Mangalan hotel (now Poseidon)
The hotel is good, with large and clean rooms and good buffet. It was a family hotel, with children mixed with senior couples, missing… youth. Close to the beach but not being a resort, it has a Spa that we didn’t use, and the animation tries to give life to the nights, but, as far as we saw, without great success.
Directions: La Manga del Mar Menor, km 6.5
Note: The hotel changed its name, and it is now “adults only”
Maybe the best
The best hotel in La Manga, if location is important. It’s the only hotel with direct access to the open sea. In contrast with the general Spanish coast, here, the hotels are not allowed to place any kind of equipment in the beach, that is totally free to public use. A couple of hotels have access to the interior sea, so shallow that doesn’t allow a normal swim, and this is the only one that I found in the open side of the long street of La Manga.
I didn’t stay there but visited it, and confirmed that, for our kind of program (beach, beach, beach…) it would be the best solutions. The comments were worse than those about Mangalan (our choice), and the prices… the double.