MAR AZUL Resort, Estepona


Below are reviews posted on various other web-sites :- 


"Your apartment is stunning and fitted out to the highest of standards. We had a brilliant holiday with some lasting memories and we have visited some lovely places. We used the leisure club a few times, my husband in the gym and myself and the girls used the pool. I must say that it was one of the nicest places I've stayed in. The pool was definitely the nicest I have ever swam in."

Debbie (April 2016)


"We had a lovely holiday. The apartment was more gorgeous and the complex magnificent. We set out wanting to get away from the world and little did we knew we could actually accomplish that in the middle of Spain !"

Delia (June 2016)


"Just to let you know that our stay at your appartment was wonderfull. Superb appartment, so well equiped. A perfect luxurious feeling....We enjoyed every day. The kids loved the pool and we certainly are returning next year. Thanks for all the detailed information beforehand."

Mireille from Netherlands (May 2016)


"Our ten day stay in this apartment was on the bliss, bliss, bliss side of enjoyment! Prior to our trip, the owner Brian could not have been more helpful, and his pre-arrival info was comprehensive and came in very handy!

The resort was a revelation. As regular travellers to this area, we were familiar with its location, but hadn't realised just how beautiful it was. The Asian garden is truly stunning, the pool is glorious and the views spectacular. The apartment is spacious, opulent and equipped with everything a family could possibly need. We had lunch on the sunny terrace every day, and strolled fifty yards to the beach at night to watch the breath-taking sunsets.

Our two boys, aged 6 and 7 loved both the indoor and outdoor pools, and enjoyed playing tennis at the two tennis clubs within a five minute drive (a car is definitely recomended as although this is just a ten minute drive from Estepona, only the Kempinsky Hotel and Laguna Village are within walking distance). There isn't a whole load of activities for children, but with such a great pool and the beach just yards away, our boys were amused from morning until night. Oh, and the promenade and beach in Estepona were a massive hit too - clean and very kiddie-friendly.

The spa was first class with everything you could want to re-charge the batteries. The most special thing about our stay however was the tranquility. In the 10 days we were there (in April) we only saw two other families in the whole complex - it really was a haven of peace and calm. If you're looking for an action packed complex with entertainment on tap, then this isn't the place for you.... but if you love 5* quality, luxurious surroundings and an escape from the world, then here it is...."

Shari (April 2016)


"My girlfriend and i rented this property just as a base to attend a nearby wedding, but found ourselves wanting to spend more time there than with our friends!

First impressions of the apartment excededed our expectations, the welcome pack that the host Brian provided was informative (and funny) and gave a good insight of what to expect, but we really were blown away with the attention to detail and the level of finish this property provided.

It really was a home from home!! In the morning (after arriving the previous night) the view from the terrace became apparant; the spectacular oriental themed pool area was simply stunning with a beautiful romantic beachside backdrop.

We really would recommend this property to anybody wanting to indulge themselves, yet still wanting to remain within a sensible budget. We will most definitely be booking here again."

Danny & Lisa (April 2016)


"Apartment excellent with everything you need at hand. Well maintained and spotless throughout. Reception most helpful along with all the staff. Ideal location for the area. Quiet and peaceful around the pool area with bars, restaurants easily available in nearby Estepona town centre."

Den (September 2016)


"What a wonderful apartment and place. the apartment was bigger, nicer and better in everyway than we were expecting. everything was immaculate in the apartment and apart from food, it was fully stocked on everything we needed.

Mar Azul is a class apart from other such places. calm and relaxing with a stunning pool and view. we used the indoor leisure centre on several occasions and also in the pool-side snack bar.

All the staff were very friendly and helpful. we ate breakfast on the terrtace most mornings, and walked along the beach a few times.

Everything stated by Brian in his description is 100% accurate. This apartment and Mar Azul are 1st class and we have already booked our dates for 2017 !"

Adam (September 2016)


"Just returned from Mar Azul and what a lovely apartment and complex. The information and photos provided on the website are very accurate and the instructions and advice regarding the property which we received before we even arrived, was the most comprehensive I have ever seen.

