Gran Melia Don Pepe
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... breakfast with them and after breakfast we got our stuff together and got the caravan ready to leave. We all pushed it out by hand together because of the slope and difficult access and that was funny to see ! We got it hooked up and ready and than we hugged and kissed each other goodbye and thanked them for their kindness to receive us as they did. We would try to come back with my mother for a couple of days in springtime. Than we got in the car ...
... bottles of it on the tables in cafés and restaurants. We ate in a beautiful little courtyard at our hotel tonight as it was about 10pm by the time we had checked in. Bruce booked hotel through "Mr and Mrs Smith" website. Hotel and staff delightful so will keep that in mind for another time. Bed at 1am and still about 20 ...
After a modest continental breakfast at our accommodation, Judy and Herb explored Torremolinos while Maryln and I stretched out on the super comfortable cushioned lounge chairs under the thatched umbrellas on the topless beach just across the road.
It was another beautiful sunny day in Spain and the water beckoned.
The sand on the beach is brownish but ...
... her hate of beer, and I, of course, was caught with the ***** cup more than I would have liked. Five games later we killed almost 20 liters of beer and were all about as beer drunk as you want to be.
This is when the toasts were given. Adharsh started and he told us about how he considered us to be his best friends and really takes that very seriously. Supna followed talking about how lucky we are to have ...
... the bargains he was missing. A trip out to find a supermarket had us return with the makings if a corned beef hash and a cake to share for afters.
After tea we'd planned to take ourselves to the camp bar for an evening drink. And, what a treat! (ha ha) a one-man band started his set just as we were getting ready! The bar was full of campers in their best fleecy tops clapping along to the music - mostly a backing ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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My husband and I arrived here today and have been nothing but dissapointed from the minute we walked into this place. I am actually writing this review from one of the miniscule "standard rooms" here. Nothing here is acceptable to us. The decor is awful. The looby is dated and smells musky. The room is so small that 2 people can not pass in front of the bed.
We recently stayed at the Gran Melia Don Pepe for 3 nights during our honeymoon on May 24-27, 2005.
We have just returned from spending Easter at this hotel. We spent a week there about 5 years ago. Let me get the complaint out of the way first! You'll see I still give this hotel 5 stars though!
Bad hotel great for shameless oldies
If you are young and in your senses you wont got.... bad service, okay rooms....very bad guests horrible beach
Stayed At Don Pepe August 2004. this is an excellent all round hotel and in our opinion,the eceptional beach and pool complex makes this suitable for groups of all ages. We did find the restaurants in the hotel expensive but there are many very reasonable restaurants within a few minutes walking distance of the hotel and if you want there is no shortage of late night entertainment in Marbella which is only a 15 minute cab ride away.
A delightful stay!
I spent a week at the Don Pepe in November as organiser of a 30 person conference. Everyone agreed; this was the best venue and hotel we have ever used!
The hotel is beautiful, the food is excellent, and the service was outstanding.
For the first time ever, I didn't receive one complaint about rooms.
The Don Pepe was so good, we have already booked again for February and I can see my company doing a lot of business here.
Excellent + + +
I went with my sister, were having a nice time the first day, pool side is good, but not a great hotel for young people (we usuallly go to miami but thought should try spain) most of their guests are 50+.
The hotel is very good and the rooms are finished to a very high standard. The pool area is also very good and the gardens are extensive. The only downside is that everything in the hotel is expensive (food and drink) also the pool side lunch menu is disapointing for a hotel of this class.
We stayed from Sept. 18 - 21 and it was wonderful. Lovely, spacious lobby. Wonderful grounds. Nice pool. The marble promenade along the beach started at this hotel. But the room was the best. It had rough ceramic (or slate) tiles with area rugs, and it was a nice size according to European standards. AND IT WAS CLEAN!!!! There were two twin beds together (their version of king??), 2 night tables, a settee, a marble table and 2 chairs, a long credenza for the TV, and a large closet with drawers. Ice was available in a machine in each hallway. We Americans love our ice, which we can't always get easily in Europe. And a wonderful view from our balcony. The service was very good and the staff were pleasant. We were always able to get cabs. We had a balcony overlooking the lovely grounds and sea. The only complaint is that the lunch buffet is $50 per person, which is exceptionally high for lunch.
This is a great place to stay while in Marbella. The Hotel rooms and hallways have just been completely renovated. My room with a sea view was perhaps the nicest room Ive ever stayed in. The floors are done with a stone like tile. If you visit there website (...), you can get a good idea as to how beautiful these rooms are decorated. The bathroom was also brand new and had all the extras you would expect in a fine hotel. After checking-in, a bowl of fruit and bottle of wine were placed on a table in our room. This was compliments of the hotel and was a great touch. The grounds of the hotel were lovely with 3 pools that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Lounge chairs were plentiful. I paid 225 Euros (No meals) to stay here and felt I received good value. If you are considering this hotel, check out the rates (...) at the Melia website. The one area that needs improvement is the food service. From my perspective, a breakfast buffet that costs approximately 20 Euros per person and a lunch buffet that costs over 45 Euros per person is way out of line. Because of these prices we ate elsewhere right near the hotel. Having visited the Caribbean frequently, I would have preferred to have music playing in the background of the pool area and would have liked a barbeque out there with burgers, chicken etc. This would have made the pool area a lot more festive. To sum it up, this is a great location in Marbella. The Gran Melia Don Pepe has done a wonderful job in renovating their rooms and earns its 5 Star G.L. rating. I would definitely stay here again as long as the price did not escalate.