Living up to its name
One sunny afternoon in April… where…. Spains Costa del Sol. I was invited to the Hotel Kempinksi Bahia in Estepona. The general feel of this hotel lives up to its 5 star status. After accepting an invitation to visit the hotel, I was amazed as to how a hotel in Spains Costa del Sol could still have so many surpirses within its grounds. Unspoilt scenery and great ambience makes this hotel without a doubt one of the best hotels in the area. If you are just visiting the hotel to enjoy its culinary greatness or you are staying for a few nights, the hotel can offer everything you can simply imagine.
Entrance and ambienceThe hotel’s entrance is spacious and there is a great feel to it immediately as you walk into this fantastic hotel. You will be greeted with a large foyer of which houses a bar and lounge. On to the left you will find its reception, of which its staff always live up to the status Kempinksi hotels have always had. A surprising feature of this hotel is that it attracts families as well as couples or business travellers. All needs are catered for and there is a special emphasis as to how they can cater for all but at the same type they differentiate how they treat according to the clients needs. Their concierge desk is very exciting with excursions to well known places up the coast as well as Gibraltar.
MICE facilitiesThe Hotels MICE facilities are astounding, if you are ever in need of a venue of which you need private meeting rooms or spacious dining halls, the Kempinski Bahia is certainly the place to plan your next event. Everthing is set within the hotel, however, all amenities are perfectly placed within different parts of the building. Meeting rooms are fantastic and rates are even more attractive to any type of customer considering it is a five star hotel. Its biggest hall can fit a total of 300 sit down guests and its smallest meeting room caters for 14 delegates. Do also find out about its daily delegate rate, you will be surprised as to how well it is set out.
RoomsGuest rooms at the Kempinksi are varied and unique, from side sea view to actual junior suites on the higher upper floors. Rooms are wonderful to enjoy that needed holiday and ticks all the boxes within the five star category. I had the luck of actually visitng the Presidential Suite on the top floor. This was simply a fantastic experience, the photos will show how good of a suite this was, a top floor obsevotry with its own bar facilities and telescope make this room a must for any person with a healthy bank balance! For those bank accounts like mine, standard rooms offer amentiies not seen in many 5 star hotels in Spain.
Grounds and gastronomy
The hotels grounds and its restaurants offer what for me was the uniqueness and profoundity this hotel actually had. I was amazed as to how large its grounds were, its worth mentioning that the hotel sits peacefully 5 meters from the beach and its grounds and pools lie there too. A great feel when you simply want to lay on the beach or just sit back and relax by the pool area. Its outdoor restaurant lies within the grounds of the hotel and is simply wonderful to sit and eat its organic food which is cultivated in the exterior gardens of the hotel. Take a look at some of the photos to see what exactly im writing about, a picture is worth more than a 1000 words, at least that’s what I believe!
We all know the nature of the beast in terms of the economy in Spain and how cash stricken it has become, however hotels such as these inspire a great confidence in travellers such as myself. Prices are kept to a five star category but they are not overpriced in any way. The hotel offers a great deal of amenities that can be enjoyed at very competitive prices. What I mean to say with this is, that the level of this hotel is brilliant when you would think that a downturn economy could somehow have a detrimental effect on hotels such as the Kempibnksi. I can guarantee this is not the case, Look at the gallery and see how one of the little gems of the Costa del Sol has not yet been uncovered.
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Safe Travels my fellow travellers
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