+ The apartment was in an excellent location, 10min walk to La Duquesa (bars/restaurants), 10-15min walk Sabinillas (shops) 15 min to beach, bus to estepona -15min walk (get at sabinllias roundabout beside supersol around €1.20) takes 15 mins, bus to Gibraltar -10 min walk- (get outside mercadona around €3.50) takes about an hour. Took us about an hour from malaga airport (cheapest i found was malaga cabbie was €84 for 4 ppl one way)
+ apartment was spotless, light & airy, beds comfortable, plenty of storage space, always hot water, all kitchen amenities present, quiet location, large balcony, gardens/pools around complex all kept well, 3 pools within 5 min walk from apartment and mostly had to ourselves.
+ 5 min walk to supermarket, chemist and itzabar (is great for a good brekkie or food from home or pit stop for a beer after shopping)
+ good communication with owner, always answered emails and queries and got checked in very quickly when we arrived with gala.
Just a few wee things that could maybe be improved on:
- couldn't get tv in bedroom to work even though was same as what we have at home? maybe leave instructions for future guests
- wifi only worked when we were at the pool couldn't pick it up in apartment at all?
- main pool which is right outside apartment & biggest is only open june/july/august, they also seem to be doing maintenance work which they also closed pools alternate days
- only 1 set of keys and being 2 couples meant we didn't have much flexibility
- maybe an information book in the apartment on what there is to do locally, good restaurants/excursions etc would be helpful
Overall we had a wonderful time here and would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the area.
Apartment was spacious & clean though a very strange layout particularly the bathroom arrangements.
All appliances worked well once advised on very strange cooker operation.
Only Local TV available on set in Lounge/Diner- TV in Bedroom was USB feed only!
There was no WiFi at all!
Parking was excellent & secure!
Main pool was closed off and nearest other that was open had teenagers around it with music from several sources playing, so not relaxing at all!
Furniture was OK/Functional but not very comfortable and as others have said the patio furniture could do with smartening up or replacing & a parasol would be nice!!!
We stayed here for nearly a month great area apartment complex was fantastic will return the apartment was very clean but could do with some new outdoor table and chairs and a sun umbrella and the WiFi was working all the time.
What a lovely little apartment! Travelled with my husband and in laws to celebrate a special birthday and wedding anniversary. Perfect location and close to all the things you need. Supermarket within walking distance. Very good selection of fresh foods and an excellent fish counter.
Close to the beach and beautiful port of Duquesa. Will definitely be returning.
Lovely apartment to stay in, terrace is really big, perfect sea view at one side and 2 small balconies to the back with a view of the biggest pool.
Very close to the beach, within easy walking distance as well as to the shops, bars etc.
However, firstly, trying to get the keys from a safety deposit box from another hotel was a bit of a nightmare. We were given the wrong code so had to phone the owner who then gave us the correct code, and then the actual apartment was difficult to find.
The biggest pool was closed even though it stated it was open until the end of October, so we had to walk round to the far side to go swimming, although the pools are lovely.
We couldn't find the external bins to empty our rubbish, which we eventually found right around the other side of the block of apartments.
Attitude of the lady who came to check us out was rude and she tried to get extra money from us, on top of what we were told by the owner to pay for late check out.
On the upside, the owner was very easily contactable and very helpful, although we could have done with getting the email of details before the day of travel we we had no access to the email on that day to relieve details of apartment etc.