We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar
Nearby Hotels
US$453
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$344
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$475
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$415
Marriott
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$153
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$143
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
TripAdvisor
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
No availability for your dates from our partners
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
No availability for your dates from our partners
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
Reviews (1,883)
Filter reviews
1,883 results
Traveller rating
1,129
452
189
65
48
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,129
452
189
65
48
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsbeach clubbaraka restaurantstar hotelinfinity poolbuffet restaurantbeautiful hotelseparate showerhuge bathroomdifferent levelsresidential areaper person per dayhalf boardsea viewquiet locationrelaxing breakstar servicepuerto banus
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
810 - 815 of 1,883 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Beautiful hotel, spacious comfortable room overlooking the pool and sea. Travelled with Husband and Teenage son. Lovely facilities, very calm and relaxing. Staff were very attentive and breakfast was oustanding. Didn't use the SPA and Beach Club didn't like the fact that it was away from the main hotel. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank W H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GemmadeVincci, Community Manager at Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2012

To our esteemed guest:
We appreciate your comments. We will pass along your praise to the hotel’s entire staff. That you had a good experience at our hotel is our greatest pleasure, and it’s the reason why we work so hard every day.
We hope to see you again soon at one of our hotels.
Kindest regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 July 2012

Just came back from a r nights stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel. The design is modern and minimal. Staff are wuite helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very good especially if you enjoyed the view on the terrace. Location was qute good, close to other restaurants, shops and little towns or areas. You would however definitely need a rental car if you want to leave the hotel everyday. It was not so easy to find and we finally had to call the hotel for directions. The beach club was excellent but a bit over-priced. i do understand that it should eb kept more exclusive than the rest of the pools, however 35 Euros per person and another 35 for the special beds was quite steep. it would be great if at least one free day would be offered to the guests of the hotel. We went out for our other meals so I can not rate the restaurants. It would also be great if they would keep a bar open till a bit later than 1am.
Overall we had an excellent stay and would defintely recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: We had a room on the ground floor which was nice with a bit of a garden and lounge chairs!
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank nas54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GemmadeVincci, Community Manager at Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2012

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for choosing Vincci Hotels and for sending your feedback. We are pleased to know that your stay with us met your expectations and that you were satisfied with our location, facilities and staff. We will pass along your congratulations to the entire hotel staff. That you had a good experience with us is our greatest satisfaction and what we work for everyday.
We regret, however, that some details were not to your liking. In this regard we would like you to know that will bear in mind your suggestions with the aim of improving.
We are at your disposal for anything you need.
Warmest regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 July 2012

Second visit.. Hotel ticks all the boxes for a long weekend. Staff very helpful.
Bar prices are steep but then the measures are considerable too (16 euro for g and t)
Big difference from first visit was we had to pay for beds in beach club. Great setting with infinity pool and views of beach and sea but at 70 euro entrance for a couple it comes at a price. If you want one of the big beds it's double that on a weekend. Lovely trip but pricing itself out of range for a third visit.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com
Thank Randola442
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GemmadeVincci, Community manager at Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Dear guest,
We would like to thank you for the time you have taken to write your opinions and comments regarding your stay in our hotel. We are pleased to know that our staff and our installations were to your liking. Without a doubt our guest´s satisfaction is our reason to be and what we work for every day in Vincci Hotels.
We regret, however, to have not have entirely met your expectations and that you were not happy with some details. In this regard, we would like you to know that we will bear close in mind your feedback: surely it will help us continue to improve the service we offer our guests.
We would like to clarify, however, that the price of our drinks depends on their type and brand. For example, in the case of a Gin & Tonic we have them starting at 9 Euros.
Regarding the price of our Beach Club and its Balinese beds, we would like to clarify that it only varies between low season (September-June) and high season (July and August), and there is no difference in cost between days of the week and weekends.
We are available for anything you may need.
Warmest regards.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Stayed here back in May and I can recommend to all. The breakfasts were excellent, the service great and it was peaceful and relaxing. There are 3 pools so take your pick all with enough sunbeds to keep event the late risers happy. The rooms were large and comfortable with all mod cons. We have a room overlooking the road which was not great but as we spent more time in Marbella or around the pool we were not too unhappy.

We did eat out most nights as the lunch we had on the first day was OK but more expensive than in town and if you check out my reviews on places we ate you will see that the majority had tastier food than the hotel.

