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Molino del Santo
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Benaojan
Certificate of Excellence
Staffordshire
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“My favourite place ( Helen A)”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Molino is delightful in every way - very friendly owners and staff, comfortable stylish rooms, excellent restaurant, beautiful gardens and pool and wonderful mountains all round you. I was horrified to see an unfavourable report, not at all true. In June we made our 20th visit (in 24 years!), which I think shows what a lovely place it is to spend your holiday.. In the surrounding area you have superb walks and bird watching, plus ancient monuments, caves and interesting towns - something for everyone. We shall definitely be returning.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
I guess every small hotel could list a few people who are more than special in the positive energy they bring with them and for us Helen and Simon are right up there amongst the very loveliest guests that anyone could wish to have.

20 visits in 24 years is an awful lot but everyone at Molino knows that these are very special people - thank you both for being such a big part of our success story - for your own visits and for the many people you have recommended over the years. Your ongoing support is so appreciated.

Andy Chapell for Molino del Santo
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Wow !! from the moment you walk through the big wooden gate, you know you have found paradise. The sound of trickling water coming from the many water features, the amazing colours of the well kept gardens, and the extremely warm welcome you receive from all the staff, make the start of your stay unforgettable. Once you have settled in to your lovely, traditional, well appointed room, you can treat yourself to a cool drink at the bar, before indulging in a superb lunch with lots of delicious dishes to choose from,.... and the desserts are something else!!!, again the staff cannot do enough for you. Then off for a relax round the lovely pool, where there are enough sun loungers and parasols for everyone, after a much needed siesta and a refreshing swim, one of the local walks will get you ready for a quick change and another visit to the magnificent restaurant for dinner........the only fault was, we only booked 1 night, but we will definitely return.

Room Tip: All the rooms we saw were lovely with private patios, we had number 10 and we loved it.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for your enthusiasm Lesley - it is always such a pleasure to know that people have had a good time with us.

We hope very much that you can return to see us again. You are not a million miles away so you really have no excuses not to come to Molino again soon!

Your comments are greatly valued.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

No other hotel stirs such strong emotions in me as the Molino de Santo and I suspect I am far from alone in feeling this way. The hotel is a living, breathing tribute to 30 years or so of dedication by Andy, Pauline and their remarkable team towards creating a genuine oasis from the rigours of everyday life. We do not go every year, there are other parts of the world that require investigation and very interesting they are too but returning to the Molino is the only place that genuinely feels like we are coming home. Like the songs of The Eagles (for my age group) and the Olympic Games, visits to the Molino have become part of the soundtrack of our lives.

I have tried to capture something intangible in this review rather than compliment the rooms or the food or the pool (lovely as they are) because that does not necessarily distil the essence of what draws you back. It is more the rhythm of life there, expertly orchestrated by the entire team, a collective ethos that creates the perfect environment for relaxation that in turn allows you to enjoy the best quality time with your loved ones. Its why most of us go on holiday but so often things are not quite perfect.....here they are.

Thanks guys for putting your heart and soul into it for all these years. You have created an extraordinary force for good.....a hotel for the ages.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Reviewer for saying such lovely things about Molino del Santo.

It is such a pleasure to read such lovely words - I will definitely get them translated to share with our brilliant staff to reinforce what they should already know - they do an amazing job.

I understand that there are lots of places to visit in the world but it is great to know that we occupy a special place in many of our guests' hearts.

Look forward to seeing you again whenever you decide the time is right!

Best wishes

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Berkshire, England
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We stayed here for the night of my husband's birthday in order to have dinner in the restaurant having previously sampled a delicious lunch. Our superior room was very comfortable and perfectly acceptable for a 2 star hotel. Dinner was delicious and the setting gorgeous. We spend half our year in Andalucia and, unlike a previous reviewer, regard this as a very special place. Very little research would reveal that the hotel is the destination, not the area around the station. We will definitely return and would encourage anyone looking for a night or two of rest and relaxation, helpful friendly staff and delicious food to book in now.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you Rose for taking the time to post this review for us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope very much that you will be able to return soon.

Feedback like this from guests is hugely appreciated.

Andy Chapell for Molino del Santo s.l.
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Henfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

The Molino del Santo is hidden away but not too far from beautiful Ronda.
Once you enter the main gateway you enter a world of tranquillity and the sound of splashing .water.
Warmth of welcome is guaranteed. Rooms are old world and very comfortable. Cuisine is excellent and if like me you are a vegetarian you can be sure that this is not a problem.
The Pool and surrounding garden is an oasis of greenery and tranquillity.
We do hope that we can return soon
Sharon & Gerry

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 24 July 2014
Thank you for saying such complimentary things Gerry and Sharon - we very much hope that you will be able to visit us again soon.

It is so appreciated that people take the time to post these reviews - we are all busy but it is so kind of some folk to make the time to support us.

Andy Chapell
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

You felt the tension sap away the moment we walked into the hotel and it didn't disappoint at any level we arrived for lunch it was great. Service was great from there on. The room was nice and quiet and cool just a short walk to the fantastic pool. When it came to leave the staff helped and didn't rush us, so we stayed for a fantastic paella wow and back on the train.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thank you Stuart and Max for your very kind words.

I am delighted that we were able to offer you to stay in your room beyond normal check-out time so that you could enjoy a paella before catching the train. Paellas are best eaten at lunchtime in my - and the locals' - opinion. A bottle of Rosado wine, some dappled sunlight under the willow tree ... heaven!

When guests' rooms are needed by our normal check-out time of noon, we also have a small courtesy room which is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The room has a shower and loo and means you can change before travelling onwards.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

One hour from the tourist inferno of Ronda this fabulous British owners hotel offers peace, spacious clean rooms, a huge cool pool and lots of good vibrations. Stay here at least one night - and remember to have dinner in the excellent restaurant.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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AndyMolinoSpain, Owner at Molino del Santo, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thank you for your taking the time to write this review for us. Some enquiries we receive do not confirm when they realise we are about a few minutes outside the town of Ronda - but you are quite right to point out that there are great advantages to staying with us - nearby in a peaceful spot - if you want to relax and kick back.

Would you be interested in being our Copenhagen sales agent?!!!

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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
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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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