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“Very very very average”
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Atalaya Park Hotel
Ranked #11 of 35 Hotels in Estepona
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Very very very average”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The hotel is very old and is very much in need of a little TLC, however, for a bog standard get away you can't complain... maybe you'd expect a little more for your money though?

There are quite a few activities and the pool staff are also fun and have a laugh with you.
The bar staff though are terrible, often serving Spanish/German people before the British, at one point they were extremely rude to my partners pregnant Mother as she stood in the sun waiting for literally 30 minutes to recieve a drink from a bar that was NOT, by any stretch of the imagination, busy.

The location is 50/50, You can take a short walk up the road and there is a nice italian restaurant, the food there is fab. However other than that and the stony beach infront of the hotel there's not a lot more here.

I probably would not come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We have stated at Atalaya Park many times in the past and thoroughly enjoyed each stay.
It's five years since our last visit and sadly the place looks tired.

Every area is in need of refurbishment - gym, sun beds, carpets, bedrooms and the dining rooms. The food has also deteriorated and through lack of residents (the hotel was half empty), dining has moved to one of the much smaller restaurants. The buffet had limited choice and lack of daily variety and the hot dishes were typically like warm. That aside the hotel still has charm and the kids couldn't have enjoyed themselves more, mainly thanks to Mark the animation team leader.

The worst part of the holiday, the bar staff. In thirty years travelling I have never experienced such rude people, particularly to those wearing all inclusive wrist bands who they knew wouldn't be leaving a tip for each drink.

We did have a great time and would probably return as we still have much affection for Atalaya Park but improvement is definitely required.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

4 of us golfing, went here for on-site golf, but not on site, shuttle service is useless and you will need a cab most of the time, 10 euros each way, or hang arouind for an hour or 2 waiting for the coach - which just a hassle. Staff in hotel not that friendly especially in the restuarants, just seem completely uninterested. The hotel needs a revamp, especially carpets, tv in room didnt work - the tv must be 20 years old at least, even the showers must be 15 years old. Golf courses are poor and you are best of paying a bit extra and going somewhere brilliant like Los Arqueros / Marbella Golf Club - only an extra 2 or 3 euros via cab. Staff at the Atalya golf club are not friendly, agian completely uninterested in helping you, not made welcome and the courses were uncut and in a poor condition, Never ever going back here again and would not recommend to anyone - save up and go somewhere nice is my advice.Or ensure you have a good drink every night so you pass out in the hard beds - and skip breakfast - everything is re-heated or enjoy a frozen pastry.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just returned from a great trip to this hotel-16 golfers on an All Inclusive- thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The room keys and bands in an envelope each waiting for us and the reception staff throughout the trip were always friendly and helpful. Rooms were good and although the carpets in the communal areas were a bit worn , it was hardly an issue. The two courses at the hotel are totally different , reached by a free coach that travels every hour. The new course , tight and hilly is a good test, the old course a gentler and flatter course , ideal as our last round of the trip. The bar staff were very good and thoroughly deserved the big tip that we left for them at the end. The food was served buffet style with a wide selection on every course , every day and again well received by our group. This 4 night stay was exceptional value and a great success and we would like to thank the whole team at the hotel for making it so.

Room Tip: Sea view just 12e a night extra - well worth it
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We were here for 5 days for a training camp with our football team, a senior team with young guys at an average age of 21 years. We have been in Spain and Cyprus on training camps in recent years, so we have a lot to compare to.

Atalaya Park is a large facility with a focus on golf and it is clearly visible in the guests. The average age of a guess 60 + years put their mark on the atmosphere of the hotel. It is very quiet and the evening entertainment is of course directed to these guests. You can imagine that a football team with guys aged 20 - 23 years stands out and shows fairly well. For example, the clock is not much in the evening before someone started to complain that the boys were loud in their rooms and then we thought they were quiet and respectful ....
Perhaps one could have predicted this at the hotel and spread out rooms in a little more thoughtful way? But one advantage of the large age difference between us and the other guests was that the gym was almost always empty, and the guys could train there when they wanted.

Otherwise, we thought the resort was good for our purposes, with large rooms, an okey standard on them, and large areas and space on the site for additional activities. The food was top quality and saturated even hungry footballers. Training facility is located just ten minutes walk from the hotel and is the hotels own facility. Football field is of natural grass and is of acceptable quality and it is well shielded from unauthorized access which might possibly interfere with the training.

A major drawback is that there is no village right next to the hotel. You can not go out and have a cup of coffee in the village and the nearest supermercado is a 15-minute walk away.

I give it a medium ranking in total, if the hotel had been in a small village or town, and if we had been given room so the other guests had not perceived that they sometimes were disturbed by us, I would have given it a clearly higher rating.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Hotel is well located next to the beach, with views on Gibraltar and plenty of golf courses around. It is though looking very tired, with carpets fading and the decor much in need of upgrading. Breakfast had plenty of choice, but not great quality - no fresh fruit, coffee not great and pastries are industrial in nature. Only ate in restaurant buffet once, but that too was not of the highest standard. Rooms clean and spacious, though pillows minimalist and beds on the hard side.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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yorkshire
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed here for 4 days february 2013.
A lads golf trip so will review hotel and golf.
Hotel as suggested needs a revamp,stopped here 18 years ago and whilst lobby and piano bar area had an upgrade (furniture and pictures) everything else just the same.Good bits staff friendly and helpful,dried out our soaking golf attire for no charge,Rooms cleaned immacuately every day.Bad bits draught beer awful and expensive,breakfast served in massive Torres restaurant food of a very poor standard apart from cereals and fruit ,we didnt even bother going down on the last day!
Towels as mentioned in other reviews a joke I ripped one when drying my back.The shower over the bath ran hot and cold with no power but probably the original one.
To conclude this once proud and I believe flagship hotel needs millions spending on it to bring it back to a true 4*.But after saying that got a great deal from yourgolftravel so for a lads trip apart from breakfast (we didnt have dinner so cant comment) still worth considering.
For you golfers Irish bar 10 mins walk from hotel by duel carriageway -a well looked after pint of guiness and friendly barstaff, accross the road via bridge turn left and 5 mins walk an excellant Indian and chinese.
Regarding golf ,Old course a parkland,forgiving round of golf,no buggies required.
New course very tight and testing course great views would definately recommend a buggy.Course in very good nick for this time of year ,helped by torrential rain which curtailed our first round to 4 holes before course shut.To clubs credit they gave us a complimentary 9 holes on the last day (when it was cracking the flags)
regarding costs beer cheapest in clubhouse 3.75 euro, every where else 4.5-6 euro (puerto banus)
bus to puerto banus by Irish bar 2 euro (every 30 mins) taxi on metre back 14 euro.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view as faces the sun and great view of the sea ,we were on 4th floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Atalaya Park Hotel
Address: Avda de las Golondrinas, 2, 29688, Estepona, Spain (Formerly Atalaya Park Hotel & Resort)
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Estepona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Estepona
#10 Luxury Hotel in Estepona
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Hotel Class:4 star — Atalaya Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 484
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