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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked for three nights and were delighted with our room which had a king size bed and a private bathroom. All was impeccable and the service and the welcome we received was so friendly. This was our Golden Wedding celebration and we were greeted with a personalized card in our room and a bottle of Cava.

Stayed: September 2018, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Sharpnose
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We took the picturesque train from San Roque to Benaojan for an overnight stay, and we will definitely be going back.

The hotel is a five minute walk from the station, along a fairly flat route. We journeyed at the end of July and the heat was intense. Our train got us there around 1.15, and we had a table booked for lunch at 2pm, so we had enough time to check in, which was a very smooth and pleasant experience, and cool down in our fantastic room for a short while.

The hotel has been renovated with a sensitivity and regard for detail that is commendable. Every aspect felt right, and the buildings and stunning gardens had a reassuring, age-old quality, as if they had always been there. After the bling and superficiality of the Marbs/Puerto Banus lifestyle, the sense of permanence and graceful style was so very welcome.

The room's A/C worked a treat, the bed was comfortable, the safe worked, the mini bar worked...everything worked. We didn't try the TV so can't say, but I'm pretty sure it worked, too.

The restaurant was fantastic. We started with an ajo blanco chilled soup, with an added twist: coconut milk and a scoop of melon icecream. Words can't express how utterly delicious and refreshing this was. I then had a dish of grilled vegetables, which was also very good. I think my partner had pork meatballs, with a delicious sauce. The only slight disappointment was the desserts, which we had such high expectations of, after such a sublime starter. In any other establishment, they would have been totally fine, but given the context, they weren't that exciting or special. Sorry to say I can't even remember what they were.

Lunch and the heat made us very sleepy, so it wasn't until around 7pm that we sample the pool, which was very welcome. Floating and paddling while admiring the beautiful planting, and higher up at the mountain crags was so relaxing.

We had a light meal that evening, which was also very good, and a gentle walk afterwards. Unfortunately we didn't make it up to the actual village of Benaojan. Hopefully next time.

The next morning our train back to the coast was around 9.20, so we couldn't linger over a breakfast. Such a shame, as the cool of the morning is the best time to hang out on their terrace, listening to the river rushing by, and admiring the scents and sights of this perfect mountain retreat.

We will return!

Room Tip: Every room seems to be perfect
  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Colnedreams
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have been several times but sadly not for over 3 years until now. Somehow it seemed more charming than ever. The staff were as friendly and helpful as ever and the setting is truly spectacular. The food is to die for - there is simply nothing wrong at all with Molino except perhaps a few too many wasps outside but you can't blame them for that! Everything is beautifully maintained and it is pure candy for the eye. The rooms are all different, well equipped and very comfortable. What's more to say? GO THERE! 11 out of 10 Andy, Pauline and the whole Molino team

  • Stayed: August 2018, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ellie R
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

After catching an air conditioned train from San Roque to Benaojan and doing a 3 minute walk we arrived at this charming establishment. A beautiful setting next to a flowing river with waterfalls and grapevines. We were welcomed to the terraced resturant. The property is lovely, the setting idillic. The service was excellent and included a dry sense of humour! So - what about the food? A unique menu of traditional Spanish foods with a modern twist. Excellent, high quality ingredients and sofisticated cooking. We’re lucky to have eaten in many, many resturants world wide, from local brasseries to 3 Michalin Star places. Quality is quality and this resturant delivers just that, and at A very good price.. We will return and can thoroughly recommend it. Thank you fir a memorable day.

Stayed: August 2018, traveled with friends
1  Thank sukyuk
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We were recommended this hotel by friends as a break from the coast where we have had a house for many years. We endorse the other recent reviews as to its location, buildings, rooms and restaurant. The staff are also very helpful. We were there early August when it was very hot. We would like to return in the autumn or spring to sample the walks and use the railway to Ronda. It is an excellent find. One word of advice to the owners, it may be prudent to tone down the political comment in the newsletter. As they should know Spain is a country divided more or less equally left and tight and politics are best not discussed. They should follow the impartial approach of the great Hispanophile, Gerard Brenan, whose book South from Granada, they sell but whose book Spanish Labyrinth on the causes of the Civil War is a must read. Still it is a lovely hotel.

Stayed: August 2018
1  Thank David P
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