San Roque Golf Resort

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Address: KM 127 - CN 340 - San Roque/Sotogrande, San Roque, 11360, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.3

Emblematic golf hotel near Sotogrande where Tiger Woods once laid down his head.

While it wins no style awards, the San Roque is a great value hotel that sits right next to one of Andalucia's most famous golf courses. Set in mature grounds, with superb landscaping of cupressus, palms and orange trees, this is every golfer's dream. Its series of well-appointed rooms are currently undergoing a well-overdue refurbishment and I reckon they'll be fabulous when finished before summer 2011.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.5
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

Location

Sitting around San Roque's famous golf club, about five minutes' drive from Sotogrande.

Bedrooms

Golf fanatics, of course, queue up for the suite that Tiger Woods once rented, when playing in the 1997 Ryder Cup. Aside from this soon-to-be-renovated room, there are 100 more rooms nestling into the two-hectare site. I'd try to get one of the recently upgraded rooms, such as suite 3, if possible. They are much more stylish and modern, with Indonesian-style natural floors and carpets and much sleeker furniture. Half of the rooms are suites with their own sitting rooms and separate kitchenettes, with hob, fridge and sink. When I visited, I was genuinely surprised at how well appointed the suites were, considering their reasonable price.

Public areas

There is a real sense of space here, with plenty of room between the villas and with, of course, the famous golf course in touching distance. The main reception area is just a tiny office, but you can go over and spend time in the main San Roque club house.

Eating and drinking

The hotel also has its own restaurant called Bunkers, run by former Manchester United player Craig Fellows. Next door, there is the well known Japenese restaurant Kamakura.

Leisure facilities

There is a massive pool area sited under an army of tall palms next to Bunkers restaurant. Guests have discounted use of Buddha Spa, just five minutes' walk away, which is great for beauty treatments.

Service

Friendly, if a bit erratic. Generally, I've found the staff to be courteous and a little old fashioned.

Who stays there

First and foremost golfers - some famous, others keen amateurs.

Price advice

It is terrific value, at least until the whole refurbishment is complete. There are numerous deals for keen golfers, with a great deal for four nights' accommodation with four green fees.

Amenities

  • Parking

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Relaxation
  • Chilling out
  • Nature / wildlife

Pros & Cons

  • Well appointed rooms
  • Access to San Roque golf course
  • The old rooms are a bit soulless
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