The Best Hotels to Book in Marbella for Every Traveller

Nobu Hotel Marbella offers a self-contained, adults-only experience
Nobu Hotel Marbella offers a self-contained, adults-only experience | Courtesy of Nobu Hotel Marbella / Expedia.com

Located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Marbella is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. The area offers travellers everything from water sports to museums, with a suitably varied set of hotels to match. Whatever your style or budget, these hotels in Marbella has something for every kind of traveller – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Nobu Hotel Marbella

Boutique Hotel

Modern decor highlights eccentric features in the lounge and reception area at NobuSuite
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The Nobu brand has a lofty reputation and this hotel in Marbella certainly delivers. Located on the exclusive residential strip known as the Golden Mile, this Asia-infused luxury complex offers a self-contained, adults-only experience that’s so good it might even keep you from the beach just a few minutes’ walk away. A deluxe spa, world-class sports facilities and some of the finest dining around also make it understandably popular with both spendy holidaymakers and well-heeled locals.

2. Marbella Club Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Luxury, Chain Hotel

The outdoor pool area and patio is complimented with deck chairs and bougainvillea bushes overhead at Marbella Club Hotel1
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Formerly an aristocratic seaside hideaway, this summer finca – a ranch-style estate – has evolved into one of the most exclusive beach clubs and hotels in Marbella. The extensive grounds are lush with a cornucopia of colourful flora, and scattered among it are beautifully finished accommodations that range from romantic rooms to luxury family villas. A beach club offers chiringuito-style fresh seafood, under a thatched palapa overlooking the sand. There’s even a kids’ club at which you can drop the little ones while you indulge in the Thalasso Spa.

3. The Town House

Budget Hotel, Homestay, Suite Hotel, Hostel

Tucked into a corner of the attractive old town, this typical Andalusian townhouse makes a perfect bolthole for those looking to lose themselves among labyrinthine lanes and pretty plazas. Lush interiors mingle influences such as Moorish arches and renaissance flourishes, while ivy cascades down a marble stairwell and floors are carpeted in deep plum. Guest room decor sidesteps subtlety, too, most with a historical or classical theme.

4. Puente Romano Marbella

Boutique Hotel, Luxury

Modern decor in the lounge area in a room at Puente Romano Marbella leads onto a sea view balcony
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The Puente Romano set the bar for luxury in Marbella when it opened in the late ‘70s, and it’s been one of the top hotels in the resort ever since. Designed in the style of an Andalusian village, it has flora-filled grounds stretching from the coastal highway to the golden sands of Nagüeles Beach. Sharing the same complex as Nobu, the hotel has some of the best dining in Marbella, while guest rooms are light-filled havens of contemporary chic.

5. Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe

Chain Hotel, Luxury

The outdoor dining area at Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe features all white furniture and luxurious poolside cabanas
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Don’t let the resort-style architecture put you off, the Gran Melia Don Pepe offers a genuinely five-star stay – and with a seafront setting that provides both direct beach access and some fabulous views of the Mediterranean. A swanky beach club, several top dining options and a Clarins spa attest to the upscale credentials, while a huge circular pool ringed by cushioned loungers and Bali beds provide optimum opportunities for swimming and sunning.

6. Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus

Boutique Hotel

An aerial view of the outdoor pool area and bar at the Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus with lots of plants and palm trees
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Overlooking the beach in swanky Puerto Banús, this upscale hotel ticks all the boxes for a high-end holiday. Like any self-respecting resort hotel, the action centres on the large pool area, which has a busy bar and abundance of sun loungers. Right on the sands is the laid-back beach lounge, a great spot to kick back with cocktails and chilled-out tunes. When booking, splash out a little more to upgrade to a room with superb sea views.

7. Amàre Beach Hotel

Hotel, Luxury

The outdoor bar and dining area at Amàre Beach Hotel features modern decor and hanging lights, all overlooking the ocean
© Amàre Beach Hotel

With themed pool parties, funky beach-vibe decor, and breezy adults-only environment, the Hotel Amare is an obvious favourite with younger, fun-loving couples. A beachfront setting puts it steps from the sea, while also being just a short stroll from the pretty old town centre. Live music and poolside DJ sessions add a real summer vibe, while those seeking a quieter moment can pamper in the hotel spa. Book a table right on the sand at Amàre Beach Club for fire-based entertainment with dinner.

8. Hotel Central Marbella

Boutique Hotel

An in-room lounge area at Hotel Central Marbella and features modern furniture with red accents
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For a wallet-friendly stay in the quieter, more residential side of Marbella, Hotel Central has unfussy guesthouse-style lodgings within walking distance of beaches and the centre. Simple, modern rooms come with zippy wifi and air conditioning, and some open to small sunny terraces. Upgrade to the penthouse for a rooftop patio with views over the surrounding townscape.

9. The Pearl B&B

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Independent Hotel

The lounge and lobby area at the Pearl B&B is adorned with yellow accents, plush furniture and unique art pieces
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Those looking to stay in a gorgeous slice of Andalusian architecture need look no further than The Pearl B&B. With a whitewashed facade and deep-blue shutters, this updated traditional townhouse will instantly charm you. Bright, welcoming interiors are scattered with original artworks, while a large peaceful garden has a cooling pool and sunny terraces. Each of the four rooms is distinct but equally inviting, and morning breakfast is as much feast for the eyes as the stomach.

For more budget-friendly options, check out our pick of the best cheap hotels in Marbella, or if you’re looking to spend a little more, discover our guide to the best luxury hotels in Marbella and book now on Culture Trip.

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