We have just returned from a family trip to La Orquidea and on first arriving we were somewhat dissappointed as the premises are a bit old and tired looking. Our view didnt improve much when we found out our 'penthouse' rooms were on the 5th floor and there is no lift! there is also no air conditioning in the rooms .The rooms are cooled by old ceiling fans which were so loose we had to request floor standing ones from reception ( for which there is a charge). The pool's are ok but there were a number of tiles missing from one of them and my young son cut his foot quite badly on them.We also had to ask for the pools to be cleaned and all our costumes went green from over use of chlorine in the water on a number of occassions.
There is also a distinct lack of sun loungers and space!
As a positive the bar staff were very helpful and pleasant and the bar snacks are very nice.The 2 teenagers in our party liked the apartments as there was a pool table and the water slide went down very well with our 8 year old son. The rooms are quite well supplied with glasses etc and the furnishings are ok and clean.The towels are only changed once a week and bedding once a fortnight which we thought inadequate in view of the temperature of the rooms.
Overall an ok holiday if you dont want anything too fancy and are prepared for quite a lot of stairs to some rooms.There are only a couple of restaraunts within walking distance ( we would recommend Dos Leone's - excellent food) so a car is a good idea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa del Sol Holiday Rental Apartments La Orquidea is an exceptional Andalucian pueblo style Family Holiday Resort in Calahonda, on the Costa del Sol, Spain. We are situated mid-way between Marbella and Fuengirola close by the port of Cabopino, a quiet Marina with its own truly Mediterranean style. Noted for its peace and tranquility, we are set in sub-tropical gardens where the sun shines 320 days of the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Orquidea Hotel Sitio De Calahonda
- La Orquidea Spain/Sitio De Calahonda