Hotel Los Monteros
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... to the car and drive back to Nico and Riet's house. They had already prepared a BBQ and we got the table ready to have dinner. It was great to spend our last evening together and talk till late. They're real nice people and in some way I feel so at home with them. The feelings of my early youth are real strong even if I was so small, the accent of Rotterdam and the way they behave has a real impact on me !! I feel real close to them ! 7th We had ...
... doesn't leave until 5:30pm. Weather still delightful - about 25 degrees. Train trip was very pleasant - 2nd class seats but very comfortable and clean. A great way to see the countryside. Again there were miles and miles of olive trees, and we have had some delicious olive oil in Spain, as you would expect. Needless to say there ...
... and spices (like a Swiss raclette), followed by a hot fish seafood soup. Back to the beach for siesta! At 7:30pm the beach cushions were being gathered up, so we had to move! We sat down for a drink outdoors at our hotel.
I nearly choked on my tea when the customer near me at the little boutique dropped his pants to try on different shorts on sale. This was ...
... Brazilian food to everyone after the service. He was nice enough to let them bring some home for Aaron and myself to try and also invited them to come back to visit his shop.
There was one table in the room set up privately, just for us. He showed us his wide variety of wines downstairs in his cellar which was a mirror image of the shop upstairs. He had prepared a tasting menu for us accompanied by food.
Starting with the first white accompanied ...
... decision to select one. Finally he settled on the Marbella Country Club and a second game at the magnificent Valderrama Golf Club which is rated one of the best courses in the world and the site of the Ryder Cup in 1997.
At Marbella Steve teamed up with an Englishman and a Scotsman both now residents in Marbella. The course was short but tough as it wound its way through hills and gullies. The views throughout ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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My wife, my daughter and I had spent 10 days at Los Monteros hotel in September and we all decided to return to this property as soon as possible. We never enjoyed such a great service with such a wonderful staff. Everybody made us feel like at home (even if we are not Spanish) and we will never forget the friendliness and attention to details we received during our entire stay.The beach club is just awesome with real 2x2 meters sun beds and a personalized service including massages, mineral water spray and a lunch buffet which is unique (I never had such an incredible buffet in my entire life including all-you-can-eat lobster, jumbo shrimps, crayfish, oysters, crabs, clams, a-la-minute cut fresh meat and fish grilled in front of your eyes, at least 20 different kind of combined salads, an authentic giant Spanish paella and a superb dessert buffet including all kind of fresh fruits, ice creams, sorbets and the best pastries).The size, quality and decoration of the bed rooms are with no doubt synonymous of the 5 star grand luxe category of this hotel. We also like the two ambiances of this property: at the main hotel a fantastic swimming pool in the middle of a dramatic landscape with an impressive mountain view and, 400 meters distant from the hotel, this amazing beach club with another incredibly large swimming pool. A bus shuttle deserves the beach club every 15 minutes if you feel like not walking.We can only recommend this property to everybody in quest of peaceful and perfect holidays. Dont be surprised if, like us, you cross some international celebrities in the corridors since this property has been attracting the rich & famous from all around the world for more than 40 years.EXCELLENT VALUE FOR THE MONEY YOU PAY!!!
Let me start by saying that My expectations werent as high as lets say staying in a Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons property because there is a HUGE difference between a five star in the US, Caribbean, or Asia versus a five star in Europe. I've noticed from my travels that Europeans tend to focus more so on decor rather than ammenities and staff. That being said lets start with appearance ( I will use other hotels as references): The lobby although not grand as lets say the Wyndham El San Juan in Puerto Rico does make you feel as if you've arrived into a temporary getaway of luxory. The Guayabera shirts that the porters, bell staff, and doormen use is a nice casual touch. The reception from the staff was friendly and courteous at that time (I had a slight problem with concierge that I'll explain later). Considering the heat it would have been a nice touch for the hotel to lay out a fruit basket which I found out that the do however they were out of fruit when we arrived, a no-no in my opinion. A greater touch would have been to offer me a complimentary drink or at least a cool damp face towel while we waited 40 minutes for our room to be ready a la "The Jalouisie Hilton" in St Lucia. Once we opened up the door to our room I couldnt help but think "nice" but nothing special as I surveyed the decor. The room was rather small in comparison to other hotels I've stayed in. And there was not a king sized bed but 2 double beds pushed together (I didnt know hotels still did this) Still it was comfortable.
