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Eurostars Mijas Golf & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Gran Bretana, 9 | Urbanizacion Mijas Golf, 29650 Mijas, Spain   |  
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“Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed here for a week in June. Fabulous hotel, beautiful gardens with pool very relaxing area. Staff were very helpful, excellent choice of hot and cold breakfast. Only 25 minutes from Malaga airport. All rooms are suites we had a lovely bedroom with separate kitchen, sitting room and bathroom very spacious and modern. Very good value for money. Will stay here again next year. You will need a car as you are 15 mins to the nearest town. Beautiful views.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Spent a week here with my family, husband 3 kids! Read all the reviews and concerned before I went! Main concern was the pool as it is the essence of our holiday with kids! Reviews kept saying problems with pool beds not enough! So being a little concerned decide to e mail them direct to ask what there take on the lack of pool beds was! Received a clear precise e mail back with a few days stating " hotel policy is we remove towels after 30 min and customers can collect them on there return" great my kinda policy! But.... That's just it no one to remove the towels! This hotel has huge potential the problem is the team running it! Ask reception a question or direction to a beach or restaurant and they give you one sentence " you know the round about at Macdonalds" in fact one day I asked for a good restaurant and reception said " I don't know". The reception seem ill equipped with advice of surrounding area considering the area is out in the sticks a bit! Twice I asked to see the manager and was told, he only comes on a Monday or there front desk manger is in on tues it was fri, could nt be bothered! There is the problem, no one is managing this hotel so the extras are nt there, the team is sloppy and the hotel gets neglected! Pool is such a shame 2 years ago it would have been lovely but sadly no one is maintaining it! Piece s of wood from fence loose or missing, grass hideously baldy brown and mud patches, lights at night in pool one side work other dose nt, yesterday's cups glasses napkins ice cream papers all around the pool no one cleaning the area! Beds all over the place instead of laid out in a orderly manner for the following day! Yes there's a life guard but clearly not a pool boy , he simply tans himself and watches the pool! My room shower broke, cupboard door hanging off, cushions in balcony worn and torn, corridors there was plaster coming away and desperate need of a paint! Any glass balcony s, glass front door, lift glass, sliding glass doors always filthy with finger prints no pride taken in the building! Basically this hotel is let down by the little things, yes bed clean, clean towels, staff smile, breakfast well organised huge selection reception ran well check in check out, all the things that are standard seem to be ok, it's the finishes around the hotel that are lazy uncared for and unattended! Thus hotel lacks a team wirh pride and branding. This hotel needs a constant manager walking the hotel making them-self know to staff and customers! Regularly checking and correcting the little things that sadly become big things when your seeing them every day! Biggest let down is how bad the pool area, staff and maintenance of the pool is. Let's face it that's that the core of any sunshine holiday when the beach is a 15 min drive away and the hotel need to take into account there is no beach so all you have is the pool! Yes it is out the way but thank god! It's away from traditional Spain high rises and main road/motorway s! It is worth being out in mijas mountains for the views and tranquility! Yes you need a car and you need to drive into mijas town each evening but well worth it as again this is unspoilt Spain not to missed! This hotel is situated in a essence of luxury, private villas and golf course s, shame is the hotel is not luxury but only needs the basics of care to turn it into luxury! This hotel is missing the point and a huge market as it is the only hotel in the area, no competition perhaps that's is what's needed for this team to pull there socks up! Would I go again..... I have given my concerns to the hotel management if i was guaranteed there would be these un costly and basic easy changes made, then yes I would! Tho I ll be surprised at this standard if this hotel will still be there for me to reebok in the next 5 years. Has I say I m not pointing out thousands of pounds worth of repair or maintenance but simply a good gardener pool boy and
maintenance team! Food at breakfast lovely huge choice pool bar and bar really cheap and yes lose the 15 euro kitchen equipment no one dose it and most just take cups and glasses from breakfast and I just asked for a pan! Car hire is cheap and use a I phone or map and you ll find mijas pueblo town well sign posted and easy to get to!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This is an odd hotel, it is not a golf hotel as it hasn't got a golf course, its not a family holiday hotel as its got a minute pool with insufficient sun beds, its not a business hotel and its certainly no great spa hotel neither. I am just not sure what market it is aiming for and it is in the middle of nowhere. We booked a 2 bed self catering room - and thank goodness I read BABunny's review as I was prepared - there is no kettle, no toaster and no bottle opener! There were 3 of us in our group and we were given (well, we had to pay 15 euros) for a box of equipment with only 2 cups and 2 wine glasses! On the plus side the rooms are quite big and are cleaned everyday which is nice, the balconies are also large. On the downside a car is essential especially if travelling with children - there is nothing for them to do, the pool is too small to be interesting for very long! The golf course is approx 3km away down a steep hill, I would have gone stir crazy if we'd not had a car. Other than the hotels own bar and restaurant which we didn't try there is only one little bar/restaurant in the immediate area - which didn't look great so we went to MIjas old town most nights but this was a 15 minute drive away. There is a small supermarket next to the bar/restaurant but Tesco it isn't! You have to reserve your fresh bread the day before otherwise there will be none left by midday the next day! In summary, ok for a short break but be prepared to drive....

