoxide detector), cleaning equipment and washing machine beyond and portable sunbeds are also stored here. Please return these to the apartment after use as the pool guards will take them away if you leave them by the pool.
Balcony - discreet drying area in one corner, furnished with table and six chairs still leaving plenty of room. Stunning views over the pools and gardens. The pools are beautifully lit at night. The balcony benefits from morning and afternoon winter sun.
Cots/camp beds (approx 35 euros) and high chairs (15 euros) can be hired and will be there in the apartment when you arrive.
A welcome pack containing all the essentials such as bread, butter, milk, coffee, tea, can be ordered in advance at cost price plus 5 euros if you are arriving out of supermarket hours. The supermarket opens 9am-8pm Mon-Sat and 10.30-2.30 on Sundays.
For a small fee, a golf letter can be provided which gives you discounted green fees at La Torre and its sister resorts. Please let us know if you would like to arrange this.
MEET and GREET - David and Linda live on resort. On leaving the airport, call them on the number we will give you and they will meet you at the gates of the resort, take you round the apartment, answer questions and be on hand should you need anything. If you have problems en route they will also be able to help. They also organise the laundry and cleaning after you leave. For this they charge a fee which is payable on arrival of 60 euros (10 euros is for meet and greet). We think this is very reasonable. We try to keep rental prices down and in many cases if we do not pass on this charge we make a loss!
Perfect for families, couples and golfers alike the resort features a fabulous Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course (more about golf further down the page). This is a child friendly destination too with safe pools and play areas. There are tennis courts you can use - the Davis Cup was played here a few years ago.
The resort centre is in a stunning waterside position with the Clubhouse overlooking the golf course and a selection of bars, restaurants (Las Acacias, the Italian restaurant is very popular so book in advance; Tapas, Irish theme bar, El Limonero, Bamboo Club restaurant, bar and disco) and delicious ice-cream shop which is a favourite with kids and adults alike! It is a lovely setting too, with tables in the square or along the waterfront to eat at on warm evenings, or you can simply soak up the atmosphere.
There is a hair and beauty salon and a bank which is open on Monday and Thursday mornings and a hole in the wall cash dispenser in the town centre should you run short of cash.
San Javier (Murcia) Airport is 15 minutes away and Alicante is only 50 minutes away, so it is easy to find a flight. Whether you want to sunbathe and swim in the beautiful Mediterranean, be an occasional culture vulture (Murcia and Cartagena are historic cities), walk in the national parks, spend time on the beach, snorkel in coves, try a new water sport, or play golf, there is something here for you.
If you simply want to relax at the pool and then saunter down to the resort centre to eat then this is perfect. If you want to self-cater, the supermarket is excellent.
La Torre is an excellent springboard from which to explore the surrounding area, the Costa Calida. Spend a morning at one of the local markets, visit the local nature reserve, try the restaurants and explore the other places of interest in the area. Los Alcazares has great beaches, a pretty marina, a lovely promenade and restaurants offering a wide range of cuisines and local Spanish food.
If you are a year round golfer, the central heating in the apartment makes it perfect for autumn, winter and chilly spring evenings. Apart from the stunning Jack Nicklaus designed 18 hole golf course at La Torre there are several sister golf courses nearby and free courtesy buses to the other golf resorts in the area: Condado del Alhama, Mar Menor, Hacienda de Riquelme. Other top quality golf courses such as La Finca, Villa Martin, Las Ramblas, Campoamor and La Manga are less than 45 minutes away.
Who can we contact if there's a problem?
David and Linda live across the street and will give you their contact details. Failing that, for the remainder of 2014 Resort Management have a 24 hour mobile number you can call if something goes wrong.
The apartment is well-stocked - we went there whenever we could several years running and treated it as our home. We hope you enjoy it.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mar Menor 15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: San Javier (Murcia) Airport 20 km|
|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, TV, CD player, Telephone, 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 (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Murcia region
It's easy to see why the Murcia Region has become so popular. More than 300 days of sun a year, an average temperature of 21 degrees centigrade, beautiful Mediterranean beaches and coves where you can soak up the sun or try the vast array of water sports if you feel more energetic. Imagine the warm waters of the Mar Menor - the little sea - beautifully safe and shallow for children. Walk the pretty lanes of Murcia only 30 minutes away, take in one of the museums, go to the wonderful cathedral, or sit in a cafe in the lovely squares and watch the world go by while you have a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine. Cartagena dates back to Roman times and has various museums and a spectacular marina and the oldest submarine ever made. The city walls are impressive and give way to some beautiful old streets lined with restaurants and shops. There are some familiar high street brands such as Zara and Guess here, too.