Terrible from the off! Really bad staff was the worst issue. Rude, arrogant bar and restaurant staff although the Spanish Waiteress were far better than the men. They were unhelpful, did not want to help, did not want to pour your wine and the pool staff would only make your sunbed if you paid them in advance. Is this what you should expect from a 5 star hotel. I do not have an issue with paying expensive prices but when you have to pay £9 for a portition of chips that was delivered by a rude waiter or £7 for a scoop of ice cream that took 30 minutes to deliver after asking for it twice, well you can forget it. I have to say that the physical hotel was splendid although in the middle of no where. It was right next to the main higway which was good for easy access and the hospital opposite is good for emergencies!!! I had to complain from the off (watch your room tabs, someone was over charged by 40 in one week) and the management were excellent. They took the complaints on board and dealt with them properly but you should not have to complain in the first place. We were not the only ones to complain as well, one lady got told by a waiter there was no wine available with her meal at 5PM!! To sum up, rather over priced, nice hotel if you could put up with the rude staff and just want to sit around and do not alot. PS This is no longer a Le Meridien hotel, I do not think that Meridien would allow this kind of service, maybe thats the reason???
This is a great place to stay in Marbella. The Hotel rooms have been completely renovated in 2002. My room with a sea view was the nicest room I've ever stayed in. 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. And what about their private beach club La Cabane? A magnificent private oasis right on the shores of the Mediterranean, with the most famous Gourmet Buffet in Marbella. Just delicious whit soft jazz next to the pool anc beach during all day! To sum it up, this is a great location in Marbella. The Hotel Los Monteros has done a wonderful job in renovating their rooms and earns its 5 Star G.L. rating. I would definitely stay here again.
It is a couple of years since we stayed at this fabulous hotel but from the latest reports it seems Los Monteiros just gets better. Their beach Bar was a bit tatty when we were there but it may have been refurbished by now? The hotel itself was very comfortable and extremely well managed. The staff back then were also very friendly so I do hope they have not changed as we intend to go back! I was surprised to read the review titled "Hideously Expensive and Snooty Staff" - this review stood out because it was so drastically different from everybody else's experience including mine. Marbella Hotels are notoriously expensive and I don't think 26 Euros is that outrageous for a Beefburger in a genuine 5 star hotel. Try the Paphos Amathus in Cyprus they were charging £2 for a Coffee in 1996! Just don't eat at the hotel. There are a lot of fantastic restaurants that are more reasonably priced with better food. Try La Famiglia in the old town not far from Orange Square for a fanastic Italian experience - owner might have retired so be careful to get a current review before going!
From the moment we stepped into 'Los Monteros' until we left four days later...we were treated like the most important people in the hotel. The staff goes out of it's way to accomodate each and every request...with a smile and "It's my Pleasure". Beautiful setting, wonderful staff, lovely hotel. We would stay again and again!
We just stayed at Los Monteros for our Honeymoon. It is far and away the most refined, ultra-luxurious, wonderful hotel that I have ever stayed in. Great food at their finer restaurant. La Cabanne, the beach club, is not to be believed. I know this hotel is currently not working with the Meridien chain, the Meridien site says they cannot substantiate the hotel's quality right now. Let me tell you-- this hotel is 5-star all the way! Yes, definitely expensive, especially with the food. Location, about 4km outside of central Marbella is wonderful. We questioned whether it would be so good in the high-season when the town is more crowded and traffic to and from the hotel is more difficult.
Hideously expensive and snooty staff
I had high expectations of this hotel having read the reviews on trip advisor however I was completley under-whelmed by the inpersonal snooty behavioural of the staff and the horrendously expensive food - 26 euros for a hamburger!
Quite simply the best hotel I've stayed in. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the food is great. It is expensive, but there's no where better in Spain. Everyone should stay here once!
Loved it! More of a resort 10min by car to marbella!
Fantastic resort in Los Monteros *****-hotel, staff was great! We got a 3-floor suit, but payed for a standard room, they have their own beach club (free shuttle bus) and fantastic food. Donīt miss their champagne breakfast and lovely pool at the hotel area. They have sent me 2 letters with great deals since i was there in july -02. Great service! (To get to puerto banus 15min, marbella city 10 min)