Long Stay Holiday FAQs
Malaga and Gibraltar are the nearest airports to our long-stay accommodation in Estepona. Shuttles from Estepona bus station are included.
If public transport is more your speed, a bus goes directly from Malaga Airport to Estepona and costs just short of €12.
Hiring a car – even if it's just for a week or so – is a good idea, as it gives you plenty of freedom to roam around Estepona and see the sights on offer. We can help you to arrange this in town when you get to us, or you can organise directly from the airport yourself.
It’s a long way – but certainly nice to have your own wheels, especially for a long stay holiday. There is one year-round ferry servicing Spain: Brittany Ferries’ Portsmouth – Santander route. It travels twice-weekly and takes 28.5 – 33 hours. Why not incorporate a road trip through Spain on your way to Estepona?
The Dover-Calais crossing obviously makes for a longer drive, but the service is frequent and the road trip itself allows some incredible stop-offs along the way in France and Spain, including Paris, Toulouse, Andorra, Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba and Malaga.
Absolutely – 80 days is a long time! While our prices are based on two people staying per apartment, you are more than welcome to invite family or friends to visit you for up to 10 days per booking. The only thing guests will have to pay for is breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant should they wish to join you there (Ona Valle Romano offers a meal pass for additional guests at €33 per day or €96 per week). Or you can make use of your own kitchen! Find out more about our high quality hotel restaurant.
Valle Romano is up in the hills, a 40-minute walk to the nearest beach – Playa de Gudalobon. Parking there is free and plentiful – you’ll be on the sand within 10 minutes of leaving your front door. If you don’t fancy the uphill walk back, an Uber will set you back around €12.
There are plenty of taxi services around if you want to make trips into Estepona – it really is a beautiful, busy town. White-washed houses, hanging plants, streets full of tapas restaurants and locals drinking beer – even in January it feels like a buzzy summer night.
For more information, read our Guide to Winter in Estepona.
Not entirely. Ona Valle Romano is based on a very well regarded 18-hole golf course, though the hotel operates as a separate entity. Green fees start at €48 for a nine-hole game. Read our luxury golf holiday experiences blog to find out more about playing golf here or around the Estepona area.
Yes, we recommend comprehensive health insurance for your long-stay break in Estepona. A GHIC can be of some use, but it isn’t all-encompassing so we highly recommend comprehensive cover.
British nationals can stay for 90 of every 180 days in the EU without a Visa. However, your passport will need at least 3 months validity from your planned date of exit from the EU, and be no less than 10 years old on the day you enter the EU.
There are no limits on how many Schengen Area countries you can visit in the 90 day period.
Yes, kids and grandkids can stay with you at our resort in Estepona. Cots and cribs can be hired from the main reception, should you need them. For children under 2 years old, there is no charge.