I remember coming here when the hotel had just opened and thought it might be an idea to revisit now that Marbella has more options than the usual three Dons! I have say the hotel has lost its charm...
Located on the coast I note the hotel describes itself as a resort now? On arrival you are greeted by a friendly host, my room was located at the back of the hotel very small. I did ask for a sea view room but was ignored by the receptionist. The room is very standard and was lacking a TV that worked properly and a maid who wanted to clean my room at the most peculiar times. The products in the bathroom are Molton Brown which is a nice touch. The bathroom very small no kitten could be swung... Only good for the borrowers?
The pool is very busy and you need to get in there quick for a sunbed. You are given a voucher for the beach club which lasts you three days. I preferred the beach club in terms of pool area and beach location, however the service is terrible. I had to wait so long for drinks it took an eternity.
The hotel food is simple usual dishes including seafood, burgers and paella which was different. Be warned the club is next door to Nikki beach which can be heard not too much interference.
The entertainment is very dated... Cheesy lounge singers but the flamenco show was great!
I truly feel the hotel has lost its charm, the service in the hotel is terrible, in a vast comeptive coastline there are better options. My advice search around, as I do note this hotel is now ranked in the 20's which must mean other hotels have surpassed this one and may justify my point. I will certainly not be coming back.
- Also Known As:
- Don Carlos Leisure Hotel
- Don Carlos Leisure Resort And Spa
- Don Carlos Leisure Hotel Marbella
- Don Carlos Resort
- Don Carlos Marbella
- Don Carlos Hotel Marbella
- Carlos Don Hotel
- Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Marbella, Andalucia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two outstanding features of this famous resort have attracted many clients over the years- its magnificent Gardens and its renowned Beach Club where lazy days in the sun fly by all too quickly. The 24 exquisitely decorated Deluxe Vilas combine the luxury of a 5 star hotel with the many advantages of an apartment home.Overview:The well established consists of a main central building and two wings of 3 and 4 floors respectively. Its many attractions enhanced by recent innovations, combine contemporary design, ultimate comfort and state of the art technology for the full enjoyment of guest. Location: Set amid 40,000 square metres of lush sub-tropical prize-wining gardens, exotic flowers and pinewoods, the hotel adjoins Marbella’s finest beach about 7 kms to the east of Marbella centre. Accommodation:243 rooms and suites with luxurious bathroom with Molton Brown toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, air conditioning, state of the art entertainment system, 26” LCD TV, internet wireless access, complimentary safe, minibar and telephone and 24 hours room service.The 24 DELUXE VILLAS harmoniously combines the facilities of a 5 stars Resort with the numerous advantages of a comfortable 1 or 2 bedrooms apartment . A team of personal assistants will be at your service to ensure maximum comfort and exclusivity during your stay.This site complex located adjacent to the hotel. Contemporary, streamlined décor, marble bathroom with bathtub. Fully equipped kitchen, DVD tech, flat screen TV with pay movies on demand. All hotel facilities and services are available to suite residents.For Children:Don Carlos Resort offers unforgettable experiences for children. At the arrival, the youngest will feel that great adventures are waiting for them. Special surprises and amenities in the room plus Club Mare Kids for children from 4 to 12 years old with many activities throughout the day. They will have great fun with sports and outdoors activities coordinated by a team of professional instructors in a unique natural environment. Baby sitting service available on request and at extra charge. Relaxation:Outdoor swimming pool, heated in winter, with spacious terraces equipped with sun loungers and parasols. The impressive Don Carlos Beach Club (charge), open Easter to October, has its own pool, restaurant and bar. Nikki Beach (April- October), the trendiest in Marbella, is an exclusive and innovative club adjacent to the Don Carlos Beach Club. La Terrasse Bar is the resort’s cocktail bar, open until the small hours, with regular live music and DJ. Dining:A delicious buffet breakfast starts the day at the Bahia Restaurant or Sol y Sombra when Bahia is closed. Sol y Sombra, next to the main pool is open for lunch plus theme dinners in peak season; Bahia is for dinner most of the year. Los Naranjos Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor dinner with incredible views over the gardens and sea in the peak season. Ombu is the gastronomic restaurant open Wednesday to Sunday from June to early September. Don Carlos Beach Club offers a quality cuisine designed for guest to repeat daily. Variety that ranges from snacks service to the sun beds, to the New Mediterranean restaurant with its innovative menu of assorted seafood, meats and exotics salads.Special Features: Hairdresser salon, gymnasium, Don Carlos Spa, Tennis Club, 5 a side football court, basketball court, and Don Carlos Seaside where to find options to rent yachts, sailings, pedal boats, kayak…Golf:The Marbella coast is known throughout the world ad the “Golf Coast” and Don Carlos Hotel is situated at the very centre of this genuine golfers’ paradise. Besides its associated golf course, the magnificent 18 hole Santa Maria Golf & Country Club, which is just a stone throw away from the Resort, Don Carlos guests enjoy special rates in a variety of golf courses. Our Golf Desk is dedicated to our golfers’ needs, from Tee Time bookings to the hiring of golf clubs. ... more less
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