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Hotel Estrella del Mar
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Motril
Reviewed 5 October 2014

I know it is only a one star hotel but it was terrible. I spent two weeks in Spain and the only cockroach I found was in my room at this hotel. Tiny room, the hall lights are all on motion sensors and turn off after 5 seconds. I had to keep waving my arms the whole way down the hall so I would be in the dark. The phone didn't work. I had to beg for someone to do something about it. AND the rate was not that cheap.....

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've been here before. It is exactly what we were looking for. We're birdwatchers and this hotel is within walking distance of the very good Charca de Suarez bird reserve (See review on Tripadvisor). Used Booking.com. Very simple. Receptionist very helpful, welcoming and spoke reasonable English. Room was clean and tidy. Caution...water in shower VERY hot and under extreme pressure....adjust before getting in!Air com efficient & quiet. Free Wifi was a bit temperamental. Had Menu del Noche in evening. Very good. Ample. Waiter very obliging. Breakfast of tostada etc & coffee free with room. Within easy reach of beach. No, it's not a luxuary hotel, but I'd highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the play area & extra parking. Wasn't disturbed at all.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DaveArboleas_Spain
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

In 2003 we used this hotel as a base looking for a house to buy.
We went back for a visit in October 2012. the hotel remains a good value for money hotel with excellent food.
In the village centre well located for the beach(200 m ) and bars and restaurants.
For most shopping a visit to Motril is necessary.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Michaeljheard
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Stayed here on business. Good hotel on a budget. Recommend the toast with fresh tomatoes for breakfast. It is very close to the beach, but would recommend hiring a car to get out and about to some of the great places nearby too. Staff friendly and helpful, helps if you have a few Spanish phases handy too. Rooms basic but fine and cleaned daily.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

I stayed here with colleagues for a mixture of business and pleasure - if you are looking for a good, cheap hotel - Estrella del Mar is just great. It is situated just across the road from the beach. Although it has to be said that Motril isn't really a lively beach resort. There is a regular bus service from right outside the hotel conecting to the town of Motril and Salobrenia. There is parking available behind the hotel.
The hotel is very simple - either double or twin beds, marbled floor, chest of drawers, bedside table, large fitted wardrobe and small TV - there is no hairdryer! The rooms are kept spotlessly clean and sheets and towels were changed every day. I had a room on the first floor (105) which had a large patio - though the view was out over a flat roof to a play area. There is a small lounge area - but this really is basic and a little tired.
Downstairs is a bar - typically Spanish and well used by the local Spanish community. Breakfast was toasted roll with oil and tomato or butter and jams, freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee - fruit was also available. The restaurant is very popular with the locals and the menu extensive. The staff are friendly and polite and were keen to make my stay as comfortable as possible. I paid Euros 35 in November for the room and breakfast.
I think if you just want to use the hotel as a base this place is ideal - you could pay over twice the price at the Elba Hotel which is almost next door. Athough Motril isn't a touristy town it is very typically Spanish and prices are generally that bit lower. It's a great place from which to explore the local area - if you're not looking for luxury then this place is ideal.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back on the first floor are the ones with larger patios
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank Crispin5
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Address: Playa de Poniente, 18613 Motril, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Motril
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Motril
Price Range: RM211 - RM356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Estrella del Mar 1*
Number of rooms: 49
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