Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Marbella Estepona Spain
Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Marbella Estepona
Ctra de Cádiz, km. 159 · 29680 Estepona
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Axel Bethke is a Germany national who is in his 5th appointment with Kempinski. Following a more than 20-year long career with brands such as Capella Hotels, Ritz Carlton and Kempinski in cities such as Munich, Beijing, Amman and Chengdu (these last two as General Manager). Axel Bethke re-joined Kempinski in August 2018 after his most recent assignment as General Manager at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
5- Star Luxury Resort, Kempinski Hotels
Kempinski Hotel Bahía, Marbella Estepona
History & Story
Kempinski Hotel Bahía enjoys a privileged position by the beach with views of the sea, Marbella Bay and the coast of Africa and Gibraltar. It is surrounded by luscious subtropical gardens, has 128 spacious rooms and 17 luxury suites, a newly renovated spa on nearly 1,000 sq m and several conference rooms.
The restaurants offer guests a wide range of Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine.
The hotel has the privilege of having one of the most reputed architects on the Costa del Sol as its designer: Mr Melvin Villarroel. His exquisite taste is revealed through his design of the building as well as in the gardens, which have helped the hotel win several awards, including the “Best Architecture” award, the “Best Holiday Resort” award and the “Best Garden” award.
A historical highlight is the old Almenara Tower where guests can enjoy a romantic private dinner or an exclusive massage.
2007/2008: Complete redesign of hotel rooms
2013: 2 suites.
2018: Culinary Outlets and lobby
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Luxury Resort surrounded by award winning tropical garden with direct access to the beach
Traditional Moorish architecture and finest Andalusian cuisine are embraced in all of the 5 restaurants
Preferred golf partner and welcoming towards families with integrated kids club
Offering internationally famous foot treatments by Bastien Gonzalez’ – often referred to as The True Pedicure.
Only international luxury hotel brand in Costa del Sol
The Kempinski Hotel Bahía is ideally located less than five minutes’ drive from Estepona, and just a short drive to Puerto Banús and Marbella.
The hotel is located within two hours of most Andalusian cities, and is just a short ferry ride away from Tangier, Morocco.
The Kempinski Hotel Bahía can be easily reached by car, taxi or public transport and is located 50 minutes (80 km) from Malaga’s International Airport and 50 minutes (50 km) from Gibraltar International Airport.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Over 50 golf courses located in between Malaga and Gibraltar
• Excursions to Granada, Seville, Cordoba ,Jerez, Tangier in Marocco, Ronda, Malaga
• Shopping and nightlife in Marbella and Puerto Banus
• Only Quartz Sand bath spa table available in Spain
• Torre del Padron historic and protected watch tower on property grounds from the 16th century
• Sunniest climate in continental Europe
A team of professional entertainers will care of your children’s well-being at all times. Most of the activities take place in the outdoors.
The children will be in direct contact with nature when visiting the vegetable garden and the beach and will become environmentally conscious. Children can enjoy menus that have been specially selected for them either at lunch or dinner.
• Superior Room (32)
Up to 45 s qm (484 sq ft), marble bathroom, separate shower booth and bath tub, all terrace and outdoor furniture.
• Deluxe Room (39)
Up to 45 s qm (484 sq ft), facing inward towards award-winning tropical gardens, marble bathroom, separate shower booth and bath tub, terrace and seating corner for enjoying unique sunsets of the Costa del Sol
• Mediterranean Room (45)
Up to 45 sq m (484 sq ft), marble bathroom with separate shower booth and bath tub, sea facing, seating area on the terrace for a unique views of Marbella Bay or the African coastline including the Rock of Gibraltar.
• Grand Mediterranean Room (40)
Up to 45 sq m (484 sq ft). Marble bathroom, separate shower booth and bathtub. The most luxurious of all the rooms we offer. Benefitting from a privileged location within the hotel, Premier Plus Rooms provide an unparalleled view of the entire Marbella Bay and Moroccan coast.
• Junior Suite (6)
Over 80 sq m (861 sq ft), spacious living area, walk-in closet, marble bathroom, separate shower booth and bath tub, terrace with outdoor furniture
• Grand Suite (6)
Over 100 sq m (1076 sq ft), walk-in closet separate from the living and dining area, area for work space facilities, marble bathroom, separate shower booth and bath tub, all terraces with outdoor furniture.
