We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good for relaxing” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Club Caronte Crown Resort

Lowest prices for {0} - {1}
Enter dates for lowest prices
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
Club Caronte Crown Resort
Ranked #25 of 28 Hotels in Mijas
Level Contributor
74 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good for relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Very nice holiday at Club Caronte. The apartment was well furnished, the kitchen well equipped and the overall conditions and aspect very good. Although it does not have air conditioning, if you open the windows and turn the ceiling fans on, you are granted a comfortable environment as air flows.

If you expect to find nightlife in this location (Mijas), you can be disappointed. I would instead travel to Fuengirola, Torremolinos or Marbella. We went to the latter, and nightlife (nearby the marina) was pretty active.

You must definitely have a car when visiting this complex, as this is located quite uphill and walking back from the beach or the bars, can be exhausting.

Room Tip: Take the rooms on the south side, as a parking spot is more easily found. Also, avoid ground floors...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank crazyfacka
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    3
    12
    9
    7
    4
See reviews for
18
11
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Just had a great holiday, staying in Club Caronte, Mijas Costa. Perfect for family fun and relaxation. Good facilities with use of neighbouring facilities at other Crown resorts located nearby. Club Caronte is the quieter apartment block with well equipped spacious apartments, and the pool open till late. Down the hill at Club Delta Mar was a livelier pool with mini golf and mini soccer pitch, bar and snack food with evening entertainment.

Great value for money and great for families. If you're after nightlife, Mijas Costa is not for you as there are only a few bars and restaurants - go to nearby Fuengirola or Benalmadena. If you're wanting fun in the sun with the family,

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Carlislelad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
county durham
Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

stayed at these apartments in Aug 2012. the apartment we were in had a sea view but very high up in the resort, it was a 10 minute hike down to the shops or down to delta mar reception , we won't hire a car as we both travel/drive a lot for work, but the local bus service is good, going to Marbella/furengiola every 30 mins, there is a free shuttle bus over to the marbella resort, we went one night for a meal the pool area is tiny and VERY noisy, the staff at the restaurant were quite rude to us and the service was crap!!! glad we weren't stopping there.
the apartments themselves are light and airy the 2 bedroom aparts have 2 bathrooms a fitted kitchen with everything in it, nice dinning area/lounge, tv/dvd, nice outside sitting area and great views, apartment cleaned regularly , beds comfy enough but not great, loads of hanging/wardrobe space.
I would definately stay at these apartments again, its a lovely area,you just need to be able to walk!!!
there are several restaurants near the marbella crown restart so you can get the free shuttle bus over and walk down the hill to them, one of the nicest is Hardy's, owned by alex, june the main bar person ext, the food is great, reasonably priced, great beer/lager and the friendliest service ever... the bar is on FB, check it out.
Marbella is only about 15minutes on the bus, same for fuengirola, Gibraltar is a short trip away, but be careful its not as cheap as it was 2-3 years ago..
I love this area of spain and would def stay in club caronte again

Room Tip: make sure you can walk long distances if your not prepared to hire a car
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank bluecazza
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

This resort is part of a chain and sits quite far from the sea.

It is good if you (like me) are not looking to sit around the pool all day, but rather explore the surroundings or spend your days at the beach.

The reason I am saying this is that this resort only has an unsupervised swimming pool, but no other facilities; no bar, no toilets, no changing rooms, no reception, nothing. If you want to find these amenities you need to go to one of their sisters' resort which requires you to use a car or their complimentary shuttle.

The apartment was of a great standard though with everything you could ask for, including a washing machine with detergent tablets and lots off kitchen appliances.

A car is almost a must to enjoy the area. The local Riviera/Calahonda beach isn't the best. We much preferred Cabopino beach (3km to the south - the best by far) or La Cala beach (2km north). Another great half-day excursion was the mountain village of Mijas, with great views of the Costa Del Sol. Marbella is also very pretty for an evening stroll and we went as far as Granada and Gibraltar for day excursions.

