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“Well located in nice wee area” 4 of 5 stars
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VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Urb. La Butibamba S/N | Gps = W-4. 68223 N-36. 50101, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain   |  
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Bellshill, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Well located in nice wee area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed here AI over a long weekend in March & really enjoyed it. Had trouble getting the air conditioning in rooms to work but otherwise thought rooms were nice & well equipped. Appears very few of the rooms have a really good view - one half overlooks car park & other half a yucky sewer - but they do all have reasonable side views of the sea. Pool side would be best choice but you may still end up above the car park as both are same side!! Thought AI was good; food choice was ok though not always the warmest, but drink choice was good - could even get cocktails & sangria as well as half decent wine at dinner. Wasn't in resort long but there seemed 2b plenty of bars & restaurants close by, as well as being reasonably handy 4 trips 2 Marbella. We weren't lucky with the weather but I'd give this resort another wee shot at a warmer time of the year.

Room Tip: A higher floor with a poolside view is best
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Katrina,

Thank you very much for your time in order to send us your comment about your holidays at our hotel.
It is a pleasure that you were satisfied with our excellent view over the sea, with the good chooise of food and our friendly staff.
We are looking forward to see you again

Kind Regards
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

A nice hotel on the beach at La Cala de Mijas. The rooms are nice and clean. but no fridge or tea/coffee facilities in the room. I stayed for two nights and at breafast on the second morning only one out of the three machines for coffee and tea were working. As you can imagine this led to a long queue.
If you want the sun in the morning ask for a room not facing the pool, for afternoon sun choose the pool side. As I have been at the hotel twice before, I sent an email requesting a pool side room, the email was not replied to and my request ignored.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director General at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear estimated Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive comment about your stay at our hotel.
Thanks for valuing our spacious and clean rooms,
Each of our 300 rooms has a mini fridge in order to keep your drinks fresh.

Kind Regards
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just returned from 9 nights at the Vik Gran Hotel in Cala de Mijas.Location great, right on the beach. Stayed all inclusive and had a very enjoyable time. All the staff are outstanding they couldn't do enough for us, very efficient and friendly.Special mention to Christina for her archery and rifle shooting tuition.

All inclusive drinks choice is excellent, and the local brands of spirits are very good. Wine at mealtimes also very drinkable, preferred the rose to white - not red wine drinkers. !!

Rooms large and airy with plenty of hanging space and everywhere is spotlessly clean. Ask for a high floor overlooking the pool to get a guaranteed sea view. Complimentary toiletries in the bathroom were a welcome bonus.
The reason I have not given this 5 out of 5 is due to the food. This could have been hotter and a little more variety at the evening meal would have been better. Breakfast excellent with plenty of choice. The food is cooked and left under the lights on the display resulting in it going cold, microwaves are available to warm it up if necessary.
There is an excellent bakery/coffee shop just outside the hotel (La Canasta) - turn right out of the car park and it's just across the road.
Beware if you decide to go to Gibraltar by car, you could be in for a long queue to get out due to the Spanish customs.
Mijas village up in the hills is worth a visit, very pretty with stunning views over the coast.
All in all would return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Michelle,

Thank you so much for your comment. It is very important to us - as it helps us to improve our services.It is so nice to know that you enjoyed your holidays at our hotel.
Thanks for valuing our very friendly and helpfull staff, our large rooms and our great location.
We are sorry that you were not satisfied with the temperature of the food.
We keep this suggestion in mind and stuy it carefully.

Kind Regards
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights, can't fault the hotel - nice food, great staff and good all inclusive drinks. Weather was great for early April. Lovely beach and area of Costa del Sol. We were on the 5th floor and would suggest asking for a pool side view. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time to send us your opinión about your stay here.
It is a pleasure to know that you were satisfied with your stay.
Thanks for your recommendation to other travellers.
It is nice to know that you were happy with our variety of food, our great staff and our brilliant location directly on the beach with direct acess from the pool.

Kind Regards
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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

If your looking for a nice quiet relaxing holiday then the VIK Gran Hotel is for you. The hotel is lovely and right on the beach. The food was very nice, plenty choice and all freshly cooked. All the staff were lovely and very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear Anne,

Thank you so much for your comment about your stay.
It helps us to get to know our weaknesses in order to improve our services.
We are a perfect location for a relaxing holiday as well for a romantic stay.
It is nice to know that you enjoyed our big choise of food, our staff and our great location.

