Located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, Marbella is one of the country’s most popular holiday destinations. The area offers travelers everything from water sports to museums, with a suitably varied set of hotels to match. Whatever your style or budget, Marbella has somewhere to stay.
La Villa Marbella is located in the centre of Marbella Old Town. This hotel consists of seven houses that have been refurbished to a very high standard, providing a very enjoyable stay. This is definitely one of Marbella’s more historic hotels, with the houses dating back around 200 years. The style and classic nature of the guest rooms provides plenty of character and some of the guest houses even include amazing views of Old Town Marbella and the Sierra Blanca Mountains.
Located along the famous ‘Golden Mile’ the boutique Casa la Concha hotel boasts a very peaceful ambiance. Owned by Maria Burot, the hotel consists of a main house and six cottages, all of which have been renovated and re-designed. The décor of the hotel is modern but also presents a rustic chic style with lovely gardens hiding an outdoor pool. Guests who really want to relax can also indulge in on-site massage and yoga from trained local professionals.
This hotel is popular among guests for it’s amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains. Despite the very Spanish view, all of the rooms are decorated in an Asian style adding a little exoticism to the tranquil atmosphere. Service here is professional and hospitable and facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym (among many other things). Staff are also happy to help arrange trips to nearby areas – including tangiers in Morocco.
Hotel Lima is perfectly placed at the centre of the city. Despite its location in the heart of Marbella, it is only a few minutes’ walk from the sea front, meaning guests can enjoy both the buzz and the beach. This also makes up for the fact that the hotel does not have a pool; although the top terrace does offer an amazing view of Marbella overlooking the town and the sea views. Rooms are spacious and clean, and with helpful, friendly staff, this is a popular hotel among tourists.
The charming Puerta de Aduares is centrally located in Marbella Old Town, giving guests the opportunity to explore Marbella’s bars, restaurants and beaches just steps from the front door. The hotel is decorated in a typically ‘Spanish’ style with tiled floors and wonderful architecture which perfectly complements Old Marbella Town, with its narrow streets and quirky houses. Rooms also include a terrace which provides a lovely view of the surrounding area. Service is helpful and staff are very friendly, making guests feel welcome and comfortable.
This lovely little hotel is a home away from home. La Morada mas Hermosa is decorated in a traditional Andalusian style with rustic furniture and a number of little nick-knacks placed around the guest rooms for a cute, personal touch. The traditional style of fits in perfectly with the surroundings of Marbella Old Town and brings the hotel’s philosophy of ‘understated yet homely simplicity’ to life. Despite its location in a peaceful part of Marbella, the hotel is still close to the heart of the town, only a few minutes’ walk from a number of bars, shops and restaurants.
Marina Mariola is the perfect hotel for those who wish to be close to the town centre but also experience the peace of Marbella’s beach front. The hotel is located just behind the beach, along Marbella’s famous Golden Mile, and is comprised of one- to three-bedroom apartments, all with either a balcony or terrace with a sea view. Each apartment has its own kitchen and living space, and there is a shared pool facing the beach, an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a sauna.
Located within a 17th century townhouse, Hotel Claude provides plenty of character and is a charming place to stay. The building was formerly an artist’s club but has since been refurnished into a stylish guest resort. However, several original features have been preserved, creating a very rustic feel. Hotel Claude is centrally located at the edge of Marbella Old Town next to the Plaza de Los Narajos and Marbella’s beaches. There are also a range of restaurants and bars close by. With efficient and friendly service, guests have no trouble settling in.
This boutique hotel is actually closer to Puerto banks, but it’s cool modern style and buzzing atmosphere deserve a mention. This is definitely a hotel that never sleeps and fits perfectly into the party atmosphere the coast is famous for. The usual facilities are all in situ: spacious rooms, outdoor pool and rooftop terrace; but it’s the electric atmosphere that this hotel is best known for. Known for organising large events and parties which include some of the world’s biggest stars, this hotel is definitely one for those looking for a holiday packed with fun and people-watching.