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Macdonald Leila Playa Club

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Ctra de Cadiz No 196, Malaga Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved Leila Playa and Dona Lola which is a sister resort. Would I go back again? Definitely, I hope to plan a family vacation. To be honest it was one of the best vacations ever. As an American, we did not see another American for a week and was surrounded predominately by the English, Irish, Scottish, and Spanish. The... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to greet you again in the not too distant future. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from this wonderful resort , had a fab family holiday . Pool is lovely , gardens are kept beautiful . The restaurant serves lovely food , all the staff are very helpful and friendly . It's right on the beach to which is great . Apartment was very nice and clean . Would defiantly return again .

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

It is always good to hear that our guests have enjoyed their holiday with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

Johnstown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautful pool area, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the sea. The condos were nice. Maybe not for children, you go to the Dona Lola resort just up the street, if you have children. Lots of entertainment and their own pool there.

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Yes, our Doña Lola resort is larger and perhaps has more to offer the children although there is a very good Kids' Club at Leila Playa too. We hope you will visit us again. More 

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going here for more than 20 years as timeshare owners. This year the resort seemed even better maintained than usual. In addition the building of a public walkway along the beach in front of the property has improved assess to other local sites. The only disappointment was the on site restaurant, which provided very disappointing food and... More 

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Sebastián U, Director General at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. Yes, there will be changes to the restaurant in the near future. More 

Scotland
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 2 weeks at this lovely resort, the first week we were in apt B17, but I did not like the location as it was directly opposite a block of flats whose balconies faced ours, after discussing this with reception management, who were very understanding changed us to apt A8 for the 2nd week, which was... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about our resort. We are aware of the problems with the restaurant, run by a third party operator, and we are working on finding a solution. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Have been many times to this wonderful resort. Sadly the food in the restaurant (lunch) is really awful. In particular don't bother with the chicken or tuna salads. Macdonalds need step in here to compete with other venues. Also the evening entertainment was poor. The staff as always are welcoming and friendly. The grounds are stunning. Easily the best on... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are aware of the problems with the restaurant, which is run by a third party and we are working on finding a solution as soon as possible. More 

Solihull, UK
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507 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

As a holiday destination, Leila Playa keeps getting better and better. Things we particularly noted this year were the new Coastal path which has had a significant visual impact at the beach front, compensated by the tremendous convenience it provides to get all the way to La Cala de Mijas and the reduction in the number of Beach salesmen that... More 

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Sebastián U, Director General at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are delighted that you still enjoy staying with us and appreciate your interesting observations. More 

Cardiff, UK
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101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This timeshare resort is right off the manic A7 autovia coastal highway at the western end of Calahonda beach, just a few hundred metres from Puerto Cabopino. If you’re driving, you need to know that you can only access Leila Playa from the eastbound carriageway of the A7 and until you’re used to it, it’s definitely not the easiest of... More 

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Essex
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stayed one week at the above resort through RCI, Leila Playa is a small to medium size resort off to the beach side of the main busy A7 coast road. Our apartment was a one bedroom sleeps 4 with a quite comfy Sofa Bed in the lounge area,a balcony with sea views but you must specify when booking because there... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again very soon. More 

Ahoghill
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I have just returned from a two wee break in Calahonda Leilla Playa Macdonalds resort from leaving the airport our pick up transfer which was into the bargain was perfect only four persons in taxi , on arrival at resort the cheque in was so smooth reception staff were very professional and so very pleasant , apartment was very clean... More 

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Sebastián U, Director General at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We too look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future. More 

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