The hotel is situated in the up market area of Elveria, 10km outside of Marbella. This is perfect if you have a car, but is hard to travel anywhere for sightseeing without using public transport. The hotel is mainly geared up to self catering, which results in very large, comfortable apartments if you stay half board. Many of the apartments are privately owned and therefor have the best views, although the room I stayed in was ground floor, with a terrace and overlooked the main swimming pool and was very peacefull. Anyone with walking difficulties should avoid the hotel as you have to use steps, with the occassional lift, to get anywhere around the site.
There was a poor choice of food compared to other hotels in Marbella of a four star rating, which was never marked to describe what it was. Both at Breakfast and Evening Meal times the food was at best luke warm, unless you were fortunate to choose food that was just brought from the kitchens. There was no lounge area to sit in and the bar doubles up as a cafeteria, with hard chairs only. The entertainment was reasonable, but lacked atmosphere on nights when only a few people attended. The hotel appears to cater for coach parties staying for 2/3 days only and this was the only time when there was any life but resulted in too much pressure on the staff in the dining room. We saw no people from the UK during our first week and only about six the second week and their comments were mainly about the location being too far from Marbella centre. Although rated 4* by the Spanish authorities I would not give a rating above 3* and cannot ever see a mainline agent including the hotel in a UK brochure.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.