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We booked 1 bed and got a 2 bed. Room 406 recommend for afternoon sun and views of golf courses.

Very clean all the way through and plenty of towels. Simple but effective furniture and very comfortable beds. Housekeeping come daily to change soiled towels , empty all bins and made the beds. Nothing else.

The kitchen - There is a two ring hob (very efficient) and comination oven, 2mins 30sec for full grill to toast each side of a piece of bread) slimline dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment with ice trays. Then nothing else....and I mean nothing! we paid €15 for a pack which gave us 2 glasses 2 wine glasses two plates, dishes side plates cups and saucers pasta pan, fry pan, small pan strainer and cutlrey. Missing items can opener and wine/bottle opener....but we managed ...I was a girl guide!! I pushed the cork in with a knife and used the groove in the work surface to open a bottle of beer!

Having learnt from previous self catering experiences I always travel with a thermos coffee cup mug, a loo roll a kitchen roll, a washing up sponge and a super cloth, salt and pepper sachets, uncle bens microwave rice, cupa soups tea bags, coffee powder and sugar....so glad I did...

Next time my list will include ...dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid and Swiss army knife.

Water for teas we boiled in pasta pan with lid on..that was faster than boiling a kettle (if we had of had one!)

We bought groceries from Aldi the first time ( you will pass Aldi about 1km before you turn into the Golf resort. Or if you leave the resort you will find a Lidl and iceland near Mirmar complexes.) Miramar is back the roundabout you exited at the A7 to get to the golf resort and turn left.

We bought everything we needed from these two stores. We made breakfast in our room, ate out for lunch in one of the villages or beach areas along the A7 motorway and then made an evening snack in our room.

We used a hand towel for a draining board and another for a pot cloth. Couldn't be bothered buying a big box of dishwasher tabs for the two of us.

The hotel amenities are poor. The food we were served in the bar area was ok but not as described. garlic prawns with white asparagus looked more like a heavy mushroom omelette with a token prawn. €15 for the three courses. If I had to eat here again I would have ordered one full set meal and shared it between the two of us...the portions for the three courses were enormous. French salad, beef stroganoff and melon for dessert was my meal and it was very tasty. Basic and quite boil in the bag but tasty all the same.

We had no problems getting sun loungers but you have to be quick. If you can't beat them join them and claim a bed with your beach towel that you must take with you. We were reserving beds at 9.30ish. Better than in egypt where we had to abseil down the balconies to claim beds by 6am

The pools were clean and refreshing. We spent most of our time in the children's pool laid out taking the rays.

The grass could do wo some attention as it is very patchy. A bit of AstroTurf wouldnt go a miss. At times I could get a waft of cat pooh but could never find any.

The snack bar only opened on the weekends whilst we were there and was to remain open everyday there after for the season. We didn't use it.

Tv stations were rubbish - we could only find 1 English speaking channel which was Discovery Max which was endless rounds of 'hows it made' I am now very educated on just about everything from contact lenses to crush'ems yogurt pots. Thank the lord I pre loaded my iPad with sky go stuff.

Late afternoons we would sit of the balcony over looking the street and views of the golf course with a tinto verano (red wine and limon soda) tons of ice and soaking up the late afternoon sun..we got a better tan from that session than sweating it out by the pool. (at Aldi buy the unlabelled red wine bottles at 65 cents a bottle and mix with their own large bottle of limon soda) tried and tested and that mixes the best tinto verano.

We went to the restaurant by the entrance of the hotel.

NOTE Only open from 7pm to 11pm and closed all day Tuesday.

Friendly it is not. It's a basic taverna and the drink being served all were sourced from Lidl !!! The service was soooooooo sloooooow...from arriving to ordering 20 minutes, they never asked us if we wanted more drinks. After a further 30 mins our prawns pil pil arrived ( very nice) 40 minutes after our starter plates were taken away our main course arrived. Again...huge portions. We had pork with green pepper corn sauce with jacket potatoes..3 thick loin cuts of pork and 2 baked potatoes!! We should have shared it. We both pack the extra pounds but it beat both of us. Half of it went back to the kitchen as we were too full. They did offer a €14 set three course menu and that looked good.

