What do mean, 1st up Melia is strong brand and great deals to be had online and if you are rewards card holder then your sorted. Rooms big, gigantic melia bed, nice views, sea, balcony, golf course side prolly best because sea facing rooms tend to be directly over the bar or restaurants. I can assure you sea facing rooms over the bar, you are not sleeping.
This is a Golf resort and they do conferences. (no brainer) large groups of men getting pissed not ideal. That is my main complaint. lovely pool, spa, grounds, good japanese food on site and parking.
Melia La quinta needs to be careful ensure their clients are getting getting what they want at a 5 star resort.
Stag nights are not what I would expect nor would expect no dampers on furniture scrapping away on the upper floors. We stayed in 2 different rooms, 2nd floor and 3rd floor.
Nonetheless the staff coped with it well. Very polite, always helpful.
Breakfast is ok, you are near Benahavis and 15mins tops Banus. 1hr drive to Ronda.
I would recommend it esp if you mad about Golf, want a good deal and staying for 2 days. if you are planning a week, then my advice would be ring up 1st and enquire re conferences. You have been told.