# 6 of 52 hotels in Estepona

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa(5 stars)

Crta. Estepona- Cádiz, 151 Urb. Arena Beach 29680 Estepona Málaga View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.3
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    21
  • very good
    7
  • acceptable
    5
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.488095238095238

We stayed here for our new year's eve and the sun of the costa del sol good. Absolutely nicely located hotel by the beach, but after swiss understanding a 4 star hotel. However gladly again. …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.914285714285714

Who only the hotel as place to sleep use get what he expected. As soon as it was breakfast or dinner had booked there are clear drawbacks because of the lack of service. It is too little staff used. In rush hour wait for a place on the terrace, if it worked, the table only very superficial, because under pressure of time, cleaned. There is a rush to a wellness 5 star hotel ever didn't work. Sometimes in the external area no tablecloths more mood, this is …  read hotel review

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Gerard
Very nice, very satisfied
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2014
Totally satisfied, very big nice clean rooms and extremely spacious bathrooms. Pool and garden areas as well, as evreything in this hotel, very spacious, wherever you are, you are not bothered by people sitting/lying next to you. Nice breakfast buffet. Unfortunately a bit away from Estepona, Puerto Banus etc. We will definitely come back. read hotel review
  • Location
    2.3
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
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Never a 5 star hotel.
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
The hotel has 204 rooms of different category. The double rooms are equipped with 37 square meter big enough. The hotel is already a little into the years came. Wi-fi only works in the lobby. There are many spanish and british among the guests. German and austrians were only a few watching. Due to a spezialangebotes with kosher food were also vermehr jewish tourists in the hotel. Although children hardly entertainment there were many on site. read hotel review
  • Location
    4.0

    The beach is through a road separated from the hotel. But we were only 2 times there, since the hotel was not well maintained. There was no beach bar odgl. Terrible for a 5 star hotel. Around the hotel, there was de facto nothing except a Aldi supermarket you within 5 minutes distance. For this hotel, one needed definitely a car.

  • Hotel
    3.0

    The hotel has 204 rooms of different category. The double rooms are equipped with 37 square meter big enough. The hotel is already a little into the years came. Wi-fi only works in the lobby. There are many spanish and british among the guests. German and austrians were only a few watching. Due to a spezialangebotes with kosher food were also vermehr jewish tourists in the hotel. Although children hardly entertainment there were many on site.

  • Room
    4.0

    Large and generally in a good condition. There are many lamps available where the half but not turn on, left. Mini bar is with all inclusive free of charge every day refilled (except for the vodka drinks). Shower should perhaps a general cleaning/maintenance are subject.

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    There was a buffet, the selection of food was not very extensive but the quality was ok. For a week was ok, for two weeks it would be a little 'bland'. The tables were at the beginning of always beautifully covered (duplicate cutlery, wine glasses etc. ). A table then shood around, they mostly nothing automatically refilled. You had to the staff say, that you now here to sit wanted. Then usually only 1 knife and fork-gesture. Fortunately we had booked all-inclusive so we had to for a beer not 6 Euro pay! Despite all inclusive you had to any order of a signature - why? Could not explain. Since the hotel only nf, half board, full board, a distinction is clear, but then give i nevertheless for all-inclusive guests special room cards from where every waiter can see, i am an all inclusive guest. This bons were then from the staff in a electronic till entered and collected. This person could have been much better for the cleanliness can use. In this hotel you had completely the processes review and restructure. In the one week would have stayed many prozessverbesserungen hollow.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    Small pool. Partly broken tiles... Beach is terrible without special shoes anyway not into the water. Beach chairs were partly already very dated on the back clear rust.

  • Service
    3.0

    The staff was not organized. It was a hectic herumgelaufe which totally was unnecessary. One was rather as in a station restaurant happened. The rooms were properly cleaned. The staff partly spoke very bad english.

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Gabriele
Relaxing holiday
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • July 2013
A very nice hotel, very luxurious, rooms are all with a view of the sea, a bit annoying the evening programs singing (affected are rooms to the park are located) until 11:45 p. m. from then returning peace; meal rich and very well; the hotel's own beach, one should not use many great and sharp stones and rocks in the water; the adjacent naturist beach approximately 3 minutes away is more beautiful, just beautiful sand; excursions to Ronda and Estepona - altstadt recommended; i would also all inclusive recommendable, as everything is very overpriced; a Aldi - convenience store ... was right across the street read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
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Christof
No 5 star house!
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
Who only the hotel as place to sleep use get what he expected. As soon as it was breakfast or dinner had booked there are clear drawbacks because of the lack of service. It is too little staff used. In rush hour wait for a place on the terrace, if it worked, the table only very superficial, because under pressure of time, cleaned. There is a rush to a wellness 5 star hotel ever didn't work. Sometimes in the external area no tablecloths more mood, this is particularly unpleasant. Since it concerns geflechttische is where you in the corners look ... how many people before you have eaten. Sometimes the drinks are ridiculously expensive: espresso 3.50 euro, Cappuccino 4,50 euro The food itself is ok not spectacular, however also not bad. Enjoy you can't, as they were constantly in the trot the cellar around them buzz and cutlery on the glass boom. This is an impossible noise. It is missing simply at enough service staff. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Service
    3.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.5
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
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Gerd
2. visit, once again a total success
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2013
Great location right by the sea, perfect cleanliness in all areas, best breakfast with a massive selection, very friendly staff, professional management. The food is to be added. The breakfast is, as in the evening also, a very varied buffet. That alone was the reason, why we still couldnt be thought, the two restaurants Paris roma and asia to use. First-class, and the through the speedy and always friendly staff. A hotel for feeling good - and the for all target groups! Simply to further recommend it! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Information about Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa

