Just back from staying at this complex. We arrived at this hotel after a two and a half journey from Malaga airport at approx. 2.35 pm feeling tired and hungry. When we arrived at check in we were told in a rather abrupt manner that we would have to get to our room and back down as the lunch stops being served at 3 pm. We had to lug our cases through the complex with no offer of assistance, only to be passed a photocopy of a map with crosses as to where we would locate our room. We went as quickly as we could but arrived back down too late for lunch. We were advised, again in a curt manner, that we would have to wait until 4 pm for the snack bar to open and "we cant be expected to be open all the time" was the statement from the receptionist. When we got to our room we were shocked at how basic it was and very, very tired and badly in need of an upgrade. The bed was not comfortable at all. We did have a balcony which had a pleasant view and plenty of sunshine. However, we waited until the snack bar opened and managed to get something to eat. The complex was very busy and very much a family oriented complex. I feel that our needs were not met by the travel agent as I had specifically requested a holiday for couples and this to me was definitely more geared to families, hen and stag dos. We did however get a room at the quiet end of the complex overlooking the tennis courts which was great as the entertainment area is very loud.
On a positive note, the complex was kept clean and the food selection was ok although much the same each day but I suppose that is par for the course with all inclusive complexes when catering for the masses. There were plenty of staff in the dining area and plates were cleared away efficiently with tablecloths changed for new diners. Wine and soft drinks were available on tap in the dining room. There is also the Bodego Bar which is quieter for drinking outside where drinks are served in proper glasses.
The only disconcerting thing for us as a couple was that there were police/civil guards present daily on the complex and I don't know the reason for this. There is also a weekly charge for the safe in your room.
The beach is about a 10 - 15 minute walk from the hotel and is beautiful and very well maintained with a few restaurants dotted along the boardwalk.
We were advised that there was a courtesy bus into Puerto Banus however we waited and it never arrived so we took the normal bus which was only just over one Euro or you could walk.
There are a few gift shops around and another few bars in the area. There is also a supermarket nearby.
We would probably go back to San Pedro but definitely would not choose this complex....not for us Im afraid.
- 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 San Pedro De Alcantara, Spain - Costa Del Sol