On arriving we were dealt with quickly and efficiently and with a smile.our apartment was overlooking the tennis courts and was quiet and peaceful. The apartment itself was lovely, good sized balcony .nice bathroom, and double fitted wardrobes, comfy beds, bedding and towels were nice and white/ fresh. Bar staff were friendly and quick to serve, after a lovely cold beer in lovely surroundings, we went for our lunch. Dining room was very nicely set out, food was very good, salads .meat, fish pastas, beautiful bread and butter (yummy), desserts were very inviting, fresh fruit,cakes ,ice creams and large cakes cut in sections which looked lovely but did not try. Only complaint was my clothes no longer fitted even though I thought I was being careful with smaller portions. Free bus to Puerto Banus which is very good. Shops with no prices (if you have to ask price then you can't afford it) cars wow ,yachts only in your dreams. All in all recommended very highly. Have a lovely holiday, because my memories are excellent. Thanks to all staff, gardeners,cleaning , chefs ,dining room staff,and especially bar staff.More
Brilliant value for money and lovely service
We stayed at the hotel for 14 nights during the beginning of October and we had a lovely holiday. This is a 3 star hotel and everything was better than we expected.
The food was always fresh, and as previous reviewers mentioned it was filling but over a period of two weeks it was slightly repetitive. Overall the food was good and replenished regularly, which is the most important thing.
The only available Internet was in the lobby and reception area, and it was really slow. Although it was free and the whole point of a holiday is to be able to disconnect from everyday life, it could have been nice if the Internet was working a bit faster.
The rooms were cleaned on a regular basis, and the towels changed every day. The water pressure was a bit low but all in all the rooms were okay. I would also like to have a double rather than twin bed, being a married couple and all. Also, when it was raining the ceiling in the bathroom was leaking but the hotel have sent someone to take care of that so it was fine.
Things to do
There is a city centre with shops and stalls 25 minutes of walk from the hotel, and it's called the San Pedro city centre. You can turn left at the hotel and follow the signs to the City center, it's basically a turn right after the international school and from there just continuing up. The information centre there have maps of the city and information about buses from and to the city, including schedules. There is another town nearby, Puerto banus and the hotel has free buses going there but these buses are full on Saturdays because of the market, so you should either take a taxi or walk, around 40 minutes. A comment about the taxis,they start charging from the moment the hotel calls them, sothey might start the rate from six euros! We refused to go on a taxi because this was too highly overpriced, but this is for your considerationâ¦
In general we had a lovely stay, and we're already planning our next holiday. More
best value holiday
Having just returned from a week all inclusive holiday at the Cortijo Blanco just wanted to review to say what a wonderful time we had. I find it hard to comprehend for the price charged why any one would complain about this hotel as a group of 6 we were accommodated in the Almeria building by the smaller pool and tennis court we paid an extra Â£10 per room for a superior rooms and were not disappointed, the whole hotel was immaculately clean, the staff friendly and helpful, food plentiful and varied for a 3 star hotel, but the best part of our stay was the entertainment team Aaron, McCoy, Bobby Judith and Sol. With ages in our party ranging from 15- 75 we felt throughly entertained with their antics, we consider that they worked extremely hard especially with the evening entertainment that was provided and we hope that if we decide to visit in the future we would enjoy our stay once more... Thank you Cortijo Blanco .. GoodnightMore
Above Average 3 Star
My husband and I have recently returned from this hotel after a very enjoyable stay. Hotel was immaculately clean and staff in all areas were very pleasant and helpful and the standard of service was excellent. Good choice of food available at all times although we did find it a little bland at times. On the down side the entertainment however was pretty dire. Would have been better just playing some music in the evenings rather than quiz shows etc. We had a superior room by the tennis courts which was reasonably well equipped although the addition of a kettle would have been a bonus!More
Suejonessmj, Warwick, United Kingdom
Have visited the hotel twice this year, firstly in June then returned in October. Nice and clean all round, modern rooms with aircon, a safe was available for use but at an extra cost which we found quite expensive at â¬40 per week. Entertainment had improved slightly on our second visit and although the team worked hard we were still disappointed. Holiday rep Mikey was a great help and helped us to choose excursions without pressurising us, we couldn't have asked for more help as he gave us all we needed, thank you Mikey. We will be making a return visit in the future, all staff very friendly and overall a very welcoming place. Only a short bus journey into Puerto Bantus and Marbella so plenty to do everyday.More
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