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Macdonald Leila Playa Club

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Ctra de Cadiz No 196, Malaga Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have always loved the area but never stayed here before so were hoping it was as good as it seemed from reviews and website. Well from the start it was great. Reception v professional. Our 2 b/r apartment was clean with lots of extras needed for a home from home, aircon, beach towels and but was only cleaned once... More 

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Thank LadyJEMM
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We too hope you will visit us again soon. Thank you for your positive comments and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3rd visit says it all as I like to travel but this really is the perfect bolt hole for us in Spain. One thing I have really noticed this time is how spotlessly clean the accommodation and all surroundings are and the interim cleans , we have had 3 in our fortnight ,are very thorough like hitting the reset button!!!... More 

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Thank t3gmd
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of our resort. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to greeting you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My parents had owned 2 weeks here since 1986, so have visited here numerous times in the past. Last visited 2 years ago and feel that it has changed so much since. Let me start with the apartment (3 bed, 3 bath) and looking very tired and dated now. The kitchens are in dire need of a refit and the... More 

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1 Thank lovesangria
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you were dissatisfied with your apartment this year. As you may know, we have a refurbishment programme in place in order to bring all the apartments up to the same standard. This is an on-going project and your apartment is on the priority list. As far as the restaurant is concerned, we are pleased... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week, and it was by no means cheap. We had a great stay, although would have expected a little more. We paid about 600 Euros for a 1 bedroom studio. We still had to pay for Wifi (another 10 Euros), which I really feel should just be included. Electricity and water was included in the... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you Haydn for taking the time to post your comments about our resort. We have taken your observations on board. As far as the restaurant is concerned, the re-opening is now imminent and we hope you might decide to visit us again to make up for the disappointment on this trip. More 

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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Leila Playa for decades now and in that time it has not changed much, mostly just got better. The setting is superb, the apartments are well appointed and luxurious, the gardens and pool well maintained. It is a small, intimate complex where children can play safely and there is plenty for them to do. So... More 

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1 Thank Martin P
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you Martin for your positive comments about our resort. As far as the restaurant is concerned, we are pleased to inform you that the reopening of the facilities are imminent. We think you will be very pleasantly surprised with the F&B facilities going forward. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to Leila Playa after last visit 11 years ago. We previously owned A22, but bought out last year. Part of the buy out included a voucher for a week in 2016 & one in 2017, so we booked mid June and were allocated B5. It was nice to be on the opposite side of the resort, with a lovely... More 

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Thank Bridget C
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you Bridget for your feedback and positive review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your visit in 2017. More 

Inverurie, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Accommodation lovely, heated pool in April was bliss, unfortunately no bar at the resort at the moment due to a dispute but Luna beach next door is lovely. Very clean, would highly recommend , staff are very pleasant and knowledgeable on the area

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Thank Gwenyth B
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us Gwenyth. I am also happy to add that there is now a kiosk service by the pool. More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel for the second time this year and still love it. The views are amazing, the pool is great and the staff are very helpful. We were not bothered about not having the restaurant available as we tried some great places nearby and cooked food ourselves (the kitchen facilities are spot on). The downsides were:... More 

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Thank LuizaGR
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you Luiza for your positive comments about our resort. We are so glad you have chosen to stay with us for a second time. More 

London
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Leila Playa is a really nice property and Apartment 20 a true gem. Service at reception was friendly and helpful (I always asked in Spanish). The only downside to the location is the need to wait half an hour for buses which do not adhere rigidly to the timetable. Sudden braking by the bus driver upon approach to Marbella whereby... More 

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Thank LondonCate4good
Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you have now fully recovered from your fall on the bus. More 

Solihull, UK
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642 reviews
121 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Had a two week holiday here in late May/early June. We stayed this year in 2 different apartments. Our 2 bed could sleep up to 6. The 3 bed can sleep up to 8. Both were immaculately clean on arrival, and all functioned as it should. Staff are universally friendly and efficient. Credit to MacDonalds who have reacted positively to... More 

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Sebastián U, General Manager at Macdonald Leila Playa Club, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Macdonald Leila Playa Club

Address: Ctra de Cadiz No 196, Malaga Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas > Sitio de Calahonda
Price Range: $76 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Macdonald Leila Playa Club 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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Macdonald Leila Playa Club Hotel Calahonda
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