Just back from a week at the Club Marbella resort. Total party included 4 adults & 1 child. We had a lovely time, enjoyed the resort (apart from the stairs!) & staff, but not wowed enough to go back again. Worth a visit if you get a good, cheap deal.
The Good Bits
Very clean all the way through the site, very helpful staff, great porter service, brilliant min-bus service, great pool tables in the indoor Billiard room, indoor pool lovely, mini-golf was challenging but great fun, apartment was a newly refurbished 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment was great for our party (4 adults + 1 child), there is a lovely courtyard area with tables, chairs & shade etc which is very pleasant, animation staff were great with the kids, good facilities available for free but hefty refundable deposits, excursions reasonably priced, good mix of nationalities
The Bad Bits
Lots of hills & stairs, more hills & stairs, main pool is a square pool without a shallow 'walk in' end (shallow end is 1mtr 10, the deepest 2mts), kids pool is very small & cold & away from the "main" action area, the kids club is not very well advertised/organised & only runs for a short period of time each day, no supermarket facility on site & the nearest shop is small, ill-equipped & has a significant incline on the hill walking back, hills & stairs, kids meals are typical spag bol & chicken nuggets, despite signage reserving sunbeds does happen (one day towels were down on sunbeds for 5 hours before anyone used them!), limited pool space for the number of apartments, oh & did I mention the hills & stairs!!
The Alright Bits
Restaurant food is good value, but a bit samey in food. Drinks were good value, ice-creams were limited in choice & expensive. Fish dish of the day options were lovely. The lifeguard staff are hit & miss - 1 day balls are allowed in the pool, the next they aren't. Outside the hotel/apartment facilities is very restrictive, balconies were a little small for the size of apartments, wi-fi was free in the Cafe/Bar/Restaurant area but hit & miss as to getting connected, wi-fi is available in the rooms but make sure your room is close enough before paying!!
Like I said at the beginning - for a cheap deal, its a good value, resort based type location. Perfectly bland :-)
Ask for a recently refurbished room on the ground or first floor!
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