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Apartamentos El Porton

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent four nights at an apartment at El Porton block 7 this week. It was a little difficult to find, and you need to check in at a local hotel and pickup your keys there, but once we arrived we were very happy. Perched almost of the top of quite a high hill/mountain, you would be lost up here without a car. The apartments are in various block areas and have security gates which I always appreciate. Adequate parking and a lift to the floors too. The apartment we had had one bedroom of a good size, a reasonable sized bathroom with excellent shower and a good supply of hot water. The kitchen had a washer, microwave and fridge so fairly well set up. The only reason I have marked this accommodation as 4 rather than 5 was that we felt let down about the pool area. The illustration on the advert shows the lovely pools, and to rub salt in our wounds, we were directly over them, but they were locked up and out of use !! To swim and sunbathe, my main holiday to be honest, we had to get in the car and go to a smaller area on one of the other blocks. The people in the apartment across from us never found the alternative so at least we were able to get wet ! Overall I think we would maybe go again, but I would want to be sure of the pools being in use. Heat, sunshine and no swimming pool is not my ideal holiday.

The apartment was lovely and clean and had everything you could need for self catering. There is however no onsite reception, you have to book in and out at a local hotel, and if there are any issues you need to ring to get them sorted out, unless it is an emergency when the hotel will help out. Unfortunately we were not made aware that the WIFI had to be ordered in advance by our tour operator so we had to arrange this with the lady from the El Porton office. We were also not made aware that a) the pool didn't open until 12.00 everyday, and b) that the pool actually closed for good on the 30th September, we were there until the 4th October, we could sunbathe on our balcony, but if we hadn't wanted an apartment with a pool, we would have booked one without. It stated in the booklet left for us in the office, that the room would have clean sheets and towels after day three this didn't happen, it was when we had been there a week. We would recommend a car as a necessity, there are limited restaurants in the area of the apartment and a huge hill to climb back up afterwards.

A lovely apartment but be warned you need a car, the apartments are at the very top of Calahonda and their is no public transport. It is a 12 - 15 minute drive down to the coast (where the nearest supermarkets are) and about 4 minute drive to the nearest restaurants and bar (a very steep return journey). After picking up the keys from Hotel Club Marbella I was told the apartments were very easy to find just drive upwards until you see the El Porton 7 sign, I found this easily enough but what I was not told was the Block 6 is not in the same place as all the other blocks, and after driving around for 1/2 h our I eventually knocked on someone's door who told me where they were, out of the main El Porton area and 1st turning on right. The apartment was lovely, 2 beds and 2 baths with a large lounge/diner and a decent sized kitchen. We were on the ground floor and had a lovely terrace overlooking the swimming pool. All in all a lovely relaxing week, it is very quiet up there and probably not great if you have children who want the beach or teenagers who want to go out.

I stayed here with my family (5 people) at the beginning of August. We stayed in a 2 bed apartment booked through Travel Republic. First thing to note: be careful with the transfer! We booked a transfer through TR and it dropped us in the wrong place, at about midnight. We were expecting to be dropped at Club Marbella, which we knew acted as the "reception" for El Porton, and handed out the keys. We were in fact dropped outside a different El Porton about a 20 minute drive away from where we should have been. The hotel staff were BRILLIANT - we called them and they tried to send taxis for us (thinking we were at the correct El Porton), until we eventually gave up and flagged one down. They then spoke to the taxi driver on the phone to try and get us to the right place -- we got there eventually! So just a word of warning, if you get dropped at El Porton you won't be able to pick up your keys! Once we got to the apartment it was lovely. Looks very much like the photos, nicely furnished, clean and tidy. The kitchen was fairly well equipped, we ate in most nights and didn't have too many problems cooking what we wanted. Just a note, I would recommend taking oven gloves, the teatowels they provide are very thin! We were in a 2 bed apartment which had 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), and a sofa bed. My partner and I had the sofa bed and it was fine - not the best nights sleep you'll ever have but perfectly comfortable for a week. The room was quite warm, there was 1 working fan in the apartment which my brother hijacked, but there was quite often a nice breeze which cooled the place down. The balcony was amazing as well, really big with a table that could seat 6 around it - perfect for playing cards at night! The pool area opens at 11am with a lifeguard, and has perhaps 20 sunbeds. We were always ready to go down around 11, and always managed to get sunbeds together, so no problems at all. People came and went through the day so there were usually sunbeds available. The pool is lovely, and it was nice and hot and very quiet! Our biggest worry about going to this place was the whole "very steep hill" and "must have car", because we had decided not to get a car... Now in my opinion the hill isn't all that steep, although it is very long. Previous reviews about a supermarket within a 15 minute walk are no longer correct, the supermarket closed down... so the nearest supermarket is about a 45 minute walk down the long hill. The way we coped was to walk down to it, and get a taxi back for around 8 euros. There's quite a big supermarket if you keep walking past club marbella, turn left at the mini-roundabout, and keep walking down that road (there's also a smaller one on that road, but the bigger one is worth the extra 5 minute walk). For us, it was fine, but depends on your preferences. There is a bar (Millenniums) about a 10-15 minute walk away, which was fine to get to and quite fun! Also a few restaurants on the way down the hill - I would highly recommend the golf club and its set menu - fabulous. Overall, I probably wouldn't go back personally, as I prefer to go somewhere a bit livelier! Having said that, we had a lovely relaxing time, and if you're happy with that then definitely go!