If you didn't hire a car and decided you wanted one, Mano the guy who owns the orange management office next to the supermarket and restaurant can arrange one for you.

We think a car is a must if you want to get out and about.

We have enjoyed our time here and we are talking about coming back. For a week we have coped very well and enjoyed the surroundings.

Free wifi - downside though is that it logs you out after 5 minutes of inactivity. Vouchers are given at reception. One voucher per device. We had 5 devises and were given 5 vouchers.
Free on road parking
No help with bags to your room (but never like my bags out of my sight anyhow)
Very few English people.

For the £320 for the two of us for the week (accommodation only) booked through hotels4u.com we feel it's been a fabulous bargain and if you look at the places I normally stay at I think that could be a good balance of opinion. (our original accommodation fell through at the last minute and we wanted to be in this area due to other commitments made before we travelled.

Room Tip: 404 405 406 407 or the same numbers on the 5th floor. Wonderfull views and late afternoon sun.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Generally, NIce rooms. Low standard facilities. Not enough sunbeds for a half filled hotel. Overpriced average 'looking' food. Free wifi though.
I am 8 months pregnant and my husband booked this hotel for 2 nights as a treat for me at the end of our normal week holiday in a villa. We wanted a bit of luxury before the baby came. We booked a suite with a terrace as we have a 4 year old. We paid an extra 10 pounds a night for a second bedroom for our son and rang ahead for a space in the garage as we had a car full or stuff we wanted to leave in it...safely/6e a day. There were plenty of spaces in the garage although some spots are a little tight. There is parking available on the roads leading up to the hotel if you don't want to pay for a space in the garage. its on the Coin road inland from Fuengirola. About 5-10 mins drive from Fuengirola depending on which part you go to/come from.
Upon arrival:Nice reception. Walkways between reception , pool, lifts areas are run down and look terrible. Our room was lovely. We had a small kitchen. Had to ring reception for all kitchen equipment and they wouldn't bring it to the room. we had to collect it. When i explained i couldn't carry it because i was so pregnant and husband wasn't around they gave me a suitcase trolly to wheel the box back to my room. They wanted it back straight away....yeah right!. By the way no one helped with baggage either. They don't have kettles here so had to boil water in a saucepan for tea. I didn't have any washing detergent left for washing dishes or tea towels. None of which were supplied. They do have a small dish washer so i had to use it with just water.
Our bedroom was really nice with a big kingsize comfy bed. Plenty of space. Large terrace. But door fell off wardrobe as i opened it. Our son's room was a twin. Nice clean linen and towels throughout, can;t fault cleaniness of rooms. The room service menu has 2 salads, a club sandwich, 1 pasta, 1 burger, 1 soup option, cheesecake, fruit dessert, all between 13-16 euros. Desserts are about 10e. A little pricey i think for quite standard hotel food. Didn't order from it but i wonder if i'd have to go a get that myself too???!! The pool bar is ok but sells those cellophane pack squashed sandwiches for 8 euros. So do as others do and bring your own snacks to the pool. I saw other families with 'macdonalds' bought for their kids and ate them with no trouble from anyone that i saw. It was obvious the hotel was half empty. Yet there weren't enough sunbeds or umbrellas for the customers there and im not one of those idiots that bags sun loungers at the crack of dawn. The pool is split into 2. A 0.4m round pool for the little ones, and a deeper up to 2m deep pool. NIce pools. Haven't tried the spa yet but hubby went for a run in the gym and the belt was loose on the tread mill that he had to hold onto the rails so as not to fall. I saw a nursery type place but no-one inside. The roman pool is only accessible via the spa and you have to pay for it. Restaurant looks very dull. Brightly lit. Flat pack style place. Nothing special at all considering this hotel is a 4 star, Restaurant not inviting at all so we went out. Have yet to check out the spa . This hotel is unfortunately like so many in Spain where they have high Star ratings which only indicates the type of facilities they have and unlike other country hotel standards does not represent the actual quality of those facilities. bit of a let down once i left my room. .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This hotel was absolutely lovely - there's no question about that. It used to be a Radisson apart-hotel, so all the "rooms" are actually really spacious apartments. We stayed in a two bedroom suite, which had two double bedrooms, one with en-suite, a family bathroom, and living room / kitchenette. We had a fantastic large balcony with amazing views out over the coast. The whole apartment was completely new and immaculate. It was beautifully done.

