We knew it was a fair distance from the beach so we hired a car from the off.
And it is. There is a free mini bus service which an elderly Norwegian couple were saying they had used and was a good service there, they had a taxi back from the sea front. The rooms were large, quiet and comfortable. Well disposed for a good self catering holiday. It was October half term that we went and the restaurant was closed but still a good range of food available in the bar . A bit out in the sticks for my liking but nevertheless, for the price, a good base.
The apartments are in a good, central location, close to many bars, restaurants and shops. There are two supermarkets very conveniently located close by.
Maid service is indeed "limited". We stayed 5 nights, with maid service provided only once: bin emptied, and towels changed. That was it. Nothing more.
We last stayed in these apartments in November 2014, in the block on the opposite side of the road. The hideously uncomfortable bed was no different there. The ill-fitting bedding is fine if nobody is actually in the bed!!! Hard bed with hard pillows. But, we use the place as a base only.The two-seater sofa just about accommodated one and a half of us, and we aren't that fat!!!!!!
The flimsy shower curtain is too short, causing excess water to accumulate on the bathroom floor, and the curtain sticks to the body. Not too pleasant.
Very basic, but can't beat the location, which is the main attraction.
Safety deposit box was charged at a rate of 20 Euros for our 5-night stay, which was surprisingly refunded in full on departure - therefore free of charge, which was nice.
The service from staff was brilliant and they were more than happy to help with whatever we asked. We were pleasantly surprised with the size of the accommodation as it was much bigger than expected although some areas of the hotel look a little dated or need some tidying up.
Resort clean, rooms large, laundry in room.
We had a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment with short walk to the pool and beach. (Beach chairs NOT included)
Staff was extremely pleasant and helpful.
We paid less and had nicer amenities than our travel companions who stayed at a "5 Star" Resort and Spa.
Very happy, will stay again!
Traveller from Cambridge, MA
Panoramic views of Gibraltar and the African coast greet guests of these Andalusian-style villas 5 miles east of Marbella.The …More
1st week of November so willing to allow some slack. None needed! Staff friendly and efficient, rooms clean and cosy, extra towels delivered when requested. My wife, 2 teenage kids and I really enjoyed our stay
Had a very nice well appointed two bedroom apartment with a very nice kitchen. DIsappointed that on arrival there was no sachet of coffee or tea or anything for washing up in the kitchen. The kitchen itself is well equipped with a dishwasher and washing machine but the smallest coffee maker and a toaster but no kettle. The counter top hob was good but the oven was a microwave/ grill that the labels were worn out so difficult to figure out how to use.
There was a safe in the main bedroom but at a cost of €2.50 a day to use and a baby chair was also €2.50 a day.
The location is very good and just a short walk to the beach front and a great selection of restaurants and a train station.
Just across the street is a supermarket with a second at the end of the road stocking up for lunch or dinner is easy.
The hotel deserves a higher rating but the add on charges and the lack of a kettle leave it down. That being said I would stay again but next time I would come prepared.
Had a lovely apartment on ground floor by the indoor pool .
Great location and also lots restaurants and bars on complex so never dull of an Evenning.
Visited Marina which only 7 euro one way although had car nice to eat out have glass of wine.
Great for families / couples although of a day would recommend car hire as lots of lovely places to visit e.g San Pedro/ Marbella/Gibraltar.