Why not go to one of the local markets for some local Spanish delights. Have fun trying all the different types of food available locally while also having Indian, Chinese and other international cuisine within a five minute drive. The Jaipur Palace (Indian - good) and the Alhambra Palace (Indian and grill) restaurants in nearby Balsicas also offer free pick up and drop off from the resort. We tried the Wok Chinese restaurant next to the Jaipur Palace recently. Fabulous buffet, starter, choose your main course freshly cooked in front of you and pudding all for 8.95 euros! The Indian Gateway restaurant in Roldan, 5 minutes drive behind the resort is also good. There are two Italian restaurants here also.
If you love the outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities to walk and explore the national parks. Perhaps you love riding or Go-Karting. You can do all that here and more.
Alternatively you can stay on resort knowing that there is plenty to do and all the amenities that you could want. A great supermarket, bars, restaurants, a bank, hairdresser and chemist situated in the waterside village only a 5 minute stroll from your apartment. Or relax by the pool. Feel the sun on your face and leave your worries at home.
For a map showing you how to get to La Torre and other information about the resort, you can look up www.latorreinfo.com and www.latorreonline.es.
La Torre Golf Resort
There are free courtesy buses to La Torre's sister golf resorts in the area: Condado del Alhama, Mar Menor and Hacienda de Riquelme and El Valle. These offer discounted green fees to people who rent on one of the resorts. Other top quality golf courses such as La Finca, Villa Martin, Las Ramblas, Campoamor and La Manga are less than 45 minutes away.
There is a great Intercontinental Hotel on the Mar Menor Golf Resort with a gym, spa and pool that you can join daily or weekly for reasonable rates.
There are supermarkets and hypermarkets in San Javier and Los Alcazares and Ikea in Murcia. There is also a fabulous new shopping centre at La Zenia. Ask for details when you arrive.
Murcia and Cartagena are both historic cities with much to see: cathedrals, museums, as well as some charming little streets with interesting shops and good food. Cartagena has a fabulous marina. Drive down to the port, park in the underground car park and stroll down the promenade on the way to the old town. This has a really good range of restaurants and shops. Murcia has a good range of interesting boutiques and restaurants and lovely squares in which to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. It also has a very good children's playground centrally placed in the park by the river.
Le Torre Golf Resort is approximately 15 Kilometres from the Costa Calida coastline and from Murcia Airport (San Javier) with economy flights daily from many UK and European Cities. It is also only 50 minutes from Alicante Airport.
La Torre is only a 15 minute drive away from:
• Loz Alcazares: with its wonderful promenades, beach bars and plentiful restaurants;
• Pedro do Pinotar: where you can see flocks of flamingos and enjoy the salt lakes and wildlife preserves: - arguably the healthiest environment in the whole of Europe;
•Santiago de la Ribera: where you can take a 30 minute ferry-ride to La Manga to try and spot a famous footballer or two or eat at one of the excellent sea-food restaurants on the beach, looking out onto the Mar Menor.
Golf Deluxe is near the Mar Menor resort off Junction 790 of the AP7 going towards Cartagena. Turn left after 1km on the road to Torre Pacheco. This offers a great family day out with a more sophisticated mini golf course and an on-site restaurant.
Within 1 hour's drive, you can escape into the Sierra De Espina National Park with its beautiful forest walks and outdoor activities.
There are also amusement/water parks for family days out in the area: the Aquapark in Torrevieja (30mins) is open in the summer. Terra Mitca - a classic theme park experience giving a fun day out for all the family. At Terra Natura you can see how animals live in their natural habitat and discover the people and places of each region.
There is go-karting, riding, sailing, a host of water sports and lots more to do. The locals are also very friendly! Enjoy!
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4 Feb 2014
Very Nice and clean apartment. Very comfortable,stayed in 5 with no problems at all. perhaps a second toilet would have been ideal but not essential. The central heating worked a treat in January.we w… More
26 Nov 2013
Lovely apartment with all you could want for a relaxing family holiday. We've stayed here three times and it's been great every time. Ideally located within the resort with easy access to … More
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