Here are some facts (some potential drawbacks?) about the hotel which I believe to be useful information for those considering staying here:

1. The hotel is situated in the Mijas Golf Urbanisation. If you're here to play golf, this is an excellent location. If you wish to spend time by the sea, the nearest seaside town is Fuengirola, a €15 taxi journey, each way. The second nearest town, Mijas, (which is definitely worth visiting - it is up in the hills) is a €20 taxi journey, each way.

2. The only shop in the Urbanisation (which is directly across the road from the hotel) is open until lunch time, and not at all on Sundays. The owner of this shop also runs a bar, which serves food from 7pm. There is also a club house at the golf course which serves meals during the day (Sunday included). It isn't fantastic food, but when you're desperate it does the job. Other than that there is no where to eat / have coffee during the day in the Urbanisation.

3. The hotel itself offers minimal amenities, and staff were quite unhelpful and/or uninformed about the local amenities. We arrived on a Sunday (after wandering aimlessly around Fuengirola in search of an open supermarket - to no avail), just after lunch time, and were informed that the hotel did not serve any kind of food / coffee until 8pm, when the bar opened. When we asked if there was anywhere nearby to get something to eat we were told no, and that we should get back in a taxi (€15 each way!) to Fuengirola. Luckily we met a local woman who informed us that the club house served food, and was in walking distance. The hotel itself claimed to have a poolside bar open during the afternoons yet I never once saw this open. In addition, upon arrival we were informed that the pool is only open at weekends, and there is a fee to go into the indoor pool. Also, there was an additional fee for kitchenware for the kitchenette. [We did not pay for these, but met a woman in the lift lugging a big box by herself - for a 4 star hotel, perhaps these could have been brought up for her?]

4. The hotel is at the top of quite a steep hill. For some this may be an issue, as it is very steep. But it makes for fantastic views out to the coast. The whole Urbanisation is incredibly peaceful and idyllic. It is very well looked after. And really is such a pleasant and quiet area to be located.

5. Breakfast was included in the price of our room. It was an excellent service, with a buffet of a range of foods. [Useful tip: We brought a couple of plates, glasses and knives, and napkins, back to our room from the breakfast room and used them for our lunch foods which we had bought in a supermarket in Fuengirola]

In summary, we were disappointed by: the lack of amenities the hotel had to offer, the charge for the indoor pool (particularly when the outdoor pool wasn't open during the weekdays) and kitchenware, and the lack of local knowledge on behalf of the staff (I must add here however that on the most part they were very friendly and polite).

But if you plan to rent a car this is definitely a fantastic hotel to stay in. It's absolutely beautiful and with a car many of the setbacks we encountered could be avoided. If you had a car you could drive to Fuengirola/Mijas whenever you wanted. It really isn't far.

Even without a car, for us at the time, due to the excellent value of the rooms, it worked out cheaper to get a taxi to town and back each day, than it would have to rent two hotel rooms by the coast. And certainly, no accommodation for that price by the sea would have been nearly as nice.

I hope this has been helpful for people considering this hotel.
A tip for the owners: let the kitchenware be included in the price of the room - additional hidden costs like this just annoy people. I would have paid the cost if it was simply included in the overall cost, it's just the idea of hidden costs that seems sly and mean to me.

[Please note, I did not use the swimming pool or fitness centre so I my rating is based on how they appeared]

  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Situated in the Mijas Golf complex, this hotel is a must for anyone who wants to get away from the rat race and chill-out. Set in a quite urbanisation, you would not know this hotel existed even the local taxi service did not know where it was!!! Recently refurbished this hotel offers apartments with all the comforts of home. Spotlessly clean and well cared for. We had room 423 which was perfect for access to the pool area, whilst being a cool retreat when the sun got too hot. The restaurant offered a 15 euro set menu in the evening which had something for everyone and the breakfast choice in the morning was amazing. All the staff were so friendly, a nice change for this part of Spain. We were lucky enough to be in Mijas the weekend of the annual Blues Festival in the village so a 20 euro taxi fare was a fare price. If I had one small complaint, it would be this.....the hotel is 4 star (well worthy) so why do they charge 15 euros for a box containing the utensils you need for the kitchen? We only wanted two glasses and two cups for morning coffee but we had to hire the complete box! Saying that though it did not spoil our wonderful weekend.

Room Tip: Room 423, perfect for pool access and nice and quite
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Avda Gran Bretana, 9 | Urbanizacion Mijas Golf, 29650 Mijas, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Mijas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Eurostars Mijas Golf & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
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Set in a privileged location, surrounded by the best golf courses in Spain and with fantastic panoramic vistas over the Mediterranean, the Eurostars Mijas is one of the most complete and modern tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol. ... more   less 
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