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Marriott's Playa Andaluza
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crta de Cadiz, km 168, 29680 Estepona, Spain   |  
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New York City, New York
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“Marriott Playa Andaluza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The entire atmosphere at this resort is fantastic, the staff is eager to assist you in any way and are very friendly, everyone carries a smile and sort of pride of being a staff member. The surroundings are just gorgeous with a variety of plants and trees that give the complex a relaxed and enjoyable view and a true Mediterreanean feeling.

Room Tip: Try to get into the Cadiz complex with a sea view....just fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We came here for a trial week five years ago and bought our first week. We have been back every year since and now own a second week here. Whether you are an owner or you pay to stay here you won't be disappointed. The apartments and spacious and well equipped and maintained to a high standard. The food in the restaurant is excellent and very well reasonable. The staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble. Weather is always worth coming for. I love it

Room Tip: I prefer morning sun and a,ways go in Cadiz apartment building.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This resort has a natural beauty and charm that makes you want to stay there time and time again. The setting and design are simply gorgeous! We are already making plans to return . It is truly a lovely resort!

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed 1 week in a 2 bedroom apartment.It's a nice & quiet complex where you could chill out.We had a great sea and mountain view from the balcony.The staff are very friendly.It's only 5 minutes drive to Puerto Banus,the next city port and 15 minutes drive to Marbella center.Renting a car is necessary.We really relax in Playa Andaluza.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We're Marriott Vacation Club owners and we really love this resort. In terms of quality, we have never been let down at any Marriott resort, and this is no exception, It's the newest of Marriott's European resorts and is certainly much fresher and more spacious that the nearby Marbella Beach Resort. We enjoyed the luxury of a huge 3 bedroom lock-off apartment - this is where Marriott's quality really kicks-in - we were all very impressed indeed!. As ever with time-share locations, you will at some stage be approached to attend a sales event, so refuse immediately if this doesn't appeal, but do expect the staff to press you a little. Also, if you choose to eat and shop on the resort you'll certainly pay far too much for the privilege, but this is no problem as there are no shortage of good restaurants and bars within walking distance and a good choice of Supersol supermarkets within a few minutes drive. For a better and more varied choice of restaurants and other attractions, Puerto Banus and Marbella old town are relatively close by. Please note, you really do need a car for this resort, but at least when we were there we had no problem with parking. The various pools are all very impressive, although the gym is a little on the small side. The beach is fine, but certainly not special, but at least it does have a bar. Overall, recommended!

Room Tip: Get a corner apartment if you can as they're larger - the higher you go the quieter it will be a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nanuet, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

My husband and I are new Marriot vacation club members and were contemplating staying at this resort or the Marabella resort (which we ended up visiting our last day ). I prefer and recommend THIS resort because the layout is perfect and more private. However, if you have children, traveling with a large group, or are single, the Marabella Marriott would probably be more accomodating. My husband and I relaxed the entire time thanks to the wonderful service, and great amenities. The prices for the marketplace, restaurants, etc. were also reasonable compared to other Marriotts. For dinner, I would recommend visiting Puerta Banus-so many restaurants and shops, not to mention fabulous people waching! It's not a question of if we will be back, but when! :)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We absolutely loved the Mariott"s Playa Andaluza resort. The resort staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The consierge was amazing. She really went out of her way to help you get to your destinations and recommend restaurants.

We stayed in a two bedroom two bathroom room with another couple. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a separate laundry room which is a bonus as we were travelling for two weeks so that came in really handy. The living room and big patio were also an asset.

The resort was very clean and had so many activiites for children and adults. There are three pools and one is dedicated to children. They have a bbq area which we used one evening to cook beef tenderloin, fresh veggies and potatoes. Enjoyed the meal on our patio with lovely Spain wine. Can't get any better than that.

The food in the restaurant was very good and they have a good choice of options. Breakfast was included and was good as well.

The pools and beach were relaxing but the water was cold. Laying on the beach you often get vendors trying to sell they wares so you may find it more relaxing by the pool inside the security gates. There is also an indoor pool with many jacussis and a decent work out room / gym.

Every Tuesday is Flamingo night so we really enjoyed the show without having to leave the resort.

We highly recommend this resort for it's amenities. The beach is not the best though if that's what you are looking for.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Crta de Cadiz, km 168, 29680 Estepona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Estepona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Estepona
#1 Family Hotel in Estepona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Estepona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estepona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Playa Andaluza 3*
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