Well.. After reading the revues I thought I can not go wrong at this place….
The apartment was amazing, all set out great and very spacious, everything that you could want… along with “Silver Fish”..
When we arrived we had to clean the floor as it had not been done before as there was sand all over, the Jacuzzi’s (there was 2, one in each bath) did not work, the plug fuse kept blowing when we put kettle on, the air con was hard to work out and when we did work it out we could only get it “cool” not cold enough to combat the heat.. When the cleaners came to clean room (once a week) they did not sweep floors or empty rubbish bin.. All they did was replace the toilet roll and replace towels, but they did not leave bath towels, just hand towels.. I called reception and asked for them, but after 2 days and 2 calls they never did materialise..
They have a noise curfew which is a good thing, well would have been had it been adhered to as the noise from the only restaurant that was on the site was horrendous one night and it went on for well over 3 hours..
The location of the estate is very isolated and you WILL need a car if you want to go to a beach or as a matter of fact anywhere requires a car.
Would I recommend this place.. Yes I would despite what I have put above, the rooms (once cleaned) were amazing, very spacious and very luxurious, there is all you need to have a holiday if you are someone who enjoys sitting on balcony to sunbathe and of an evening enjoys watching TV..
The kitchen is fully equipped with Microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer along with a washing machine, there was also 2 dishwasher tablets provided as well.
The TV has sufficient English channels to keep you occupied including some English terrestrial channels.
The thing you need to be aware of is that if you book through a third party no one tells you they require a 200 euro deposit and if you don’t have the cash they take it from your card and refund it at the end if all is ok, but this would incur you 2 lots of exchange rates on your card..
I did complain to reception when I handed my key back and I was given a scratch card as an apology and told.. If I got 3 matching figures then I would be granted that amount as a discount from my next visit.. Strange way of offering a discount I thought.. I did not do the card until I got back to UK and when I did scratch the card and it showed 100 euro that I can claim if I book with them direct.. That is not going to happen, but if anyone want to buy it for £25 let me know it is valid for 2013/2014…
All the above being said… it is a lovely place to be if you want to stay on site and chill.. There are swimming pools and kids areas..
Suggestion to anyone going here..
Use the A7 NOT the AP7 as the AP7 is a toll road and cost 4 ½ euro to go through it and they run practically side by side so you gain nothing by using the AP7.
Call at a supermarket before you get there and get some supplies as the one at bottom of the road where you turn in was closed when we got there and there are very few turning areas to swop from one side of road to other, it took me over 8 miles to turn and go back to find a supermarket when I went..
If this place had more amenities it would be a fantastic place to be.. so if the management read this.. get some more shops on site, get a local Café/Bar on site and a little shop with other things would not go amiss…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Colina del Paraíso is a newly built self-catering resort located 10 minutes west of Puerto Banus, nestled in the hills of Benahavis, offering privacy and tranquility. Within close proximity of the self catering complex are long stretches of beautiful coastline and some of the best beaches in Europe. There are a selection of three bedroom apartments, townhouses and penthouses including grand rooftop terraces with private pools or whirlpools. Colina del Paraíso strives to offer a world of comfort, leisure and relaxation, where you can also enjoy our on site sport facilities like swimming, tennis, practice driving range, paddle tennis and a fully equipped gymnasium.Also on site, our renowned Italian bar and restaurant Angelica. Enjoy delicious Italian fare with stunning vistas of the coast as far as Gibralter and Africa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colina Del Paraiso Hotel Benahavis