Firstly, I would say don't be put off by my 3 star rating of this place. I have only given it 3 stars because it isn't really a hotel, it's more of a very comfortable hostel. However, as it doesn't offer some of the things you would expect in a hotel, such as breakfast, I have only rated it 3 stars.
It is situated right in the heart of Mijas, next to the small square. To reach it, you have to walk up some steps so bear this in mind if you have a pushchair or especially a wheelchair as there were no ramps in evidence. Also when you get to the hotel itself, there are a further 9 steps to walk up with no ramps.
Once inside the hotel, it is an oasis of calm. Decorated in Andalucian style, very cool and quiet. The room was comfortable and plenty big enough for a weekend trip which we were on. It had a large comfortable bed, air conditioning, a mini bar and plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom was also well equipped and nicely decorated. The shower was over the bath - but the bath was a half size one that would require you to put your knees up to your chin in order to sit in it. The shower was very good although the warm water took a while to come through.
The staff were friendly although we didn't see much of them. They seem to be there to man the reception desk in the mornings and to clean the rooms.
When we arrived, our key was left on the reception desk for us as it was siesta time. You can come and go as you please and do't need to drive anywhere if you are intent on staying around Mijas.
There is no parking at the hotel, you can drop bags off at the bottom of the steps in the square but the car needs to be parked about 200m away in a public car park which is free - or 1€ if you want to park underground in the shade.
I really like this place. It's not trying to be anything other than a nice base to stay in Mijas. It isn't expensive but it delivers comfort and convenience.
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