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Five Star Gran Lujo

Five star Luxury Hotels

Estepona has a surprising number of Five star Luxury Hotels, both east and west of the town itself. These include the luxurious Kempinski Bahia and Villa Padierna, both a few kilometres to the east.

Palacio de Ubeda

This romantic hotel in a converted Renaissance palace boasts an impressive façade with a famous tower, and equally beautiful interiors. The main patio has marble columns and a wooden first-floor balcony covered with a glass ceiling, and you can also see artesonado carved wood ceilings,making it one of the most importantbuildings architecturally in Jaen province.

Gran Miramar Hotel

This is Malaga's most luxurious hotel, reopened in 2017 after a massive refurbishment with the top five-star GL rating (Gran Lujo, or Grand Luxury). Formerly known as the Palace of Miramar, it was a government office for many years, and dates from the 1920s. Now it has been returned to its original splendour.

Hotel Mercer Sevilla

The luxury hotel scene in Seville moved up a gear in November 2016, with the opening of the glamorous Mercer Seville, sister to the similarly tasteful luxe Mercer Barcelona, which has a reputation for service second to none. These hotels are supremely stylish, decorated with exquisite taste and superb attention to detail.

Healthouse Las Dunas

This five-star luxury hotel offers a wellbeing programme with five meals and only 1300 calories per day, created by two-Michelin-star chef Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz restaurant. It boasts a 3000 m2 of state-of-the art spa, a beautiful outdoor pool which is heated all year around, and front line views to the Mediterranean, all in a totally private, tranquil oasis in Andalucía, yet close to the glamorous resort of Marbella.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona and Thalasso Spa

This five-star hotel is situated in the beautiful Arena Beach resort, looking right out to sea. It is close to the lively coastal town of Estepona and just 65km from Malaga airport. The hotel has an exclusive Thalasso Spa Club, covering over 1,500m2, making it the largest Thalassotherapy spa in Andalucia, offering a choice of 60 treatments and beauty packages, including underwater shower massage.

Kempinski Hotel Bahia

The Kempinski Hotel Bahia is on the Mediterranean coast just east of Estepona and is surrounded by luxurious sub tropical gardens, complete with three lagoon type swimming pools, one of which is heated. The Kempinski Spa specializes in body and facial treatments, including various types of massage such as hot candle, (either indoors, or outdoors in the garden), physiotherapy and osteopathy, slimming, anti-stress and hydrotherapy.

Finca Cortesin Hotel

A five-star hotel, spa and golf resort, Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol is considered by many to be one of the finest hotels in Spain. Most of Andalucia's landmark hotels - ones which are well known for their unusual or visually stunning buildings - are housed in historic buildings: old convents, castles or palaces. But a few are in cleverly-designed modern structures - though you'd never know it.

Gran Meliá Sancti Petri

Located on La Barrosa beach, on the Costa de la Luz, this sleek, modern hotel with Andalucian features has a Michelin-starred restaurant and a spa, and is located near three golf courses. The Gran Melia Sancti Petri is the only five-star GL hotel in Cadiz province.

Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella

This beachfront hotel is named after a Roman bridge, which is at the centre of its lush grounds. Situated on Marbella's Golden Mile, the Puente Romano boasts nine bars and restaurants, including Japanese and Italian.

Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

Michelle Obama chose this hotel to stay in during her visit to Marbella in 2010. A grand Italianate palace decorated in classical style, with an elegant and exclusive air which attracts many other celebrities, it hosts the annual Starlite Gala charity event.

Marbella Club

This classy beachfront hotel is an institution in Andalucia's most glamorous beach resort, with a fascinating history and a cachet other establishments would kill for. Marbella is famous for its mild microclimate, enjoying more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Europe.

Barceló Hotel La Bobadilla

This five-star GL hotel, near Loja in Granada province, is world-famous; it has been described as a cross between a parador and a pueblo blanco. Placido Domingo, Tom Cruise and King Juan Carlos of Spain have all stayed here.

Hotel Alfonso XIII

This hotel is a true landmark - a Mudejar palace built for a king, whose name it takes. Located near the Parque Maria Luisa, the Alfonso XIII has an important place is Seville's history, and in its affections.

Gran Hotel Miramar GL

The luxurious Gran Hotel Miramar GL is set in a listed XX century building and is located in Malaga, 10 metres from La Malagueta Beach. This beachfront hotel has a spa centre and a seasonal pool. Featuring views of the beach, the garden, or the city, the elegant rooms at this hotel are air conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and an entertainment media library, as well as Bluetooth sound system, USB and HDMI connections.