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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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Paisley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Such a lovely complex. Small and pretty. Immaculately kept and highly maintained. Beautiful gardens. Friendly staff. Right on the beach. The negative is that it has a restaurant which does not attract customers. Pretty restaurant, but uninspiring menu. Very little in the way of evening entertainment. They suffered a huge loss no longer having singer Amanda Rossa. Without fail she... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments about our resort. With regard to the restaurant, this is run by a third party and this matter is in the hands of our lawyers. We hope to have a favourable outcome very soon. More 

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98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Back again to a 3 bed 3 bath villa in Leila Playa. We came here as they keep the pool heating on after Oct. We like catching the public transport to Marbella, Malaga and beyond. There is a Lidl and local supermarket across the road please note you have to use an over pass so should be quite fit. The... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments. With regard to the restaurant, this is run by a third party and the matter is currently in the hands of our lawyers. We hope to have a solution very soon. More 

Langholm
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

What has happened to the Bar/restaurant? My partner and his family spent years holidaying here and they loved it! He hasn't been back for 10 years until he took me last week and while we had a lovely holiday the atmosphere in the bar and restaurant which he'd told me about didn't exist-The hub of the resort where everyone gathered... More 

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1 Thank Shona S
Sebastián U, Director General at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. Regarding the restaurant, we are currently sorting out this situation through legal means, as the outlet is run by a third party operator. We hope that there will be a new operator by the time you visit us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time of staying here and the hotel is lovely and small. Apartments are extremely well equipped. Satellite tv and DVD and movie options included only if you you pay for the Internet. That's my only negative comment is that at €20 for a week of Internet and movies is expensive. If your not on a family... 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 write your comments on Tripadvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. More 

Manchester, England
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends booked here after not being happy with our original accommodation in Cabopino and all we could say was thank goodness as otherwise we would never had found this place. We were put in apartment A4 and couldn't have been happier. Lovely large balcony with sun beds, huge apartment with everything we could possibly need. Not sure... More 

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

We too are very glad you found us and enjoyed your stay. We hope we will have the pleasure of greeting you again in the not too distant future. More 

Pickering, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Wow, what a lovely place! Directly on the beach, heated pool and everything you need in the apartment. Bus 220 from Fuengirola travelles across the costa del sol so it is easy to get to. Restaurants, 2 grocery stores directly across the road. Perfectly well kept!

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

Thank you for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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166 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited leila playa for a week in mod September. The resort itself is stunning, with some beautiful gardens and waterfalls running through it. All the staff members we encountered were friendly, and very helpful indeed. Our apartment (A5) was huge and we'll equipped. The pool was lovely, as was the jacuzzi. There are several supermarkets near by for food... More 

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1 Thank choward1985
Sebastián U, Director General at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about our resort. We apologise for the lack of information regarding the mini golf. The person who runs it was on holiday that week. More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed in A23, one of the two 'penthouse' appartments, and was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom duplex apartment with fantastic wrap-around balcony that had the sun all day. The apartment was lovely, but it could do with a little bit of tlc as some things were a little tired (for example the wardrobe in the lounge was really wobbly... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This really is a perfect spot and 2nd time around was as great as I remember it. We travelled as a family of four and stayed in A15 a 3 bed apartment which was very spacious and has everything you need to self cater/launder etc in fact the only thing I bought over and above food was cling film!! The... More 

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Thank t3gmd
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again. More 

York, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I own a weeks time share here, we love going, there has been some changes which we haven't always agreed with~~but the place is lovely, tranquil [no idiots] and the staff are fantastic, helpful, pleasant and professional. .

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1 Thank linda c
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your very positive comments. More 

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