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Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Casares
Certificate of Excellence
London
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220 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely stunning Shilo restaurant”
Reviewed 25 August 2012

We have eaten at Shilo on a number of occasions as we have an apartment near by and every time we spend the next 48 hours taking about how wonderful it is. To spend that much time talking about asparagus tempura means it must be special. I always have the tasting menu and despite it not changing very often it is a wonderful treat each and every time. superb food and presentation. A little more formal than I would like and the comment on a little too fast service i have seen on other reviews is quite true. the stool for the handbag is definitely a nice touch! Leave enough time to sit out in bar and have a nice gin and tonic first. The hotel and spa are also beautiful and the 5 course breakfast can tke you through the whole day.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2012

Our second visit to Finca Cortesin was in June 2012 – and this would certainly not be the last!
We travel the world on a regular basis and would rate Finca Cortesin as one of the top hotels. There is a delightful ambience in this airy, exquisitely decorated hotel. From the warm welcome at reception through to the spacious, luxurious rooms, the stylish lounges, a terrific breakfast, the adults-only pool and a great gym, this is a fabulous place to relax and unwind.
There is a super Beach Club - a short drive in the shuttle car – with a good restaurant for lunch. One niggle we have is that they charge for the use of the pool-side beds even in low season!
Finca Cortesin is a convenient 1 hour drive from Malaga airport and would recommend a trip to Gibraltar which is 30 minutes away – the Concierge arranged transport and a tour which was great fun! We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wetteren, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Luxury and spacious accommodations (some in arabic settings), topped with excellent service and restaurants, unrivaled by any hotel in the area. The pool accommodation is unique with 2 huge pools (30 and 50 meters) nicely and purely designed. Other sports activities include obviously golf (home of VOLVO tournament) and tennis. the gardens are meticulously maintained. As Hotel Cortesin is somewhat remote from the costa del sol epicenter (Marbella and co) you'll find a quiet luxurious haven. Still quite central for trips to Tarifa, Malaga, Sevilla and Cadiz.
The beach club and golf club restaurants are OK; Schilo is out of the ordinary whilst el jardin is certainly the place to be for local, pure produce such as seafood and fish.
One last thing: also top rating for family with kids

Room Tip: ask for executive suites or family rooms quiet and spacious excellent turn down service
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Andalucia
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Returned to stay at the Hotel after our great experience last year at the beach club. The property is truly 5 star and probably the only Hotel resort of this standard on the Costa del Sol. It is truly world class.
Decor, service, cuisine are all flawless and the team really seem to love the property and make guests feel welcome - it was good to see things are getting even better here.

Only downside is that there are not really many places to eat nearby, as the nearest coastal town is quite basic and unsophisticated, so the hotel is really an island of luxury.

This time we tried the spa which is stunning.

The outdoor salt water pool is wonderful too.

Room Tip: Rooms above the spa overlooking the shallow pool maybe affected by corporate events, as this is the...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sand Point, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Beautiful resort. The rooms are big, decorated with top of the line furnishings and the biggest bathroom in all of Spain. The food is excellent, especially the breakfasts which we forced ourselves to go ( despite being full from the night before) because it was so good. The adult pool is clean, quiet and relaxing with gorgeous views of the property. The beach club is a 5 minute car ride to the sea for the same pool at the hotel but with a view of the ocean. The golf course looked well manicured and difficult although we did not play. Spa is great. The one downside is you are a 25 minute taxi ride at a cost of about 60 Euros to Puerto Banus. So if you want to go out at night or shop or see the scene in Marbella, you are in a long car ride back and forth to the hotel. If relaxation and golf is your thing and you don't want to go into Marbella than look no further. This is your place.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

This property is really unique embedded in a wonderful and quite surrounding nature. Olive trees and a wonderful garden-paradise is providing you THE relaxing holiday! Not sure if a perfect place for family with children - they might be rather board. Dress code for evening at restaurants etc. The SPA is a beautifully designed - open also for no hotel residents for membership. But what I found most emazing was the pool areas and the private beach club that you can reach by shuttle. There are two poolsites give you the impression like they were natural- organic swimmingpools! They really match the surrounding nature. One pool is accessable for adults only, where as the other is for all residents.

Should you choose to spend your day at the beach club, take some mosquito repellent with you..... many flies!!!!

The room (we stayed at an executive suite) are huge! Great bathroom!

The welcome is warm and friendly when you arrive at the hotel and when you dine at one of the hotel restaurants not only the food is fantastic but finally you are looked after by really experienced staff who know how to treat you - friendly and professional!

All furniture is of good quality and appropriate for a firstclass place.

I stayed already in many hotels on business or for private reasons and I am quite "picky" when it comes to a hotel that is rated to be a five star location. This one is one for sure!

So, if you look for a quite place to relax, play some golf, swim, gym and eat great this is it!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Superb service, classy bedrooms with enormous bathrooms, great food and stunning swimming pool options - perfection. Could do better: bizarrely the delicious buffet breakfast was terminated in favour of only a la carte halfway through our stay; the beach club pool area and restaurant do not add anything to the fabulous facilities at the hotel.

Room Tip: Go for the large Executive Suites over the superfluous Pool Suites
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
Address: Carretera de Casares, s/n, 29690 Casares, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Casares
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Casares
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Spanish Costa del Sol between Marbella and Sotogrande, overlooking the warm Mediterranean there is a place where nature gently vanishes into the deep blue sea. A private community that offers members a personal sanctuary in an environment not found anywhere else. For those seeking an emotional connection to where they live this is arguably the last great property available by the Mediterranean. This impressive resort is located in one of the most peaceful and upcoming areas of the Mediterranean coast in the municipality of the picturesque village of Casares, just 1.500m from the beach and within easy access, by motorway, to the international airports of Málaga and Gibraltar. Set on a 215-hectare estate, 150 of which is designated green belt area, the development centres around 5 extensive areas: Hotel, Golf, Spa and Sports Club, Beach Club and Residential Area. Hotel Finca Cortesin is designed to enchant every one of the senses. The hotel's fresh but grand design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture and gives every area a big, bright and luxuriously spacious feel that is so rare in Europe. Built around two principle courtyards with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 large, luminous and exquisitely designed suites with lofty 4m high ceilings ranging from 50 to 200m². With 23.000 m2 of manicured gardens, luxurious spa, 3 pools, tennis and paddle courts, impressive 6.000 m2 beach club, exquisite cuisine and an ambiance of tranquility, elegance and refinement, it is a destination that invites you to return. Come discover why Finca Cortesin has been named the 'Best National Resort' in the country by Conde Nast Traveller magazine. ... more   less 
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