Gran Melia Don Pepe
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... with a large drop on the other side of it. A few choice words were muttered under my breath as we continued on. When we finally arrived at our destination we couldn't park anywhere nearby until we were too far away to walk back down the hill. So we gave it a miss and drove to Ronda. The town is situated on the cliff edge of a plateau and it's history dates back to the days of the Romans. The most striking feature in ...
From Valencia I took a train to Malaga, on the south coast of Spain. There I met up with a mate from school, Elliott, and a few of his mates – Danesh, Danny and Gabriel. We had rented an apartment for the week for feria – Malaga's annual festival. Malaga is quite nice, but the festival itself is a joke. There is no main event/ceremony unifying the celebrations. Day ...
... of Florida. This morning we got up early and walked on the beach. The sand was grey and freezing cold. The water was clear. No one was out on the beach. I saw some people going home from the night before. They don't eat dinner till 10 or 11 so they must stay out at clubs until real late. We took a bus to the airport and flew back to New ...
... me. But two things haunt me when driving through mountains in the rain. One is fear of the wheels slipping on the incredibly steep roads, and the second is the risk of landslides. There are signs aplenty warning of falling rocks and whereas this might not feel too much of a threat to the average person, to me it's a gruesome reminder of being pelted about my head by falling rocks after a landslide while walking in Madeira. Probable death missed me by inches and has left ...
... but we can clearly see how excited he is at the prospect of educating us. We leave after an hour or so of very informative chitchat and armed with bits of paper with formula on how to multiply current by volts to give watts and watts divided by volts to give amps, which is the one we really wanted to know, jotted all over them.Next morning it rains. However, the afternoon brings sunshine and we wander down the road to the city walls. Ronda is a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Melia Don Pepe Marbella
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.