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"Autumn Break in the Sun"
A lovely beach front hotel with a good-sized pool. Room was huge - bath with shower, king size bed plus room for a sofa, chair and coffee table - and- a good size sea view balcony with afternoon sun. The hotel is perfect if you want an away from it all break - it is located in a smart residential area but there are no bars, shops or restaurants within a mile or so from the hotel - a car is necessary if you want to go out and about or local taxi to take you into Puerto Banus, Marbella 10 and 20 mins or so away respectively. There are no coffee/tea making facilities in the room but room service will provide at €3.50 each plus €5 service charge! The slide in sterling has made a significant difference we found eg beer at €10 per pint and spirits with mixers the same however these are hotel prices and whilst in Peurto Banus prices were considerably lower. Two days before we were due to fly home we found a really nice restaurant walking distance from the hotel 150 yards or so away - typically Spanish cuisine - so good we went back the next night as well. The beach is shingle but the sunbeds are on a grass verge which is great if you prefer swimming in the sea - overall we found it just too far out of town - if you like to wander around shops, lol in bars and have a good choice of restaurants nearby this is not for you. If on the other hand you want a really quiet break with nobody but golfers and other guests and don't want to move then this is the place - it is lovely and we had no complaints - we just chose the wrong location for us.
"Super Sunday lunch on terrace"
What a lovely afternoon enjoying a light lunch. Menu very extensive catering for all tastes and appetites. Service was very attentive. Carbonara and vegetarian sandwich were tremendously fresh and full of flavour. Presentation of dishes excellent and superb condiments in mini pots.
Have been here with friends for golf and now with family and each time we haven't been disappointed. Quality of the rooms and communal areas and pool are excellent as is proximity to the beach and the resorts of Puerto Banus, Estepona, Benahavis and Marbella. A car is necessary although taxis can be arranged by the hotel. The buffet style breakfasts are great, plenty of choice from full English to continental and a nice outdoor terrace to enjoy it on. Lunches around the pool are good too. For dinner we'd recommend eating out and there are plenty of places a 5-10 minute taxi ride away. The golf courses are great too although the south course is far better than the north course and in each case buggies are recommended.
Hotel Guadalmina is rated as a 4 star resort, however they must be resting on past laurels. The customer service was terrible, and they do not respond to any emails. The food was overpriced and terrible quality. Breakfast was the same everyday with half cooked eggs, and nobody around to cook an omelette. Our headsets were missing at our next stop, and with several emails to the hotel, we have yet to have a response. Not a resort that we will return to.
First time away playing golf. Hotel way above our expectations and had absolutely no complaints. Our room was spacious clean with a balcony overlooking the 10th hole. Even had a wedding thrown in. Right on the beach as well. Golf course was superb. My golf was not though! Food very good and surprising reasonable. Definitely recommend it.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 AM