Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort
Travel Blogs from Estepona
Sunday seemed to be a washout - so on to Monday. What were we going to do today, the weather was much brighter, but we didn't want to roam too far - remember, I was supposed to be resting - me rest - fat chance!!! Decided to venture out to Estepona, it's a big place and we were staying on the edge of it at Playa Atalaya. We decided to take the bus …
We didn't do a lot on Sunday it was a lazy day for us. It had rained continuously since the night before and although the rain stopped just after breakfast it was really, really windy and we couldn't go and sit on the beach for fear of being blown away. But we had been given some information by a friend who said we could walk along the beach into …
Puerto Banus - Saturday 26th May 2007 After breakfast, we decided to catch the local bus and go into Puerto Banus. I was headed for the market and some good bargains. The Saturday market is quite a big one with lots of different stalls and bus fare is around 2.00 euros per person regardless of age. The trick is to haggle with the stall holders and …
Friday 25th May 2007. After leaving a dreary looking London Gatwick we headed off to Sunny Spain for a week just to get away from it all. Our destination was an apartment just on the outskirts of Estepona at Atalaya-Isdabe. We arrived to find that for three weeks prior to our arrival, Spain had also experienced some dreadful weather and only the …
... surprise, the plane was TAM airline and not LAN. It looks like if flights are to Brazil, the operator is TAM.
The flight was ok, as usual over the big sea ;-) there were some turbulence's but all handed very well by the airline/ captain.
Unfortunately I had a couple with a little boy in fornt of me and the father decided to feed it with lots and lots of crisps and when it was time to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort Estepona
June 2005 - Plenty to do for children and teenagers every day including football, archery, tennis, golf, the list is endless.
Just returned from a week visit to the Atalaya Park. Firstly it has wonderful rooms with air conditioning which was a godsend because the weather was very hot. It was fairly quiet for this time of year although the shallower and larger pool was busy with families the deep pool only had a handful of families around it. However the complex is in the middle of nowhere and you will need a car - which we did - and visited Gibralter (sooo cheap), Puerto Banus (you need to be rich) and Marbella which had a great beach. Talking of beaches Atalaya park may be right on the beach but it was awful, poor quality sand and pebbles, so going into the sea was a definite impossibility for adults let alone children. The other downside was the so called "inclusive watersports". Apparently we were told they had not yet had their watersport licence so we could not use the catamarans, pedalos, canoes and the jetski was not inclusive and cost 40 Euros for 30 minutes - a right rip off! The food was brilliant however and cannot be knocked. Overall we had a good time but would not return because of the isolation and the poor beach.
I have just returned from 2 weeks at the Atalaya Park hotel. Firstly, just to get it out the way, the weather was fantastic for the fortnight, although there was quite a strong wind blowing from the Med for a couple of days.
Just arrived back from 2 weeks at hotel - Brill. The food is fantastic, we tried out lots of different things - presentation is excellent. The staff at the hotel are very friendly, helpful and efficient.
The swimming pools are superb and the lifeguards are very reassuring if you have kids who like to stay in the water all day.
The Mini Club is excellent. The staff ensure all the kids have lots of fun and each and everyone is included in lots of activites. The Mini Club Disco is not to be missed. My kids learned lots of dances so did I!! Again the staff are exceptional.
The only downside to the hotel is its location - there's no where to walk to (after a filling buffet!). We did find a Repsol garage on the Benahavis road selling cheap Cava.
Came to this hotel from the 10th - 17th July.Really Great Hotel, Everything was perfect...
Well established hotel
Date: May. 1. 04
Reviewer: H. G. Köhler- email@example.com- 61191 Rosbach
My wife and me- we just returned from 2 weeks at the
Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort.-indeed an enjoyable time. Not only the wheather was fine, but the accommodation at the hotel in Estepona was excelent- a nice room with balcony and ocean view.
The large park made it possible to find a coshy spot to rest- without a neighbour on both sides. The golfing facillities- putting green and driving range were in good shape- as well as the indoor Sporting club.
The food (variety and quality ) was very good.. Finally- to have a fair discount on the two 18 hole Golf Courses rounded the picture up. We certainly like to recommend the hotel very much
We stayed at Atalaya Park in December 2003 just after xmas for 3 nights. When we booked our trip (Madrid - Sevilla- Ronda - Costa del sol - to Madrid) we thought the coast would be wonderful, and we purposfully tried to shy away from Malaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, etc.
After reading some disturbing reports about this hotel after I had booked my annual holiday I was quite distrubed and even tried to cancel it.Upon our return I feel I owe it to the Atalaya Park Hotel to write our feelings.I am a very fussy person and only really like 5 star hotels, but as we have three children they wanted somewhere with something to do as well as a pool, beach and sunshine. This hotel seemed to fit the bill.Well I have to say we were pleasantly surprised.
Somewhere between a regular hotel and a package hotel the Atalaya Park seems to be made up of 2 neighbouring properties that at some stage in their life have joined up to make a big one. A long corridor with a games room and a few shops joins the two buildings. The hotel is set in large grounds full of palm trees, tennis courts and leads on to the beach. Bear in mind as you read through this that we were at the hotel in October and as such we saw the place in the quiet season. Suffice to say everything will be a fair bit busier in high summer.
Hotel Atalya, not what it is promised to be
We recently booked into the Hotel Atalya for one night. When we arrived we found it to not be what was promised. Instead of the 6 swimming pools that are advertised we found only one, with a small childrens and a small indoor pool near by. There were bus loads of people arriving to stay and the whole place had a real mass touristy feel. It didn't seem relaxing or comfortable. The room we were given was dreary and dark. We ended up leaving and not staying as we really didn't like it. It may be great for some, especially those with families, but I'd check carefully if it really is what you think it is and provides the facilities it advertises. We were very disappointed by what we found.