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Region of Murcia Travel & Accommodation Guide, Spain

Hotels in the Region of Murcia, Spain - Cartagena & La Manga del Mar Menor

Isaac Perel Submarine, Cartagena, Murcia Region, Spain
Hotels in Murcia by location:
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Cartagena is a Spanish Mediterranean city and naval station in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the eighteenth century. As far back as the sixteenth century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. Click to view map
It is a walled town and has a fine harbour defended by forts. In the time of Philip II of Spain, it was a major naval seaport of Spain. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and there is a big naval shipyard. Thanks to its strategic position on the Mediterranean, Cartagena has been inhabited by many different cultures which have left their mark on its rich cultural heritage during a glorious and turbulent history. 

The “Cartagena, Port of Cultures” initiative was created to allow visitors to enjoy a wide range of activities and visits, discovering the cultural wealth and rich history of the city. It’s one of the several projects to energize the tourist possibilities of this potential major cultural destination, frequently overshadowed by the mass-tourism due to the proximity of several holiday resorts, and the refinery and the industrial development which yielded a bad reputation to the city because of pollution, now fortunately eradicated.

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Best Western Hotel Alfonso XIII, Cartagena
The Best Western Alfonso XIII is located in the port of Cartagena, Spain, within one kilometre of the main commercial shopping district and harbour.  The beach of Cala Cortina is three kilometres away, and Cartagena train station is 500 metres from the hotel.  Set in a modern glass-fronted building, the hotel has contrasting Romanesque stone pillars that frame the entrance. Decorated with sandy-toned walls and maritime watercolour paintings, the marble-floored lobby offers leather armchairs and sofas.  Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel, and there is a parking garage (surcharge). Best Western Alfonso XIII boasts two onsite restaurants. A Priori serves modern Spanish cuisine in contemporary surroundings, while La Cocina de Alfonso offers haute cuisine, in its olive-toned dining room. El Galeon cafeteria doubles as both a coffee shop and cocktail bar. Breakfast services are available at a surcharge.
Hotel Husa Cartagonova & Spa, Cartagena
The Husa Cartagonova is a modern hotel set in the historic centre of the city, 200 metres from the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Teatro Romano.  The city's museums are 500 metres from the hotel, and it is three kilometres to Cala Cortina Beach. Further afield it is 20 kilometres to the nature reserve at Calblanque and La Manga Golf Club. San Javier Airport is an approximate driving time of 25 minutes, and a distance of 30 kilometres. The hotel's restaurant serves buffet cuisine in modern surroundings, and guests can relax with drinks in the bar, unwind in the sauna, and enjoy a workout in the fully equipped fitness centre. The hotel also has two meeting and conference rooms, accommodating up to 100 delegates and offering a range of audio-visual equipment and business services. The 24-hour front desk has a safe-deposit box for storing valuables, as well as concierge services, and there is nearby parking for a surcharge.
Sercotel Carlos III, Cartagena
The Sercotel Carlos III is located in Cartagena, Spain, 500 metres from the railway station and one kilometre from the harbour and the National Museum for Underwater Archaeology. San Javier airport is 29 kilometres away.  Playa de Cal Cortina beach is three kilometres away. There are two 18-hole golf courses at La Manga, 27 kilometres away. The Sercotel Carlos III is a modern hotel with a marble exterior. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Currency exchange is offered, and there is room service during restaurant opening hours. There is secure garage parking nearby. Restaurant A Priori serves signature Mediterranean dishes including Duck Slices in Raspberry Sauce and Silver Bream Fillets with Lemon, in a modern setting. Las Vinas offers an extensive tapas menu in a traditional Mediterranean setting, with checked tablecloths. A buffet breakfast is available for surcharge.
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La Manga del Mar Menor (The Sleeve of the Minor Sea) is a resort town in Murcia, Spain. It should not be confused with the nearby La Manga Club resort, known for hosting numerous football clubs from all over the world during the winter months. La Manga Cup has been staged every year since 1999.  The La Manga Strip is a strip of land 24 km long and 300 metres wide (average). La Manga means 'sleeve' and it is a strip of land which separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (Small Sea). It also has many hotels, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. One of the most popular areas with young adults is the Zoco area. Click to view map
La Manga is very attractive to tourists, despite having high real estate prices compared to the rest of Costa Cálida. Nowadays, everything in La Manga has been designed to enhance the visitor's stay. Complete hotel installations, with a network of establishments with maximum qualification (including a five-star hotel), located at strategic points, apartment complexes, sailing ports, sailing schools, recreational centres, supermarkets, shops, bars, discos. In winter and autumn, La Manga is kept open, since its population is constant all year round. Winter is an ideal period for those in search of peace and quiet, with the necessary services and infrastructures.  Due to it being located between two seas, La Manga is also an ideal place for water sports. There are sailing and skiing schools that run periodical courses, as well as windsurfing and catamarans. The Mediterranean can be enjoyed by those who prefer high waves for windsurfing and the entire coast also offers a series of areas that are ideally suited and perfectly isolated for diving, such as Cabo de Palos and the rocky depths next to Isla Grosa. The nearest airport is San Javier (MJV).
More reading: Mar Menor Is A Vacation Treasure
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Husa Doblemar, La Manga del Mar Menor
Husa Doblemar enjoys a seaside location, only 200 meters from Mar Menor Beach in La Manga Del Mar Menor, Spain. Tomas Maestre Port lies seven kilometers from the hotel, and Club Golf Hyatt stands twenty kilometers away. Moreover, Murcia San Javier Airport is forty-five kilometers from Husa Doblemar hotel. Husa Doblemar hotel offers an array of relaxing amenities. The nearby beach supplies swimming and sunning opportunities. The hotel also features an expansive outdoor pool with a unique curved design. Meanwhile, sun loungers furnish the garden area. The property also provides a children's play park. Husa Doblemar hotel also schedules live entertainment.  Among the hotel's dining amenities, Restaurant Doblemar presents a buffet of Mediterranean and international selections. The hotel also presents a daily breakfast buffet. 
La Manga Residencial, Aparthotel in La Manga del Mar Menor
Overlooking two seas from La Manga Strip, this modern beachfront apart-hotel is 20 metres from Mar Menor beach and 60 metres from the Mediterranean; Cartagena is 30 kilometres away.  La Manga Residencial provides a seasonal outdoor pool. One-Bedroom Condo - One double or two twin beds. Living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area. Neutral, modern decor and coordinated fabrics with contemporary furnishings and parquet floors. Terrace with sea view. Air conditioning, satellite television, safe, hair dryer. Kitchen with coffee and tea facilities, cooker, cookware, microwave, refrigerator, and washing machine.  Two-Bedroom Condo - Two double beds. Living room, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen area. Neutral, modern decor and coordinated fabrics with contemporary furnishings and parquet floors. Terrace with sea view. Air conditioning, satellite television, safe, hair dryer. Kitchen with coffee and tea facilities, cooker, cookware, microwave, refrigerator, and washing machine.
Las Gaviotas Hotel, La Manga del Mar Menor
Las Gaviotas Hotel is located in La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain, 200 metres from the beach and 500 metres from the resort centre's bars and restaurants. Situated on La Manga, a narrow strip of land on the Mediterranean, Las Gaviotas Hotel is a modern, nine-storey property overlooking an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace area with sun loungers. The hotel offers a programme of entertainment during the high season, including live music. Other amenities include complimentary Internet access in public areas, airport transfers (surcharge), and onsite parking (surcharge). A complimentary buffet breakfast is available each morning. The half-board rate includes either lunch or dinner. The full-board rate includes lunch and dinner. Meals are served at the contemporary Las Gaviotas Restaurant, which offers a buffet of international and Mediterranean dishes. The hotel also houses an informal lounge bar. 
Hotel Mangalan, La Manga del Mar Menor
The Hotel Mangalan is located in the resort of La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain, 30 metres from the beach. The city of La Union is 20 kilometres away and Cartagena, home to the nearest main train station, is 32 kilometres from the hotel.  Sited overlooking the sea, the Hotel Mangalan is a ten-storey property that opens to a contemporary lobby decorated with modern sculpture. The hotel features an outdoor pool with an adjacent jetted tub and poolside bar. The in-house spa centre offers a fitness area, a sauna, a massage room, and a range of beauty treatments. The Hotel Mangalan houses an informal, modern restaurant serving a range of local and international dishes both a la carte and from a buffet. The coffee shop offers snacks and light refreshments. A complimentary buffet breakfast is available offered each morning. The half-board rate includes either lunch or dinner. The full-board rate includes lunch and dinner.  The hotel offers a kids' play area and a splash pool. The entertainment team provides a programme of daily and evening activities.
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Mar Menor Is A Vacation Treasure   by Clinton Maxwell

