Situation: Ideally located, the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Bahía Estepona Marbella is 5 minutes from Estepona and within walking distance of Puerto Banus and Marbella. The hotel is located two hours of other Andalusian cities, and a short ferry ride from Tangier in Morocco. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia is easily accessible by car, taxi or public transportation and is just 50 minutes from Malaga International Airport and 50 minutes from Gibraltar International Airport.
"Another amazing New Year's Eve at Kempinski Estepona"
We arrived very early, before lunch, and were shown to our room, an upgrade to a junior suite, which was really special. We have stayed here several times and all the rooms are wonderful, the junior suite however was something else, a wrap around terrace, amazing panoramic views, sunbeds on the terrace, a large table and chairs for al fresco dining…wonderful. The New Year’s Eve gala was yet again spectacular. This was our third year in a row and we were yet again bowled over by the entire experience. We wondered how the team could make the night unique, and we were not disappointed. The theme of a Masked Ball was executed perfectly, there were lots of new and different types of entertainment – you certainly didn’t feel like you were at an event you had been to before. The attention to detail and the variety of the performers was incredible, from the couple on stilts, to the trapeze artists, and the band who were fantastic. As always, the food, the matching wines (which were abundant!!) the service and the atmosphere were second to none. This year, all overnight guests were invited to jazz brunch on New Year’s Day, and this was unbelievable – a buffet laden with every type of lobster, langoustine, prawn, crab, oyster, scallops etc. that you can think of. A barbeque station cooking steak, fish, chicken and pork to order. A carvery with suckling pig and sirloin of beef carved in front of you. Every possible salad, vegetable, side dish, cheese, ham etc. you can think of. A trolley full of the most amazing looking deserts. As much cava as you wanted. And that’s only half of it! What a way to start the New Year, we are so lucky. What continues to be the best thing about the Kempinski however is the staff, many of whom have been here since the hotel opened almost 20 years ago. The reception staff (thank you Kim and Philipp!) are amazing, always courteous and professional, David (who has been at Kempinski for as long as we have been coming) in the restaurant kept our glasses toped up on New Year’s Day and the Spa staff are just wonderful. I had one of the best ever facials with James last week – apparently he is a wonder with massage, so I’ve booked in! If you are reading this because you are trying to decide where to go for New Year’s Eve, look no further, it really is a wonderful experience and the best way to start a New Year. If you are looking for the best hotel to stay on the Costa del Sol, in my view, you can’t find better than Kempinski Estepona.
From start to finish, we couldn't fault this hotel! From our welcome by Victoyia to our time in the spa with Alicia, Alexandra & Veronica, to all the restaurant and bar staff, the service was every bit worthy of 5 star! Whether it was breakfast, lunch on the terrace, dinner in Almuneria, a snack in the lounge, or birthday celebration cake, the menu and food offerings were superb ... Delicious! Our room was fabulous, from comforts to location from which to enjoy the sun, it was everything we had asked for & more. The hotel and grounds are immaculate and are kept to the highest of standards ... Thank you to all the team, we thoroughly enjoyed and will return! Greetings to you all from a rather cold & now snow covered Ireland, having left beautiful sunny skies this morning - room 728 x
"Few modifications to be a great 5*"
Nice hotel overall, but needs a few tweaks to be a great 5* hotel. Upon arrival I felt check in was average, no arrival drinks or tour of the hotel, which would have been a welcome extra. As others say it is just off the busy main motorway, which you cannot hear from the grounds, but unfortunately our room did have a side view onto this road, which was a little disappointing. The room could do with a little refurbishment too. The grounds around the pool are very well kept with an excellent maintenance team! The beach area was a bit shabby, but we are off season, even so a bit of a tidy would have helped where there was tape to cordon off an area. I'm sure it's very different in the summer! The breakfast was lovely and staff here were very welcoming to us and our baby. There was a wide variety of food available. Nice walk along the beach front and into Estepona. Close to an Aldi and Carrefour if you wish to buy some food or drink yourself!
"Really relaxing and outstanding service"
Spent 5 nights over Christmas. Excellent service, delicious food, very comfortable room everything we were looking for and more. Every single member of staff we met were welcoming, friendly and helpful. They definitely are the greatest asset to the hotel and deserve recognition for their hard work. Hope to return again soon to recharge our batteries.
"Tolles Hotel mit super Frühstück!/ Great Hotel with excellent breakfast!"
Great hotel! Stayed there for three nights between Dec 27th until 30th, 2016 with a friend. Rooms were in a good shape. Very nice bathrooms as well and fabulous balconies. Only criticism: Mattress was much too soft so if somebody turns around you feel it directly. Breakfast was excellent! Great choice of local products and nice service. We had gorgeous weather and could lay in the sun even in Dec. Really nice pool area. Beach didn't look like so beautiful but maybe due to winter time. Indoor pool and sauna area were very nice as well. I can recommend the Spa. Had a lovely massage there. Thanks James! Overall I would definitely stay there again! I would recommend a rental car if you stay there. Tolles Hotel! Definitive Weiterempfehlung! Das Frühstück war besonders gut! Toller Pool, den wir zwar nicht nutzen konnten, da Dezember, aber wir hatten so tolles Wetter, dass wir zumindest auf den Sonnenliegen verweilen konnten. Den Strandabschnitt empfand ich als nicht sehr schön, mag aber auch daran gelegen haben, dass Dezember war. Der Indoor Pool mit Sauna und Dampfbad war auch gut. Schöner Spa Bereich. Hatte dort eine tolle Massage. Fußläufig erreicht man Laguna Beach, dort befinden sich ein paar Geschäfte und Restaurants. Das El Gaucho kann ich empfehlen. Hatten dort super Steaks. Ich würde auch zu einem Mietwagen raten wenn man nicht nur im Hotel verweilen will. Klare Weiterempfehlung! Nur die Matratze war sehr weich und wenn man sich dreht, ist das für den Mitschläfer sehr störend.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM