Just returned 25th july 2012 from a one week all inclusive stay at Cortijos Blanco.
On arrival into a lovely spacious reception area at 11.30pm We were presented with keys to our room Number 50.As we approached entertainment was in full swing and we realized that room 50 is about 10 yards from the stage.We about turned and requested a change of room.The manager that evening was at first reluctant and suggested that the only room was a superior room and that it should have cost extra.Our specific requirements when booking were a quiet room overlooking the pool away from entertainment area.We showed this to him and were then issued with new keys.This room was fine, smallish but adequate,cleaned regularly and a balcony which held a table and 2 chairs,Overlooking the smaller family pool.During the day busy with families all enjoying quality time together which was lovely to see. The gardens in this area are lovely and we both preferred this area to the busier noisier larger pool with lots of couples and early 20,s/teenagers.The hotel has a very mixed clientele with lots of spanish and french holidaying there.Age ranges from babies to 80 year olds.The main courtyard where the entertainment happens and where the main bar is is also cleaned thouroughly every morning and the team of staff who look after the hotel I hope are held in high regard by the management team as they are quite fantastic,customer focused and polite.The main restaurant is busy at major meal times but is bright and very well laid out.Of course there are some basic foodstuffs available like chicken nuggets and chips/sausages but thats for children who dont know how to eat a more varied diet and for adults who need to try!.I found the food to be tasty,varied with lovely fish dishes every day.Breakfast was a variety and again all very good.Staff very attentive in the restaurant.The smaller snack bar does what it says on the can provides snacks ,but one day I had a lovely selection of sardines and salad.Fresh juices and wines are freely available in both areas.At the main courtyard tea and coffee is available all day and you are free to take drinks to your room.My tip if you are a coffee drinker would be to bring your own small jar /buy one at the little supermarket next to the hotel ( 5 minutes walk)as the coffee isnt up to much.
San Pedro is a smallish town,very spanish which is lovely.with plenty of small cafes and restaurants to eat, drink your hours away.It takes 15-20 minutes to walk possibly longer if you are a slower walker but definately worth a visit.
The beach area is not suitable for swimming really unless you are confident about climbing over sizeable rocks to get into the water but the promenade is lovely and worth the walk, again several cafe bars/restaurants dotted along.If you are into keep fit why not bring your runners and excercise.This areas was bust early morning noon and night with people doing just that again all ages.There are trim tracks installed at certain points along the way so no excuse for just lazing around.eating all day.
A bus to Port Banus leaves the hotel 3 times daily and is free.We just got the local transport however it doesnt cost much.It is also possible to walk into Banus and again its a lovely walk 3kms there and 3 back, this is where you would probably go to swim and take advantage of the water sports available and it was certainly very busy. The cars and boats are of course amazing and the selection of high end designer shops is good.I wasnt suitably dressed the day we visited so didnt go in to any of them!
Its possible to book tours to different places however we just did it ourselves by finding the bus station again 10 minutes walk from the hotel and booked seats on a bus to Rhonda which is the most beautiful mountain village you will ever see.the bus ticket cost 4 euros 16 each way and we chose to get the 0810 hrs bus.The hotel will pack you a breakfast and a lunch for you.You cannot just turn up to get on this type of bus,you must have a pre purchased ticket.
So over all we really enjoyed our stay.The weather was wonderful,the people were lovely and teh surrounding mountains awsome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Globales Cortijo Blanco is situated in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella, in the Costa del Sol, in a tourist area that still preserves traces of its colonial past. The area has many luxury residential areas, golf courses and magnificent beaches. Just 3km from the hotel is one of the most glamorous sport ports in the world, Puerto Banus. It was built in 1962 and over the years has undergone many renovations over the years the last of which was in 2014, however it still retains its pure Andalusian style with white walls decorated with forged iron, typical balconies, grassy areas shaded by trees - the perfect place for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday. Enjoy the cosmopolitan and fun ambience of the hotel, with the best value for money hotel offer in the Costa del Sol. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cortijo Blanco Hotel
- Hotel Cortijo Blanco
- Cortijo Blanco Marbella
- Blanco Cortijo Hotel
- Globales Cortijo Blanco Hotel San Pedro De Alcantara, Spain - Costa Del Sol