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“Magical Historical Guesthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa de los Bates

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Casa de los Bates
Ranked #1 of 9 Motril B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Magical Historical Guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2009

Casa de los Bates is a magical place. Only a short drive to the beach and the beautiful town of Salobreña. Romantic tropical gardens with exotic flowers and fruits. Great mediterranean views from both the terrace and the rooms. Its the perfect place for a romantic or tranquil getaway.

Frank, Australia

  • Stayed September 2009, 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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1 Thank FrankDP
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2008

We stayed at the Casa de los Bates for one night on our way from Malaga airport to Granada. Our experience with the Casa de los Bates was mixed (and remarkably similar to the ones expressed in some of the reviews below). While the premises were beautiful, the room was fine (though a bit dark, we stayed on the ground floor), and the breakfast lovely, the place had more of the feel of a bed & breakfast / private home, which made us feel as if we were intruding upon the private life of the owners.

We felt rather cheated with the prices we were charged for a snack. We arrived late and asked whether it would be possible to get a snack. This was offered without a pricelist, and we found out the day after that they we were supposed to pay over 60 Euros for some cheese, ham, filled eggs, and a few beers, which is outrageous. Judging from the reviews below, it seems that Casa de los Bates has a problem here. We certainly won't come back!

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hague_trav
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Surrey
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2008

We had booked 2 nights at this hotel as the final 'luxurious' leg of our visit to Andalucia. Our arrival was a little disappointing. The Casa is set in beautiful grounds though these are relatively close to a noisy main road, and the views somewhat spoilt by the sprawl of nearby Motril.

The house is beautiful and a shrine to a grand and proud family history. There was no clear enterance or reception or anything to identify it as a hotel and the lack of any other guests made it feel far more like a stunning bed & breakfast rather than a hotel. We paid 185 euros for a junior suite which was very pleasant and the breakfast was excellent.

As has been commented elsewhere, the prices for food and drinks were not provided or itemised - we were charged 50 euros for small plates of ham, cheese, a salad and 3 bottles of beer which seemed very expensive.

The surrounding area of Motril had very little appeal and offered little escape.

Overall, this hotel was not right for us, being far too quiet (we were the only guests mid-week) and we felt awkward as if visiting someone else's home. We reduced our stay to a single night and returned to Granada for a more lively last evening. Perhaps the hotel was more suited to a larger party.

  • Liked — Stunning house and gardens
  • Disliked — felt like staying with distant relatives
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank nambola
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Dublin
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2007

The house and gardens are beautiful. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the garden is very pleasant. The owners are warm and friendly, and very helpful.

Some things you should know: It can be quite noisy due to the traffic on the busy main road (a few hundred meters away), and the crow banger began at 7.25 each morning and went off throughout the day. There are 3 dogs around the house and gardens, one of which is very large and usually lies on the hall floor requiring you to step around him. There is no pricelist for the mini-bar or for any of the dishes you order throughout your stay. When we were leaving we didn't receive an itemised bill, just one overall price for these extras which was astonishingly high. When I emailed the owner a week or so later requesting an itemised bill he said they don't keep records so could not provide one, but he gave examples of prices e.g. 25 euro per "racion" of ham (which is extraordinarily high especially by Spanish prices).

  • Liked — Beautiful old house
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank SpecialPlacesFan
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pgh, pa
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2007

This was by far the lodging highlight of our trip to Spain. The dwelling is a spectacular 115-year-old family-owned mansion that carries itself with an easy grace and seemingly effortless charm. The structure is hemmed in by a gigantic, beautifully manicured garden and is planted on top of a hill overlooking the Med.

The staff and proprietors are warm and kind, bending over backwards to accomodate guests' needs. Their sunny disposition is reflected in throughout the entire house, which is airy and illuminated by natural light.

Foodwise, the breakfast was the best we had in Spain. Very simple, but excellent quality breads and fruits.

Leaving the Casa was painful, like leaving home for the first time. While not cheap, I would still say it was a bargain at 130 euros for the quality of stay and service.

  • Stayed June 2007
    • 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
      Service
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Thank flyingdutchmanmi
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Property: Casa de los Bates
Address: Crta.Nacional 340 km 329.5 | Motril-Salobrena, 18600 Motril, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Motril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Motril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casa de los Bates 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Italian style palace of the nineteenth century, Artistic historical monument, with gardens of S. XVIII and XIX century. Pool, free parking, free wifi, magnificent restaurant. ... more   less 
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