Carretera de Casares Km2
Casares 29690 Málaga
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
5 star Hotel
History & Story
Launched in 2009, Finca Cortesin is a five-star, 215-hectare holiday retreat located in Andalusia, southern Spain. With expansive views of the Mediterranean on one side and the tranquil hills of Casares on the other; Finca Cortesin was designed in the style of a traditional Spanish ‘finca’.
Featuring 67-suites, starting from 50m² with 4m high ceilings, the development also boasts six exclusive villas. Guests will appreciate the 18-hole, ‘Volvo World Match Play Championship’ golf course, with a state-of-the-art, Jack Nicklaus academy. Not to mention a 6000m²Beach Club, located a mere 1km from the hotel with an impressive 35-metre infinity pool, as well as two tennis courts and two paddle courts. Guests can unwind in Finca Cortesin’s spa, featuring Spain’s only Snow Cave as well as bespoke treatments by French beauty brand Biologique Recherche.
Culinary options include Don Giovanni, Finca Cortesin’s award winning fine dining Italian restaurant led by Chef Andrea Tumbarello and El Jardin de Lutz, serving Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Finca Cortesin’s latest gastronomic edition is their signature seasonal Japanese restaurant, Kabuki Raw. Informal dining can be enjoyed at The Blue Bar, serving a special Spanish afternoon tea, tapas and cocktails on the terrace. The Beach Club offers Mediterranean cuisine and guests can dine at the Golf Club Restaurant for alfresco dining, with views of the golf course and the Mediterranean sea or enjoy a leisurely lunch by the pool.
Located in Andalusia, southern Spain. With expansive views of the Mediterranean on one side and the tranquil hills of Casares on the other; The hotel is 25 minutes (40 km) from Gibraltar, 50 minutes (90km) from the modern international airport of Malaga and one hour and half from Jerez (132 km).
Key sites/activities in the area
Next to some of the nicest white villages in Andalucía : Ronda, Casares, Castellar, Jimena, etc…
Ascari Racing track at 1 hour drive from the hotel
There is a kids club that operates during high season
Built around two principle courtyards with palatial proportions, the hotel has 67 suites with lofty 4m high ceilings ranging from 50 to 180m².
Light and spacious suites
The 67 hotel suites are divided into Junior; Executive; Pool and a Cortesín Suite which is 180m². All suites are characterised by elegant design, space and light and include a private garden or balcony in the Junior Suites, spectacular views in the Executive Suites and a formidable private terrace and outdoor plunge pool in the Pool Suites. Most of the suites have sitting room areas which are separate in the two larger rooms with beautiful sofas, armchairs and furnishings. All bathrooms are designed in Italian marble and come with an oversized bath and separate shower area
Using the word sophistication to describe any of the rooms at Finca Cortesin fails to do them justice. The Junior Suites with a living space from 52 sqm are no exception: spacious and decorated with a quiet elegance. As standard each of the suites comes with either a terrace with views to the golf course or the mountain or a private garden all starting at 11 sqm
Executive Suites & Executive Sea Suites
Every one of these individually designed suites comes with breathtaking views of the Andalucian coast, our pools, gardens or golf. The total living space from 77 sqm of bed and living/dining room combines the satisfying feeling of being at home, while being spoiled by luxury. Most of them come with balconies that will allow you to further enjoy Finca Cortesin’s stunning location. Only the Executive Sea Suites are facing the Mediterranean Sea and have the same characteristics as the other Executive Suites.
The Pool Suites are the last word in understated luxury. Every detail has been thought of to allow you to slip into sheer indulgence. The suites from 79 sqm are set to impress, be it the expansive living/dining rooms or the lush bedrooms exclusively designed to give you that individual feeling. Each suite comes with an expansive terrace from 60sqm and pool, perfect for those hot Andalucía nights.
The Cortesin Suite offers a stylish and generous space for relaxation. With an overall size of 180sq m, this suite is by far the largest in the hotel, and is comprised of two luxurious bedrooms, a spacious living room with a comfortable triple sofa and a beautifully finished desk. It also boasts five a charming big windows with stunning views of the Andalucian coast.
Restaurants & Bars
The kitchen team is led by German born executive chef, Lutz Bösing alongside an expert team of professionals, all entailing an open and creative perspective on Spanish cuisine. Bösing´s culinary career stretches more than 30 years, twenty of which he spent refining and mastering Spanish cuisine. Today, Bösing´s main focus is to harmonize classical traditions with modern concepts in his ongoing search for the best products and “flavors of life.”
