H10 Estepona Palace
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We woke up at 6:00 (yawn) and Tara met us to say good-bye. I do hope we keep in touch. Hamid sent someone to pick up our bags - a young guy and even he was huffing and puffing by the time he climbed the streets with the cart and our bags! We were on the road by around 7:00 to get to Tangier in time for the ferry. Hamid told us that we had to go a …
23.48 - Well, it’s safe to say, today has been *****, but at least i am where i need to be. It has come at the cost of 14 hours travelling and plenty of disruption which has not been my fault for a change. As these things seem to be, the day actually got off to a good start. I had a relative lie in and took my time with breakfast then finished off my packing. My original plans would have seen me getting up at about 5am with a train at 8 then having to change but in ...
... after 8 months of preparation, I finally allowed myself to get excited.
The only motto I live by is PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and as I embark on yet another African adventure, I will be re-adopting the motto I came to know very well during my time there: TIA (This is Africa)
"The bus can’t leave until it’s full and we’re not sure when that will be": TIA
"You can order food but the cook's ...
... there he was the airport shuttle bus. I jumped on and 5 min later we took off to the airport,
Arriving at the airport, complete chaos faced me. We sometimes don't realize how great Malaga airport is and how organized.
Anyway, I managed to check in and had around 2 hours to wait until take off.
So, best to get through customs and the passport control.
When we checked in ...
... We saw what I think are storks or maybe cranes nesting on the top of the pylons - I'll look them up in my bird book when I get home.
On and up we drove past the pleasant town of Benalup and beyond. The countryside here is very green and rolling. There are fields and pastures and green meadow-lands and, as it was very cloudy, it all looked a bit like the UK. All that was missing was a few drystone walls! As ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews H10 Estepona Palace
My husband and I have just returned from a very relaxing week at this hotel.Please bear in mind that this hotel was not full when we stayed,so the following report may not apply to more peak times of the year.
Booked independently, Half-Board and we were happy enough with the out of town location.
A gorgeous hotel, with very large well appointed rooms and bathrooms. The only problem with the rooms were the lack of entertainment channels in English on the TV (just two news channels and disney channel), loads if you're German!
This hotel is not yet a 4 star, the hotel itself is very nice and relaxing, the rooms are hit and miss ours was very good overlooking the ocean (room 469), others were very small with limited view.
No facilities for children
We have just returned from staying at H10 in Estepona. Unfortunatley for us and other guests this hotel is going through a huge extension programme thus the childrens playground and pool are closed as is the gym area and internal shops were empty - we were not advised of this before our departure or upon arrival. There is no entertainment in the evening for children - and the entertainment that was on offer was of a very poor standard. The reception staff are extremley unhelpful - in fact when we complained about the childrens areas not being available we were told that if we didnt like the hotel we should leave - which we did! I am sure once the extension has been completed this hotel will be lovely - but wait another year at least before going!!
We have just returned from a week at the Estepona Palace and had a wonderful holiday. The hotel is really like a Palace. The moment we entered the vast reception area we treated to champagne and made very welcome by courteous and efficient staff at reception.
I wouldn't really recommend this hotel to anybody. The hotel pretends to be a palace and the rooms and the hotel area is huge. But it has a rather aseptic, unpersonal feeling. One does not really feel at home. Service at the restaurant is notably slow and the food below standard (only buffet was available). Also there was some sort of electrical switch at the balcony door in our room. Supposedly it was to prevent robberies, but actually it is a safty hazard for little kids (and for anybody touching it): you will definitely get an electrical shock when doing so. On the positive side, the pool and kid's pool are very nice, but again this is really necessary, because you wouldn't want to spend time among the dead fish at the beach in front of the hotel.
WE booked this as a late deal through an internet based company, who also arranged the flights and managed to secure a 10 day stay flying with a regular carrier.
My husband and I have just returned from a week at the Estepona Palace. The hotel was absolutely wonderful, great food, drinks prices comparable to those at the marina (possibly a bit cheaper) and the staff very friendly. The hotel was by no means full so you could get a sunbed at any time of the day. they supply towels too which is a bonus. The restaurants and bars were always fairly empty. We didn't mind as it was a completely relaxing week. The marina is a good 20 minute walk (out of the hotel, turn right and keep going). If you want somewhere to buy a bottle of water, go outside hotel turn left and there's a garage, pretty well stocked on most stuff. It's a fairly out of the way hotel so if you're looking for a reasonably quiet place then that's for you.
The Estepona Palace was just as we expected it to be for a 4 star - Large, comfortable and not too ostentatious. The main reception area is enormous, nicely decorated, with plenty of seating and we were greeted with free champagne (a good start!).