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Hotel Dona Luisa
Reviewed 4 July 2013

I loved this hotel. Right on the front with a street and sea view. I could sit on the balcony all day and watch the world go by.

Although basic, the room was large with English TV, sofa and chairs.

Room cleaned every day and staff very friendly.

Breakfast was continental and coffee was good.

Would definitely go back.

Room Tip: We had a room on the side which gave us a street and sea view
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013 via mobile

This is our 2nd night at the hotel
We came here 5 years ago & loved it
The hotel has had a complete refurb, & is worthy of 3 if not 4 stars if you compare it to a holiday type complex !
A word of warning to those of you who've read reviews regarding the hotel being "Spanish" IT IS, don't come here expecting everyone to be fluent in English because they are not..... However, they are extremely accommodating & will do they're upmost to help you I presume looking at some reviews this means if you are not rude !!!!
The rooms are more than adequate with very nice bathrooms & it's location is to die for, walk out of the cafeteria across the esplanade & straight onto the beach
As for the area
We came for a little bit of "real Spain" but found it far more touristy than 5 years ago, however you only have to walk 100 metres & you will find real local places where you either speak Spanish or like us struggle a bit
I can recommend a couple of places please try them
El molino, a non "touristy" reastaurant which only the locals seem to use. It is only indoor but the tapas is good & large & the wine is good also
For a beach bar walk along the esplanade towards Puerto Dequasa, about 300 mtrs before the harbour you will find the Almijara Chiringuito the staff are very helpful & drinks are reasonably priced
HOWEVER THE GEM OF A FIND TO US WAS....
La Cana bar, come out of the front of the hotel & turn right the bar is 100 mtrs or so on the right what a great place Oscar speaks very little English but tries as hard as we try to speak Spanish the drinks are cheap & so is the tapas
€1.50 for a nice glass of wine & €1 for good tapas is hard to beat
ENJOY !!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

This is a family run hotel with very friendly staff, nice (actually quite spacious) rooms. Clean and tidy and off course the top selling point: It's right on the beach. Sabinilas itself was ok, it's a quite touristy, but for hanging around on the beach it's nice.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michiel1986
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Welcome friendly. Great location on the beach. The room was a little small but clean. The bed was average comfort. Difficult to have alie in as the noise from the breakfast room in the monring work us up at 7.30. A bit noisy. Overall an average experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Will T
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Reviewed 17 March 2013 via mobile

Nice and clean hotel situated very close to the beach. Actually you easily hear the vawes if the balcony door is opend. The staff is friendly and helpful. The beds are very good! We had a nice room in a corner, so we had a balcony in two directions. The room was big and so was the bathroom. This room was silent. We first had another room (also with sea view and balcony), but that room was a little smaller and was not very sound-proof. We did not complain, but they gave us the other room nevertheless. The breakfast was rather dull...

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Hotellsemester
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

the hotel is very nice. its newly renovated, the rooms are top. the hotel is directly close to the beach (first row, no street in between like in many cities). get a room with a balcony with a view to the beach and you will love it. the breakfast (we had it with ham and cheese) was also good and enough. nice restaurants are in walking distance. we really like it. the owners you be more friendly, both dona luisa and her husband seemed to be slightly unfriendly

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank carl81
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Reviewed 31 October 2012 via mobile

This is a very clean and well organised small hotel. It is right on the beach and although no car park there is parking available in the surrounding streets. The people who run it are friendly and the breakfast is adequate although a little repetitive.
Our only problem was the quietness of the area, there isn't a lot going on so if you don't have a car you would feel a bit stranded, and although on the beach if the sun doesn't shine there is nothing to do and so we left early but it's okay for a couple of days and the hotel is clean and modern.

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank foochick
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Address: Calle Duquesa de Arcos 53., 29692 San Luis de Sabinillas, Manilva, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Manilva > San Luis de Sabinillas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Luis de Sabinillas
Price Range: £49 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Dona Luisa 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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