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There is only one hotel within the naturist zone at Vera Playa - but it is a large and good one. Run by one of Spain's largest hotel groups - Playa Hoteles - the Vera Playa Club Hotel has around 300 rooms - a mixture of hotel rooms, studios, apartments and some deluxe rooms/apartments - some with a private pool for just 4 rooms.

The hotel started life as a 2 star hotel in 1989 and has continuously developed and been upgraded ever since. It now has 4 stars and looks set to go even further up-market. The hotel has an excellent buffet style restaurant, with fish and meats cooked to individual order. The hotel has an entertainments team who run various sports and activities and evening entertainments which take place either on an outside stage or in cooler weather in the large reception hall. Many guests feel that there is a bit too much in the way of organised activities and entertainments, which certainly contribute to the noise levels, especially in the evenings.

The standard of the rooms and of the cleaning and other services is very high - indeed every square metre of outside paving is cleaned every day (as is, of course, all indoor flooring) - something which, understandably, does not happen at the residential developments near by which do not have the same staffing levels. If any fault or problem is reported the hotel's efficient maintenance staff fix it very quickly.

The hotel encircles a large inner area in which lies its vast outdoor pool. This inner area is well sheltered by the hotel buildings which encircle it. Many palm trees have been planted to beautify the gardens and pol area and to provide shade. The hotel and has a variety of places to sunbathe - a huge number of sun-beds are vailable around the pool and on a large sundeck above the restaurant, as well as on the beach. Access to and from the beach is via an electronically controlled gate operated by your room key-card.

The Hotel Vera Playa Club is not open during the winter - it was tried one year but did not prove successful - surprising perhaps given that many hotels on the Costa Almeria and Costa de Sol do stay open all year. Of course, many specialise in long stay/low cost winter holidays and the Hotel Vera Playa Club is not really in that market.

Normally the hotel opens in time for Easter and closes by the end of October.

.If you wish to stay at the Hotel Vera Playa Club, please do not contact this website. The Playa Hoteles group has a corporate website which includes all of their hotels at www.playahoteles.com - the website is in Spanish, English & German. The direct contact details for the HOTEL VERA PLAYA CLUB are:
E-Mail vera@playasenator.com
Telephone (0034) 950 46-74-75
Fax (0034) 950 46-74-76
Address: Ctra Garrucha a Villaricos s/n 04620 Vera (Almerķa)

If you contact the hotel please mention you heard about them from www.VeraPlaya.info

British visitors used to find that it was more economical to stay at the hotel as a package holiday through Peng Travel, especially if they went at the times of the year (April/May and Sept/Oct) when Peng had special offer periods. Now Peng Travel has ceased trading (late 2012) it is not yet clear whether any of the smaller companies who offer package holidays to Vera Playa will step into the vacant space left by Peng.

A 75 room Apart Hotel was to be built at the Natura World urbanizacion, but this is still just a shell.

Two new hotels have been built in recent years at nearby Puerto Rey (outside the naturist zone) - the Hotel Mexico Aparthotel (open all year) and the Hotel Reina (not open in the winter).

It was understood that a new naturist hotel was to be built next to the main road within the Parque Vera area of the naturist zone, however this has not yet commenced construction and it seems unlikely in the present economic climate.

A new textile hotel was to be built next to the Hotel Vera Playa Club by the same hotel group (Playa Hoteles) - though there is no sign yet of construction activity which has been indicated for 6 or 7 years now.It is understood that Playa Hoteles have no intentions to build more naturist hotels either at Vera Playa or elsewhere - the nearest they have come to it is to provide a roof terrace and pool for naturist use at one of their hotels on Tenerife in the Canaries. It is said that occupancy levels at the Hotel Vera Playa Club do not match those of the group's textile hotels. Since the Credit Crunch and Property Crash of 2007/8 most new construction projects in Spain have been put on hold or abandoned. Fortunately the naturist zone at Vera Playa was nearly fully developed before the crash happened.

Latest update - 12 January 2013



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