There is also loads more information on the surrounding area in the apartment once you arrive. Brian - I think you have thought of everything!

The apartment is exceptionally well equipped and in first class condition. It was immaculately clean when we arrived and was cleaned again at the end of the first week with bedding and towels changed. The complex is beautiful and very well maintained. The pool and surrounding garden area was constantly being cleaned and is very well maintained. The gym is well equipped and again very clean and tidy. It was never busy either.

The addition of the low fencing around the apartment's garden and the stair gate at the top of the steps down to the pool area was a great comfort as we had a toddler, and it was sufficient to keep her secure & give us piece of mind.

Apparently the complex was the busiest it had been this year and there was a slight issue some days with people reserving sunbeds all day and not using them for most of the time. It did not effect us as we were always out early at the pool so always got beds, but the management did step in and removed the offending towels, and then provided a further 15 sunbeds to alleviate the problem. Its that sort of attention to detail that lifts the Mar Azul above all other resorts we have stayed in.

The beach was a bit stoney for our tastes so we did not use it, but to be honest we prefer the pool anyway so that was not an issue. And the main beach in Estepona is lovely for those who like the sand!

We had a hire car and I felt this was pretty essential as there were no supermarkets within walking distance and we wished to self cater quite a bit so went to the big Carrefour supermarket in Estepona several times. Its only a 5 or 6 minute drive but a little too far to walk, but a new Aldi Store has opened closer. 

Estepona town has lots of good restaurants and bars. The sea front has lots of activities for kids. The Port area and the old town should also be explored. All in all I would recommend this property to everyone. Thanks again Brian for sharing your beautiful home-from-home with us."

Hilary (August 2015)


"This is a fantastic getaway-we are a family of 5 with 3 kids aged 12, 10 and 5. We had lazy days by the pool, great walks on the beach, easy meals on the grass porch, beautiful sunsets and fantastic meals.

This condo is perfect, top of the line, well cared for, spacious, and the owner goes out of his way to make sure you can get right to your vacation and have all the info you need to avoid hassles. The pools are a series ofshallow to deep-perfect for little kids-the view of the Mediterranean is out of this world and the nearby town is quiet, quaint and non-touristic.

This is NOT Marbella-thank goodness-this is old style Spanish village with all the things you need for a perfect week. It would be great to have a car if you come for day trips to Ronda and other sites-without a car you may feel a bit pinned down for food options.

Next door is a fancy resort that can't even compare-and is tremendously over-priced-making you realize just how great this place is-quiet, chill and perfecty maintained. Perfect for families. We would love to go back- recommend completely!"

David from Seattle (July 2016)


"We have just returned from a 4 week holiday at the beautiful Mar Azul resort and it is the best family holiday we have ever had.

Brian's apartment is amazing, so well equipped and very luxurious and for us great being on the ground floor, having two boys aged 7 and 8 we had very easy access to the pool.

The staff at the Mar Azul were very friendly and helpful and it was comforting to have two lifeguards by the pool all day.

A short walk down the beach there is a very good beach bar where the sun-beds were very good value and the food excellent, however we spent a lot of time round the fantastic swimming pool where the children played for hours on end, extremely relaxing for us!

We hired a car for the holiday and did lots of exploring and had some fabulous meals out in Estepona and Benhavis. My husband also had a few rounds of golf and found some excellent golf courses close by which were very good value for money.

We have already enquired about going back to the Mar Azul next year and would highly recommend this beautiful apartment."

Dinah & Stuart (August / September 2016)


"I stayed at MarAzul in August 2015. I was very impressed with the apartment which was exactly as it was described, it was very luxurious had good sized bedrooms and bathrooms all of which were exactly as described on this site.

The complex was also great, with a good sized pool, and views to the sea from the infinity pool. The owner Brian was very thorough and absolutely everything he describes in his comprehensive rental booklet was very helpful and true. I would definately recommend this apartment and hope to go back again next year!"

Tara (August 2015)


"We really enjoyed this apartment. Everything was exactly how described and even more than we expected. The pool area is absolutely magnficent and the apartment is overall luxurious. The car park was convenient and we enjoyed taking our daily drives to Ronda, Marbella and of course Estepona beach.

