4.5
Very Good 932 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A luxe stay on the stunning Costa del Sol, with a choice between half board and all-inclusiveOpting for a carefree, all-inclusive package
  • Staying right on a quiet stretch of the covetable Golden Mile
  • Unwinding in the hotel's SPA Sensations with a relaxing water circuit

What To Know

  • The outdoor pool is a perfect spot to get some R&R
  • Guestrooms have balconies with sea views
  • The spa features an indoor pool, sauna, hammam and ice cave
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A dreamy resort near Marbella, on a prime stretch of the Golden Mile, with a welcome gift and spa access

Location

When you stay at Iberostar Costa del Sol in Estepona, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Saladillo Beach and Club Tenis Bel Air. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Flamingos Golf Club and El Paraiso Golf Club.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 265 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a waterslide. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary babysitting/childcare.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage.

How to Get There

Iberostar Costa del Sol
Urb. Costalita s/n
Estepona, 29680 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 932 Reviews
relax in style
Reviewed 1 week ago

ok picked this hotel for my wifes 50th booked with jet2 package good price hotel could not be beaten clean very nice staff, food very good quality ,entertainment good bit of something for every taste
arrived at hotel like 2hours late most of this due to typical English travellers decided to not tell jet2 they would fly with them but not use there transfer they had booked so there we were waiting for them to arrive as they had been show on flight check in ,and wo and behold there they were strutting around hotel when we got there can understand why maybe some hate British tourists.
ok hotel we had free upgrade to beach front room huge round whirlpool bath in bedroom ,looking down onto a swim up room below pool, bathroom ,shower, walk in wardrobe ,
room cleaned every day by great friendly staff .
p.s there is not a lot anywhere near this hotel car needed I think
also maybe should not write this but we booked h/b after arriving we realised we would need A/I as just 2 cokes at dinner were charged at 10 euros we asked jet2 who quoted us over £500+ £35 each for doing this the hotel charged us £284 all done just keep that in mind no brainer I believe
biggest negative of to be honest good trip all round was jet2 planes not just me may I add I travel at least3 times a year shorter and longer flights never have I had so much pain and discomfort on the decent in a plane and from what I could gather at least 50% of people both ways experienced the same

Sarah, Devon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding hotel for all ages. Food is fantastic, such a range of choices and something different every meal.
Staff are so welcoming and helpful and friendly.
This was our second visit as last year was so great for my 3 kids, they wanted to return to see Gabi, one of the entertainment staff. He’s absolutely top class and both Gabi and Juan made this holiday even better than last year’s, they were just so great with the kids I can’t thank them enough. They’re priceless and I can relax knowing the kids are occupied and very happy!
Thanks Gabi and Juan!

MONSTROSITY. UTTER CRAP HOLE.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m still in the hotel at the moment but I’m counting the days until I get to leave (we’re down to our last two days so have decided against travelling home early). It’s the middle of the day but we can’t bare to bring ourselves outside.

The hotel is complete filth. I’ve not removed my flip flops from my feet at all. Not even in the pool or room. My parter pulled his shoes out from under the bed and was greeted by dust bunnies. Upon our departure anything that’s fallen under the bed, Iberostar can keep! Yuk!

There’s dried blood on the tiles above the bed which in any other location would be a health hazard. Not so much here, it’s been left the whole time and we’ve just had to avoid it.

Ants are rife. But in fairness I didn’t see them until the key card fell down the back of a side table and I went to retrieve it and noticed how many of the little critters there were - it’s Spain so you expect a few but what a lovely surprise (not)

There is also a pile of cigarette butts that has managed to sit in the corner of our balcony for the duration of our stay. Beautiful.

No one wants to read about a dirty bathroom but I will say that it wouldn’t hurt to clean the stains from the wall if someone has been using the bidet!!

There are cracked tiles all over the hotel that have been left jagged, resulting in our friend’s 9 year old son being unable to walk on his own after destroying his feet.

The alcohol and food is limited and is generally low standard. I’ve got a strong stomach and an eclectic palate but one bite of their badly cooked chicken threw my tummy over itself. There is one restaurant and one bar. Both were below unsatisfactory or even edible standards.

