In Mijas, in the heart of the Costa del Sol and surrounded by golf courses, you’ll find the Gran Hotel Guadalpin Byblos, a five-star grand luxury hotel. Located within a private housing estate, and completely closed to the traffic for superb peace and quiet, it’s the ideal place to enjoy with the family.
The diversity of its rooms and their exquisite design is one of the salient features of Byblos. Its Arabian and Andalusian character is apparent both in its decoration and its architecture, conferring it a unique personality. The hotel has 144 rooms and suites, all with private terraces overlooking the swimming pool, the golf course or the Sierra de Mijas range. The rooms include: the great comfort double room (30 sq m); the junior suite (40 sq m), with a small drawing room and the possibility of adding an extra bed; the Byblos suite (60 sq m), in which an extra bed can also be added; the family suite (80 or 90 sq m), comprising two double bedrooms with separate bathrooms and dining room, and also the possibility of adding an extra bed; and the presidential suite (around 150 sq m), the largest and more luxurious, comprising a bedroom and a full bathroom, a big dining room, toilet, office area and a large terrace with hammocks and great views.
The properties of the Guadalpin hotel chain pay special attention to food. The Byblos, as it could be expected, offers a varied selection of exclusive dishes in its three restaurants. In the La Fuente restaurant, next to the pool, you can eat à la carte or choose the daily special, including salad and dessert bar. In the summer, you can enjoy live music while you dine. The Byblos Andaluz restaurant -in whose large and carefully prepared menu you’ll find the most typical dishes of Andalusia and top quality products of the Mediterranean- offers two dining areas: the cosy and intimate indoor lounge, and the terrace bordering the pool, ideal for summer nights. The Le Nailhac restaurant, run by chef Philippe Galindo, offers author’s cuisine with tried and tested creations masterly blending flavours and textures. To accompany these delicious dishes, you’ll be able to choose among over 700 wines from their magnificent wine cellar.
Besides these three restaurants, the St. Tropez bar, with live music every night, offers the opportunity of enjoying a drink, either on its terrace, ideal for summer nights, or its cosy lounge with hearth, perfect for chilly winter nights. The Minarete bar, next to the pool, serves soft drinks and cocktails during the day in the summer, while the Chill Out bar offers a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy after dinner.
In Byblos, you’ll find all kinds of services to suit your needs: medical care, heliport, newspapers and magazines, laundry, dry cleaning, baby-sitting, 24-hour room service, limos with driver, library, shopping centre, beauty salon, discotheque, among others. Besides, the staff at the reception desk will be able to make all kinds of bookings for you: shows, plane tickets, tours, and so on.
The Luison Bobet spa centre has indoor pools, hamman, sauna and fitness centre, as well as several treatment rooms, relaxation room and changing rooms. Recreating the spirit of the classical baths, this place is a true health sanctuary. The spa is complemented with a beauty centre where an excellent team of professionals use exclusive techniques with La Prairie products.
Golf is undoubtedly one of Byblos’s greatest attractions. The hotel has two eighteen-hole golf courses: Los Lagos, par 71, and Los Olivos, par 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, the two courses are only 50 metres away from the hotel and the golf locker room. Apart from these two golf courses, the chain has made agreements so that their clients are able to use other 30 courses throughout the province.