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.
"Awesome place but could be better for the price and 5 star class"
We loved our stay. The location is amazing. The views from the rooms are spectacular. The room was spacious and clean. The only criticism is that I would expect a little more out of a 5 star hotel. They charge you for water and there isn't much nearby that you can buy on your own. The restaurants were passable. One was really good but the others were average. The breakfast buffet was the best, great variety and unlimited champagne!
"Lazy days under the sun"
The first thing to know about this hotel is the difficulty in finding it. Even with the aid of the GPS in the car, we did not have the exact address or know the exit number off the highway, so this was a bit of a challenge. The hotel is on the ocean and the setting, with connecting pools and lush gardens, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, is lovely. We enjoyed our stay and spent a relaxing time lounging around the pool. The rooms are comfortable but basic in design. The bathrooms are roomy and have a closed in toilet. I believe that this hotel is more inclined and best suited to groups , and less a 5 star property. We ate at the steakhouse restaurant in the hotel and I reviewed it separately. Breakfast was included in our package and was very good. The prices at the hotel are on the high side and you can get a much better and more economical meal in town. We took a taxi for 10£ to Estepona and had a wonderful meal at a popular tapas bar. We liked the hotel but if I came back to Estepona I would stay at a hotel with in walking distance of the town.
"Very relaxing and enjoyable"
We really enjoyed our week here. The hotel was clean and attractive. The staff were great. There are a few areas around the pool I noticed that need attention to maintain the standards. The gardens are large and attractive and even in high season we did not feel cramped for space. The beach is grey sand which doesn't look as attractive as golden sand but did not bother me. I enjoyed running along the beachfront each morning. It was very peaceful. The breakfasts were a very good standard and there was loads of choice. The staff were very helpful. Our room had a nice view across the pools to the sea. The road at the front of the hotel is busy and I would not have liked a room that faced the road. A really relaxing stay but plenty to do if you want to be active. We usually ate out in the evening, so not at the hotel. One night we did eat at the tapas bar in the hotel and that was nice food but rather expensive. We went to Laguna beach further along the beach to eat or into Estepona which takes about 35-40 minutes to walk.
"Expensive beach bar"
Stunning hotel and pool area but beware the expensive pool bar prices. The beach area not as attractive but gives you the option of the beach or pool. Only a short stroll to Laguna Village if you fancy a change of scenery.
"Over priced "
The hotel is nice with great pool and beach and not too far location from the center of Marbella but it's just over priced everything there is almost double the area average for a 5 star hotel , the room it self cost an average 500 euro
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM