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“Lovely apartment in great location”
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Review of Puerto Paraiso 1

Stunning view of Estepona Marina from the balcony.
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Stunning view of Estepona Marina from the balcony.
Light and airy lounge with superb views of the Marina Enjoy the panoramic views of the Marina from the extended lounge area
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Stunning view of Estepona Marina from the balcony.
Light and airy lounge with superb views of the Marina
Enjoy the panoramic views of the Marina from the extended lounge area
View of the Marina from the apartment
English and Spanish TV with WiFi included.
View from the lounge towards the Marina.
Very spacious lounge / dining area.
The dining area.
Modern galley style kitchen.
Marina view from the kitchen.
The kitchen is well appointed with all you would need for short or long breaks alike.
Views of the Marina from the bedroom
Spacious bedroom with ceiling fans and fitted wardrobes.
Who doesn't love fluffy towels?
Recently refurbished bathroom.
Bath with shower.
Lovely view from the balcony.
Loungers are available around both swimming pools
One of the two lovely, residents only pools
Cristo Beach - Just 250m away and a great place to spend the day!
With Puerto Paraiso you are right in the heart of Estepona Marina
Further views of Estepona Marina from the balcony.
Estepona Marina - Fishing trips are available
Go Spanish! Take a stroll along the Paseo Maritimo
Walk along the Paseo Maritimo to Estepona Old Town
La Rada Beach - 2km of golden sand!
One of the many picturesque squares in Estepona
Sunrise as seen from the balcony
Enjoy the stunning sunsets on the balcony
Selwo Aventura - A fantastic day out!
Gibraltar - Only half an hours drive away
Dolphin spotting trips are available from the Marina
Previous guests have spotted dolphins from the kitchen window!
Estepona Church with the Sierra Bermaja mountains in the background
Cristo Beach - Just a stunning place to spend the day!
The Sierra Bermeja mountains surrounding Estepona
Historic Ronda - Only a short drive or train journey away
One of the local challenging golf courses
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Estepona, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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philiplea...
Penrith, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in great location”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great holiday in Andy & Beta's apartment and Estapona.
The apartment was very spacious for two people and had great views over the harbour. The sunrise from the balcony was stunning. There is a great choice of restaraunts and bars close to the apartment, also two supermarkets.
Although the apartment is close to the bars & restaraunts, we found the apartment quiet due to the excellent double glazing.
The walk along the promenade to the old town was lovely, with lots of traditional restaraunts.
There is a great beach to the other direction from the marina, with two beach bars serving lunches.
We had a really chilled time at the apartment and would recommend it and Estapona for a quiet holiday in the sun.

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Liked best: Views and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 Oct 2016
Thank you for your comments. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Estepona.
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mags226
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful apartment”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We returned last week from this lovely apartment. I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Estepona. The location is excellent overlooking the port with supermarkets over the road and just around the corner. All local bars and restaurants are good quality whatever your taste. the views from the balcony and windows are stunning. The apartment is well equipped and clean and well furnished. A 20 minute stroll takes you into the town, we did this walk every day either in the day or night. Buses also very convenient if you fancy visiting
Marbella or Puerto Banus. Beach is just 5 minutes away. In fact I cannot fault the apartment or area it is in. This was our first visit to Estepona and I feel sure it won't be our last and I wouldn't hesitate to book this apartment again!

Maggie Naughton

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Hi Maggie, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments - they really are very much appreciated. Beata and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and would be very happy to have you stay again if you decide to visit Estepona again in the future. Regards, Andy.
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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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person found this review helpful

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Management Response
25 Jul 2016
Hi Liz & Gordy, Thanks for your kind comments - Beata and I hope you enjoyed your onward journey and that you manage to return to Estepona in the future. All the best, Andy & Beata.
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Roderick...
Oxted, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

Once again we enjoyed our stay in 3B. Up to the usual high standard with charming hosts to look after us. Wonderful location with all amenities close at hand. The port and town have excellent eateries of all nationalities but our favourite spot is Cristal Beach! Have already booked next year.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing, apart from weather!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 May 2016
Hi Rod & Sylvia, Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments. I know we must be doing something right as we see you each year but it is still great to hear that you are still enjoying your stay with us even after all these years. See you at Christmas! Regards, Andy & Beata.
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ccgtn00
Wakefield
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great apartment (3B) - great location”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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We have just returned from a great 10 days (last week in April to 3rd of May '16) in this apartment overlooking the marina at Estepona, and have to say we loved the whole experience. So why so good :-

* Arriving we were met by Andy the owner and shown the dedicated parking space and we were shown around the apartment. He spent time talking through the places to eat and things to do in and around Estepona, as well as showing us the welcome pack of food basics. Great customer service - no agent office where they despatch you with a key and basic directions here - a very personal service.

* The apartment has been recently refurbished and has a fully tiled spacious bathroom with bath and shower over, the double bedroom opposite has a window overlooking the marina and sea, and the kitchen is well equipped with everything we found we needed during our stay. The living area is a large dining / lounge open plan space (with a/c), with large picture windows either out to the town and mountains beyond, or out over the marina and sea, with large patio doors leading out to a balcony perfectly placed to make the most of the morning to mid afternoon sun (and I suspect providing a cool evening environment in the height of summer as it's East facing). A great place to have breakfast, and in the evening to watch the bustle of the marina directly below the apartment. A quick point here - the marina is a noisy place with very busy bars open till late, however the apartment has two sets of double glazing on all the windows facing the marina, and when they are closed it's virtually silent inside on a night even when the bars are busy.. Great attention to detail.

