Macdonald Spanish Resorts Excel at Traveller Review Awards

23 February 2024


We are hugely proud that Macdonald's four self-catering resorts in Spain - Doña Lola, La Ermita, Leila Playa and Villacana - all scored 8+ out of 10 in this year's Traveller Review Awards.

The Traveller Review Awards, announced annually by, are dedicated to honouring the enthusiasm and effort invested in creating exceptional stays. As ratings are based on customer feedback and reviews, our fantastic scores come in recognition of the extra mile we go to make each moment of your holiday truly special.

If you were one of the many happy guests leaving a review on for one of our Spanish resorts, thank you for your wonderful feedback, and we look forward to welcoming you to a Macdonald Resort again soon.

This year we're offering 4 nights for the price of 3 on stays between April and June at all of our Spanish self-catering resorts. This means you can extend your next sunshine break, save money, and discover exactly why we continue to receive such excellent ratings.

You can find out more about our four award-winning Spanish resorts and book below.

La Ermita

Traveller Review Awards score: 8.9/10

Nestled on the hillside adjacent to the charming 'white village' of Mijas, Macdonald La Ermita Resort stands as a serene oasis.

This tranquil self-catering haven offers breathtaking views of the coastline and beyond, while remaining just a brief stroll from the village's cobblestoned streets with traditional shops, bars, and tapas restaurants.

The resort revolves around a stunning pool complex, offering exceptional views, making it an ideal setting for alfresco living and dining experiences.

La Ermita Pool

Doña Lola

Traveller Review Awards score: 8.4/10

Perfectly located in Calahonda, a delightful coastal town nestled between Fuengirola and Marbella, Macdonald Doña Lola Resort seamlessly combines sun, sea, shopping, and easy access to 10 world-class golf courses just a short drive away.

Our self-catering holiday apartments are right by the beach, ensuring an unforgettable sun-drenched retreat. Whether you fancy leisurely strolls along the boardwalk or prefer sipping drinks on the terrace while serenaded by the soothing waves, our resort guarantees a genuinely relaxing getaway.

Dona Lola Grounds

Leila Playa

Traveller Review Awards score: 8.9/10

Right on the shores of Calahonda, Macdonald Leila Playa Resort resort offers an ideal setting for a tranquil holiday. Waterfalls, sculptures, palms and flowers line the resort, and frame the uninterrupted view of the Mediterranean.

Take a leisurely walk along the beach boardwalk or indulge in refreshing drinks on the terrace while enjoying the soothing sounds of the rhythmic ocean waves. With its traditional white walls, tiled steps, and perfectly-tended gardens, this self-catering resort exudes an authentic Spanish ambiance, distinguishing it from many other apartments on the Costa Del Sol.

Leila Playa Grounds and Pool


Traveller Review Awards score: 8.7/10

On the Mediterranean coast between Estepona and Marbella, Macdonald Villacana Resort offers perfect peace and tranquillity.

Boasting a variety of on-site activities, a fabulous nearby beach, and an excellent position within Estepona, it comes as no surprise that this self-catering resort is immensely popular with both couples and families.

If you're a golf enthusiast, you'll be pleased to discover some world-class courses in close proximity, making it an ideal destination to bring along your clubs.