El Oceano Reviews

Reviews for El Oceano Hotel, Restaurant and Beauty Salon on the Costa del Sol.  If you’ve yet to experience El Oceano, maybe these 100% independent reviews will help you make up your mind to come and see us!  We hope so!

El Oceano Hotel Reviews

2019 reviews

Reviews, El Oceano Hotel & Restaurant, Costa del Sol - Facebook, TripAdvisor & Google
Reviews, El Oceano Hotel & Restaurant, Costa del Sol – Facebook, TripAdvisor & Google


El Oceano Hotel Genuine Reviews

Independent reviews of El Oceano hotel, restaurant, beauty salon and martini lounge. All genuine reviews taken from TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google.  A giant ‘thank you’ to all those who have taken the time to write such favourable comments.

Reviews from Google, Facebook and TripAdvisor

2022 Update…

“It’s a beautiful place…”
Reviewed October 2022

It’s a beautiful place the staff are so nice the music Friday night was brilliant and the meal was excellent well done to all highly recommend and we will be back.

Elizabeth, Google Review.

“…compelled to share our experience at El Oceano”
Reviewed October 2022.

This is my first ever Google Review and following our 10 night stay, I just feel compelled to share our experience at El Oceano with others. Firstly the hotel itself is perfectly located and has incredible views of the ocean just literally a stone’s throw away. The décor is stunning, food and drinks excellent, perfectly clean but most of all there is a clear culture amongst the entire team, that you, as a hotel guest, are their main priority. They go above and beyond to ensure those staying at the hotel do not lose out to those either visiting the restaurant or the pool area, which is a feeling I seldomly have had staying in popular hotels resorts. A special mention to Juan & Marcello from the pool bar, who constantly ensured we, and other hotel guests, were comfortable and if in need of anything they were there. Special memories created in a special place. Thank you. We will be back next year! Chris & Cheryl

Chris, Google Review.

“Food was to die for…!”
Reviewed 11th October 2022.

Went to the hotel for an Elton John tribute act and three course dinner.  Hotel seemed to be blissful quiet and restaurant overlooks the sea so if you eat here request a window table.  The tribute act were very good as both Elton and themselves.. They are a couple and did the warm up too.  Food was to die for. Extremely good quality.  Would highly recommend the restaurant and tribute nights here.

Simon, TripAdvisor Review.


Earlier Reviews

“Officially the best paella we have ever eaten!”
Reviewed 28th October, 2021.

My husband has been trying to find a good Spanish restaurant, while we in the area for a few weeks. He is a French private chef, and as he has worked all over the world, believes that you should eat local food.  Well on walking yesterday, he took one look at the ‘El Oceano, hotel and restaurant’ and said I know we will eat well there.  We arrived early, having preordered a seafood paella. Enjoyed our amazing sea view table, while having a nice aperitif, the beautifully laid table with linen napkins, made everything perfect!  We had a small shared starter, then the paella!  Officially the best paella we have ever eaten! Made of fresh fish and seafood, and aioli! The service was perfect, discreet and attentive.  We will be back here, within the next few days.

Julie, Facebook.

“The staff are second to none”
Reviewed October 9th, 2021.

I would like to thank your staff from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful day we had! The staff who work at your hotel are second to none and are very professional and attentive, it’s not often now a days you get this! Each and every one of them were fantastic and made our day so special.

We had the Poolside Plank and again this did not disappoint! The taste and presentation was beautiful so thank you to your catering team!  This is the 3rd time we have visited your hotel during the day and it will certainly not be the last time!

Susan, Facebook.



“Amazing Stay”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 12th October, 2019.

We visited this amazing hotel for my birthday along with 15 friends.  As a frequent visitor once again our holiday was the best 5 star experience.  The team at the hotel are first class, everyone wants to look after you and make your stay memorable.  The quality of the food is brilliant breakfast, lunch and dinner!  We stayed in a suite and worth spending a little more to experience the luxury and the views. I love this hotel and cant wait to go back soon!

“Absolutely Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 19th September, 2019.

I consider myself well travelled, although not well off, and have been coming to this region for 25 years. Strangely, never been here before, and after this experience I can’t believe it’s passed us by. We will certainly be making up for it on future trips!  So, why is it that good? Simple really, beautiful setting (try and get a table adjacent to the sea), the most attentive and courteous service you could wish for, fantastic cuisine that is more than reasonably priced given the quality of the venue, and to top it off outstanding live entertainment.  It will be a ‘must go’ for us on holiday from now on and I would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks all for a superb night that was the highlight of our trip.

