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Iberostar Costa Del Sol

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Urbanizacion Costalita s/n, 29680, Estepona Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 31 hotels in Estepona
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The Iberostar Costa del Sol hotel is located right in front of the quiet beach of El Saladillo, Malaga. This is a 4-star hotel that’s designed to impress even the most discerning travellers due to its high-quality services and privileged location. At the Costa del Sol hotel there are up to 20 different pool areas including slides and waterfalls, as well as a complete activity programme for adults and children, a Monkey Club, free Wi-Fi, SPA Sensations with 800 m² of space, two restaurants, two bars and its exquisite Sea Soul Restaurant & Beach Club, where your days and nights can last forever. This hotel has 265 rooms and suites with first-rate facilities, some with a private pool, which ensure the rest and relaxation that families require, as well as exclusivity for even the most discerning guests. “Wave of Change” is a pioneering initiative from Iberostar group to reduce the use of plastics, to promote responsible consumption of seafood and improve coastal health.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Children's playground
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Game room
Mini golf
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Solarium
Baggage storage
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Margaret L wrote a review Jan 2020
St Helens, United Kingdom41 contributions24 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our time at the Iberostar hotel. The food buffet was delicious each morning and evening with a plentiful supply of every food imaginable. The staff were incredibly helpful, Virginia the reception manager and Jose in particular. They took pains to sort out the issues we had and we thank them very much for their help. Rooms were very clean and the pool facilities excellent. The hotel is right onto the beach. Couldn't fault anything about our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 2, 2020
Dear guest, We are very pleased to read that you had such a pleasant time in our hospitality at Iberostar and want to thank you for sharing your opinion with others. Confirmation that we were able to exceed your expectations is spectacular news for us. It is also very satisfying for us that you have kept us in your fondest memories and it will be an honour to welcome you back again in the future until then we wish you all the best. Kind Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Costa del Sol
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bryantwomey wrote a review Nov 2019
Swansea, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
Me and my wife spent a week here on the last week of the season October 2019 all inclusive. Transport- contrary to other reviews the bus took us to the door and also on the return trip ( booked with TUI) Staff- everyone excellent Food - really good and plenty of choice for everyone. Entertainment - one night we had flamenco type dancers. The other nights the guests were the entertainment with Karaoke, busting balloons and bingo on separate nights so no professional entertainment. Room - although dated we had a queen size plus bed, big round bath, separate showers and kept spotless by wonderful cleaners. Facilities- there is really only one pool. Alongside there are two round small pools - a Jacuzzi type pool and a kids pool ( max 3 m and 2 m diameter) and cold.There is an indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna but to visit costs 15 e each. There is a minimal Gym on the third floor slightly smaller than the rooms. Plenty of sun beds , self serve restaurant and a bar with snacks. The restaurant where the hotel borders the beach remained closed whilst I was there. Location - on the beach. In an area of villas with an Aldi 1/2 mile walk away. There is a bus stop which takes about 10-15 min walk away. Go all inclusive as there are no alternative places to eat without catching a bus. Speaking to other guests I believe to convert from full board to AI costs 40e per day. This hotel does one above AI ( where you can use the indoor pools and have other drinks available but again costs a lot for very little gain) Would we visit again - enjoyed our week but no due to location which can’t be resolved. There are many families who return regularly due to the kids clubs but I can’t comment on that. I also think a three star rating max.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Costa Del Sol
Responded Nov 7, 2019
Dear Bryan, Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your impressions of our four-star, beachfront establishment, First and foremost, we appreciate your generous comments towards our dedicated employees. They will be thrilled to hear of your compliments. Moreover, we are well-known internationally for our superb gastronomy services. Our exemplary chefs enjoy spoiling our guests with fresh international dishes and typical Málaga cuisine using high-quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients. Thus, we are pleased you were satisfied with this aspect. On the other hand, we have outdoor pools, well-maintained gardens, spa facilities, a games room, the Star Camp programme, entertainment and sporting activities. Additionally, the hotel is situated on Estepona ́s longest beach, is between Marbella and Estepona and 10 minutes from Puerto Banús. However, we are sorry we could not meet all of your expectations on this occasion. We trust you have taken home some lovely memories with you despite this and we hope to serve you again at Iberostar in the near future. Best regards, Quality Manager, Iberostar Costa del Sol
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Laura B wrote a review Oct 2019
Chepstow, United Kingdom62 contributions28 helpful votes
Lovely hotel and gd location 😁, although disappointed by the attitude of the staff especially when it came to end of all inclusive i.e. asking if we had money! not sure I would come here again given this experience which has somewhat ruined the experience! Also if a single female don’t expect to get served!! Not welcoming
