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“Paradise” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Molino del Santo

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Molino del Santo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

I stayed at Molino del Santo for 3 nights. My parents stay there every year and so I was treated like a princess. The staff are extremely friendly at the same time as being incredibly professional. The environment is perfect - everything at the hotel is beautiful and you are surrounded by the wonderful Andalucian countryside. There is lots to do if you want to - gorgeous walks, and trips to Ronda and other towns. But you can equally really relax, do very little, and know that you will be very well cared for. A real tonic.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Thank Melanie A
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you for the very kind words about Molino del Santo. It was a real pleasure to meet you after so many visits of your parents and we hope you will be able to return again soon.

Andy Chapell, Molino del Santo
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We only stayed for two nights but enjoyed every aspect of the hotel. The staff in the reception were friendly and welcoming in fact all the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was large and light and had a good sized terrace. The pool was quite big and warm with plenty of loungers to relax in, perfect after a days hiking. Breakfast was a buffet with a large selection of hot or cold food to choose from.The hotel is in a beautiful location with a stream running past it and plenty parking spaces. It is a bit pricey but we would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bulls_Fans
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Thank you for your kind words about Molino del Santo. We are delighted to learn that you are part of the very large group of people who value the work that our brilliant staff do on behalf of all of our guests.

We hope to see you at Molino again soon.

Andy Chapell , for Molino del Santo s.l.
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This was my second stay at the hotel and was just as wonderful as my first. The food was excelent. The room with its own balcony was fantastic and had the quietest air conditioning I have ever come across. We had a wonderful dinner out on the veranda overlooking the stream. As an art lover I had a great time exploring the nooks and crannies to look at all the art on show and found the wealth of local artist work inspiring. if you want confort along with a something to spark your imagination this is a hotel to check out.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindsey S
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
I am delighted that you enjoyed the art work at Molino so much. It also gives us great pleasure to be surrounded by such beautiful images and creations.

We hope to see you at Molino again very soon.

Andy Chapell for Molino del Santo s.l.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed for 5 nights last week. We'd booked back in March and had requested Room 14 - mainly due to the reviews we'd read that it was a smaller room but had great views. On arrival we were given Room 6. Room was lovely and large but the views from the balcony were disappointing (see photos attached). The room was beside the stream and, as it was in full flow day and night, very noisy. It is also directly above the restaurant so there is constant noise from that in the afternoons/evenings. There were also dogs barking in the land opposite - each early evening for an hour or so and on 3 out of our 5 nights they barked constantly between 3 - 4 am.

We did try to change our room on arrival. The receptionist did try to be helpful, but due to the hotel being full, could only offer us several changes of room for our 5 nights. We felt we had no choice but to remain in Room 6 as moving rooms several times would not have been very relaxing! We simply stayed inside our room and did not sit out on the balcony.

There were many good things about the hotel. Unfortunately, Room 6 is not one of those!

Room Tip: Probably any room other than Room 6
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank JackieMcP2013
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
We do listen to our guests and we do try to please as many people as we can. Unfortunately the room that these guests requested had been reserved months before we received their reservation. They did not book directly through the hotel but through an online booking agent. We always prefer to have direct contact with a potential guest so that we can ensure that we know exactly what they want.

I am very sorry that for this particular guest the "noise of the stream in full flow" was a problem. but other guests have commented that they love the white noise of a stream flowing by.

I should also comment that "our" stream - and we do feel affectionate and a little proprietorial about it - is not in full flow in July. Of course I understand that any sound that is not familiar is unsettling and I am genuinely sorry that it was an issue for these guests. One guest has contacted us recently to tell us that she plays a recording of our stream to lull her to sleep in London.

I have already replied directly to the guests about the sound of the dogs. Unfortunately this is an occasional problem hat we have but if guests let us know when they are staying with us then we can talk to the owners and to the local authorities and the issue can be addressed. As we were not informed that the dogs were a problem at the time we were unable to raise the matter through official channels. I also hasten to add that this is only an occasional problem and these are the first guests this year as far as I am aware that have had an issue with dog noise.

Each room at a hotel like ours has advantages and shortcomings. Some people like room 6 for the privacy of its terrace which is not overlooked and I am sorry that this was not appreciated by these guests. .

I am very pleased to know that our staff did all that they could to remedy the situation for these guests and am genuinely sorry that we were not able to meet all of their expectations. We will keep doing our best to meet the requirements of our customers. Of course it is much easier to do this if people contact us directly rather than book through on-line agents and we would urge everyone to do so.

Andy Chapell for Molino del Santo
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Just returned from our 3rd stay at Molino. This is the only hotel to which we have ever returned for a holiday. It gets better every visit, with friendly owners and staff who make you feel part of the "Molino" family. Facilities, garden and pool are excellent and always well maintained. The food is various, delicious and of a high quality. We look forward to returning for our 4th time.

Room Tip: All rooms we have stayed in have been excellent but our favourite is No. 11. The beds are very comf...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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Thank Christine H
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Thank you Christine for your very kind words - and to all the others who have taken the time and trouble to write such lovely things about Molino in the first half of our 2014 season.

70% of people staying with us have been before or have recommended friends to stay and very many tell us verbally and via questionnaires and on online sites how much they enjoy their stays.

We are very lucky to have an amazingly concerned staff. Any cause of dis-satisfaction is talked about and solutions are discussed ad infinitum. Of course we are not perfect - at the end of the day we are only human - but there is a huge ethos here of all of us trying to do the best we can for the guest. Always. And it is so great that so many people appreciate what we are doing. Thank you to everyone who supports us in so many ways.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We first went to Molino nearly twenty years ago and have been there every year since. The staff are wonderful, the gardens and grounds beautiful and the hotel has an air of tranquillity so you relax as soon as you walk through the door. The restaurant has an excellent menu, and the food and service is first class. There is nothing better than having dinner on the terrace. We go walking in the area around Molino but have also used it as a base to go to Granada, Ronda and Malaga from the local station. The fact that so many people return is testimony not only to the great place that Andy and Pauline have developed but to the fact that it has been so for so many years. It really is a very special place.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BobHeather16
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Thank you Bob and Heather for taking the time to write this review for us.

Your presence at Molino always brings really positive energy with it and we are very grateful for all the support you have shown us over so many years. I am sorry we could not provide you with better football entertainment this year but you can't win 'em all.

And Burnley supporters know that more than most.

Andy Chapell for Molino del Santo s.l.
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

Had just the one night in this idyllic location and loved everything about it. The staff were helpful and friendly, the food was wonderful and accommodation was exceptional. Great place for walking and/or train travel to nearby Ronda or further on a scenic route. We are planning a return visit but this time we will stay longer.

Room Tip: Great views in any direction.
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Thank JohnBelcher
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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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