The closest supermarket to the resort in Avenida Del Golf is very expensive. Much better to drive to Mercadona or Lidl, both about 1.5km south.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
9 Thank marcouk76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

Just returned from a week at Club Caronte with my husband,daughter,son in law and 11 month old grand daughter.In spite of pre ordering a cot and highchair,neither were in the appartment when we arrived with a tired,hungry baby.We immediately rang the reception and the cot was delivered within the hour,BUT the highchair did not appear until late the NEXT AFTERNOON,26 hours after our arrival,and only then after 4 phone calls.
This is our third stay at club Caronte and I feel standards in the appartment are slipping.Our appartment was tidy but could have been cleaner and there did not seem tobe enough towels for 5 people.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Countess143
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helsinki
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

I don't know what to say about this resort. Yes, the place was very quiet and our appartment was spacy with a wonderful view over the ocean. For the appartment I would give 3-4 stars.
On the other hand... We had to go through 3 locked gates before getting in or out to the app. When getting in to the resort, you can use a door code but you didn't get out with the code and had to use one of the keys. This was a disaster especially for the kids. Example: One day we spent time at the (unheated) pool at Caronte and my 8-year old needed to go to toilet. As there is no WC close to the pool (a big abuse too - are all really going to their appartments then.. Hope so..??), he took all these keys and codes and wanted to go to our appartment. After a while I started to wonder where he is and found him crying in the stairgase: yes he did get in to the stairgase with the code but not into the appartment with the key (those are all old). He didn't get out of the staircase with the key either - a horrible situation for a little boy who is used to go around independently.
When I complainded about this to the reception they said that the codes work to both sides, in and out. This is not true and I wonder why they say so - or were the door codes just not working?
I also wonder what would happen in a case of emergency when you should get out of the building as soon as possible?
Well, if you still decide to go there, hire a car. We tried to manage without a car but after two day hired one.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank Madventure09
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Mijas hotels

Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Was given a week at the club as a gift from good friends. First even with the directions and the GPS finding both the facility and more importantly the registration area was quite challenging, the directions online from the airport were relatively useless, drove around the area for a good 30 min.Upon arrival, requested a unit closer to the beach and the staff was very accomodating, but advised that should we want to change it would be possible, this should have been a warning. We entered through the patio door and were immediately hit by the smell. The unit had not been updated in decades, the sofas looked as though we would catch disease by sitting on them and the mattresses were incredibly thin with shabby bedding. My wife immediately vetoed this and we returned to the registration area. The staff then put us in club caronte itself (I forget the name of the first place but all run by Crown resorts). These units had been updated, with new furniture, well appointed bathrooms(the best part of the place) and flat screen tv. However, the beds still had the same mattresses and there was no air conditioning in the unit ( perhaps not a necessity, but of importance). The layout of the unit made it feel cavelike and finally the kicker for me was the paper thin walls( a screaming neighbor child could be heard for quite some time). We promptly left the property and moved to a hotel closer to Malaga. The unit received the second star simply for the bathroom, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it at all. I've stayed in some absolutely average places but the feeling of the unit and the multiple security gates to get in didn't make this a place I would want to spend even one night in. The staff was quite helpful in finding a new hotel to stay, and gave several good recommendations.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank mazen h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Mijas hotels
0.7 mi away
Club Calahonda Crown Resort
0.2 mi away
Club Delta Mar Crown Resort
Club Delta Mar Crown Resort
#2 of 3 in Sitio de Calahonda
4.0 of 5 bubbles 85 reviews
0.6 mi away
Club Marbella/Regency Palms Crown Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Ona Campanario
Ona Campanario
#16 of 28 in Mijas
3.5 of 5 bubbles 132 reviews
0.4 mi away
Medina Del Zoco
Medina Del Zoco
#32 of 41 in Mijas
3.0 of 5 bubbles 18 reviews
0.5 mi away
The Dona Lola Club
The Dona Lola Club
#1 of 4 in Sitio de Calahonda
4.5 of 5 bubbles 533 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Club Caronte Crown Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Club Caronte Crown Resort

Property: Club Caronte Crown Resort
Address: Calle Zeus 19, 29649, Mijas, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 28 Hotels in Mijas
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Caronte Crown Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Club Caronte forms part of Crown Resorts, awarded by Trivago in 2014 “Best hotels for families in Mijas Costa”. Club Caronte is ideal for a relaxing holiday, with only 1,5 km from the beach and its ideal sea views from the apartment balcony. These spacious apartments will ensure a pleasant stay as the apartments are fully equipped. The resort has 2 swimming pools (one for adults and one for kids) and a fitness room. Distance from Marbella is 17Km and 29 from the airport. ***Guests staying at Club Caronte can make use of all the facilities at the other 4 Crown Resorts within Riviera del Sol and Calahonda*** ***A free bus service is available to other Crown Resorts, supermarket and the beach*** For further information plese visit our web page. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Club Caronte Crown Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Club Caronte Crown Hotel Costa Del Sol
Club Caronte Crown Resort Mijas, Costa Del Sol, Spain

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing