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"Great but no golf!!!!"
Billed as a golf resort and spa. Really enjoyed our week long stay, top class hotel with great facilities and a very friendly amenable staff. My only gripe would be that the place is advertised as a golf & spa resort but there is no golf at the hotel. I would generally expect with a hotel of this standard that the golf is at least part of the complex, that there would be practice facilities even a modest chipping or putting close to the hotel, but alas no. (There is an ancient synthetic green, with holes closed over & unusable) You are advised as soon as you arrive that although some of the south course is right beside the hotel, the golf is a separate business 1.5km away from the hotel on the far side of the N340 main road. To call this hotel a Golf hotel is an unfair representation of what the place offers. By this standard any hotel that is located within a mile or two of a golf course can call itself a golf resort. Golfers don't be fooled. Finally, I would like to reiterate we really enjoyed the rest of the facilities and found them of top quality. But a golf resort, you've got to be kidding.
"Really needs to 'clean up' its act!"
This was the fourth visit to Guadalmina and whilst we have never thought of the hotel as exceptional it has always been considered a good venue for both beach and golf and that has probably, together with the usual sunshine, masked over the cracks. to begin our room was running with damp when we walked in, at first this was dismissed by staff as 'time of year' but it clearly wasn't and they moved us to an upgraded poolside room. Unfortunately this was much smaller than previous rooms at this hotel and very sparsely decorated. As it was raining we began with a visit to the spa which is dated at best. It also had a steam room that was full of loose gravel from the from the many areas where tiles had worked loose, not nice at all but worse was to come. When we went to the locker room the stench of human waste was repulsive, it appeared to be coming up through the various sinks and drains. We have encountered this rotten smell at the hotel on previous occasions but never discovered what must be very close to the source. As the weekend progressed the same stench was also prevalent in the public toilets off the hotel bar. the walkways outside the guest rooms had tables which had been stacked with detritus removed by the cleaners from rooms each day which never seemed to progress beyond the walkways, perhaps it is a once a week activity but whatever the reason it is not pleasant and shouldn't be seen. Finally breakfast, simply awful with almost raw scrambled eggs, cold fried eggs, cold 3rd rate baked beans and half cooked bacon. The cold selection was simply poor quality cooked meats which appeared to be mostly water. Plates were slow to be recovered between courses and we generally ended up having to eat around them or move them ourselves to adjacent empty tables. It's a shame because the location is terrific, the hotel simply isn't. Though it shouldn't be considered a review of the hotel it is also worth mentioning that every time we have booked this venue through Golfbreaks.com we have been significantly been messed around prior to departure with tee time changes and cancellations leaving us to negotiate and even argue suitable alternatives. I'm afraid that until I read of drastic improvements to this hotel we won't be going back.
Good Hotel. Not very new and modern but maybe that is the key of this hotel. Comfortable rooms, very good and friendly staff. Breakfast is good not special but enough. Sometimes less is more. The hotel setting is nice. Really original Spanish setup. On the golf course witch looks good ( unfortunately i didn't have time to play ) On the beach, in the summer perfect location. Close to puerto Banus and shopping center.
"A couple playing Golf"
Went here at the beginning of February for 3 nights and 2 rounds of golf. The Hotel is large and spacious, with large comfortable bedrooms. We were overlooking the 10th hole on the South course. We played both the North and South course, both very nice courses, with the South being slightly more difficult and a tighter course, but both enjoyable to play. Service was good in both the bar and the restaurant although if staying in the hotel for a week I think the menu in the hotel maybe a bit restrictive, although the menu in the bar was adequate also. We hired a buggy at the hotel to get to the North course as when we drove the car to play the South course the previous day the car park was very full. The down side was they closed the gates earlier than they said they would so we could not drive the buggy back, had to get a taxi.
A calm quality Hotel with good service, great views and very spacious. I especially enjoy the breakfast room with the super view over the sea. Also the breakfast gives you the best start of the day, You find all you need.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 1:00 AM