Restaurants, bars + terrace areas
Finca Cortesin’s two predominant restaurants are El Jardín de Lutz with its traditional Spanish cuisine and Kabuki Raw which in addition to its pure orthodox Japanese dishes offers others that have emerged as a result of Japanese and Mediterranean influences.
• El Jardín de Lutz
awarded with a Sun in the Repsol Guide, offers a more relaxed yet equally elegant ambiance for guests who prefer a more traditional Spanish cuisine. In its interior, the restaurant showcases tall ceilings, clay tiled floors, antiques and Portuguese painted tiles. In the outdoor space, the restaurant features a spectacular terrace with views to the Mediterranean and picturesque gardens filled with 1000-year old olive trees.
• Kabuki Raw
is the hotel’s signature restaurant and is managed by the Kabuki Group, world leader in Japanese cooking with five restaurants and a total of three Michelin stars. Like the Japanese theatre after which it is named, Kabuki Raw is staged in a unique setting which permits guests to view the chef at work in the Kabuki kitchen and it is here, using only the highest quality raw materials and outstanding seafood from sustainable fisheries in the Straits, organic produce from our vegetable garden in addition to other featured produce typical of the Spanish cuisine, where his most emblematic dishes are served up together with others specifically created for FINCA CORTESIN.
Finally and during the months of July and August, is the Repsol Guide Two Star Don Giovanni restaurant (Don Giovanni Madrid and Don Giovanni Finca Cortesín), Best Madrid-Based Italian Restaurant, partaking in Parma’s Pasta World Championship 2012… By combining respect towards tradition and innovative ingenuity, Andrea Tumbarello, Don Giovanni’s sicilian chef in Finca Cortesín, brings authentic Italian dishes whilst continually being on the receiving end of many important awards and accolades.
Luxurious gym, spa, snow cave & sports facilities
The first striking feature of Finca Cortesin’s spa is its size. Measuring 2.200m² the space is divided into designated areas for face and body treatments.
All seven treatment rooms are equipped with under-floor heating and heated massage beds. Guests can take advantage of the latest in beauty and rejuvenation technology with a wide range of therapies created by leading French specialist Biologique Recherche. There is also a huge double treatment room for couples, with a Roman bath. Facilities at the spa include three thermal areas, one female, one male and one unisex. All three are equipped with sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation area. Guests also have use of a small plunge pool and the bracing snow cave. In addition, the spa at Finca Cortesin has a large 25m heated indoor swimming pool and modern fitness centre with state of the art Cybex equipment for cardiovascular and toning exercises, Pilates, yoga and weight training. Personal trainers are available upon request.
Both the gym and indoor swimming pool areas feature immense floor to ceiling windows which afford beautiful views of the outdoor pool area and Mediterranean in the distance.
Its enormous Spa offers guests seven treatment rooms, saunas, Turkish baths and a unique feature to Spain, snow cabin, in addition to an indoor 25m swimming pool and gymnasium with the most advanced equipment.
Lush gardens totalling 23.000m² provide another two swimming pools, 35m and 50m in size.
Racquet sports lovers can also enjoy our paddle and tennis courts.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• 2015 Best Spain Resort for Condé Nast
• Gold List 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• Traveler’s choice Award winner 2010 & 2014. Trip Advisor
• René Zimmer, Hotel Managing Director, “TOP 10 German Hoteliers Working abroad” 2013 & 2014
• Third Best European Resort, The 2012 Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence / UK
• World’s Best Coastal Resorts, by continent 2012. CNN / USA
• Top 100 Resorts 2012. Robb Report / USA
• Traveler’s Choice Hotels 2012: Best Hotel, Relax & Spa of Spain. Trip Advisor
• Best of the Best Awards 2011: Culinary Experience. Virtuoso / USA
• Best Non-Urban Hotel in Spain 2010. Condé Nast Traveler / Spain
• 10 Best Hotels in the World 2010. Andrew Harper / USA
• 101Best Hotels in the World 2010. Tatler / UK
• Hot List 2009. Condé Nast Traveler / USA
Finca Cortesin is an independent hotel affiliated to “Preferred Hotels & Resorts”
Number of employees
150-190 depending on season