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“Marriott Quality at the Costa Del Sol” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott's Playa Andaluza

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Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Estepona
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Marriott Quality at the Costa Del Sol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

I stayed in the Marriott Playa Andaluza for 3 nights in the beginning of May '12. It is a great resort, offering the well know Marriott quality. The reception area (separate building in typical Andalusian style) is beautiful, and the reception staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Next to the reception area is a small supermarket, which provides all you need for breakfast, lunch and simple dinners. The prices in the resort supermarker are of course higher than in the normal supermarkets alongside the A-7 Cadiz/Malaga highway, but the quality of the products offered is high and it is very convenient as you don't have to leave the resort. The resort itself is very clean and kept at a very high level. The resort has severals large swimming pools (of which one indoor), there is a professional gym, sauna, turkish bads, tennis courts, BBQ area, children playgrounds ... etc. The appartments (with hotel service) are spacious and super equipped. There is a large open kitchen with everything you need, even a freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso machine, a storage area with a washing machine, dryer and cleaning equipment. The dinning/sitting area is spacious and furnished to a high standard. There are 2 or 3 double bedrooms, all ensuite, each with build-in closets and their own flatscreen TV. The spacious terras overlooking the gardens or even the sea is the icing on the cake. The appartments are decorated in Andalusian style, but still recogniseably Marriott, including the high Marriott quality beds. The resort is mostly self-catering, so there are limited catering facilities (main restaurant with annex bar and a pool bar for lunch if weather permits). The main restaurant offers buffet breakfast (16€ PP/PD, but if you buy a voucher for 3 breakfasts, you get a discount and pay 12€ PP/PD). The main restaurant also offers dinner. We ate there twice, on both occasions the food was good value for money (expect large portions). A rental car is recommended if you want to visit places in the area like Marbella, Puerto Banus, ... or further afield Gibraltar, Tariffa, or a drive into to mountains to Ronda (recommedned). Parking the car at the resort is free of charge. Below the resort there is an impressive parking lot, where you can drive up to your block and take an elevator up to your appartment. If you want to eat outside we could recommend:
1) Tanino - walking distance, next to the Crown Plaza hotel: trendy/loungy/eclectic interiour and terras with fusion foods.
2) The village of Benahavis (10 minutes drive from the hotel) is well known for its many gastronomic restaurants.
We had a great stay in the Marriott Playa Andaluza and will certainly come back to enjoy a longer stay.

Room Tip: Some appartments are above the restaurant/bar ... end their terras. Could be somewhat noisy on a hot...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

A wonderful relaxing place to stay. Clean. Full kitchen. Tons of amenities. Kids club for 3 to 12 years. Nice beach and good pools. Friendly staff.

Room Tip: We were in the Huelva building and had morning sun. Personally I think it would be better to have af...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Simply put, it's a Marriott Hotel with all the resort trimings. Choice of either cooking yourself (in a full equiped kitchen), eating in the resort Restaurant or simply sampling the local restaurants. We did all three. Although the resort was almost full, there was plenty of sunbeds for everyone either by the beach or by the three outdoor pools. This place suits families with Children of all ages all the way to members of a more experience age. If it's quality you want in the sunshine, then this is the place for you. Make sure you leave the resort now and again in order to experience the surounding area as it offers many delaights out of season.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

Its probably all been covered in previous reviews so i will summarise pros cons below:

Good quiet location (ideal for families)
Good beach
Plenty of activities
Good choice of supermarkets / eating establishments close by
Well equipped Gym
Good facilities h
Good Service (except for on site restaraunt where we found the service to be poor and certain waiteresses to be rude - definatly no service with a smile)
Efficient check out

Cold Outdoor swimming pools
Check in at 4pm can be a problem as we arrived at the hotel early and waited until 2pm before our room was ready

All in all very good break and an excellent base to explore the local area. Would recommend hiring a car as driving in the area is extremely easy.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet - the main difference is the floor height and whether you prefer sun in the even...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Spent a week here in April. Despite the cooler weather, there were plenty of activities for the kids - indoor pool, planned games/sports... Great location for day trips to visit the Costa del Sol, yet a return to quieter surroundings at the end of the day. Staff was exceptionally helpful with day trips, directions and local recommendations. There is only one restaurant onsite for dinner, so we did eat out quite a bit. Definitely plan on renting a car if staying here as there is not much in walking distance. Loved the Nespresso machine in the room!

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the 3rd floor (top).
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Marriott's Playa Andaluza

Property: Marriott's Playa Andaluza
Address: Calle Cadiz km 168, 29680, Estepona, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Estepona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Estepona
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Estepona
#1 Romantic Hotel in Estepona
#1 Family Hotel in Estepona
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,445 - ₹ 32,504
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Playa Andaluza 3*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marriott's Playa Andaluza invites you to a place of relaxation surrounded by lush beauty. Located in beautiful Malaga, Spain, alluring backdrops accompany yoru stay. ... more   less 
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