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Our History



Gabriel Carmona Fernández was born in Motril (Granada) on 24th October 1943 into a seafaring family. At a very young age he would get to know Estepona because the family fishing boat, “El San Damian”, would call at the port of Estepona to carry out fishing work.

When he was still very young, he moved to Madrid to learn the profession of tailor and on the 3rd of July 1962, at the age of 19, he obtained the title of Master Cutter. Later he worked in the famous Madrid tailor’s shop in the Salamanca neighbourhood of D. Antonio Collado.

Years later he returned to Motril where he set up his own tailoring shop and married one of his apprentice seamstresses, Carmen Alaminos Molina. When the tailoring sector went into decline due to the irruption of chain production, Mr. Gabriel Carmona had to reinvent himself. Gabriel Carmona had to reinvent himself and moved to Estepona in 1971, on the back of a Vespa, to start a small supermarket and souvenir shop in the Buenas Noches Urbanisation. Later he opened next to the supermarket the Restaurant La Galera and since 1992 he has been the owner of the Hotel Piedra Paloma with his wife. Since then he has been developing business activities related to tourism in Estepona.



In Estepona she has raised her three sons, Gabriel, Manolo and Antonio and in Estepona she enjoys the company of her 8 grandchildren.

To this day the Hotel Piedra Paloma continues to serve its guests with the aim of giving them a good image not only of the establishment but also of Estepona.

Over the years, Gabriel and Carmen have hosted more than 100,000 guests in their establishment and have maintained an impeccable reputation for service. One of their greatest assets is their direct relationship with their clients, trying to make their stay as pleasant as possible so that they take away the best impression of our people and our town.

The Hotel Piedra Paloma is still a family business owned by Mr. Carmona whose intention is to serve its customers, to last in time and to jump to the third generation in a few years.

Last year Gabriel and Carmen celebrated their Golden Jubilee, this 2019 their children are looking for the recognition of their personal and professional career by their beloved adopted village and to serve as an example to future young entrepreneurs.

Who we are

Carmona Alaminos family

Antonio has a degree in law and has been a property administrator for 16 years and has also practised law for a number of years. Currently, he puts his knowledge to work in the family business and combines his daily activities in the Hotel Piedra Paloma with the real estate business as a freelancer. Given his training. Antonio Carmona has been working for years in administration and customer service, as well as in relations with the Administration and online sales platforms.

Antonio Carmona

Staff Manager

Gabriel Alaminos

Gabriel, Team Manager of Hotel Piedra Paloma, spent his youth travelling around several countries, thanks to which he learned languages and began to feel interested in the hotel and catering sector. As a meticulous person, he carries out any task in the hotel he founded and which is now a reference in the Costa del Sol, taking care of the correct functioning of the facilities and making sure that the guests enjoy every moment. He is also in charge of improvements and repairs, as well as being the visible face at commercial and promotional events.

Gabriel Carmona

Team Manager

Where we come from

The story of
Hotel Piedra Paloma

Distinction of Honour

D. Gabriel Carmona and Carmen Alaminos

On the 6th of December, on the occasion of the Constitution Day, an institutional act was held in the Felipe VI Auditorium in Estepona in which special mentions were given to local businessmen who have promoted significant businesses for the town, among them Mr. Gabriel Carmona as owner of the Hotel Piedra Paloma.


what our clients say


I would like to highlight the friendly and affable treatment of the staff. The owners run the hotel making it a charming place to repeat without hesitation! Comfortable and convenient facilities. Refurbished, clean and well cared for

Maribel López Client

It has been a magnificent experience, it is worth mentioning the friendly and familiar treatment received. The facilities are very comfortable and clean and the views are fantastic. The location is perfect to move to different beaches.

Jaime Client

Very well located hotel, 7 minutes from Estepona and 30 minutes from Sotogrande. It is a very good two star hotel that is in the hands of real professionals in the hotel business. It has an electric car charger, which I was very grateful for. We have been very much there. Ignacio Bocanegra- client. Ignacio Bocanegra

Ignacio Bocanegra Client

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