“a certain ambience”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 5th October, 2019.

It’s got a certain ambience that you don’t get anywhere else, the views are spectacular, amazing helpful staff. I’ve had several birthdays here over the years and the foods always been great to match!

“A truly wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 3rd August, 2019.

A truly wonderful restaurant, great food, personal service, in a wonderful setting and a great atmosphere. One of the best restaurants on the Costa del Sol.

2018 and before

Reviews From TripAdvisor

“They have done it again, brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 24th June 2018.

Have now spent the last six years celebrating my birthday at this fantastic venue. Nothing is ever to much trouble. Treated like a queen. Ladies day ascot was as usual fantastic. The staff and owners work tirelessly to make sure everything is great. Second visit this year, going back in September and then again for fabulous New Year.

“Wonderful evening”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 24th June 2018.

Went to the restaurant with our family and had a wonderful time.  The ambience is superb and it is all so well presented.  The staff are excellent always make you feel special and valued which is great.  We all had wonderful meals of superb quality and well presented.  A special evening in a special place.

“Beautiful Location, Fantastic Hotel!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 27th June 2018.

We regularly stay at the El Oceano Beach Hotel, and what a hotel it is! The location and pool area are paradise, and the hotel itself is beautiful. The food is great, the rooms are fantastic, and the staff are always so friendly and helpful; they can’t do enough! We wouldn’t stay anywhere else when visiting the Costa del Sol. Can’t wait for a return visit!

See all the reviews on our TripAdvisor page.

Reviews from Facebook

“…yet another fantastic stay at El Oceano”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 25th April 2018.

Just returned from yet another fantastic stay at El Oceano, what can we say! Service is second to none, nothing is ever too much trouble. The staff make this place (oh and the stunning views)

“…we could not fault anything”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 13th April 2018.

Our daughter and son-in-law held their wedding in this beautiful setting. Several guests stayed there and most of us dined in the restaurant at various times of the day during our week. From the wedding planning to the quality of the food, we could not fault anything. Everyone had an amazing time and we cannot thank the team there enough for making so much effort to ensure everything was perfect.

“…it’s just fabulous”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 15th June 2018.

We’ve started making this a regular place to run to for a long wknd or a time to celebrate – it’s just fabulous ! Glitzy glamarous boutiquey hotel , staff so friendly and nice to everyone. The food is like gourmet dining , cocktails served at the beautiful bar in the evening ( time to glam up ) or the swim up buzzy pool bar during the day for jugs of something special – music , entertainment , beautiful pretty rooms …oh and of course the Sunday brunch is just a must! the list is endless – it’s what it says on the tin.. paradise is closer than you think

See all the Facebook reviews.

Reviews From TripAdvisor

“Class and quality!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 1st September 2017.

We recently returned from a 10 day stay at El Oceano and it certainly lived up to the hype and positive reviews. We stayed in a deluxe mini suite. The room was a great size and beautifully decorated. We also had a good size balcony with stunning views over the ocean. The room had everything you need for a comfortable…

“Best holiday yet.”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 9th August 2017.

I have just had the most wonderful holiday yet again with my family at El Oceano. This place really is unique as I can’t find anything to fault. My job is entertaining tourists so I know how hard a job it is to look after guests making sure everything is to their satisfaction and beyond. The staff and management at El Oceano take this to a different level… [more]

“The jewel in La Cala”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 9th August 2017.

We have been visiting this hotel for 4 years now, but can honestly say that it just gets better and better. The restaurant has amazing views and the food is sublime and the presentation and service impeccable… [more]

“The only place to stay in La Cala”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 6th August 2017.

Love this place, the hotel, the rooms, the decor, the setting, the service, the atmosphere, as hotels go, this place is stunning. Absolutely fantastic few days/nights spent here. Kudos to Glen and his staff. See you again next year. [more]

“Spectacularly exceptional”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 25th July 2017.

Words can not describe the love we have of El Oceano and I can honestly say that there is no where like the hotel along the whole coast. Firstly, the staff are truly incredible. Service is exceptional and a stay within the hotel is like walking into your second family… [more]

“It’s True…Paradise is closer than you think..”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 23rd July 2016.

We are two days into an 11 night stay here at El Oceano. We are well travelled, mainly to Dubai, and we know a good hotel when we visit one. This ladies and gentleman is a good hotel…intact it is far better than good. The welcome, the service, the atmosphere and the way you are treated as a guest is… [more]

“Wow just wow!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 18th July 2016.

