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August 6, 2014updated Oct 23, 2015

Kempinski Hotel Bahía Marbella Estepona

By Chris Boyle

Sky Lounge / Imperial Suite

Tucked on a sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean in the quaint village of Estepona, the Kempinski Hotel Bahía Marbella Estepona ensures that its first impression is a lasting one, with award-winning architecture, unrivaled service, and some of the finest suites in Spain.

Whether you’re looking to host a lavish soiree in your in-suite Sky Lounge or steal some alone time in the newly renovated Kempinski Spa, this north-of-Gibraltar gem is happy to accommodate, offering golf, glamour, and discretion from lobby to penthouse. Rounding out the equation is the lavish Suite Experience package, which offers full access to the Kempinski Spa, including unlimited treatment sessions, and a farewell dinner in one of the majestic restaurants.

Top Suite: Imperial Suite 

Subtropical Garden / Kempinski Hotel Bahía Marbella Estepona

Total number of rooms in suite: Eight

Number of entrances to suite: Two, with private elevator access

Number of bathrooms: Three full marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs, walk-in showers, and exclusive Chopard bathroom amenities.

Number of suites in hotel: 17 suites

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Key selling points: One of the largest suites in Spain, the Imperial Suite, perched on the top floor, boasts a fireplace adorned dining area, and your very own Sky Lounge bar, featuring a private bartender, sommelier, chef, telescope, and wine cellar. Rooms can be reserved seperately as Imperial, Presidential, or Royal Suites.


  • Square footage: 7,300
  • Nightly rate: $12,000

General Manager Jean-Marc Poli

Estepona, Spain



Top Golf: Valderrama

Championship Pedigree: Located a short drive from the hotel, Valderrama is considered one of the finest courses in Europe, hosting a prestigious array of tournaments, including the 1997 Ryder Cup and the Volvo Masters until 2008.

Par: 71

Club Pro Miguel Sedeño,




Top Restaurant and Bar

The Alminar Wine & Steak House: Featuring cuts of meat from Galicia, including Japanese-style Wagyu beef, and fresh seafood from the Cádiz surf, The Alminar Wine & Steak House serves lunch and dinner with the help of a 300-label wine list teeming with “Vino del Autor” wineries.

The Bar: While this intimate escape pours every imaginable libation, the 100-brand single malt whisky collection, the largest in Costa del Sol, will bring you back for something new night after night.

Food and Beverage Director Victor Betro,


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