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Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Estepona
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Chesterfield, NJ
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“Wonderful Christmas Week Vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

We had a wonderful trip to this beautiful country! The Marriott was terrific (as an owner you know what you are going to get- and this didn't disappoint)! The staff, particularly Tomas the conceriege was wonderful. He helped fine tune my plans, offering suggestions and tips that really enhanced our travels (restaurants, parking areas, towns, attractions). We rented a car so we were able to visit many areas.. We spent Christmas Eve day in Ronda (breathtaking!)--drove fromt there to Malaga for dinner (on the road via Coin- which I do not recommend!), Christmas Day was spent in Mijas (where things were actually open- including a bullfight. All guides I read said there would be none anywhere this week), We drove to Sevilla and Cordoba (which were quite a distance, so it made sense to spend the night in Sevilla then travel to Cordoba). Both are wonderful towns and the drive between the two was beautiful (filled with rolling hills of olive farms). We also went to Benihavis for dinner (very close to the resort but up in the mountains about 7km. Evidently, this town is in the Guiness Book for having the most restaurants in a square mile (or something like that!). Also had dinner in Malaga one evening (La Gallo). Drove to Gilbraltar and then on to Tarifa (where you have wonderful views of Africa). Did the cable car up to the top of the rock, where the kids hung out with the "wild" Barbary Apes. This was the highlight for the boys. Also went to the Balcona de Europa, Nirja and the while village of Firmigliana (at Tomas' suggestion). Lovely.
We never made it to Granada as I did not know that you would need to buy tickets months in advance for the Alhambra. We did not have any trouble getting into any other historical sites that required tickets.
We rented our car from Malagacar.com, and that worked out well for us. We needed a big van (as there were six of us) and they were one of the few companies that could accomodate us at a reasonable price.
I would recommend this trip highly, particularly if you are an adventurous driver as the roads are very curvy- no matter where you are going- the speed limit is fast (120 km)- and there are many tunnels and bridges. The highway system isn't as bad as France, and we learned our way around pretty quickly.
Bring a good dictionary- since not many people outside the resort speak English. We managed though-- it was part of the fun.
Finally, our weather was wonderful for sightseeing- low to mid 60's all week.
Safe travels.

Room Tip: We were in "Seville" villas- right next to the receiving area that worked well for interac...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Burrton, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed here on an exhange from our timeshare. We liked the central location to be able to have one home base, and be able to do day trips to Grenada, Seville, Gibralter, and Morocco. We were very pleased with our 2 bedroom apartment. We visited during the slow season, so we knew there would not be a lot of activities going on, which was OK by us. We usualy prefer to do our own thing anyhow. The hotel was able to accomodate our day trips though the concierge desk, and a travel company that they contract with. We had a rental car, but did not want to try an navigate the bigger cities on our own.
It was too cold to get much use out of the beach, other than having a picnic, and going down to watch the beautiful sunsets. Even if it would have been warm, the beach is a bit rocky and would have likely required water shoes, but we knew this in advance. It is a European beach, not a Carribean beach!
The resteraunt on property was OK. Decent food, but way pricey!!
Would return to this location again.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Sipoo, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

The hotel is quite new, about ten years old. Very clean and well maintained. We had a 2 bedroom appartment and were very happy with it. Were there for three nights on a tour around Andalusia. Good breakfast with plenty of choices. Ask the concierge for things to do outside the hotel area. Visit Benahavís a few miles up in the mountains. If the weather is clear, you can see the rock of Gibraltar from the beach.

We received an attractive offer for this three nights stay, as it included a sales presentation to purchase an appartment on a time-share basis.

Room Tip: Visit the little town of Benehavís, somewhat in the mountains (half a day trip), and don't forge...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed a week and fell in love with this magnificently run resort. The grounds are impeccable. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious. The staff goes way beyond the norm to accomodate your every wish. The restaurant is really good and offers a wide variety of killer Spanish food. The nightly entertainment suprised us. This is a place to either go and never leave the grounds, or use it as a home base to take day tours of surrounding towns and attractions. Gibraltar is a definite tour to take. Ronda is great. The other larger cities are a bit too far. We met wonderful European guests from Germany, England, America, and Italy. I would definitely go again.

Room Tip: Any rom will have a view of The Mediterranean.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2011

very nice appartment 3 bed and baths clean not a lot to do but we found some great places to to eat if you check out our other reviews

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2011

I have just returned from this resort and absolutely loved it. I had a two bedroom appartment on the 2nd floor of the Granada building. The decor & furnishing are superb..daily maids tidy up and make your beds etc..you get big fluffy robes & towels..the master bedroom has a bath with shower over plus a wet room with a power shower. Thye kitchen is A1...also a utility room so you can go home with clean clothes.
Beautiful furnished balcony with a sea view and sun in the morning. The beach is lovely, with free loungers for residents, even a bucket of toys for the children to borrow to play on the sand. Scattered about are lots of outdoor pools..mini golf...table tennis...and a teen area with bean bags, ipod docker, wii etc..unlike the marriott in paris disney..there is NO charge for these.
Staff were friendly and helpful...free internet access in your appartment also ! (not wifi)
Plenty of things to do around the resort so not much need to leave it really...we had a car but just used it to get to the local carrefour for supplies.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I spent just a few nights here in December, but was very impressed with the resort and the quality of facilities on site. The resort was very quiet, we did feel like we were in a ghost town, but it meant the pool was quiet too, so not all bad. No downsaide at all really.
We had a 2 bedroom appartment which was very spacious, very clean and soon felt at home. Every room had a tv and ensuite bathroom, one with a slightly bigger, more luxurious bath. I think this resort only has 2 and 3 bedroom accommodation.
I'm guessing in the height of season it's a very different experience. Lots of kids activities and a few pools to lose them in!
Ask for a higher apartment with sun in the morning or afternoon, and you can get to see a great sunset from your balcony.
The staff were great, very friendly and eager to help.
On the down side the location isn't the best, you do need a car/taxi to get about. But saying that, there are some lovely places to drive to.

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Property: Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Address: Calle Cadiz km 168, 29680, Estepona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Estepona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Estepona
#1 Family Hotel in Estepona
#1 Spa Hotel in Estepona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estepona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Playa Andaluza 3*
Number of rooms: 173
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