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Review of Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa

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Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Estepona
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Torslanda, Sweden
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Spent a week on this hotel in connection with a golf competition. At arrival I was assigned a room with a bit obstructed view from the balcony. Questioned the front desk if it was possible to change to a better one. I met a very positive attitude and was told it was possible if I was prepared to wait for another room to be cleaned. The room was spacy and so was the attached bathroom even though the bathtub was quite slippery if taking a shower and should have some antislip mat. The room was well made up and cleaned every day. Free internet with good and fast connection. The pool area was nice. To get to the beach you had around 12 min walk. The spa with indoor pool with heated seawater and other facilities cost extra. A free and well equipped gym. The breakfast was superb with everything you could want. The price of the single room with breakfast which actually was a double for single use was giving good value for money.

Room Tip: Half of the rooms have a view over the pool and from floor 2 and up you also have free sight of the...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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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 Per L
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Wales
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

ROOM
An impressive room with a comfortable kingsize bed, giant comfy pillows to match - great sleep. Decorated and furnitured to a very high standard. The bathroom is very modern, two sinks, a large bath and the toilet area is seperated by a frosted-glass panel. The only downside is the bath takes a very long time to fill up as the tap is slow running and quite tricky to working out how to use! The room also has a chargable mini-bar and a TV with one English speaking channel (Sky News). Lovely balcony area too.

POOL, ETC
Nice pool area with comfortable loungers for sunbathing. The waitress is around the pool area to take any drink/food orders. If there is no-one to serve you, there is a telephone for you to call and someone comes right away. The hotel also has a Spa which we didnt use.

INTERNET
Wifi free of charge for your ipad/laptop throughout the whole hotel.

FOOD
Our board basis was bed and breakfast. Breakfast was a buffet service which had a good choice of cereals, pastries, fruit, fried eggs, sausages, bacon, etc... these were set-out/ cooked nicely. My only negative is, I did order a caesar salad during my stay which was a little 'soggy' and the dressing didn't taste too great - that said, my friends ordered different dishes and enjoyed them.

LOCATION
Situated in a remote area near the motorway, there are only one or two bars/restaurants within walking distance. It is a taxi ride into Estepona town or Port which is around €18 one way - expensive round trip each day/night. There are some nice restaurants and bars in Estepona port. I personally wasn't that fussed on Estapona town itself, it was very quiet although a good traditional Spainish experience. I would definately recommend visitng Puerto Banus which is a €20 one way taxi ride. A gorgeous port where some of the rich and famous moor their yachts. Stylish bars and restaurants serving beautiful food plus a long list of designer shops (ie. Dolce & Gabanna, Cartier, etc...).

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent four nights half board at the hotel for a quick get away, we were not disappointed. We had a fabulous break - service was faultless and friendly, the food was delicious and plentiful and our room was clean and well cared for. The walk to the beach is not scenic - you have to cross the dual carriageway via a footbridge but the walk is worth it as we found the beach to be quiet and clean. There were 2 beach restaurants to choose from both of which were fine. We would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Gibraltar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Booked this Hotel because of the rave reviews on its' Spa facilities. We were not disappointed. Great facilities and services in well-maintained and modern spa. The rest of the Hotel is very good value for money.Rooms are spacious with large bed and very good bathroom. Location is on the outskirts of Estepona, but car or taxi is required to get to town centre.Some excellent restaurants nearby.We tried the "Carnicero" ( about 500 metres from the Hotel), and "Playa-Bella" a ten-minute drive away.Big outdoor pool for warmer months. Will definitely return and can thoroughly recommend, but beware this is an adult only Hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Mijas
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

All round good one. Fab relaxing spa. Big comfy bed with loads of pillows. Piping hot power shower and bath. All clean and spacious. Polite, helpful and smiley staff. We took advantage of a special offer and were not disappointed at all. The value for money exceeded our expectations. Happily recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the top floors, you might just get a sea view!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in January as we had business meetings.
There was a problem with the door entry card, and we could not get into our room straight away, but the Reception Staff were so helpful and held our luggage (replaced door battery) and put our bags in.
The bedrooms were spacious and the bathroom was huge. Had a great night sleep with the comfortable pillows (even got a pillow menu), had a balcony to enjoy the sunset.
There is lots of room in the reception area, and the bar staff were really helpful. Had tasty bar snack, and the buffet breakfast has lots of variety, and there is food to for everyones taste.
We used the spa which was very relaxing and the circuit list of how to enjoy the treatments was really helpful. If you contact reception they may do a deal for 2 people going to the spa ... its worth a try.
It is well positioned off of the A7 motorway and has underground parking.
The outside pool looked good .... bit nippy to try it out.
The staff at the hotel made this stay really enjoyable, they were polite, professional and really helpful.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Just B&B for us but it's a fabulous hotel with some serious money spend on design and matched by great friendly and efficient service. Well placed just off the A7 (although you won't notice it's there) the Barcelo is definitely a great place to base yourself if you're exploring from Malaga to Gib - so it's not on the beach! However, lots of restaurants along the A7 in Estapona, Marbella and a somewhat tacky Peuto Banus (but great if you're partying in a crowd I'm sure)

The only annoyance is the limited TV (although I guess I should learn more Spanish) and the Internet (although free each device phone/laptop/ipad etc. has to have it's own code which expires on checkout - fine but we extended our stay twice so ended up surrounded by paper with codes on. I guess that's a small issue and won't bother many - no idea why that should happen nowadays though!)

Spa looked amazing but at €30 each per day (although if you get there at 10am they were doing 241) it seemed a lot to add when you just fancy a quick dip in the evening though.

I'd definitely stay again though - breakfast was great with a lot of options - I made it down everyday which makes a real change for me! Outdoor pool was lovely....

Room Tip: Higher floors do give you a view over the sea and local area
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa
Address: A-7 Autovia del Mediterraneo, Km. 165, 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 ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Estepona
#6 Luxury Hotel in Estepona
#7 Spa Hotel in Estepona
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Estepona
#9 Family Hotel in Estepona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa - Adults Only**** Hotel (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly Barceló Estepona Thalasso Spa - Adults Only) is a modern hotel recommended for adults (from 16 years old), located on the Costa del Sol, on the new golden mile between Estepona and Puerto Banús, just 600 m from the beach and surrounded by the best golf courses in the area. It is perfectly connected to Marbella (15 minutes away), and Malaga Airport, just 40 minutes along the motorway. The 93 rooms at the hotel have large terraces, some have an area of 70 m² and include their own hydromassage bath. There is also a deluxe apartment with a total surface area of 200 m², capacity for up to 5 people and a 110 m² terrace with hot tub. All the rooms are fully equipped for your convenience and stand out for their comfort and luminosity. Its U-Spa, with an area of 2,000 m², is the best Thalasso centre in Andalusia, with water extracted directly from the Mediterranean, making our Marine Therapeutic Circuit unique. It has more than 35 treatment cabins and offers the most innovative health and beauty services. The hotel also features a Lobby Bar and a Pool Bar, in addition to the Aguamar Restaurant, where you can enjoy a culinary offer that includes the innovative Healthy Gourmet concept. It also features meeting rooms boasting natural light and the latest technology. Enjoy a relaxing holiday only at Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa - Adults Only****. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Selenza Estepona Thalasso & Spa Hotel Estepona
Selenza Estepona Thalasso And Spa
Selenza Estepona Thalasso Hotel
Occidental Estepona Thalasso Spa Spain - Costa Del Sol

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