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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

Amenities

  •  Golf Course
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

First Class
ChasMave

We spent seven days at this hotel. Our junior suite was beyond expectations with exceptional cleanliness and comfort. The staff were very helpful and after my husband had an accident Manuel’s prompt action and kindness meant that we were able to enjoy the rest of our holiday. Breakfast is buffet, relaxed with regards to time and has an extensive menu. There are also two restaurants which we believe are managed by a company other than the hotel, one of which closed at seven pm. The menu did not appeal to us so we ate had to eat at Laguna Village which is a short walk along a beach pathway. Due to the time of year the restaurants were very quiet. We would recommend the hotel but only if you have a car as it is away from Estapona town and Laguna Village is limited.

Family holiday
Manishasrani

Stayed at the hotel for 5 night with the family.
The grounds are stunning,and a beautifully maintained hotel.
The restaurants have a limited choice of options for my liking, but the food was amazing. The seafood is the best we have ever had!
The best part of the hotel is the staff!
They were warm, attentive and always friendly.
It never felt artificial, and nothing we requested for was too much for them.
They were amazing with our one year
Old daughter and that was the icing on the cake!

Pricey luxury with outstanding staff
Turista-Inglesa

Situated outside the pretty town of Estepona - you´ll need a car or taxi to get there, catch a bus every 30 minutes, or walk for an hour along the Coastal Path - this is a grand hotel with all the luxury features you would expect from the prices it charges.

The rooms are spacious and the camareras de piso (the ladies who clean the rooms and make the beds) do a very good job. Overall, in fact, the staff are well trained and effective, as well as polite and friendly. The hotel recently won an award for the quality of its staff training, and it shows in the quality of the service that guests receive.

The public rooms are impressive, and at the special times of year (Christmas, etc) are decorated to a very high standard.

The Pool Club dining is reasonably priced for its situation, and the food aceptable if not wonderful. The main dining room is pricey, and sometimes a bit too poncey for some people´s taste. Trying too hard to be exceptional, and doesn´t always carry it off, I´ve felt on the occasions that I have had dinner here.

The grounds are wonderful, if a little small for the number of guests; you sometimes seem to be walking sideways between sunbeds to get through, although there are still some more open areas. The linked pools (one of which is ·adults-only·, hurray) are beautiful. And outside, just as inside, everything is beautifully maintained. This is 5-star territory.

This is high-end, high-cost luxury, especially at Christmas and New Year. If you choose your dates wisely, however, you can experience it for a more modest Price. Not very modest, just more modest!