With lush gardens touching the soft sand of Estepona’s beach, in Costa del Sol, and an imposing, impossible to forget exterior, Kempinski Hotel Bahia is an architectural vision and one of the best resorts in Spain. Situated right on the beach, only 25 minutes from Marbella and an hour from Malaga, the hotel dazzles with its luxury amenities and superb décor. Moreover, the adjacent seafront promenade connects the resort with Estepona’s old town that can be reached in less than 30 minutes by foot.
This majestic five-star resort has received a full makeover of its public spaces in 2018. Guests will immediately notice the grandiose lobby decorated boldly with an iron chandelier, glassed-in ceilings, and golden sofas, while its walls have been painted in daring cobalt-blue tones that go perfectly with the carpet illustrating an ancient world map. Alongside the reception awaits the Black Rose concierge area where you can eat and drink while admiring the sumptuous lobby wrapped in exotic scents.
The resort is surrounded by a colorful paradise created by exotic gardens that invite to long walks and meditation. The onsite spa center contributes to the state of relaxation and wellbeing, welcoming guests with six treatment rooms and a variety of treatments using Natura Bissé and Niance products, as well as various massages, such as the warm-sand massages in a quartz bed. The spa also includes a heated pool, steam room, Finish sauna, and couples’ massage room. Moreover, the 24-hour gym on site offers access to free yoga sessions.
The main attractions of the resort are the three interconnected pools that find their way among the gardens and create the perfect relaxation space for sun worshipers and swimmers. One of the pools is heated, while another one is reserved exclusively to adults. The hotel also has tennis courts and a kids’ center to make sure the entire family stays active and happy.
The resort’s recent makeover brought three different restaurants on site. The cosmopolitan Baltazar Bar and Grill invites guests to savor Spanish and international dishes enriched with the personal twists added by the head chef Santiago Guerrero. The menu includes a variety of specialties, from vegetarian paella and veggie burgers to succulent steaks and an abundance of seafood.
In the evening, guests of the hotel gather at the Black Rose for a cocktail or a glass of wine. The bar offers beautiful sunset views and creates a relaxing ambiance accompanied by live music. Spiler Beach Club is located on the edge of the beach and lures guests in with its Ibiza vibes. The menu abounds in fresh seafood, and you’ll also find a raw bar.
Breakfast is served daily on the resort’s terrace, El Mirador, a superb location from where you can admire the breathtaking garden and sea views. The Kempinski Hotel Bahia’s breakfast never disappoints due to its abundance of cheeses, cold meats, cereals, yogurts, jams, bread, and pastries. Of course, eggs in all shapes also are part of the menu. The Kid’s Corner is a culinary fantasy for the little ones who can pick their own cereals and fruits and enjoy delicious pancakes while sitting at cute little tables.
The hotel has 128 elegant rooms adorned with wooden floors and 17 suites that offer fabulous views of the gardens and sea. While the décor is different than the one in the lobby since the rooms have not been included in the refurbishment, this doesn’t mean they are less luxurious and beautiful. The rooms boast the essential Kempinski luxury amenities, including a desk, tea/coffee kit, and balcony. Moreover, the marble bathroom comes with Kempinski toiletries, hairdryer, as well as a separate shower and bath.
Suites have private terraces adorned with palm trees and create a lavish space to relax and soak up the sun without leaving the comfort of your terrace. The Imperial Suite combines the Presidential Suite with the Royal Suite and adds to this already magnificent space a Grand Mediterranean Room to provide guests with 600 square meters of space and the ultimate level of luxury. While the Royal Suite contributes to this oasis of luxury and relaxation with a dining room, kitchenette, lounge, powder room, and a fabulous 60 square meter upper terrace, the Presidential Suite brings its own 165 square meters to the configuration, as well as a king bed, living room, sitting area, kitchenette and its own beautiful terrace decorated with outdoor furniture and open to superb views of the sea.
Imperial Suite amenities:
- 650 square meters
- living room
- dining room
- lounge area
- exclusive bathroom amenities to choose from
- coffee/tea facilities
- personalized welcome gift
- butler service upon request
- complimentary minibar
- complimentary breakfast
- the complimentary signature cocktail at Black Rose The Bar
- complimentary parking
- free laundry of two items of clothing per day
- in-room check-in & check-out
Besides the onsite activities, such as the spa center, pools, and tennis courts that keep guests active, the Kempinski Hotel Bahia provides easy access to Marbella, Malaga, and Gibraltar, as well as to the picturesque towns of Casares and Ronda, also known as the Pueblos Blancos. Moreover, if you have more time on your hands and are willing to get up early, you can even visit Seville and Cadiz. The resort also organizes trips to Tangier in Morocco!
Those who can’t find the will to leave the resort for too long can take one of the hotel’s mountain bikes and ride along the seafront till they get to the old town of Estepona or even farther. Water sports fans will have plenty of thrilling experiences to try during their holiday at Kempinski Hotel Bahia. Moreover, the hotel’s golf concierge provides all the necessary information for guests who want to enjoy the perks provided by the exclusive golf courses in the area.If you want to add this beautiful holiday experience to your travel memories, book your suite on the Kempinski Hotel Bahia page.