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What We Love

  • Gorgeous Mediterranean views from all over the property
  • Spain’s Andalusian culture and heritage are right at your doorstep
  • Massages with local herbs and oils
  • This area of the coast boasts more than 40 top-notch golf courses
  • Feeling adventurous? Head to Morocco — it’s an easy one-day jaunt from the hotel

What To Know

  • Small dogs are allowed by request
  • All rooms have balconies, but only those marked “Seaview” have partial or full views of the sea
  • The on-site Kempinini Kids Club is open only seasonally
  • Local restaurants serve a better selection of regional fare than the property’s restaurants


  •  Golf Course
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Wake up to the warm Andalusian sun playing against the lemon-yellow walls of your seaside suite. Stretch languidly, enjoy fresh fruit on the deck and gaze across the Mediterranean for a glimpse of Africa in the distance. Here on the southern tip of Spain, guests are in the rare position of having two continents within easy reach. And the proximity of North Africa seeps into all corners of the hotel, from the Moorish-inspired architecture to the dark wood floors in the ample guestrooms to the dewy, subtropical gardens.

The newly renovated rooms mix contemporary style with Mediterranean influences. Seaview Rooms are worth the upgrade, if only for the balcony and water views. Bathrooms are classically European, with full marble finishes and a separate shower and tub.

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Getting wet is a daily activity. Choose from three swimming pools, including an indoor heated pool for the rare chilly days, or take a dip in the sea at the nearby beach, where squawking seagulls glide lazily overhead.

There’s good reason this area is sometimes called the Costa del Golf. More than 40 upscale golf courses fan out across the region, and the hotel offers a range of excellent golf packages. After a day on the links head to the Kempinski Spa, where the therapists use products from the Ligne St. Barth to reduce the stress of a long day of chasing a little white ball — or of just lounging poolside.

Ease into the evening at the aptly named La Brisa — “breeze” in Spanish — where Chef Jordi Bataller creates Italy-meets-Spain specialties, including spiced shrimp dishes served with crusty breads and fragrant virgin olive oil.

How to Get There

Kempinski Hotel Bahía
Carretera Nacional 340 Km. 159
Estepona, 29680 Spain


Another amazing visit

We visit this hotel 3 times a year and it never fails to impress.
The reception area and bars have had a beautiful makeover recently.
I have mentioned in my previous reviews about how friendly and efficient the staff are, in particular Monseff at pool bar and recently Virginia ( lady in red ) was kind enough to get us a late check out room on the day we were leaving.
We are returning in September and looking forward to going back to our favourite hotel on the Costa Del Sol.

Simona D

A piece of paradise.
We liked everything. The kids loved the kids club and all the animators.
Good was great and breakfast was outstanding
The rooms are really big and housekeeping comes twice a day. Little gift for the children was really appreciated

Prepare for delayed check in
Jackie M

We arrived around a half hour before check in and happily waited that time for our room. At three they told us it would be another hour to get both of our rooms because they allowed the prior guests to have late check out.... don’t expect to wait by the pool either bc all the chairs will be taken by the time you arrive.... also prepare for them to offer you drinks and totally forget