We would recommend this apartment to anybody who wants to have a carefree holiday in a beatiful and safe enviroment.

We were travelling with four children aged from 2 years to 13 years. The children loved everything and were having a time of their life.. Thank you Brian once again."

Eric (November 2015)


"Blown away on first impressions of Brian's apartment, 2 big bedrooms with their own bathrooms, fantastic facilities both in the apartment and within the grounds. Ideal location too, only a few steps away from the pool and the beach. Brian also provided a cracking itinerary of what to expect from the apt and surrounding areas. Overall, we would definitely return which is testament to the apt as we really think of going to the same place twice. Thanks Brian for everything."

Colin C (September 2016)


"We have stayed at Brian's appartment 3 times and we would not stay anywhere else on the Costa Del Sol

Facilities are great, everything you need, and a great pool.

My son is in a wheelchair and we do not find it a problem.

I will book again in the near future, and look forward to staying there.

Anyone looking at the website and wondering wether they should book,

every detail on the website is exactly as Brian describes it."

Paddy C (August 2016)


"We have just returned from 4 weeks in apartment E5 at the Mar Azul resort, and would highly recommend it . Brian, the owner has thought of everything, the result is a well furnished, high spec. apartment with a comprehensive set of utensils, a real home from home.

The complex is well looked after and very secure, the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Taxi into Estepona is approx 7 euros, and the bus 1.4 euros. Laguna village, where you will find a few designer shops and several excellent restaurants, is about 15 minutes walk.

We will definitely be back."

Allen C (January 2016)


"After receiving very comprehensive and helpful instructions from Brian on the directions, apartment and things to do in the area, we were really looking forward to a well earned weeks break.

I must say, we were NOT disappointed in the least.

We arrived at the resort following the clear directions without any problem. We were met by the security staff at the reception area who despite feeling and looking very unwell (He had a fever but still offered service with a smile) gave us the keys, showed us the parking area, helped with luggage to the apartment and showed us around.

Upon entering the apartment it was clear that we had made the right choice. It was immaculate with every attention to detail we could wish for, including high quality of fixtures and fittings and top of the range electrical goods along with essential foods to start us off on a wonderful week. The wifi was also very good and reliable.

We then opened the patio doors onto a lovely terraced area and a magnificent pool and gardens.

There were loungers. outside eating area table and chairs, even beach toys and air bed for the children and adults (We didn't have children with us) but if we did Brian would have made the terrace very safe and secure and we would have been very comfortable to let our grand children crawl/walk around outside.

We ate out every night at Old Estepona Town and Laguna Village where you will find very high quality yet affordable restaurants with brilliantly friendly staff everywhere.

There is a supermarket just a few minutes drive away, along with beach bars and Laguna Village a few minutes walk away,

We booked taxi's a number of times (so we could have the odd glass of wine without worrying) and they always turned up on time and were spotless vehicles.

We visited Ronda - Very nice and well worth it.

Marbella - We didn't like it.

Puerto Banus - Very modern Marina with high class Restaurants and shops.

Mijas - We loved it, very quaint and very Spanish.

Estepona - We loved it too, lovely cobbled side streets with many potted plants and flowers.

Estepona Marina - OK and some cheap eateries.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brians apartment to anyone looking for something a bit special."

Paul B (November 2015)

we always stay at Brian's apartment because it is exactly as he describes it on his website.

It really is like a home from home.

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday you will not be disappointed with this property.

Very friendly staff especially Marco & Mimi


The description of the property really does not do it justice it really is absolutely beautiful, its immaculate inside and out with everything to make a perfect holiday. Brian puts so much thought and effort into his apartment that everything you could possible need and more is at hand for you. the location is beautiful you wake up each morning to overlook the sea the pool is amazing and very clean the staff are lovely so helpful. we ate out a few nights in both Estepona and the luguna village all really nice meals for a family of 5 and also bbq'd using brain's electric bbq which was fab. I would certainly recommend this to anybody, thank you Brian !