* Furniture - there's a lovely glass dining table, a chair, three very comfortable sofa's (one of which is a sofa bed ( can't comment on the bed part as there were only two of us - but it looked a good quality Z type bed), and the lounge area is equipped with fast wifi internet, TV (if you find time to use it) with UK channels and (I think) a DVD player. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed, full height wardrobes and plenty of drawer space.. On the balcony there's enough space for the round glass table with seating for 4 .... Great ....

* Facilities - The apartment block is one of four towers (9 storey) in the Paraiso complex, all are serviced by secure gates (key fob entry), entry door locks (key) and have 2 lifts per block, so are secure, but easy to access. There is on site parking which seems to fill up quickly and is very tight for parking, but the apartment benefits from a rental parking space at the front of the block next to the marina, which is dedicated to the apartment - Great attention to detail again. The complex has two pools with large sun bathing areas and sun lounger beds. The pool we used (directly next to Paraiso 1) was clean and well maintained - and very refreshing in April :-). There are two small supermarkets within 100m for supplies, and the marina / bars / restaurants etc. are at the most 50m from the entrance.

* Around ? - El Cristo beach is approx. 500m from the apartment entrance heading South either along the road, or along the marina top and across a car park. There are two quality Chiringuito on the beach, and the water is shallow for quite a way, making it safe for families with young children. We ate in a couple of restaurants in the marina - the best is the Escollera run by the local fisherman (disregard the surroundings and décor they provide the best seafood you will eat while there), the bars in April were busy at the weekend, but empty during the week (except the bar directly opposite the apartment which is busy most nights), but it was early season and I suspect it would be more lively later in the year. Estepona Old Town is a 1.2km walk away along the promenade/beach to the North and is well worth the walk with lots of traditional bars / restaurants / cafe's etc.

Overall we were very impressed with the accommodation and the customer service we received from the owners Andy and Beata. Thank you.

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Liked best: Great quality - great service in a great location
Liked least: Nothing we loved it
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
6 May 2016
Thank you for leaving such a comprehensive review. Your comments are really appreciated and Beata and myself are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found Estepona to be such a great area. Hopefully we may see you both again in the future. Regards, Andy.
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877janL
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Estepona a place of two halves!”
Reviewed 8 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Apartment in a good location in the heart of the Port of Estepona, fabulous views from every window, great for people watching! Apartment was light and spacious for two people, We spent a month here and found the location great for getting out and about to the bars, restaurants and beaches, a short walk along the promenade takes you into beautiful Estepona old town ( and new town!), on the downside we found it extremely noisy at night from a Thursday to a Sunday (4 out of 7 nights!), and there was on quite a few occasions police activity with the nightclub across the road from the apartment, some nights going on until 6am, then the bin collections started! I agree that the double glazing kept out a lot of the night time noise, but if you like to sleep with the windows open, like we do, then it was disturbing! On the other hand it was fairly quiet through the day!

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Liked best: Ease of access, good views
Liked least: Noise at night from people leaving nightclub
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Dec 2015
Thank you for you kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you also found the apartment and Estepona itself as welcoming as we do. I?m sorry if some of your evenings were disrupted but Estepona is a tourist destination and there was a number of Fiestas (celebratory days) In November / December and these can sometimes, as you say, continue until the early hours in the local bars & restaurants (as there is not a Night Club within the Marina area). Unfortunately therefore it might not be possible to sleep with the windows open and if you are unable to join in with the celebrations then we have provided a two lots of double glazing and a storm shutter to keep out the noise and allow you to sleep normally. The air-conditioning and the ceiling fans should keep you cool on these occasions. Hopefully this has not put you off Estepona as if you wanted to stay with us again in the future it would be our pleasure to accommodate you again.
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Woody7123
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment and location.”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday. Andy and Beta's customer service was second to none. The booking process was so easy and they met us on both arrival and departure and answered any questions we had and gave us some useful tips. Thank you. This is the best apartment we have stayed in with the added great location and views. The apartment was modern and immaculately clean and had a fridge full of essentials. The marina had a great atmosphere and loads of bars and restaurants to choose from. A supermarket was over the road.The beach was 5 minutes walk away and there were always sun beds available. A steady 15 minute walk on the promenade and we got to the old town with very pretty streets and squares with many more restaurants. Plenty of places to sit and relax and people watch. We went on th Segways which were great fun and worth the money. The tourist train is a must at 2€ each, we've never been on a train that goes round a round about 3 times , but this one did, funny. We loved the whole holiday, thank you again Andy and Beta. We hope to be back next year.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Aug 2015
Hi Jane & Martin, Thank you for you lovely comments! We put a lot of effort in to making our guests stay with us as easy to enjoy as possible and your comments tell us we are on the right track. We look forward to seeing you in August next year! Regards, Andy & Beata.
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