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Kempinski Hotel Bahíaspain

Thursday January 24
INSIDE SCOOP NEIL SAYS Its worth upgrading to a sea facing room, the views are wonderful! scoop image

About The Hotel

Found across the water from the African mountains and situated on the southern coastline of Andalusia, this magnificent hotel oozes the very best of the Mediterranean charm and tradition. With close proximity to one of Costa del Sol’s beautiful beaches, the Kempinski Bahia Estepona doesn’t fail to impress anyone seeking calm and refined luxury. Its gardens are particularly stunning, having been awarded a number of prestigious prizes.

For children between the ages of 4 and 12, the Kempinini Kids Club offers a whole host of fun activities; these include water activities, baking, clay workshops and amusement provided by the resort’s own professional animator, Pepe. Children under 4 can join in accompanied by an adult, and for those older children there are a different range of brilliant activities offered by the Kempinini Team.

There is an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, offering exquisite dining and fine cocktails. As you would expect from a Spanish resort the food is vibrant, colourful and full of flavour.

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona offers a range of rooms and suites to suit all requirements, that have been recently renovated with a contemporary and elegant style. Please call us to discuss the right option for you.

The resort boasts a well equipped fitness studio and can offer personal trainers on request. There is a beach volleyball court, a tennis court, over 40 local golf courses and a renowned horse-riding facility just 5 minutes from the hotel. The beautiful grounds hide away three outdoor swimming pools (one of which is heated when the weather is cool) in its subtropical gardens, while the spa and fitness studio offers an indoor heated pool. There is an array of restaurants and bars to choose from, offering exquisite dining and fine cocktails. If you want to explore the local culture, tours of Andalusian, Moroccan or Gibraltan cities are only a short journey away.

This Kempinski Spa offers a wide range of treatments, including massage rituals, facial and body treatments, physio treatments and full body packages, all designed to help you relax, revitalize and revive body and mind. The professional therapists are of the highest quality and will certainly enhance the tranquillity of your holiday.

Read more in our blog about Kempinski Bahia Estepona >

Our Tots Too expert for Kempinski Bahia is Neil.

Family Facts

Cots available on request

Babysitting available at approx €15 per hour, please book 24-48 hours in advance

Sorry, no crèche, but under 4's can use the kids club with a parent/babysitter

The Kids Club for ages 4-12 open every day 11:00-17:00 in high season (low season opening times vary)

Pushchair friendly

45 minutes from Málaga International Airport by car

Private Doctor is on-call 24 hours a day and the local hospital is 6 minutes away

Sorry, no separate children's pool

Baby equipment available on request

Infant car seats for hotel transportation available on request at an extra charge and please book in advance

Teens can enjoy tennis, beach games, water sports – activities are seasonal



  • Atarra of Tots Too 16 October 2011 “Kempinski Hotel Bahia Estepona is a very elegant and contemporary hotel located off the convenient highway. Transfer time from Malaga International Airport is approx 1 hour and from Gibraltar International Airport it is approx 40 mins. If you want to explore the surrounding areas you’ll need a car or taxi to get around as it is pretty much on its own. The old town of Estepona which is a 10 min drive away is much less developed, less glitzy and less expensive than its neighbours such as Marbella & Puerto Banus and it’s not as touristy. It is full of character with steep, narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, lots of beautiful flowers, loads of tapas bars and boutiques. Estepona Marina is also worth visiting as here you will find the famous ‘Reinaldo’ bar which is always buzzing with local Spaniards, several very reasonably priced tapas bar’s and an array of the more pricier restaurant’s to cater for all sorts of tastes – Chinese, Indian, Fish and Spanish.

    The beaches here are among the best on this stretch of coast. La Rada is the main beach in Estepona and stretches for miles,with golden sand but shingly and stony in places. There is a smaller ‘cove’ like beach called Playa San Cristo which is great for little ones as the sand shelves very gently into the sea and the water is generally very calm. About 500m along the Kempinski beach on the left is a place called Laguna Beach which is a mixture of restaurants, bars, numerous designer clothes shops, a swimming pool and sun beds (at a charge) – all extremely pricey!! It’s like a ‘very’ mini Puerto Banus and full of ‘bling’!! You can get to Laguna Village from the beach by the Kempinski which takes about 10 minutes but it involves walking on the sand or alternatively a taxi takes 3 minutes but comes at a hefty price of 8 euros! For the golf fans there are lots of golf courses in Estepona, for culture try the historic town of Casares & Ronda and for a fun family day out Selwo Safari Park is the place to visit – all within easy reach of the Kempinski.

    I loved the style of the Kempinski Hotel, the terracotta architecture makes it look & feel very Spanish, the tropical gardens are vast and stunning, there are three outdoor pools one of which is heated and even when at 90% occupancy as it was when I was there in early September the hotel & grounds didn’t feel crowded at all. There are loads of sun loungers and the lower pool is the most popular and is the centre for the family entertainment.

    All 147 rooms & suites are modern, elegant, very clean looking and spacious and they all have a balcony. The Deluxe Rooms have very small balconies but the rooms are generous in size, 42 sqm and offer a bath and separate shower. The Junior Suites & Deluxe Suites have larger balconies and offer a lot more space. All of the Deluxe Rooms interconnect but avoid the Deluxe Rooms with Inland View and even some of the Garden View rooms as these over look the main highway. It is worth paying the extra to have a Side Sea View or Full Sea View rooms as the views from these rooms are lovely. The Junior Suites are very big at 80 sq and the Deluxe Suites are 100 sqm.

    The beach by the hotel isn’t all that attractive nor is it particularly child friendly as the waterline is very rocky and stony make it very difficult to get in and out of the sea. There are however an array of comfortable large sun loungers which are dotted around grassy area up a level from the sand and the views of the coastline and sea is absolutely stunning. I noticed that it was mostly adults that were by the beach and families tended to stay by the pools.

    I didn’t feel that the Spa here had as big a ‘wow’ factor as other hotel spas that I’ve been to but with an indoor serenity heated pool, a gym and a sauna which are free of charge to hotel guests as well as a generous offering of massages & beauty treatments, it certainly serves the purpose.

    I was very impressed with the kids club (4 – 12 yrs) open daily from 1100hrs – 1700hrs in high season (Easter, Summer, Christmas & New Year) and Pepe, the kids club manager is brilliant, so enthusiastic with the kids and they adore him. Activities include Spanish lessons, treasure hunts, football, cookie baking, dance lessons, clay workshops, swimming games and many more. Children under 4 years are allowed into the club if accompanied by a parent or baby sitter. Children’s menus are available in all restaurants and room service. Baby cots, highchairs, bottle warmers, and kettles available on request.

    Good choice of 3 restaurants ranging from Mediterranean to Italian to Spanish cuisine and two bars one of which is a poolside bar. Food & drink is on the pricey side but I would definitely recommend half board unless you prefer to eat locally in Estepona or in the other nearby towns as it allows you to dine in between all 3 restaurants and children under 6 years of age are free on half board when parents are booked on this board basis.

    I had heard that the breakfast was exceptional here and it was absolutely top notch with such a lot of variety.

    I was very impressed the facilities provided; the gardens, pools, decent kids menus and general friendly approach to kids. The resort as a whole has a great ambience, is ideal for adults and children of all ages, it’s very good for families with a mix of generations and everything is just so easy and ever so relaxing.”

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