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“Marbella visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kempinski Hotel Bahia

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Kempinski Hotel Bahia
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Estepona
Certificate of Excellence
Amman, Jordan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Marbella visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Me and my wife enjoyed our time inside the hotel .It was relaxing and excellent hotel as far as rooms , breakfast ,and services .But around the first pool was very bad smell .We thought the beach was terrible because the shore is full of stones and the sun beds were very old and not clean .The location of the hotel is terrible also ,it's far away from all city centres , shopping malls and restaurants .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Khalil40
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

This hotel is 5 star and is 5 Star. (eat your heart out The Old Ship) from the moment of your arrive the personal treatment continues throuhghout you stay. The foyer and reception area are opulent. The rooms are elegant and comfortable, all with sea view or part sea view, the majority of which overllook the 3 swimming pools. The extensive gounds are manicured and offer a selection of sunbeds and parasols, none of which are closer than 30/40 feet apart. The evenig meal offers a good selection of "European dishes" again the service is fantastic. Only booked as a stopover on the way to Cadiz, but so impressed we booked in again on the way back to Malaga. Well done Kempinski it's nice to stay at a hotel that attains its star rating.

Room Tip: Both rooms thta we stayed were excellent having a balcony with table and chairs
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Deltranet
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RudigerHollweg, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Bahia, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Guests,
I much appreciate your excellent comments on both your stays at our resort and thank you!
Kempinski stands for individuality and I am happy to learn that you enjoyed this touch at the reception, in the restaurant and in the gardens and at the pools.
I hope to be able to welcoming you soon back to the Kempinski, my team and I look forward to it.
With kind regards,
Rüdiger C. Hollweg
General Manager
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Paal, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went here last year on good advice from friends and family. Really looking forward to spent some days again next weekend. A lovely hotel with very friendly staff. Just great...;-)
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wendy V
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RudigerHollweg, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Bahia, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Family Vancluysen-Vandermaesen,
Thank you very much for your excellent comment on your previous stay and I hope you had a relaxing stay also in February!
Please let my team or myself know when we can be of service to you again in the near future.
With kind regards,
Rüdiger C. Hollweg
General Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

I stayed here in August 2012 for 3 weeks so my review is somewhat late, but still! This hotel is completely special and has all the luxuries you would expect from a 5 star establishment. The garden is incredible, a true oasis of calm and relaxation with it's wonderful coastal views and elegant landscaping. All staff are very welcoming and helpful, always smiling and checking that everything you require is at hand. The rooms are tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. The housekeeping team are great and do not miss a detail. It appeared as though all rooms had a balcony with sea view which is truly beautiful. This is classic Kempinski luxury and I would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NicolasBernard
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RudigerHollweg, General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Bahia, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Mr. Bernard,
better late than never - and thank you very much for your review on your last summer's stay, highlighting the positive services you found at our resort.
My team and I look forward to having you back to the Kempinski this summer and being of service to you again.
With kind regards,
Rüdiger C. Hollweg
General Manager
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Hudson Valley, NY
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144 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We love Kempinski hotels in general. They are classy operations, with personal touches and luxury amenities. But, we were sorely disappointed with this property for a number of reasons. The caveat here is that it was off-season when we arrived, and the hotel had the feel of "The Shining," so that was certainly off-putting and not the hotel's fault.

But, while we experienced Kempinski's usual high level of service, we found everything else (food, parking) over-the-top expensive. We found more reasonable restaurant alternatives in Estepona, which is a short drive away, but (duh) you need transportation. So, heads up, you can't get to this property without your own wheels. All of this, combined with a case of the spooks, helped us reach a decision to check out a day earlier than planned.

Again, while we will continue to patronize Kempinski hotels whenever we have the chance, we would hesitate to recommend this property in January/February time period and/or those who are looking for a more, shall we say, budget-conscious experience?

Room Tip: In season,make sure you don't face the pool area.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank olliedawg
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Brussels
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138 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We chose this hotel to spend a free night from Leading Hotels of the World. What a pleasant surprise to receive a room upgrade. Amazing! The size of the balcony would allow to hold a wedding party. Staff, room service, breakfast are top class. Many thanks!

Room Tip: Ask nicely for a room upgrade, you might get lucky!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Calinnn2007
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Malaga, Spain
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179 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed here last week for an overnighter and also in November 2012. On the first visit the room was at the side of the hotel and suffered from road noise. It was difficult to sleep. On the second visit we specifically asked for a room away from the road and were given a sea view room (the room was identical to the previous one but with a better location). This was an upgrade. We slept well. We visited the so called spa to find that there isn't one yet...it is currently being built. There was only a small indoor pool which was cold (obviously too cold for an outdoor swim) and a fitness room. So a spa break this is not. The best part of the visit by far was the entertainment over dinner on the Saturday evening .... the singer Yanela Brooks was fantastic - great voice, presence and she really made the atmosphere dazzle.
We found the reception staff to be very inflexible. However the breakfast & dinner staff were great. The dinner itself was tasty but the portions quite small for the guys in our party and the wine over priced. However, Yanela saved the day! We enjoyed a delicious breakfast on the terrace in the sunshine...not bad for January. All in all an enjoyable out of season stay but as a previous reviewer has said not 5 star. I think 4 star, I've been to the Kempinski (real) 5 star in Istanbul and this is worlds apart.
We did this as an off season special offer and thought it was good value. However, I would not like to have paid the full price!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms - not only for the obvious views but also for the avoidance of road noise
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Julie F
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Property: Kempinski Hotel Bahia
Address: Carretera Nacional 340 Km. 159 | Playa El Padron, 29680, Estepona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Estepona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Estepona
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Estepona
#2 Spa Hotel in Estepona
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Estepona
#2 Romantic Hotel in Estepona
#5 Family Hotel in Estepona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel Bahia 5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a short drive from Marbella, the Kempinski Hotel Bahia is a lavish, five-star property sitting within breathtaking subtropical gardens, and affords extraordinary views of the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and African Coastline. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia has created a fresh and elegant look to its 128 spacious rooms and 17 luxurious suites. It boasts a host of fabulous restaurants and bars (some seasonal), Kempinski Spa with sauna and steam room, and excellent children's facilities, amongst other things. Situated near most Andalusian cities and a mere 45 min. Drive to Malaga International Airport. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Kempinski Resort Bahia Estepona
Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona, Spain - Costa Del Sol

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