Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort
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Marbella is located on the costa de Almeria, Spain's Mediterranean holiday coast, where in summer lots of Brits who have money, come to play and soak up the sun. The general surrounding area is made up of golf courses with huge complexes of condominiums and large villas. At this time of the years though the place is all but deserted, you have …
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... sand on the beach. They have beautiful flowers here and they smell really good. Yesterday, my brother and I went to a kids program here at the resort. We met two new friends from Spain. Today, we are visiting the port and will see a ton of boats, ships, and yachts. The sea water is somewhat cold, 18.5 degrees C. The sun is hot. Tomorrow we are leavng for La Bobadilla. Happy Father's ...
... it by jumping from stone to stone to the other side. Amos is less impressed with this as it means getting his legs wet above the ankles and at times he stands alone on the other side in the hope of making us turn back at this point, so he doesn't have to make the crossing. We don't. After about 45 minutes we arrive at the waterfall. It is indeed at least 70 metres high and is in full spate. It is magnificent and we sit staring at it in awe. We have ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
Excellent facilities and location great rooms clean and tidy. easy access to the golf course and beach.
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This hotel is a lovely location and perfect for doing nothing.
We had booked it for the Spa and Gym facilities none of which had opened yet. There was very poor coverage of Sky T.V, only CNN in English. Advertised as a golf hotel but no Ryder Cup not even at the Golf Club House.
Also no internet access in room, coin operated access.
There is only one resturant opened in the evening so the choice is limited it you go on a half board basics.
Hotel staff speak very little English so brush up on your Spanish before you go.
My husband and I stayed at the hotel on 7th Sept to 12th to attend a wedding at a nearby venue. We hoped for a relaxing break and were not disappointed with the hotel. I should say that it is in a residential location, on the beach front, but away from shops and restaurants. It is ideal if you have a car otherwise you will need taxis to get about. The hotel is well furnished and has a very quiet ambience about it. The rooms are more than adequate and the staff are friendly. The pools, bars and restaurants are nearest the sea front and away from the bedrooms so noise is not a problem. Generally speaking the beaches in this part of spain are not that nice - but this is definitely the best I have come across. Whether it was the time of year or not, the beach was very quiet and added to the relaxation we sought. The food in the hotel is very good. We tried both restaurants. The breakfast in the morning is varied and good and all tastes catered for, although sometimes the service was a little slow. The Sunday morning brunch is an event in itself and is very popular with people living in the area which is a recommendation in itself.
Nice, during our 3night stay starting 28 August 2006,but my wife discovered at our next stop , during our Andalusia tour, that her new black Burberry set (sweatshirt+pants value 700 Euro) was missing from inside her suitcase. What a shame.......
We first stayed at the Guadalmina Hotel approx 8 years ago. We decided to return for a short break over the Easter weekend in April. It had just been subject to partial refurbishment and had only reopened at the beginning of April 2006. Our room, which was in the older part of the hotel, had sea and garden views. It was excellent and so too was the housekeeping, a very clean bathroom with an excellent shower over the bath with nice towels,plenty of them, and lots of toiletries. The dining room and bar area have been refurbished and they have extended the restaurant - this opened on Good Friday and the decorators were back on the Monday! We remembered from our previous visit that the pool was a particular feature of the hotel and this remains the same. It is salt water and huge - plenty of sunloungers with nice cushions and towels supplied. There is a childrens pool as well. We had a couple of snack lunches at the hotel which were quite good and I believe the buffet lunch held every Sunday is very good.
I got married in Marbella in 2005 and had my wedding reception in the Guadalmina Golf Hotel. I fell in love with this hotel 5 years ago and couldn't have imagined a better place to have my reception. The setting was amazing, the food was better than you would expect in a 3*michelin restaurant (despite the fact that they were catering for 140 guests)and the rooms are divine. We had drinks before dinner on the terrace overlooking the amazingly blue pool, the beach and the south Guadalmina golf course - the best wedding I was ever at! We stayed there for a couple of nights after the wedding in a huge suite with a 4 poster bed and a jacuzzi. Everything was cleaned to perfection every day and the bathroom was fully stocked with anything you could possibly want in a bathroom!
Beautiful Hotel Location
My husband and I stayed here for a week during July, and we had a wonderful time. A couple of things to keep in mind: the staff though friendly, do not speak English fluently, though they try! Also, the food at the hotel doesn't have much to offer.
We would strongly recommend that you rent a car and explore the surrounding areas. Also, take the tour of Tangiers if you're the adventerous type!
We would recommend this hotel to our friends and family! Have fun!!
Just returned form a week in the sun staying at this hotel. As a party of four, Dean 13 and Emma 16 with my wife and I. We had a terrific stay although only for a week. The rooms were very clean and comfortable with maid service on a regular basis. Drinks and food was quite expensive around 70Euros for fish lunch with a beer or two, with the average drinks being around 13 euros for a beer and three soft drinks. In general the food choice and presentation was very good and could not be faulted. A car is a must if you intend to travel in any way around the area. The Hotel is located off the beaten track right on the beach with some fantastic views.
Spent two nights at the end of March here and found the rooms to be very comfortableand well maintained. The location is pretty; perhaps a little tricky to find even with their signs and not really walking distance to anywhere so best to have a car. The breakfast buffet offered a good variety and the staff as well as the other guests were really friendly.
Great hotel, shame about the courses
Spent a very excellent fortnight here from end Sept until Oct5. Fantastic facillities except for the food in the restaurant, which was plain and overpriced, although we were told by locals that Sunday lunch is fab.
Guadalmina South course is fine except for the greens which were muddy and bald, many un-repaired pitch marks. Guadalmina North was reopened while we were there following a major refit, but we followed in everyones' footsteps on the greens, which is a shame because the setting is lovely. Very good practice facillities and Irene at the hotel is very helpful in booking other courses and in general. Customer service excellent
Great Guadalmina hotel
Spent a week at this hotel. Rooms were very comfortable, with a great balcony and view toward Gibraltar and Morocco. The beach and sun beds area was very good and comparatively peaceful compared with major areas (Marbella, etc). Breakfast and the 2 dinnners we enjoyed were very good. The only draw-back is you need a rental car, so as to visit Marbella for shopping and dining. We considered this stay a very good holiday choice.