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Reviewed August 20, 2019

We rented an apartment at this wonderful resort in Spain Aug 2019. The apartment we rented was spotless and Mimi and Marco had filled the fridge for our arrival. The size of the apartment was perfect and spacious. The restaurant at the pool had an excellent selection of meals. The quality was excellent. The pool is outstanding. It is large and has 2 lifeguards. Mimi and Marco run the venue very well. They were always available to take care of any of our needs. Mimi would visit the pool regularly and was always visible and helpful.
I look forward to returning again next year!!!
Highly recommend!!!!

Date of stay: August 2019
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Thank Van R
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Although the apartment and gardens were superb the pool was unusable for the young children. They were re doing the thatch roofs on the huts and without using any common sense left all the debris to drift into the children’s shallow area I took it upon myself to clear it but they just looked on and in the end we gave up and used another pool. It was also really cold but it was the beginning of the season. The weather was superb just a shame about the pool. It’s just not maintained well enough. The apartment, town etc ideal for the family. Restaurants etc ideal for children. Shame they couldn’t dam off the debris whilst working. The working itself was not a problem.

Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank elainecY3637TQ
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

We stayed 10 days in the E2 apartment. This review is fully in line with those already written by (fastvincent, jono, mutze, thebaggies26, TennisHolidays et al). To begin with we arrived in the middle of the night as planned and it was agreed with the owner. We arrived 2 h earlier, which also the owner confirmed and said there were no problems. We were received by the night watchman and it was no problem. The morning after when we were going to the gym, we were told off by the manager. Or rather, we were expected to account for how it was and why we came earlier (at 23 instead of 01). I said that everything was done with the owner, and that he should take the discussion with him instead. But he didn't agree. As a paying guest, I had to stand and explain to him even though everything was already done with the owner. It left a dull aftertaste. The gym was cumbersome to visit and very poorly equipped. To begin with, every time you go there, you should go to the manager, sign up on a list, follow him so that he unlocks. All this trouble instead of just letting my card work for the gym. The gym is small with old equipment. The tv and radio do not work.
E2 apartment: As in previous reviews (2014), the apartment is poorly equipped, dusty porcelain, broken coffee maker, kitchen cabinet with worn out list. Just like the reviews in 2014, there is a comprehensive description for television, but it still doesn't work (5 years later). Many spotlights are broken. The apartment is very dark, and the patio has no sun after about 13-14.Just above the apartment, it seems to live permanently a Russian-speaking woman with a child. She neither understands English nor Spanish. We tried to say (when she was dragging furniture in the middle of the night) that it sounded awful and that we couldn't sleep because of it. Her children are screaming and running all the time (then it is booming in the apartment). The manager and his wife Mimmi were anything but nice. Fully agree with previous reviews describing Mimmi as unpleasant, intrusive, patronizing. She behaves like she owns the complex in a patronizing manner.
For example: the locking system works poorly as the cards are very worn with rips in the magnetic strip. When this was mentioned, I was only told that I had the card too close to the mobile phone. I explained that I did not have it, and that it works after you have pressed it in the lock about 10 times (however, it is quite tiring that every time you stand and hold the card for a few minutes each time).
The pool area is wonderfully nice. However, during our stay there was renovation in the area during the day, it was difficult to sit out because of all the noise, and it was difficult to concentrate on reading or hearing what the other said.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank bojsor
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

We came this year 2018 with our friends in late september.We picked Tommy's apartment Mar Azul C9 offering a comfortable large two bedroom two bathroom with a new kitchen and with a huge terrace, pool and sea view!! We weren't disappointed 9.8 star (although we were on arrival greeted by a very negative man who seemed to have nothing good or interested to say about his work or complex, so for us we were so relieved when walking into our lovely apartment ...it was very clean and comfy it had everything we could wish for bathroom wise his and her sinks towels etc and the kitchen with its many appliances ... if there was anything, it needed a few little minor things updated but the main thing for us it was safe and as advertised and well within its rently per night. Thank- you Tommy we will return!! next year and thank you for the added bonus of our early check in and late check out.

The apartment complex had a gorgeous large pool which looked out onto the sea everything was kept clean plenty of sunbeds and a bar which was open a few days of our stay as it was late summer(the most cheerful man making tasty cocktails and food perfect for a hot day. The Mar Azul was also within five minutes walking distance to Laguna village with its dozen good restaurants and shops to suit all then 25 mins walking the other way was fabulous Estepona with its traditional spanish feel.
i wouldn't hesitate on returning late summer or early spring its such a lovely coast line and the sun always shines.

Room tip: C9 with its large quiet apartment facing the sea and pool with a sunny terrace.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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1  Thank bromley4393
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

We came as a family of 4 in May half term and enjoyed a week in a 2 bedroom apartment with beautiful pool and sea view. The apartment complex is in a good location to explore this coast line and with a car it is also easy to access the towns in the mountains, which are well worth a visit. The roads are excellent.
The apartment itself was spacious and comfortable, although some of the fixtures and fittings were old and broken. Due to it being early in the season, pool bar was not open. The indoor pool was also out of use due to being broken. However, we enjoyed the quiet and peaceful environment around the pool. The pool was rather cold, however. Perhaps due to being early seasons. In the Summer it seems it would be very busy here. For us, May half term was perfect. A car is recommended. It is a fair walk into Estepona. Overall, an enjoyable trip.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Emma S
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Brian50, Owner at Mar Azul Resort Estepona, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review Emma, and you have raised some fair points.

The Mar Azul Resort is comprised of 72 privately owned apartments, and is 12 years old now, and unfortunately not all the rental apartments have been lovingly maintained over that period of time. The reviews on various web-sites can help to choose those that have.

There have been problems with the leisure club, and more particularly with the heated swimming pool. But the community of owners has very recently purchased the club from the original developer, and it is now being renovated.

The pool bar is only open at peak times, normally mid July to mid September, longer if the weather is particularly good.

The promenade to the Laguna village, encompassing the stunning new bridge over the River Padron by the Kempinski hotel was completed last year. The promenade the other way, towards Estepona, is being gradually extended right along the shoreline, and I fully expect this to be complete by September 2018. We will then have a magnificent coastal walkway right into the centre of town.

I do very much hope that you will return to Mar AZUL for another holiday and try a lovingly maintained apartment with private garden, with the magnificent views you liked so much.

Brian (E5)

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