Below are just some of the hotels which are situated either on the sea front, in the town centre or Old Town of Marbella. Please do be careful when booking hotels on the Costa Del Sol, as often the word "Marbella" is used in their advertising, yet the hotel can be in Estepona
Because central Marbella is full of historic buildings you will see that the hotels located right in the centre like the Hotel Claude or la Morada Mas Hermosa are described as “boutique hotels”. They are mostly converted old buildings which can only accommodate a small number of rooms – but all are beautifully decorated and offer exclusive and personal service.
We also provide details of hotels in the Marbella area, so you can ensure you get a complete picture of what’s on offer in this very lovely part of Spain’s Costa del Sol.
If you are unsure which hotel to choose, you can always ask us on our Malaga Airport Guide Facebook page, where I am sure between our team, Facebook followers and Twitter followers, we will be able to suggest the right hotels for you.
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The modern Aparthotel El Faro Inn Marbella is located in the centre of Marbella just a few minutes walk from El Faro Beach and the promenade and next to the historic Old Town with its great selection of bars and restaurants.
The aparthotel is just only 100 metre from the taxi rank and stop and a number of golf courses can be reached by car in about 15 minutes.
El Faro in was refurbished in 2010 and offers 10 x One Bedroom-Apartments and 60 Studios. All guest accommodation offers air-conditioning/heating, satellite TV, WiFi, direct dial telephone, safety box (optional), refrigerator, terrace and ensuite bathroom. Studios contain a kitchenette and apartments also offer a kitchen and living room.
There is a TV and reading room which supplies daily newspapers.
The Hotel Fuerte Miramar Spa has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and has now reopened and been renamed the Amare Marbella Beach Hotel focusing on adults only holidays.
Amare Marbella Beach Hotel is an open door to the sea, where is difficult to tell when the hotel finishes and the beach begins. It´s prime location makes this 236-rooms complex the only adults oriented hotel located on the Marbella seafront and just two minutes away from the Old town.It offers an ideal destination for singles, groups and couples.
The sea and relaxation come together at the Amàre Club, a private area on the shores of the Mediterranean. Relax in a hammock or a sun lounger whilst the music creates a calming atmosphere. You can also enjoy our wide range of cuisine.
The hotel is located on the seafront promenade, from which the fishing port or the marina are just a short stroll away. The beautiful marina town of Puerto Banús is only 10 minutes away by car. Here you can admire the pure luxury of the extravagant yachts tethered in the docks and the high-end sports cars that cruise through the town’s streets and down the Boulevard of Fame.
Marbella’s town centre, just a stone´s throw away from the Amare Marbella Beach Hotel, is the perfect place to go shopping or to taste the best of Andalusian cuisine in any of the many bars and restaurants
The Hotel Fuerte Marbella overlooks the sea and a sandy beach which is separated from the hotel by a small promenade. The centre of Marbella, Old Town and numerous shops, bars and restaurants are just a few minutes stroll away.
The Hotel Fuerte has 263 well equipped guest rooms, 2 restaurants, a lounge bar and a coffee shop. Dancing or entertainment is provided on most evenings
The hotel’s Olivo restaurant serves breakfast and dinner and the Beach Club El Fuerte specialises in fish dishes and situated right on the beach linked to the hotel through an underground passage.
For recreation and relaxation there are two swimming pools surrounded by subtropical areas, a modern gym, Turkish bath, sauna, massage services and beauty treatments. There is a wide selection of golf courses in close proximity from the hotel, offering discounted rates to hotel guests.
For younger members of the family there is a toy library and Kids’ camp where they can participate in mini-Olympics and various workshops play with clay, paint, decorate shells and dance.
The hotel has its own shop, Internet corner and free WIFI Internet access. Additional facilities include a bar, a pub and an air-conditioned restaurant. There are room and laundry services, as well as a garage and car park for private parking.
Our opinion: I have eaten several times at the Beach Club el Fuerte. It is right on the beach with the waves almost coming up to the decking at high tide. You can sit inside or dine al fresco and the food is excellent ranging from fresh sardines being grilled on the beach barbecue to some pretty sophisticated fish dishes.
The Princesa Playa Marbella is a modern apart-hotel situated on the Paseo Maritimo sea front between the sports and fishing harbours: It is just a five minute walk from Marbella’s Owl Town and 5 km from Puerto Banus.
The Princesa Playa has 64 studios and 36 one bedroom apartments, all of them equipped with air conditioning/heating, satellite television, telephone, kitchenette with microwave, private terrace and optional in-room safe. All rooms have a shower or bath plus a hair dryer
Other amenities include 24 hour reception, meeting room for 20-25 people, reading lounge, cafeteria, terrace-bar and outdoor swimming pool/solarium on the 9th floor which has great views and is heated during the winter.
The Cafeteria Bellavista is on the 8th floor and is open from 08:00-14:00. Room service is also available.
There is a WiFi area and pre-pay cyber kiosk in reception.
Hotel la Morada Mas Hermosa is a whitewashed townhouse situated in a corner in Marbella’s charming and historic Old Town, literally a minute away from the bars and restaurants just 10 minutes walk from the sea front and beaches.
