Located on the beachfront between the towns of Marbella and Estepona.
The hotel has 382 spacious and comfortable rooms, with 53 family rooms, 33 suites and 13 villas, all of them offer fantastic sea and mountain views from their terraces. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV with movie channels, plus WiFi.
This is where the Atalaya really excels. Set in vast exotic grounds, I think it has more of a village feel than that of a hotel. Bars and restaurants are scattered around in various locations around the grounds, all with a very distinct ambience and style.
Eating and drinking
There are three restaurants, each with their own style, as well as two bars. The breakfast bar was particularly well stocked with a great range of cereals and breads. That said, there have been various complaints from punters using the all inclusive options regarding quality.
It is for the grounds and facilities that you are probably here, and both are superb. The main pool area is particularly attractive, with two great outdoor pools and one indoor one. There is not one, but two, 18-hole golf courses, plus nine tennis courts and a good gym and watersports centre. I love the fact that there's a full-size football pitch, which is great for foreign football teams to come and practice on out of season.
Not exactly dynamic, and there have been some complaints.
Who stays there
Many golfers from all over Europe, but families who like sports and relaxing.
There are some fabulous bargains to be had off season.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Sporty types
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Great sporting facilities
- Two golf courses
- Some guests question food quality
- A bit "package holiday" in feel