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Mar Menor is a "little sea" with big potential as a Spanish vacation resort. You should make plans to visit this salt water lake as soon as possible.

Mar Menor is located on Spain's east coast, in the Murcia region on the Mediterranean shore. The view of the sea is breathtaking: The view alone is worth the trip to Spain. But Mar Menor has so much more to offer.

Did you know that there is evidence here of civilizations back to prehistoric times? You will be able to see some of these relics, as well as those from the Roman and Arabic periods. More recent history is evident too, from beautiful cathedrals to strong forts. Go back in time and learn about this region's intriguing history. Above all, be sure to visit Cartagena and visit some real castles.

Resorts are about relaxation and you will have plenty of opportunities in the Mar Menor. You can soak up the sun's rays on the vast beaches or enjoy the outdoors in countless of other ways, from hiking to biking to boating to golfing. The weather here is perfect, averaging more than 300 days of sunshine per year.

Mar Menor and the whole Murcia region is very diverse, so you will enjoy experiencing a surprising variety of cultures. You will enjoy meeting the friendly people and sampling the delicious cuisine. Expanding your horizons has never been more enjoyable. Because the weather is so ideal here, there always seems to be a festival going on.

Among the places you should explore is the Gran Via, with its restaurants and clubs. Accommodations are nearby so you can easily find a place to rest after your nights out on the town. You will also find some great shopping. Be sure to buy something for yourself as well as for your loved ones back home. You will long remember your trip here.

Many people enjoy this region of Spain so much, they plan to retire here. Who wouldn't want to spend their "golden years" in such a sunny spot with so much to see and do? Life couldn't be better than at the Mar Menor, so close to the Costa Blanca of Spain.

There are more than ample accommodations in the area, no matter what you need. If you plan an extended stay, why not rent a private home for the ultimate in luxury and privacy. You can also find affordable hotel rooms roomy enough for your family's needs.

As you can see, your vacation at Mar Menor will be idyllic. Why not plan to spend your next holiday here? Plan early to be sure you get the best prices and selection. The Mar Menor has been Europe's little vacation secret but word about it is starting to get out. Start making your plans today.


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Latest update: September 29, 2012