Need to know
Sixty-seven suites, including two four-bedroom villas.
Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Late check-out, early check-in can be arranged (subject to availability).
Double rooms from $768.73 (€664), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include à la carte breakfast, welcome drink and tapas, fruit plate in your room, golf-shoe cleaning, spa access, beach club access (Easter – Sept), face or body diagnosis in the spa, early check-in or late check-out (subject to availability).
The breezy Moroccan- and -Indian-themed chill-out areas are brilliantly laid-back spots for a cocktail or two. The resort runs daily transfers to the beach club.
Finca Cortesin Golf Course will be undertaking significant improvement works in July and September 2018; the 18 holes of the golf course will be completely closed from 9 to 13 July and from 3 to 5 September (both dates inclusive).
At the hotel
Spa, gym, two tennis and two paddle-tennis courts, yoga, golf course, golf academy, free WiFi, laundry service, valet parking. In rooms: flatscreen TVs, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, Penhaligon’s toiletries. iPod docks and DVD players are available on request.
Our favourite rooms
We love the spacious Junior Suites in the Andalucian-inspired building that wraps around the cloistered courtyard. They come with their own entrance hallways, and are an intriguing blend of Asian-themed decor, Provençal furnishings and comfortable Spanish style. Executive Suite 74, which overlooks the pool, gardens and sea, also makes a great choice. It has its own kitchen – ideal for entertaining.
There are three pools – one indoor, two outdoor – at the hotel. The two open to the elements are both lined with beautiful blue-green mosaic tiles. The heated, art deco-style indoor pool is found in the spa, and offers views of the coast. The hotel also has its own Beach Club 1km away (open Easter to September), with an infinity pool, beachside restaurant and plenty of sun loungers to sprawl out on. The cocktails are pretty potent, too.
The spice-hued spa is a sizeable 2,200sq m in size. We like the rustic detailing: the potted ferns, the mirrors made of driftwood and the conch shells, but we like the treatments even more. In six treatment rooms (and one VIP cabin) staff administer facials, body scrubs and wraps, mani-pedis and a range of massages, and generally ensure that guests are in a state of bliss. There's a steam bath and sauna, and a quirky snow cave, where guests cool off amid an arctic setting. In four Thai treatment rooms, ayurvedic massages, shiatsu and shirodara treatments are carried out, and there's a small gym too.
Don’t forget your golf clubs – you’re right next to one of Southern Europe’s finest courses.
The hotel is home to one of the best spas in the region – offering heated and double-cushioned massage beds, a snow cave and a chemical-free indoor pool.
Children are welcome at the hotel. Cots and extra beds can be added to rooms for under-12s, for €72 a night (plus 10 per cent VAT). Extra beds for over-12s are €146 a night (plus 10 per cent VAT). Babysitting is available for €20 an hour.