Stayed for four nights and left wanting more! What a wonderful place, everyone who works here makes sure you have a great time. The grounds are beautiful, the bar by the pool brilliant and the food outstanding. I’d booked a mini suite on the ground floor and loved stepping out into the terrace with the ocean almost in front. [more]

“My favourite place! ”
5 of 5 stars.  Reviewed 17th July 2016.

Absolutely exceptional establishment. It is difficult to put into words how much I love the oceano. The hotel is newly refurbished and really does look fantastic. I can’t recommend this excellent hotel enough all down to the hard work from Glen, John, family and the fantastic team of staff, many who are now good friends. The next penthouse suites are… [more]

Reviews from Facebook

“Where do I start?!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 2nd August 2017.

Where do I start! From check in to check out it’s been amazing. Reception staff, waiters, waitresses, bar staff, are all amazing. They all display such attention to detail in everything they do. We stayed in a studio with our 14 year old. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and spotless. The cleaners do an amazing job every day. The food is delicious, as is the wine, spirits and cocktails… [more]

“My favourite place to go…”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 19th June 2017.

El oceano is definitely my favourite place to go. Everything from staff, food, ambience to value for money. Frankie B is outstanding. Love it so much have booked to have my 40th wedding anniversary there next year!  [more]

“The reviews are accurate…”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 19th June 2017.

Arrived yesterday and all the reviews are accurate. This came by recommendation by friends and they were right. Great feel and vibe about the place. [more]

“You could be anywhere in the World”
5 of 5 stars.  Reviewed 10th July 2016.

Once you go through the front doors – The Vista, food, ambiance and most of all the Staff who are attentive courteous and professional at all time 10/10 experience always (be in for lunch next week with the boys)… [more]

“Beautiful venue”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 10th July 2016.

We had the large square beds with a panoramic view of the sea, beautiful! The staff were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for you and the pool was just amazing. Such a great place and I can’t wait to go back…. I’d highly recommend it!  Oh… And the food is lovely as well. [more]

“Paradise is closer than you think”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 2nd July 2016.

We stayed in the hotel penthouse suites a few weeks back, there were amazing. Sundowner suite was first class, and view amazing. As always the staff, food, entertainment was the very best. As the “T” shirts says, “Paradise is closer than you think” cant wait to be back in August. Thanks Glenn, John and all the staff. [more]

Recent Reviews from Google

“Don’t miss out on this gem!”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed August 29th, 2017.

Don’t miss out on this gem! Beautiful location, absolutely charming service from the moment we arrived and creative dishes superbly executed and presented. One of the best restaurant experiences we have had in the Costa del Sol.

5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 12th July 2016.

Det beste stedet å besøke om du vil ha magisk utsikt, den beste service og utrolig mat. Utsikten og omgivelsene er sjeldent vakre. Anbefales. [mer]


“The food was amazing”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 10th June 2016.

A great venue for an evening meal. The food was amazing and the singer was brilliant. Well worth the money. [more]


“There is something very sincere about the whole place.”
5 of 5 stars. Reviewed 4th December 2015.

Only been here three days but we have been made so welcome , nothing is to much trouble. During 2015 I have visited many parts of the world many five star hotels and locations. There is something very sincere about the whole place. The management, staff, beautiful location. The food is certainly 5 star. Going to South Africa in two weeks time never been I am told it is a wonderful country. It will have my memories of this holiday to compete with. Hope to fit into my travels next year another visit to El Oceano. [more]



Once again, a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who have taken the time and effort to write such wonderful reviews.

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El Oceano Hotel is in Miraflores on the Costa del Sol

Find El Oceano right on the water-front between Marbella and La Cala de Mijas, on Spain’s beautiful Costa del Sol.  Getting here is easy, we are just a 30 minutes drive from Málaga Airport.

One of the nicer parts of the Costa del Sol, Mijas Costa offers cleaner beaches and avoiding the often-maddening crowds of other parts of this coastline.  The newly constructed boardwalk, running right along Mijas Costa, gives to the opportunity to explore this wonderful coastline on foot.  We are just a 10 minutes walk to the charming little town of La Cala de Mijas.

El Oceano Beach Hotel & Restaurant
Ctra. de Cádiz A7 (N340), Km 199
Miraflores Playa
29649 Mijas Costa
Málaga, Spain.

Telephone (+34) 952 587 550


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