We traded into this resort via Interval International, but found it to be more of a suite hotel than a traditional time share. As far as we know they have no planned activities
as you would find at a standard time share resort. So as a time share I guess i would have to downgrade it, but as a place to stay to explore the region along the Costa del Sol it is great. And that is what all the guests seemed to be doing, leaving erly in the AM and returning late in the afternoon or evening after a day of exploring.The resort is located on one of the hilltops about three km inland from the coast, so the views are great. Because of the site location, built into the side and top of a hill, the resort has levels rather than floors. You are constantly climbing up and down stairs, but the views and locations are worth the extra efforts.
We had suite 109 which is a one bedroom w/a balcony overlooking the Med. The unit was certainly large enough for wife and me, and would be ok with a couple of children. But sharing with another adult couple would be somewhat questionable. The unit was completely modern with all the cabinets and bath fixtures hung off the wall. The unit was spotless and shining. We had a partial kitchen but the oversized micro had crisper and steamer options so we did not really miss the oven.
For amenities there is a very nice swimming pool with views of the rock of Gibraltar, and a very laid back “bar”. There appeared to be something happening at the restaurant/bar every evening, but since we were there only for a rest of a few days we did not participate. Prices, for Spain, were reasonable. There is a small convenience store within walking distance, but since you are on a rather steep hill, it is the steepness of the walk rather than the distance that gets you!
The staff was friendly and casual. Because the resort is small, only 44 units, they got to know you during the week. After three weeks in Spain this was the first time I realized we were in a foreign country...everyone was British!
The downer for this resort is location. It is difficult to find, even during the day time. At night it would be impossible, at least for me. it is off of KM 159 A-7 route and after that as you wind your way around the roundabouts, over a narrow pot holed road and up a very, very steep hill, you begin to wonder where the hell is this place. There are no signs, until you are on top of the resort. For some reason the staff does not give very good directions. But the resort is well worth the effort
- Also Known As:
- Forest Hills Estepona, Costa Del Sol, Spain