At first glance, this hotel looks like a traditional Andalucian villa. But dig deeper and you’ll find its pretty courtyards are spotted with pools, sun terraces and an al fresco bar.
A lot is packed into the courtyards and gardens of this hotel, including 3 pools, an international buffet restaurant and an open-air entertainment stage.
The Hotel Cortijo Blanco has put down roots in a top spot – the beach is a 10-minute walk away and there’s a free shuttle bus to classy Puerto Banus.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks 10.00-24.00
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Andalucía buffet restaurant
Split into 2 sections, for an international selection of buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
3 outdoor pools
Whether you want to go for a swim or just have some fun, the pools have plenty of space. Each is surrounded by sunbeds and umbrellas.
Courts are available for a game or two.
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Just back from two weeks at the Cortijo Blanco Hotel, San Pedro de Alcantara
Hotel Cortijo Blanco is set in extensive beautifully green and flowery gardens with a typical Andalucian-themed layout. The staff were friendly and approachable, and worked hard throughout the day to maintain good standards. The room allocated initially was directly over the outdoor theatre area which proved to be very loud throughout the day and night, as this is where the animation team and main entertainment area were based -with continuous music being played! However, when a quieter location was requested (# tip - if you want a quieter, more restful area of the hotel to stay in - ask for a room by the tennis courts #), this was implemented immediately by the wonderfully-helpful-and-lovely Moses who was based on reception, and within a day we were moved to a much quieter location. The rooms were cleaned, and towels replenished on a daily basis, however, from time to time you could smell the drains in the bathroom and I also did not notice that there was any change of bedding throughout the 14-day stay. The evening entertainment was generally average, and was based outdoors within a large "patio" area, around the pool bar where everyone sat for the evening on patio-style furniture. Although this might sound like an ideal set-up, for me, it was too-big an area really, with no warmth attached to it or any real chance to feel that 'holiday ambience' and make new friends with fellow guests. I always felt that there was something missing! The animation team worked very hard with a good entertainment programme for the children. In the reception area, there were easy sofas and chairs provided, where you had the opportunity to use the free wifi zone which was if you can bear little interaction or can stand to see everyone with their nose stuck into their respective devices! There was also the facility to purchase wifi for use in your individual room, called IP Room. We stuck to the free wifi, as the signal was far more reliable than the paid-for option, which appeared to have continual problems with its signal strength or availability. The Cortijo Blanco is set up for a number of nationalities - including French, German, Spanish and English. The food was of a good standard (if a little limited in choice), however, sometimes it was cold (possibly due to being located under the aircon), and on occasions it would be allowed to get very low before being replenished. In general, however, we still managed on a daily basis to eat very well. During the school holidays, the hotel is full of childen who manage to regularly misbehave - I got an object launched at my head from the stairs whilst I was returning to my room, one evening. I appreciate that this is not the fault of the hotel, however, if the presence of children whilst you are on holiday is not for you, it might be an idea to avoid coming here during July/August! Overall, our stay was very good and the hotel is ideal for couples and families...possibly not so good if you are a single hoiday-maker due to the set-up.More
Debbie H, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great Value Spanish Gem
We had a fab family holiday here, my kids are 10 and 6 they really enjoyed it. This hotel is beautiful as it is only two floors and has a more traditional look to it rather than the big tower block hotels that you see in this region. The atmosphere is fairly relaxed you can join in activities if you wish or just chill out. Plenty of food to choose from if you are not a fussy eater, the kids managed fine would say not much choice for veggies or vegans. The rooms are fairly basic but very clean. All the staff here are friendly and nothing was too much trouble. There is a free bus to Puerto Banus from the hotel although we just walked there along the beach, worth a visit just to see cars, boats etc. We also went to Marbella, Gibralta, Ronda and Tangiers from here - the hotel will even provide you with a lovely packed lunch just go to reception to book it for the following day. There is a water park at Mijas which is good for the kids. So the location for this hotel is excellent if you wish to explore further a field. If we were to return to this part of Spain I wouldn't hesitate in returning to this hotel and would recommend to friends looking for a great value holiday!More
Good budget holiday two weeks more or less for the price of one elsewhere!!
Returned 2 days ago. I must admit anyone travelling on a budget will be in for a big suprise at the Cortijo Blanco. First the staff are amazing they will do their upmost to help. We arrived mid afternoon and was given room 150 positioned down the side road more or less a few doors opposite the 2 bars nearby. My first impression was the cleaniness, it outshone the 5 star we stayed at in Turkey last Summer by far, SPOTLESS!!! I must admit though being an extremely light sleeper i did find that this room could be noisy at night from the music at the bars opposite. I asked if there was a posibility to be moved and the hotel done their upmost to do so the following day. The bar staff, were very freindly, and the entertainment team did their upmost to keep the children at the hotel entertained by day and evening. Plus Arron and Elisa were fab at the effort in Aqua gym. The food was rather samey for my liking, and being a veggi i did struggle some evenings...meat and fish eaters , no prob..plenty of choice!! The walk down to Peurto Banus is a must by day and night, a fab board walk roughly a 40 min leisurly stroll brings you to the marina...defo has the wow factor!! especially for car lovers, its a designer shoppers paradise (window shopping was as much as we done there) and yhahts too.More
Great value & going back
Food- excellent plenty of choice, plenty of space , no special kids area but pasta, pizza, chips & sausages every night . Also never a que for drinks & late night snack were ace. Room- I had noisy room on the sqare which was fine for us as outside feels like a villa so kids went to sleep & adults could sit out listen to music & close to bar.the room is very basic & tiny for 4 people but I only ever sleep there. Entertainment - a low budget affair. Outside acts were fab. Kids disco ace. Would get rid of comedy & star show as was like watching a school play would rather just had a disco with games. Most night rely on guest participation. This is a great place for the cash. Plenty of sun beads as we used top smaller pool or kids pool which is great for tots as main pool crowded & deep, very clean & pretty grounds . Will go back as it is great not to feel crowded in August .More
GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAY
We have just returned from cortijo blanco yesterday and already looking at returning next year.We had a superb family holiday.The accommodation was very nice and clean at all times.Rooms we're maintained everyday and all amenities were to a good standard.The food was very nice and you had plenty of choice.All the staff from the bar staff to the manager,Adrian the lifeguard and the superb entertainment team Arran,Evelyn,Judith,Bobby and Spanish Ellie made our holiday so special.we would like to say a Big Thank-you to you all and hope to see you all again soon. Steve,jeanette,Ellie and Kian.xMore
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