This was our first foray in Spain independant of travel agents. I had been learning Spanish (seriously) for about 6 months. It was good to be able to converse with the staff. The hotel had good wholesome spanish food. The meat was sometimes cooked in a 'parilla' or courtyard grill/oven and tasted delicious. There was a good size swimming pool which sometimes shared with local schoolchildren. The rooms were large and clean (typical spanish).