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Club Calahonda Crown Resort
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Mijas
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Recomended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Happy we booked here, very clean, very friendly and close to everything. What more could you want.
We will be back again! Thank you very much

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Daniel R
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

Just back from a great week. Check in fast and friendly let us in to our apartment early. The grounds are kept really nice. Pool heated which im told in spain is not common. Apartment spotless. View over pool and from the kids room you could see the sea and tennis courts. A great roof top sunning area with fab views. A taverna serving drinks and snacks. A mini bus to take you to lovely cabopino or supermarkets etc free. The staff made it they were all great.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank janekd39
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Stahe, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

We booked an apartment for 1 week through Booking.com two months in advance of our arrival date. Unfortunately for us, the day of departure a strike by Air Traffic Controllers in France cause our air carrier (Ryanair) to cancel our flight. The Ryanair ticket agent told us that the earliest we could re-book was 5 days later which would leave us with two days remaining on the original booking at Crown Resorts. For the next 24 hours we tried our best to find alternative flights to get to our destination. I contacted Chris Greengrass at Crown Resorts and explained the situation to him and he stated that he would be willing to adjust the dates but would, under no circumstances, refund any of the nearly 500 Euros cost of the apartment. I explained that I was in the military and did not know if I would be able to adjust the dates on my leave pass and that the cost of last minute air fare over the Easter weekend was looking to be quite costly and would it be possible to find some common ground to reduce the cost we would be billed. Chris was adamant that the full amount would be charged whether I showed up or not as per their refund guidelines. We went to a travel agent to see about finding flights as our experience online was not resulting in anything affordable. We met with the same results at the travel agency. I sent Chris another email explaining the situation again and did not receive a reply. I called Booking.com and explained the situation and they also called Chris while I was on hold to see if Chris would agree to reduce the price as it was certain that we would not be able to proceed to Crown Resorts. Apparently Chris told the Booking.com agent that he would not budge on the amount and would only be amicable to changing the dates of the reservation despite the fact that he knew that we could not make our way there. I can totally understand the need for Crown Resorts to have a policy in place for no-shows, but considering the extenuating circumstances, I was shocked that Chris was unwilling to make any gestures of goodwill and reduce the amount by any means, instead raking in the cash for 7 nights of an unoccupied apartment that they could conceivably re-book to latecomers. My family will not be booking any future vacations with Crown Resorts as a result of these circumstances that were beyond our control. As an aside, Chris snidely stated to me that: "With all due respect, Sir, that is what cancellation insurance is for...". Well, according to the travel agent, we could purchase cancellation insurance, but it was only applicable to being unable to travel due to sickness, that was supported with a Doctor's note...not for anything else such as flight cancellations, etc.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Shawn S
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Midlands
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

Exvcellent apartments something for all ages, Car a great help. Services and staff brilliant plenty for teenagers in Fuengirola, plenty on site for others and at Cabo pino beach. Access to any where on the Costa from Mijas to Gibralter. Loads of families so all ages groups catered for, all made friends and had a great time. We have now been back fouryears running.

Room Tip: Ring direct and explain what you want. We normally have an ensuite but with three males I opted for...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Midlands48
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

We stayed at Club Calahonda for the first 2 weeks in October 2011 in a 2-bedroom apartment. Although the apartment standard was quite good, we really didn’t like the area it was in.

The apartment was well equipped and furnished and quite clean. Everything worked apart from one very small shower which had a badly broken door which the management didn’t seem bothered about fixing despite being repeatedly asked. One potential problem during the summer would be the lack of air-conditioning, which we understand is the norm in most other equivalent residences. To be fair the ceiling fans worked well in October, but in our experience they wouldn’t be enough in the peak season. Additionally, the site has obviously had a security problem; there were many security advice notices and leaflets left in the apartment; the site entrance is via coded gates (which some people continually left open!). There was a safe in our apartment, for which we were surprised at having to pay in the light of this!

The site is also good with two swimming pools - one heated, the other unheated. There were plenty of sun beds around - but not enough with a “sit-up back” for our liking! The grounds are well kept and the Palm Tree restaurant provided a reasonable selection of meals at a fair (= non rip-off) price. There are also two supermarkets and other restaurants within walking distance.


The location is NOT exactly where shown on the Tripadviser map - the “star” shown points to Club Marbella - Club Calahonda is closer to the sea between Urbanizacion Jarales de Alhamar, Calle del Conde de Jordania and Av de Espagne. The whole of the coastal strip is just now one long suburb, virtually continuous from what we can make out west from Malaga. We found that there was no real centre nearby, or anywhere nice for a walk after dinner in the evening. The coastal road - now a continuously day and night roaring dual carriageway - separates the area around Club Calahonda from the sea. The nearest reasonable beach is several km west by car/bus.

Club Calahonda is OK if you want to either stay in the grounds and relax, or use it as a base for visiting places (Granada, Gib + many others). However, it is not suitable if you want somewhere within walking distance of a decent beach with some local flavour without having to negotiate continual traffic.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Martin&Chris
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Israel
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

We stayed at two 2 -bedroom apartments. The apartments were lavishly furnished, tidy and had all the kitchen utensils and a washing machin, with washing powder. The stuff were very polite and helpful. The pool is not big but is sufficent for having fun. The beach is 5 minute walking distance, and there are two big supermarkets nearby, and lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Niliti
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Port Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

My wife and I visited this complex through our RCI Timeshare Points System..It was an excellent all round place to stay, All the staff were very pleasant and helpfull and spoke good English..The room we stayed in had 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms looking over the tennis court which at about 4.00 pm the balcony was a great sun trap.. The rooms were kept immaculate has was the resort. The Palm Trees restraurant owner Antonio and all his staff were brilliant. advised to book a table on karaoke night its good.. if you smoke reserve a table outside... There is good entertainment on at the Palm Trees every night and the food is great,,About a five minute walk up the hill to the small strip there is more restrautants and would recommend The Far Isles first one on the left walking down.. We visited this resort in September 2011 weather was good all week..

Room Tip: If you want a little privacy ask for a room facing the tennis courts..
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank DeanoFry
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Property: Club Calahonda Crown Resort
Address: Ur Sitio De Calahonda, Ctra.cadiz Km.196,50, 29650, Mijas, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Mijas
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Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Mijas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Calahonda Crown Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 82
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