Kind Regards
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cambridge, ontario, canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were at the Gran Hotel in late Feb./13, the hotel it's self, is in a good location. The village, has so much to see and explore. There are many place to eat, from Chinese, Indian, to Tapas Bar's, all at reasonable prices( best is the tapas and wine), you will want to explore the places to eat, as the hotel, does not have the best food, basic, and they do recycle the food from one meal to the next. As stated by others the food is not hot, there is a microwave for heating. The coffee machines, I don't think it matters what you choose, it all comes out the same.
Make sure your room is on the front side of hotel, it is sunnier, warmer, nice sunsets. Rooms are decent in size and storage, bathroom good size, nice long narrow tub.

The hotel itself, is dated, and needs some update, the carpets, the paint colours, dark hallways, and furniture in front lobby. The lobby is where people make a 1st impression.
The hotel, does offer tours, but as we were with a group, did not need them. If on your own, do try to do the Tangier (for the experience), and Gibraltar.
They even have a Chinese Dollar Store, and Mac Donald's everywhere, throughout Spain.
If you are looking for Leather, go to Mijas, and look, very nice, and the price quoted, is not what you will pay.

The service is okay at the hotel. If you are looking at going here, make sure it is not on a Spanish holiday, as the hotel becomes over run, and loud!!, and noise that may carry on till the wee hours of the morning.

If I needed to, I would consider a return to this hotel for it's location, but there are alot of hotels, small, large, on golf courses, waterfront, just do your research, for what you want.
I would not rate this as a 4 Star hotel, 3 Star.

Room Tip: Higher floors, and not facing the river
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Dear estimated Guest,

Thank you so much for your time to send us your comment about your stay.
Your opinión is very important for us as it helps us to improve our services.
It is a pleasure to know that you were satisfied with the size of our rooms, our friendly staff and our location.

We are looking forward to see you soon again
Kind Regards
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Congleton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We have just returned from a week at this hotel which is advertised as being 4* but I would like to know how this has been arrived at. The good points are that the room was large with loads of storage space but could do with more hangers. There was plenty of hot water all the time, the staff were friendly and in is virtually on the beach. It is also within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants etc.

On the down side, the hotel needs money spending on it to bring it up to date as it looks extremely tired now, although no doubt it was originally impressive. There was no atmosphere to speak of. The bath towels were so thin you could see through them and were hardly big enough to wrap around you. The meals were hit and miss. There were some which were okay but nothing special and at other times it was just slop!! One night we took one taste of what was supposed to be turkey in gravy and walked out. We went to a little bar along the way where we had meals freshly cooked for us. The so-called fruit juices in the machines were completely tasteless, as they had been watered down to nothing]. The drinks were also very expensive if you decided to drink in the hotel.

All in all, rather disappointing.

Room Tip: Try to avoid the rooms at the back of the hotel, as they overlook a dirty stream and request higher...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VGHCS, Director de Recepción at VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your comment about your stay.
It is nice to know that you enjoyed our spacious rooms with their great food.
Thanks for valuing our great staff - it is one of our main strenghts.
I feel sorry that you did not have the chance to enjoy our great, fresh and tipical spanish food.
Our kitchen team is cooking daily with fresh and national ingredients.
I apologize that you did not enjoy our delicious food.

We hope to see you again

Kind Regards
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Address: Urb. La Butibamba S/N | Gps = W-4. 68223 N-36. 50101, 29649 La Cala de Mijas, Mijas, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas > La Cala de Mijas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in La Cala de Mijas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 302
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The VIK Gran Hotel Costa del Sol is a 4 star hotel in Cala de Mijas (Malaga), located on the beachfront of Cala de Mijas with breathtaking views out over playa de la Butibamba. The hotel is placed only 15 minutes from Marbella and 10 minutes from Fuengirola , with big shopping malls . Sun , beach , golf and relax !! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Gran Hotel Costa Del Sol
Hm Gran Mijas
VIK Gran Hotel Costa Del Sol Mijas/La Cala De Mijas

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