Hotel Information

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Estepona is a quiet family resort by the sea wonderfully located for the ancient and modern pleasures of Andalucia represented by the spectacular city of Ronda 40 km inland and playgrounds of the Costa del Sol: marinas, golf courses, beaches, bars and lusty nightlife. The Gran Hotel Elba Estepona Spa still reflects the poise and grace of Andalucia. Well-kept flowering gardens lie between the hotel and its private beach. From the broad terrace of your luxurious room you overlook the sea even as far as the Rock of Gibraltar on a clear day. On the balconies of the rooftop suites, bubbling Jacuzzis are a novel way to see the setting sun! The hotel is located 65 km from Malaga International airport, 20 km south west of Marbella. Business hours of reception: Every day: from 00:00 to 00:00
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Hotel description

Hotel description

  • What the hotel offers
    The Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa is a five-star beach hotel on the Costa del Sol. It’s one of the only five star hotels in Spain with an all-inclusive option available. Simply, a beach hotel filled with Mediterranean charm. All rooms have a balcony and sea views, with immediate access to the beach front. It’s also ideal for families with children, golf breaks, getaways with friends, business meetings or just to relax for a few days in the spectacular Thalasso Spa, one of the most awarded spas in Malaga by the experts.
  • Location
    From the centre of the Costa del Sol, there are lots of attractions to see. The hotel itself is well positioned to reach the main tourist places of interest, marinas or luxury shopping centres such as Marbella and Puerto Banús.
  • Accommodation
    A completely 5 star hotel, with large rooms with balconies facing the sea, Comprising of 204 rooms; 138 Deluxe doubles, 43 Junior Suites, 20 full Suites and 1 presidential suite in an authentic relaxing atmosphere on a quiet Mediterranean beach with direct access from the landscaped garden area.
  • Food and Drink
    The Gran Hotel Elba Estepona offers splendid buffets, for both breakfast and dinner in an informal setting in its Arena Beach restaurant, with a large dining area in front of the sea with views of the gardens and the pool. For lunch, there is a mix of cold starter and salads alongside typical Andalucian cuisine such as gazpacho or salmorejo, plus the best from Asian, Latin and Spanish cooking. Meats, fish and seafoods of the day can also be cooked to order. A champagne breakfast is also available for those wishing to indulge and start the day as they mean to go on. There is also the possibility of going All Inclusive Plus, where you'll be served the first quality brands throughout your stay. 3 themed a la carte restaurants offering the best in local and international cuisine, with creative and innovative dishes are also on offer.
  • Leisure
    The hotel Elba Estepona has adult and children’s swimming pools, a covered pool, enchanting gardens, 3 themed restaurants and 35 golf courses nearby. Plus, it also houses the acclaimed Thalasso Spa, with varied treatments, relaxing massages and a spectacular heated pool with amazing views represent just a small part of this five-star all inclusive hotel.
  • Other facilities and services
    COVERED POOL In the high part of the hotel with spectacular views – on clear days as far as Gibraltar and Africa– there is the opportunity to relax and unwind in a heated pool where you can relax and enjoy the sunlight of the Mediterranean in calm and serene surroundings. In high season, it also becomes an exclusively Adult's Only pool. 24 HOUR ROOM SERVICE We offer a luxury experience where you can count on 24 hour room service, to serve you breakfast, lunch or dinner in your room or terrace. Hotel reception will take care of all your requirements. CHILDREN'S MINICLUB & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT In high season you’ll find an area especially reserved for children, with lots of fun and playful activities, in varying languages and age groups. There is also entertainment for adults with shows and live music in an more exterior part of the hotel. BARS You’ll find them in various areas of the Elba Estepona. In the lobby, the bar has an extensive drinks and cocktail list. In the pool area, there is also a bar to enjoy a refreshing drink in the sun and the terrace has a bar to accompany musical events during the summer.

Hotel News

10/12/2014:

1- Enjoy our new outdoor chill-out terrace with live performances and live music. 2- Families using the Spa area: the entry for children from the age of six is allowed from 10 to 12, if they are accompanied by adults. 3- Vegeterian selection in our restaurants. 4- Free tea and coffee service in our rooms.

Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Capacity of conference and banquet facilities: < 200
  • Business centre
  • Business Centre Use: charged
  • Hotel safe
  • Phone
  • Lift
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Shower
  • Writing bureau
  • Phone
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Dressing room
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • A la carte
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Packed lunches
  • Catering service

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Cycling

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath
  • Whirlpool

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Check in from: 14:00
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Creche (0-2 years)
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: open
  • English
  • Early check in
  • Gay friendly
  • Late check out
  • Express check in and check out
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • German
  • 24 hour security
  • Car hire
  • Mountains
  • Ticket service
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Newspaper
  • Laundry service