Brilliant location, literally next to the beach and five minutes walk to beautiful Orange Square.
Hotel has two pools and a spa
Even though the beach was a stones throw away, we prefered to sit around one of the pools at the hotel. Sunbeds were not always available as they all had towels on but we just removed them and put our own towels on. (Towels are available from hotel (1 each for guest) and you can change them however many times you like). The surroundings around the pool were very pretty, clean and well presented.
Breakfast was amazing it was buffet style and served from 7.30 till 11am which was great news for us. We had choice upon choice of fruits, fruit salads, cheeses, cereals, breads, meats (bacon eggs etc) cakes, cheese cakes, doughnuts and on and on........(Something for ever nationality)
Even though we only had a standard double, we found it very clean, good sized, it had a balcony, it was sound proofed, airconditioned and very a comfortable large bed with lovely pillows.
We found all the staff at the hotel were very helpful and welcoming, particularly the maids.
The old town (orange square) is 5 mins walk from the hotel and is really pretty. It is filled with lovely restaurants, bars, tapas bars, shops etc. We ate and drank there every night and one that we particulary liked was 'La Tasca' (at the top end of orange square on the most beautiful street)
which is a tapas bar and you can sit outside and watch the world go by. It is owned by manuel and his daughter Janice runs it and they were so friendly and welcoming. Even though their english wasnt brilliant, they tried very hard to talk to us, but luckily for us, because our spanish is not the best, there was a waiter called Frank (spanish) who spoke very good english.
We would highly recommend this tapas bar to all of you.
Even thoughthe hotel was a bit expensive compared to the other similar hotels around, we would highly recommend this hotel.
By the way, we have been back only one day and have already booked for 2013 for 14 nights at this hotel.
- Also Known As:
- El Fuerte Resort
- El Fuerte Marbella
- El Fuerte Hotel Marbella
- Hotel Fuerte Marbella Andalucia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fuerte Marbella, the most emblematic hotel in the centre of Marbella, combines tradition and innovation. On the beach front and surrounded by 4000 sq. meters of garden, Fuerte Marbella Hotel is an oasis walking distance to the Marbella old town, with restaurant and shops. Most of the rooms have magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea. A 7 km long beach promenade allows gentle walking to the famous Puerto Banus, with international shopping and restaurants. Fuerte Marbella offers a complete sports centre with covered heated pool (winter only) and a beach restaurant with sun beds (extra charge, summer only). Easy access from Malaga International airport (60 km) by rental car, shuttle bus or private transfer (book through the hotel). Public direct bus to Marbella bus station is also available. ... more less
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