I even witnessed staff playing with the food. Two staff members making hearts out of chips while serving. Hopefully that chip got thrown in the bin but I’m not sure given how shocking all of their other practices were.

The hotel is in the middle of nowhere which could be lovely and peaceful, however, there’s so little to do unless you spend €40-50 on a cab to somewhere better you’ll be bored out of your mind day and night. The children were desperate to go home.

They do have an entertainment team but that’s pretty shocking too. Dated, inappropriate and confusing for young children. Last night, the performance started with a scene from Shrek (you would assume suitable for children) and then continued with a man writhing around a chair provocatively in women’s underwear twerking to the audience. The hotel is yet to make it clear as to which age group and audience they were targeting with this enactment but it wasn’t appropriate for me, the group I was with nor my friend’s 9 and 3 year old children.

The beach is dirty with litter strewn throughout. Despite the hotel misleading you into thinking it is a beach front hotel, the beach is not part of the resort and using the sun loungers will cost you €6 per bed. These loungers are worse than the ones in the hotel.

While on the subject of money, they charge €3 per day to use the safe, €10 deposit per beach towel, €10 to have use of a clothes iron. I look forward to our surprise bill to find out what else they would like to charge for! (Our friend’s who left today advised us that they were unaware of the charges until they were informed at checkout).

We paid extra for a side sea view, nautical themed room but the only way to view the sea from the room is to risk your life leaning over the flimsy, wooden balcony.

I’m pretty sure the air conditioning needs seeing to urgently and judging by the condition of the rest of the hotel I doubt it has ever been checked or serviced. It was leaving us feeling awful everyday and we were waking up more tired than we went to sleep. We realised it might have been the air con leaving us feeling so unwell so we’ve now switched it off and we’re feeling less unpleasant.

Unfortunately, we were in Spain to attend a wedding and this was the hotel recommended to the guests. We probably wouldn’t have chosen this hotel otherwise but I can honestly say I have never had a more unpleasant stay at a hotel. The stay cost us as much as two weeks in Jamaica did last year and I’m at a loss trying to comprehend how such a horrendous standard of hotel is still running in the EU.

Pretty much all of the staff were unresponsive but I’ll let the venue speak for itself. With such low standards there’s no point poking at the staff!!

I have tried to think of something positive to say but there’s nothing.

Maybe they’re going out of business and that’s why no one really cared?

Iberostar, Costa Del Sol, Estepona is horrendous.

I would only recommend this room as part of a dare or if a person were to ever do me wrong.

STEER WELL CLEAR OF THIS ABSOLUTE MONSTROSITY!

Not for beach lovers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Iberostar because they always have good beach facilities and a beach bar. This hotel has neither. Hotel sun loungers are behind a fence and the beach facilities (bar and sun loungers) are not part of the all inclusive deal. !5 euros per day for two loungers with small fixed umbrella and you pay for drinks and food at the bar. The location of the hotel is about 10 km from Estepona and about 20 km from Marbella. There is a bus service 10 minutes walk to the main road which runs every half hour to both towns. There is nothing close to the hotel except other hotels and apartments.
The hotel itself has lovely spacious rooms a small bar and a main entertainment area. The food is good and varied. The pool is quite small and cold but plenty of loungers although the hotel was not full when we were there, not so sure what it would be like when full.

Beware, Total lack of security
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our rather average stay was marred by a total lack of security. Access from the beach to our room..... under 1 minute ( 4th floor ) there is nothing to stop anybody walking in from the beach. Our room had been burgled in the past ( see photos of how a knife was used to open door ). We only noticed this on our last evening and reported it. Reception manager ( general manager not available ) came with me to see the damage and also damage to the room safe where someone had tried to force it open.

His response " we have cameras " My response to his response " That's no use when they hide their faces and are gone in under 5 minutes " He didn't respond again. He said he would get the manager to talk to me ( I was checking out later that morning ) but he never bothered.

I have stayed at a few different hotels along the coast and this one is the only one to which I would never return.