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Costa Del Sol
Responded Oct 16, 2019
Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your opinions regarding our family-friendly establishment, We are sorry to read you were not completely satisfied with your experience, we would like to kindly assure you that our employees are highly-trained, attentive and professional individuals that care deeply about the well-being of our guests. We regret if this is not the impression you received and we have forwarded your comments to our management team for revision. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future at perhaps one of our more adult-focused Iberostar hotels around the world as rest-assured you will not be disappointed. We trust you had a safe journey home and we wish you the best. Kind regards, Quality Manager, Iberostar Costa del Sol
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sandra s wrote a review Oct 2019
69 contributions22 helpful votes
We visited this hotel in September 2019. We had visited previously when the hotel was under the Playa Hotel brand and we are pleased to say that the hotel was as good as we remembered it. The staff are a real credit and asset to this hotel. From our welcome at Reception to our immaculately kept and beautiful bedroom, the great dining room and choice of food , we thought it was excellent. We were on half board, rather than many who were on all inclusive option. Truthfully with the wide choice at breakfast , particularly the freshly cooked omelettes and the wide choice at dinner we would have been hard pressed to fit in lunch! This was one of the best buffet style hotels we have stayed in , with great themed nights and a vast choice of main courses and show cooking with all fresh produce. The chefs were very friendly and were keen to tell us about their dishes. For an extra 3.50 euros per person per night you could have as much wine, beer or soft drinks as you liked. We did not see anyone abusing this in the dining room. Our only complaint would be that the dress code in the evening which stated long trousers for men should be observed and a bit more “ formal wear “ for women should be observed. I would say about 70 percent of people made an effort to change in the evening but 30 percent did not. There was a lot more animation going on from iberostar which you could join in if you wanted. A car we feel is essential if you want to explore the region. We always hire a car and there is ample free parking. The iberostar deal includes some spa entrance tickets and cocktails. The spa was very good and we enjoyed. So all in all a great break, thoroughly recommend and a big thank you to all the hotel staff.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Costa Del Sol
Responded Oct 11, 2019
Dear Sandra, We are very happy to learn that you had such a great time with us and want to thank you for sharing your experience with others. Again we thank you for this constructive review of our hotel and hope to be seeing you again soon.We welcome and value the ideas of our guests because with them we can achieve our goal of providing perfect holidays for them. We will, of course, take note of your valuable feedback and will relay it to the appropriate management for their consideration. Best Regards, Quality Manager Iberostar Costa del Sol
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Martyna M wrote a review Sep 2019
Gdynia, Poland1 contribution1 helpful vote
We went for a week holiday with my mum. We were offered with this hotel by the tourist office in Poland. The choice seemed to be obvious due to participation to Iberostar brand. To our dissapointment the hotel was not as attractive as it should be due to the amount of stars. The staff was amazingly friendly and nice to us but the quality of the rooms and equipment on the pool area seems to remember better times. If not for the atmosphere and the staff I would be very disappointed. Seems it's the high time to renovate the building.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from ReputationOnline, Quality Manager at Iberostar Costa Del Sol
Responded Sep 17, 2019
Dear Martyna, On behalf of the Iberostar team, we would like to express our appreciation to you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are sorry we could not exceed your expectations on this occasion. We would like you to know that it has been an honour to serve you and your Mother at our hotel. Furthermore, we are grateful for your kind words towards our hard-working employees, they will be thrilled to know they contributed to making your holiday special. We will take your comments on board as we understand we can only improve our services by listening to the opinions of our guests. We hope you give us another opportunity to accommodate you in perhaps one of our other Iberostar hotels worldwide, as rest-assured we have an establishment to meet all of your needs. We hope you both had a pleasant journey home. Best regards, Quality Manager, Iberostar Costa del Sol
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PRICE RANGE
$100 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
playabella hotel gran, gran hotel playabella
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolEstepona
NUMBER OF ROOMS
265
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iberostar Costa Del Sol
Which popular attractions are close to Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Nearby attractions include Gregorio’s Bar (0.4 miles), Escuela de Arte Ecuestre Costa del Sol (0.5 miles), and Torre del Padron (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jaipur Purple, El Legado, and Pancho Villa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Iberostar Costa Del Sol offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Iberostar Costa Del Sol?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion (3.3 miles) and Iglesia de San Pedro (3.8 miles).
Does Iberostar Costa Del Sol have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.