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busheyhammer85 5:21 Thu Apr 25
Driving to Costa Del Sol
Afternoon Gents.

I'm looking to drive to Marbella in July. I have booked a ferry from Portsmouth to Santander and have been looking at routes down.

It's a 10 hour drive and i'll have the dog with me. So looking to stop off for a night on route.

Has anyone ever driven this route and can recommend a decent hotel (with parking).

Cheers in advance!

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Chigwell 7:27 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Why not spend some time actually seeing the land you are travelling through? Marbella is an upmarket resort kind of place, fair enough if you like that, but there are absolute treasures on your route and all you are planning on seeing is the road. Plus the dog would like a few stops.

Lily Hammer 3:14 Fri Apr 26
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All I’ll say is instead of a hotel for your stop off, check out Airbnb. When you’re driving, you can find outrageous bargains when they are well out of town and off the tourist trail. You’ll have your own farmhouse in the middle of beautiful nature for next to nothing. That what I did last summer with the family, driving he length of France and back again, stopping off at Airbnbs along the way.

Westham67 2:59 Fri Apr 26
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Sounds like a nice drive mate enjoy

joe royal 2:50 Fri Apr 26
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busheyhammer85 1:52 Fri Apr 26
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Mate of mine bought a house in Bulgaria from an English couple that had to return to uk quickly and they threw in the dog , a cat and a car.

Johnson 2:02 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Are you moving to Marbella, son?

busheyhammer85 1:52 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Royal...

What are these clubs you speak of? Haha.

Cheers lads!!! Much appreciated.

Bruuuno... It's fairly common to take your dog with you when you move house isn't it? Or do you leave it for the next owners?

J.Riddle 12:52 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Nearest I’ve come to that is driving from Palma overnight to Bilbao for the ferry to Portsmouth.

A doctor from Toledo told me how beautiful it is and the original capital of Spain before Madrid, so a good choice for a stop.

joe royal 12:30 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Hermit , the ferry saves a lot of driving and also a load of toll roads so it’s hardly any more expensive than Dover/Calais.as it misses out the whole of France .

Why he needs to have an overnight stop for a ten hour drive tho is anyone’s guess.

Hermit Road 12:25 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
busheyhammer85 6:03 Thu Apr 25

That’s a serious chunk. Suppose you save a few quid not hiring a car though.

The dog’s definitely going to chuck up in the night though if that ship starts rolling, then your missis will puke, then you’ll fall. That cabin is going to get messy.

joe royal 12:21 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
That stadiums in the middle of nowhere , be easier access than the old one tho.

joe royal 12:17 Fri Apr 26
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
How far are you from atletico madrids stadium?

I’ll be near there I think .

flyingV 10:48 Thu Apr 25
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joe royal 10:45 Thu Apr 25
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If I don't turn up does it count as a SPLAT?

flyingV 10:46 Thu Apr 25
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Mart O 10:40 Thu Apr 25
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One at a time, Mart O SON

joe royal 10:45 Thu Apr 25
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flyingV 10:32 Thu Apr 25
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I’m in Madrid 2nd and 3rd of may , you can buy me a drink if you want.

Mart O 10:40 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
FANCY A BUM ?

(in the car park in front of mine)

flyingV 10:32 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
busheyhammer85 6:08 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol

Give me a shout if you come to Madrid bushey.

Parking the van would be a pain here but not impossible. There's a car park in front of mine that you could park up in ok.

bruuuno 8:33 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Why are you taking the dog? I bet it’s a fucking sausage dog

Gavros 8:17 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
The clubs sound cool. Do they have a roller disco?

joe royal 8:03 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
If only there was a couple of continental truck drivers on the forum.

Download an app called Truckfly (all one word) put in a town and it shows parking , hotels , restaurants and fuel stations.

Stick to the N roads if time allows as they are almost as fast , free and about 20 cents a litre on fuel.

There are plenty of roadside hotels on the N roads and quite a few “clubs”

Enjoy the drive , it’s a really good trip. The scenery in the Basque region is fantastic although yesterday morning when I drove through it there was snow and sleet .

Steven P 6:31 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
Bit harsh on the mrs...

roltrader 6:20 Thu Apr 25
Re: Driving to Costa Del Sol
...link to the dog ?

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