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Reviewed 25 June 2015

I had the pleasure to stay at this hotel recently on a four day business trip and only wish i had found it previously as i have made several trips to the ares on business.
This is a fabulous hotel that ticks all the boxes: exceptionally clean, large rooms for a five star as most five stars i have stayed in the rooms are compact! the facilities.the food, the bar with its nightly entertainment and the great team the general manager has put together.Ma Angeles Martinez(GM) who i meet during the stay is a skilled professional in running a great hotel for business and pleasure.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled on business
Thank james w
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AngelesMB, Director General at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for such a wonderful, wonderful comment! We work very hard to keep you satisfied and it is amazing to read that we succeeded.

To be honest, it is pretty simple and motivating at the same time, to do our jobs with guests like you. Regardless, thank you for the mention of the extraordinary team I am lucky to lead, and mine as well.

We will love to welcome you back,

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

I have just returned from a girls trip for 4 nights to this hotel. This is my third visit to this hotel and it is always fanatastic. We were lucky and we were upgraded to the Villas, these are amazing, very spacious with a large Queen size bed,en suite bathroom, all complete with Molton Brown products. You also get a huge lounge with kitchen and a private terrace overlooking the private pool. We spent our days laying by the communal pool, as it is heated and the restaurant and bar is close by. We ate in Ombu which is the hotel's thai restaurant. This was fantastic, great service, great food and a beautiful setting in the gardens. We ate breakfast and lunch in the hotel too which is always good and the pool side restaurant has an amazing choice. I have 2 small negative comments though I'm afraid to say. The hotel has a lovely terrace bar which overlooks the pool and is lovely for a drink in the evenings, but the outside tables and chairs were very scruffy and need some updating, comfy sofas would be great. Secondly, pool side service during the day wasn't great and you often had to go into the restaurant to get someone to serve you. As I said little comments but still love this hotel and will definately be back.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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2  Thank LJH4SUN
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AngelesMB, Director General at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing us over and over again and for taking the time to post your comments online.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our Villas, the service, and overall, our magnificent reopened Ombú (our prestigious Thai). Do you know it is only open from June to September? Therefore it is wonderful to read that most of our guests get the chance to try it and fall in love with it.

Regarding the rest of your comments, thank you for sharing, and I am glad to let you know that the bar tables will be replaced once the new ones come from where they are being tailor made. When you come back, you will experience them and chances are that you will not want to leave them! Oh, and about the pool service, please accept my sincere apologies, we had a bit of a hiccup regarding said service, but it is completely taken care of.

We will love to welcome you back very soon.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

It’s still a really friendly Hotel with a great service. Rooms are clean with a big balcony and a good size bathroom. In the morning they serve a rich buffet with lots of fresh fruits and they prepare your eggs any style. During our stay the outdoor terrace was open for breakfast till 11:00 am. Nice sunbeds and drinks direct at the heated pool behind the hotel. The bar is still cool for your evening drinks, live music or a DJ makes the atmosphere complete. Staff in the bar as well during breakfast are great. The hotel has a more than perfect WIFI system it's fast even outside and on the beach. The new beach club named Orange is still a cool place but service is not that good. They also changed the restaurant and the menu at the poolside of the hotel is better than in this Orange club.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Frank012
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AngelesMB, Director General at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing us and for posting your comments online. It is an excellent way to let our future guests know what can they expect.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and service, for our ultimate goal is your utter satisfaction and we will love to welcome you back very soon.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

The Don Carlos Hotel is a large property at the Elviria end of Marbella. It is not near the historic area or the popular harbor town of Puerto Banus. That being said, it is easy to take a taxi to those areas if desired. The hotel has beautiful gardens and grounds stretching between the main building and the beach. It has a large pool with many areas for seating, and a number of interesting restaurant choices (I can say that their outdoor Thai restaurant was some of the best, freshest, Thai food I have had). There is a large tennis complex and another pool and beach club/Nikki Beach, for those who want a change from the quiet pool at the main building. All of the facilities were clean and well tended. Staff help with umbrellas, towels, drinks and food. There is also a large spa, but I did not partake, so I cannot speak to that.
The breakfast is included, and the buffet served by the pool is quite grand. There are made-to-order omelettes and pancakes, in addition to an impressive array of fruit, breads, meats, cheeses, lox, cereals, and sweets. Here too the staff was friendly and helpful.
Our room was in the tower, and had a small balcony; you can see the water from every view, even if you are not right on it. We had no complaints about the room and bathroom. The space was well organized and included the usual desk area, sitting area, comfy bed, robes and slippers, large closet, safe, flat screen TV, and mini bar. The bathroom, though not huge, had a bidet, and large sink area with Molton Brown products. The AC was quiet and worked well once your room card was inserted into the slot by the door.
There are many pleasant ways to spend time at the Don Carlos Hotel. If you want a romantic, small boutique hotel, this is not the place, however there are many things to recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled on business
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AngelesMB, Director General at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to share your thoughts online with our future guests.
Your comments are spot on on what we are and what we promise. We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities, service and our Ombú restaurant (Thai as it gets!), but what we are most enchanted about is that you left satisfied, which is our final goal.

We will love to welcome you back so you can bask in our wonderful spa treatments and enjoy our Oasis, which is our little secret, boutique accommodation for those who are looking for a romantic getaway or just some relaxing days.

Kindest regards,

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

We've visited this area many times and this hotel doesn't disappoint. The beach club is excellent, so quiet and plenty of beds. The food was very average here but plenty of local restaurants on the beach front. Rooms and service are faultless. We ate at their new Thai restaurant , this was disappointing, having been to Thailand and many Thai restaurants the flavour fell short, other diners thought the same, so I'd give it a miss, all in all fabulous hotel, breakfast was excellent , but other meals let down slightly.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with a balcony
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fyona
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AngelesMB, Director General at Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2015

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to post your comments online.

As our main goal is your overall satisfaction, even though your comment is magnificent, we are a bit uneasy about your thoughts of the food selection apart from our breakfast.

Would you be so kind (whenever you feel like it) to contact me directly at mamartinez@expogrupo.com, so we can talk about your expierence and where you feel we fell short?
We are striving for perfection and we want to give you an incomparable experience.

Thank you in advance and we hope to welcome you back very soon.

Kind regards,

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