these apartments are in a quiet area and are very secure, we had a 2 bed apartment which was very spacious and clean, pool area is lovely, you do need a car there is a supermarket and restaurant and bar about a 10 min walk away. apartments are very well equipped.

Great apartment, only a 1 bed but very large.. And clean and adequate. Pool was great for kids in there till 9 o clock. 3rd floor but great for views, warm in the day cool at night. Only niggle was DVD player didn't work Recommend a car as up quite steep hill, no way you could walk in the heat

We rented a 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. It was a good size, basic facilities but adequate. Our terrace faced the pool with flat access across the grass. It was also nice to sit out on in the evening with the sun keeping it nice and warm unlike our friends who were in a 3 bed apartment next door which they found rather cold. Parking was secure gated which was comforting - even had access to an individual garage. The downsides - the cleaning was inadequate - my wife found 2 pieces of glass on the floor and then swept around picking up a lot of dust and crumbs. There was a pump running beneath us which we think was filling water tanks - this often ran in the middle of the night causing disrupted sleep. Whilst the shower was powerful it was not helped by not being easily adjustable resulting in water flooding out all over the floor. With no grab rails it would be very easy to slip.

It was already my fourth summer, which I spent there with my family. I love this place!!! NIce weather - air condition is not needed. Every morning is pleasantly windy and not very hot in the night. Beatiful garden with one big pool and one small pool for a children. Unforgettable trips are possible from the nearest smaller (Puerto Banus, Fuengirola, Estepona) to the biggest cities in Andalusia (Malaga, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz) Apartments are not luxury, but always on our arrival I felt, that I came home

Buscábamos un lugar tranquilo con buena piscina,ya que a nuestra hija le encanta,más que la playa.Y desde luego este sitio fue ideal.Está retirado,y hay que coger el coche para todo,pero bueno,en 5 o 10 min tienes restaurantes para comer y cenar,y un bazar chino,y un mini market,sino bajando un poco más tienes el Supersol y el Mercadona. Las llaves del apartamento hay que recogerlas y entregarlas en otro hotel,y hasta las 3 de la tarde mínimo,no nos la dieron. Una vez en el apartamento,tienes parking privado ( con clave para entrar y salir ), y bueno,el apartamento está bastante bien,muy tranquilo,la mayoría de los huespedes extranjeros. La piscina está genial,con socorrista,y abierto de 11 a 21 horas.

Surpris de découvrir que l'enregistrement se fait au Crown resort hotel, à environ 3km de l'immeuble, nous ne nous sommes pas sentis accueillis. Nous avons cherché parmi tant d'autres et pendant un moment cette résidence massive et impersonnelle dans laquelle il faut un code pour entrer dans le parking . Bon point: l'ascenseur pour les bagages... mais arrivés dans l'appartement...abat jour cassé, poignées à moitié dévissées, meubles blancs tachés et abimés, porte du freezer personne à qui s'adresser à moins de téléphoner à un numéro le lendemain matin. Du balcon étriqué, nous n'avions pas la vue sur la piscine que nous espérions. Nous avons dormi sur un canapé lit peu confortable. Nous étions 4, et disposions de 4 assiettes, 4 fourchettes, 4 couteaux...le strict minimum, rien pour poser ses affaires dans la salle de bain, bref, pas à la hauteur du prix que nous avons payé. Nous avons utilisé cet appartement comme dortoir.

Calle Monte Paraiso, s/n Mijas Malaga

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • WiFi in rooms (fees apply)
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located within a mile (2 km) of La Siesta Golf Club, Apartamentos El Porton is within 3 miles (5 km) of Calanova Golf Club. This 200-room, 3-star apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchens, balconies, and sofa beds. Miraflores Golf Club and Cabopino Golf Marbella are also close to this Mijas apartment.


All 200 apartments feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Washing machines, sofa beds, and private yards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Apartamentos El Porton enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a terrace. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. This apartment also has a garden.

Room options

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 26 reviews