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“Good staff but old and tired accomodation”
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La Orquidea
Reviewed August 11, 2008

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.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Jane H
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Reviewed October 15, 2007

This place is something else, I love it here, I have been 3 times this year. The pools are very clean, bar staff are very nice and helpfull, entertainment is good. We used to walk down the hill and go to sisters bar and so on but then get a taxi back up for 5 euros. there is a train that goes down the hill and stops right outside La Orquidea (you have to wave to let him know you want to get on) and costs just 2 euros where ever you are going. I really feel at home at La Orquidea and will look forward to going there again in the new year..

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled with family
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Thank lovelyJubley
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Reviewed July 13, 2007

La Orquidea Apartments Calahonda
Date: 7th July 2007
Just returned from another trip to the La Orquidea Apartments, and had a great time. There is 6 pools and a bar/restaurant on site and the staff our relly friendly. The pools are as follows: childrens pool that is shaded most of the day then a rectangle pool for swimming in, there is also a slide pool and diving pool. Around the other side of the complex is a kidney pool that they call the quite poolwhich is ideal for quite reading. their is another pool but this is near the owners apartments and theirfore not many holiday makers use this although you can and the owners are relly nice friendly people. The apartments are very clean and have all mod cons in including washing machines. grounds our really clean and tidy. You are about 20 minute walk up a hill and about 20minute walk form the bars ect but their is a local bus service(designed as a train) that runs hourly. we tend to walk down the hill and get the train up. local shops near by. This is a ideal holiday for familys witth young children that want a cheap break. entertainment on each night and they always make you feel welcome. have been going hear for 4 years now. and have had very active weeks and also relaxing weeks there.
down past the strip (Local bars) their is a bus service every 20 min to marbella or fungarolia (both about 15 minute bus ride) so if you want the night life you are not far from it.

5  Thank iremonger05
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Reviewed November 16, 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2012
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about La Orquidea

Address: c/ Don Jose de Orbaneja s/n, 29647 Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas > Sitio de Calahonda
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Sitio de Calahonda
Price Range: $213 - $650 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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

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