Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort
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... The Mediterranean Sea was wilder today than in Mallorca. We thought that we would not spend as much time in the sea here. But our complex has a pool on the beach, only a few feet from the sea, so we figured we would be okay! (However, as you will see, this was the only day the sea was not ...
... Gibraltar is home to the last wild apes in Europe. They were everywhere on the top of the rock. We spent a long time hiking and searching for the pillars of Hercules, which ended up being just this tiny little thing that didn't seem special at all. At least we got some excercise! On the way to that we saw some bird catching nets. A guy explained to us about how they catch the birds that migrate, measure their weight ...
Booked for 2 nights will stay longer - stayed 7 nights in all.. A very nice site under pines close to a nature reserve. Many campers from the UK - all very friendly. Camping Pinar San Jose.
January 27. Sunday
By 10:30 am we'd dismantled the camp and were heading in the direction of Gibraltar. We had planned to visit the Principality on our way to the next campsite on the west coast towards Cadiz.
We took the ...
... we headed back to the downtown of Marbella and ate at a well-known tapas bar. It was a fun place where the waiters bring around tons of food and you can pick and choose what you want to eat and then they add up your bill by the size and type of tooth picks on your plate. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy it as much I would have like to...I had a head cold/ear infection that seemed to really set in later in the day. Uggggh.
... br> Anyway, back to Gibraltar. At Europa Point there is a lighthouse and a mosque. The lighthouse is known as Trinity House. It was not open to the public. On the opposite end of the parking lot was the mosque. The sign on the mosque read:
Mosque of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
From the point, we decided to go to the town center. Once again, Tom Tom took us on a challenging ...
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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.