You will either love it or hate it here.
We were lucky and had a fantastic 7 days.
So this was the free CLC holiday that only cost £200 in airport taxes and registration fees provided we suffered another 4 hours of hard sell. I expected the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Flights from Birmingham on Monarch were nicely timed arriving Malaga late morning. We hired a car wanting to be independent and actually this was a good decision. The drive to Fuengirola took 30 mins and directions to reception were clear.
The Marina del Sol reception looked very uninviting with loads of luggage and miserable people waiting for access to their cells in that part of the complex. We tried to check-in but we're told we were in the wrong place and had to go to the Santa Cruz Suites reception 5 minutes drive away. So that's when things started to get better. Santa Cruz is situated at the top of the hill away from the duel carriageway and noisy bar/pool areas. The receptions was much more open and fresh with friendly people on duty. A porter offered to take our bags to apartment 838 just near reception and lead us up to the front door on the 1st floor. What was on offer was nothing less than 5* accommodation. The hall opened up to a large kitchen with everything you need even with milk, orange juice, bread and eggs already in the fridge. Next to the kitchen was the large living room with flat screen TV and quad sound system. At the end of the living room were the glass roller doors opening onto the balcony overlooking the swimming pools. Wow this was good!
However we were then shown the bedroom which was smaller and had 2 single beds. I was not happy about this and asked if there were other apartments with double beds.
Our porter then lead us through another door into the master bedroom which was the size of the kitchen and living room where we found the large king size bed and next to it an equally sizeable jacuzzi and showere and toilets and 2 sinks. Each bedroom also had TV's by the way. Leading off the bedroom was acces to the large balcony with dining table and comfortable chairs.
What an amazing place.
However we did look at other areas particularly down by the Marina del Sol area and it must be an absolute nightmare in the evening if you want to sleep before 12pm. The apartments looked tiny in comparison to what we had the whole feel to that area was more 1* than 5*
You will either love or hate this place.
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- Also Known As:
- Club La Costa At Sierra Marina Hotel Mijas
- CLC Club La Costa World Spain/Mijas, Costa Del Sol