This is a lovely hotel, albeit 10 Kms out of Estepona. We got a really good deal for 2 nights and actually extended it for another night. Our room had a lovely view of the pool area and was a old size. The bathrooms are also spacious. The reception staff were helpful and two of them had excellent English. We actually had no issue with the hotel as such.
However, even though there is a safe in the room, it could not be activated unless one paid for it each day. Also wifi is not available in the rooms unless one pays for it. One can get an hour for free per day in the lobby area. This was most inconvenient for us as we are away from home for 3 months and our two children are on two different continents in different time zones.
We had dinner in the buffet restaurant on the first evening and we can truly say that it was the worst meal we have ever had. In this country that has such wonderful fresh food, it appeared all to be bulk bought in containers, or frozen and reheated or old. As someone who hates food wastage, I'm afraid we contributed to the garbage heap that night.
So the hotel is recommended if you don't mind paying for a safe and don't need wifi. But the buffet dinner is definitely not recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the Costa del Sol where sun and golf reign supreme, the Playabella Spa Gran Hotel enjoys a beachfront location in the town of Estepona. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playabella Hotel Gran
- Gran Hotel Playabella
- Playabella Spa Gran Hotel Estepona, Spain - Costa Del Sol