This boutique hotel has 7 rooms around a stunning central patio which is full of tropical flowers. The rooms are themed around a different colour and include a flat-screen TV, heating/air conditioning, the bedding is 100% cotton and there are eco-friendly bathroom amenities.
Breakfast baskets are delivered to the rooms from 09:00 until 12:00.
Hotel Claude is a small and privately owned luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Marbella’s Old Town.
It is built within a 17th-century mansion townhouse and has a unique stucco façade. It used to be an artists’ club and has now been sympathetically and meticulously restored preserving all the architectural and original features of the house.
Guest accommodation at The Hotel Claude comprises seven rooms and suites around the galleries of the main patio. All rooms have unique themes and are furnished with fine fabrics, large beds, terracotta floors and sandstone baths.
The stunning public areas feature marble columns, carved wooden doors with contemporary salons and a bijou style black and white restaurant.
Our opinion: I went for breakfast to a beautiful Hotel Claude right in the heart of Marbella Old Town. Breakfast and it was delicious. The hotel is beautifully decorated throughout with rich purples, silver, glass, leather, fur and everything matches perfectly. The bedrooms have the huge vaulted ceilings with stunning decoration.
it’s a great place for a romantic break or for a small party who want to take over the whole hotel for a special occasion
La Villa Marbella is a 150 year old house located inside the romantic Old Town just three minutes from Orange Square and 7 minutes from the beach
The 9 rooms at this boutique hotel are inspired by different cities in Asia and are fully equipped with air conditioning, heating, ceiling fan, satellite TV, internet connection, a mini bar, safety b ox, electronic keys, telephone with private voice mail and an ensuite bathroom.
There is a terrace where you can have breakfast and a Chinese Lounge you offering stunning views of the Sierra Blanca, Old Town and Castle Walls.
There is public parking a five minute walk from the hotel.
La Villa Marbella places an emphasis on personal service.
The Hotel Lima Marbella is located in the centre of Marbella just 100 metres from the beach and 150 metres from the Old Town. The hotel offers 64 single, double and triple guest rooms which are well equipped with all modern amenities including direct dial phones, satellite television, safety deposit box, hairdryer, internet WiFi and air conditioning/heating. The hotel also offers a buffet cold breakfast.
A terrace-solarium is open all year round offering great views of the city.
The entrance hall of the hotel has a 42” TV, newspapers, books and offer WiFi internet access.
Aparthotel Puerto Azul has a 3 keys rating and overlooks Fontanilla beach in the centre of Marbella, just a few minutes walk away from Marbella’s Old Town.
Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella has 45 rooms offering three apartment types. They all have satellite TV, air conditioning/heating, direct telephone, WiFi and safety box. The guest accommodation comprises studios which can accommodate 2 people, with a combined living /bedroom, separate kitchenette, bathroom and balcony with side sea views.
One bedroom apartments have capacity for up to four people with a living room with kitchen, bathroom and terrace with side sea views.
The front sea view one bedroom apartment can take up to four people, and has a living room with sofa bed for two people, bedroom with twin beds, kitchen, bathroom and a very large terrace with front sea views.
The restaurant is also open to the public and stands on the Avenida Fontanilla, at few meters distance from the beach and serves breakfast and lunch.
Next to the restaurant is a garden with a swimming pool and sundeck with a gate giving direct access to the beach.
Hotel services include daily cleaning of all apartments (except kitchen) except on Sundays and bank holidays, and a linen change twice a week.
Hotel San Cristobal Marbella is located in the centre of Marbella fronting the Old Town and opposite Alameda Park, just 250 metres from the beach and marina and 54km from Malaga Airport. There is private parking near the hotel.
The contemporary hotel has 96 guest rooms on 6 floors with balconies to the front. Most rooms have balconies and are equipped with satellite television, direct-dial phones, air conditioning, a safe and hair dryer in the bathroom.
Restaurant Alameda on the second floor at the Hotel San Cristobal has views across Alameda Park and serves Mediterranean cuisine. The hotel has a lounge bar and a complimentary buffet breakfast is provided.
Hotel amenities include a 24 hour front desk staffed by multilingual personnel, currency exchange, internet access (chargeable) in the air-conditioned public areas, dry cleaning service and laundry facilities.
The Town House is a privately owned pensión in a great central location in Marbella’s Old Town. The décor is a mixture of antique objects and modern design, right down to the finest detail.
It is a couple of minutes walk from Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) and about 300 metres from the beach and esplanade. It is in an area which is full of bars and restaurants.
There is a roof terrace which has great views over Marbella and looks out to the mountains or sea where you can take your morning coffee or a cool drink or you might prefer to use the breakfast room or bar/lounge in the hotel’s entrance.
The Town House has just 9 tastefully decorated rooms over four floors. They come well equipped with an ensuite bathroom, satellite television and internet connection.
Our opinion: Some friends of mine stayed at the Town House and couldn’t stop raving about it. The service was par excellence and they fell totally in love with the place. Its great location in the centre of Marbella meant they could walk everywhere.