Great place to explore from, but need a car.
Posted Sep 11, 2014
The Diana Hotel has an Estepona address but that's like saying Luton is in London. The cost of a taxi to Estepona Centre or the port there is between 18 and 25 Euros so this mounts up, public transport (bus) is cheap though. Access to the sea is difficult, across the Spanish motorway equivalent.
Having said all this the hotel itself is an oasis. It is clean and comfortable with a good sized, clean pool. It is a great place to use as a base if you want to explore the West side of the Costa del Sol.
There are a number of cheap restaurants nearby and the hotel restaurant serves reasonable fare. Breakfast is okay with a choice of hot, continental or a combo with toast and cereal, all on a buffet basis.
Staff at the hotel are responsive and polite.
My room was spotless and was clearly recently refurbished with a 'Porcelanosa' bathroom suite. It had a view over the pool with a nice balcony and was on the first floor. It is probably due to the fact that I was there during school term time that the pool was under occupied and there were plenty of sunbeds always available. This gave the place a nice quiet atmosphere.
For those interested in the TV programmes, the only English speaking Channels were News Channels but there was free wi-fi throughout the hotel and the code for this was provided at check-in.