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“Peaceful haven away from the coast in Andalucia” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Molino del Santo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence
berkshire
1 review
“Peaceful haven away from the coast in Andalucia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2007

Molino del Santo is renowned for its returning visitors and this should tell you more or less all you need to know. It is ideal for people who love walking and/or birdwatching. It is a quiet hotel, there are no televisions, no discos (I am glad to say), but there is a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. The owners are genuinely concerned to make your stay a happy one and the staff could not be more friendly. You get the impression you are staying with a family rather than in a faceless hotel on a Costa. If you are unlucky enough to have a rainy day (off-season of course) you will find a big olive-wood fire burning in the lounge. We will be back again soon!

  • Liked — Welcome
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank rupert07
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2007

We have extended our 1 wk holiday @ our Time-share @ Club BenaVista,
just West of San Pedro, for the last 4 years by a 3/4 night stay at the Hotel Molino del Santo in Benaojan. The siting is breath-taking, the conversion of an old water mill into a very comfortable and nicely
appointed establishment is wonderful. We have had the same room each year for our first three visits - fantastic view!! - so this year a different room - equally good - even better view!! The Management and Staff are terrific! Polite, pleasant and most obliging - nothing, so far, has been too much for them - we doubt it ever will be. The restaurant is nice, well run and the food is good. The Bar is warmly welcoming - they do know their Whiskies. The external pleasure are the wonderful drive through the Serrania de Ronda on the A 376 which circles around Ronda itself before directing you Benaojan. The river footpath up and down stream is great. The mountain railway line - Algeciras in the West to Malaga and Eastwards - runs 300 yards away via the station - walk up or down stream - return by train. Terrific!!

  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank PostmanPete
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Wales
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2007

We stayed at the Molino for just two nights at the start of a tour of Andalucia, but wished it could have been for longer. We enjoyed afternoon tea on the terrace and then dined in the restaurant, where we enjoyed the friendly service and traditional cooking. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the river was a cold buffet and freshly prepared hot breakfast to order.

The accommodation was very good. We had a comfortable bedroom and private terrace in a two story cottage style terrace. The gardens and 'streets' were delightful as was the swimming pool and surrounding area. Molino is a well kept secret! A real find, to which we hope to return again.

  • Liked — Relaxed setting
  • Disliked — Distance from Ronda
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank Asolare
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2007

A wonderful find - a truly lovely little village of rooms laid out like little villas intermingled with lovely terraced gardens. The setting was lovely, the half board fantastic and rooms were well equipped. I didn't really want to write this review as wanted to keep such a lovely place nice and quiet. Would love to go back again and stay for an extended time, what with the lovely meals, pool etc and great surroundings (Ronda 10 minutes away), a bonus.
About the only thing I could fault, was the lack of clear signage from main road (it is off the beaten track).

  • Liked — lovely accomodation and setting and great food as part of the package.
  • Disliked — no decent signage from highway
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank OztravellerLondon
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spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2007

We had a fabulous stay this year as this was the chosen hotel for a friends wedding, the weather was not looking so hot the garden area was out for the bride to use,so the upstairs new conference room was the chosen place, they made it look so spectacular and everything was done to perfection, i was most impressed too with the food and i loved the breakfasts!! if you are looking for space in your room have a chat to them b 4 you book as some rooms are bigger than others, Overall fabulous i just wish we had more time to stay by the pool, we didnt really go out and about but i know theres lots to do in the area and a small little spanish food shop down the road where the lady was very happy to serve us and get out her photos of her daughters weddding!
The staff were great and i rate it!! we'lllll be back los elmores (from the Drury clan)

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank lavidareal
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Wales
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2007

This is one of the best places we've ever stayed in. We have just returned for the fourth time, and each time it gets a little better!
The owners are English, but have employed all local staff, who speak excellent English and are extremely friendly, helpful and considerate. The attention to detail, and the quality of the staff make this place such a delight.
The hotel itself is gorgeous - the rooms are extremely well maintained - clean and bright, with comfortable, firm beds, a well stocked (and cheap) minibar, powerful showers (plenty of hot water!) and huge bath towels!
The hotel restaurant is excellent and popular with the locals as well as tourists. Afternoon tea - especially on a Sunday - often brings crowds of families from the village. The bar and restaurant menus are decidedly Spanish, but with a lighter touch than we've found elsewhere - more fresh vegetables, less salt and innovative 'specials' every day.
The area surrounding the hotel is stunning for walking (we always visit in Spring or Autumn to be able to walk without the intense heat of Summer) The hotel keeps a large selection of walking routes which they will photocopy for you to take along, and also have suggested driving itineraries and train timetables.
On an environmental note, the hotel has a reputation for being eco-friendly, for example its pool is heated by solar panels, and for promoting local products and services.
I would recommend this as a perfect place to relax and to explore towns like Ronda, and the beautiful countryside around the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

  • Liked — Attention to detail, luxury!
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank SKDCardiff
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Essex
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2007

Stayed at Molino for 6 nights as a base for touring Andalusia. Everything you read on this site about the hotel is true, so I won't go into detail. The rooms and food are great and the staff work hard in to make sure your stay is comfortable and memorable as possible. We'll be back.

  • Liked — Food & Staff
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank AndyandCorrinne
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Property: Molino del Santo
Address: Avenida Estacion, 29370 Benaojan, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Benaojan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Molino del Santo 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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