PThis property is actually called Villacana Club and Villacana is an area with several resorts and restaurants. Before I give a review I will give a suggestion on how to find the place. Like several others we spent about two hours on our search for it. From Malaga take the A7 highway towards Cadiz. Watch the killometer markers on the side of the highway and when you get to 165.5 you will see a big white sign on the left side of the highway that says Villacana Club. This area has one way roads that parallel the highway so you will have to go about another three or four killometers to find an off-ramp that has a roundabout. If you take one too soon don't worry it will just get you back on A7 again. When you find the correct off-ramp follow the signs on the roundabout until you are going back to Malaga. After about two or three killometers you will take the off-ramp and proceed several hundred yards and you will be at the resort.
We stayed in a three story villa with a master bedroom and bath on the second floor and two twin bedrooms with a bath on the third floor. The villa had an enclosed patio with a table, four chairs, two lounges and a barbecue. The villa was spotless and very well equipped. The rooms were all very large and the dining room table would easily seat eight people. It appeared that our villa had recently been renovated and a number of other villas were being renovated while we were there.
The resort has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool and a outdoor hot tub. The poolside snack bar has a good selection of food and both it and the upstairs restaurant had excellent food, great service and reasonable prices. The adjacent market has a reasonable selection of food items but no meat or fish and a .limited supply of vegetables and fruit.
The resort tends to nickel and dime you all they can. Internet is 20 euros for a week (but each villa has its own router so you can connect multiple devices), using the lobby computer to print out boarding passes will set you back 6 euros and our electricity charge was about 30 euros and I expect it would be a lot more in the summer when air conditioning would be required.
The beach is a real disappointment. You get there by going about tnree hundred yards down a very shabby alley and although there is about fifty feet of sand away from the beach the fifty feet next to the beach is mostly rocks right up to the water's edge. The beach has a very steep slope into the water and isn't one that would be good for children. The good news, however, is that if you drive a few miles there are a number of very nice beaches.
Not withstanding these little annoyances this is one of the outstanding time share resorts we have stayed at and highly recommend it and .look forward to returning.
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- Also Known As:
- Macdonald Villacana Hotel Estepona
- MacDonald Villacana Resort Estepona, Spain - Costa Del Sol