• Bahía Residential Suites (2)
Over 130 sq m (1400 sq ft), large terraces overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
• Suite del Mar (1)
Over 150 sq m (1600 sq ft), sea view, one-bedroom suite decorated in maritime colonialstyle, authentic ship accessories, large terrace with whirlpool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea
• Presidential Suite (1)
Over 165 sq m (1776 sq ft), sea view, large walk-in closet, living room with a Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TV, spacious outdoor terrace with dining table and lounge bed, locally sourced ‘Crema Levante’ marble floor
• Royal Suite (1)
Over 461 sq m (4962 sq ft), sea view, contemporary art deco furniture with a touch of Andalusian elegance 60-sqm Sky Lounge
• Imperial Suite (1)
The Imperial Suite combines our Presidential Suite with the Royal Suite, along with an additional Premier Room – the result is the height of luxury with three bedrooms and over 600 square meters of space.
Restaurants & Bars
Spiler Beach Club
A new coastal experience – light, fresh, stylishly elegant yet laid-back and playful. Cool casual beach restaurant & bar right next to the sea, featuring our favourites from artisan pizza, through open fire Argentinian grill dishes, daily fresh fish offers, oysters and crudos to the best burgers and superfoods on the coast. Our chefs make use of the freshest ingredients from the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and the fields of Andalusia. We are proud to be supplied by the best farmers and fishermen to present a true feast of seafood, crustaceans, great cuts of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables – and we do serve that chocolate dessert to die for as well. For lunch the menu brings you simple and tasty comfort food. In the evening, after a day on the beach get ready and dress to impress for sunset, perfect for a romantic night out for two and great for a fabulous dinner with family and friends – no matter if you celebrate love or just life itself. Spíler Beach Club – made to casually enjoy during the day, and made to impress on long summer evenings, with live music and more… Enjoy a relaxing day by our pools in our sunbeds right next to Spíler Beach Club.
El Mirador Restaurant
Breakfast buffet, featuring more than 100 items, including home-made and locally produced items, with views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Spiler Pool Bar
Comfort food and snacks are available throughout the day. Refreshing cocktails, ice cold beer, fresh juices are served at the bar or at your sun lounger in the garden or on the beach. The pool bar features a reserved area for adults and balinese beds.
Baltazár Bar & Grill
Creative Spanish Bar & Grill
Baltazár Bar & Grill represents an urbanised traditional bodega with fantastic views of the lush gardens and pools of the hotel. By using only honest and natural Spanish products, the chefs at Baltazár apply various local and international cooking techniques to give dishes that unique taste. Spanish classics Baltazár Bar & Grill represents an urbanised traditional bodega with fantastic views of the lush, but also grilled meats and fresh fish, are prepared on one of the four different grills. This restaurant offers a gastronomical experience for business lunches or family dinners alike.
Black Rose The Bar Concept
Cocktail Bar & Lounge
By the beautiful and newly renovated lobby and terrace of the hotel, guests will find Black Rose, The Bar, which celebrates the spirit and soul of today’s traveller and offers some of the best cocktail creations on the coast. Fine wines, local craft beers and, of course, bubbles to celebrate life go very well with the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and African Coast. The bar Black Rose is named after a pirate ship, paying homage to the glorious years of Spanish voyages of discovery.
Enjoy a variety of authentic massage rituals and beauty treatments at the Kempinski Spa, featuring renowned products lines including Niance and Thémaé. The recently renovated sauna and relax area includes a spacious Finnish sauna and luxurious steam room. The new Fitness Club is filled with the latest equipment, perfect for any daily exercise routine. The Fitness Club is accessible 24 hours for hotel guests.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Each of the seven meeting rooms feature natural light and modern technologies, and can be arranged in a variety of styles, including U-shaped, classroom, theatre, cocktail and banquet. For boardroom style meetings, Sirroco Meeting Room is the perfect setting. Poniente Ballroom boasts grand ceilings (5 m) and can accommodate up to 240 guests.
Extra Notable Features
24-hour concierge service
Kempinski Kids Club (Aged 4 – 12)
Number of employees
Seasonal 250 (High Season)