There is also a beach club which is you want to pay for a bit more peace and quiet you can but it felt a bit like a posers paradise and we went down for a day (as you get a free day as part of your stay) however I am not sure I would pay for the privilege and I actually preferred it back up by the main hotel.

One recommendation is to hire a car, taxi from the airport is €60, trip into Marbella is €15 and taxi to Puerto Banus was €25. We spoke to a couple in the hotel who paid €60 for an Audi A3 but by the time we got there is was €140 for a car for 3 days so book in advance. Also there is ample parking on the streets around the hotel so no need to pay.

We also visited the market in Puerto Banus which is worth a visit as are the Marina and local shops.

If this was a 5* hotel I am afraid it would only get a 4 out of 5 due to the average lunch food and the pointless beach club, however as a 4* hotel it gets 5 out of 5 for me especcailly as the price per night compared to other hotes of the same quality was excellent. I would recommend to anyone who wants a quiet hotel slightly outside of the Marbella town centre.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Wildsnoopster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GemmadeVincci, Community Manager at Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2012

Dear guest,
Thank you for choosing Vincci Hotels and sending your comments. We are pleased to know that your stay with us met your expectations and that you were satisfied with our facilities, staff and service. We will pass along your congratulations to the entire hotel staff. That you had a good experience with us is our greatest satisfaction and motivates us to continue working hard so that the experience of our guests is pleasant and enjoyable.
We regret, however, that some details were not entirely to your liking. We will bear close in mind each and every one of your suggestions with the aim of improving.
Ultimately we work to satisfy our guests and their opinions are what always guide us in doing so.
Warmest regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Very relaxed and modern hotel. Enough space for all the guests both around the pool and elsewhere. Both staff and hotel very children friendly and excellent service was provided throughout. Comfortable and very large rooms with blackout curtains ensuring a good nights sleep. Breakfast buffet extensive and high quality.

The only suggestion for improvement is to drop the superfluous rule that the middle pool is for adults only as everyone (staff and guests alike) ignore this anyway, which is a good thing by the way!. It's the largest of the three pools so guess where children want to go!!! If you don't want to be near children on your holiday...either go to the beach club which is for 16+ only or don't go there during the school holidays.

Didn't eat lunch or dinner at the hotel as prefer to eat out anyway for variety but had a look at the menus of the two restaurants and suspect you would get bored with them if eating there every day. There are plenty of good offsite restaurants either a few minutes walk or max 5 minute drive nearby (e.g. Beach House, South Beach, Poco Loco Beach, Bono's Beach) and it's not that far to Marbella, Puerto Banus or Benahavis either for a wider choice in restaurants

I would recommend having a hire car if staying so that it's easier to get around. Parking outside the hotel is free and there was never a problem with space during our stay. Some reviewers have commented that hotel was difficult to find but if you type in Calle Goya, 29604 into your satnav then it's no problem at all.

Location of hotel is great. Beach is 2 minutes walk and it's a proper sandy beach. Driving wise, Malaga airport is 30 mins, Marbella 10 mins, Puerto Banus 15 mins, Benahavis 25 mins. Shops for whatever you need (drinks, food, pool toys, pharmacy etc.) all within a couple of minutes drive.

Didn't try the beach club / spa as was travelling with two children aged 8 and 11 but it looked decent when viewed from the beach. It is also free to access if you are staying at the hotel.

In summary, I am a relatively demanding traveller who has stayed at plenty of 5 star establishments around the world and could find no fault with this hotel. Will certainly return next time we are in the area, both with and without children.

Room Tip: Ask for east facing room in eastern end of the hotel if you want maximum privacy, second best is west facing in western end. Otherwise, room will open up onto pool areas - which some might prefer anyway. Hotel is essentially horseshoe shaped.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Haakon43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
GemmadeVincci, Community Manager at Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2012

Dear guest,
Thank you very much for choosing Vincci Hotels and sending your opinions and comments regarding our establishment. We are pleased to know that our location, facilities, staff and services were all to your liking. We will pass along your congratulations to the entire hotel staff. That you had a good experience with us is our greatest satisfaction and what motivates us to continue working hard so the experience of our guests is pleasant and enjoyable.
We regret, however, that some details were not entirely to your liking and we want you to know that we will bear them close in mind with the aim of improving.
We would like to clarify then that we do have available one children´s pool and three for adults, one of which is exclusively reserved for adults, with the aim to adapt ourselves in the best possible manner to the preferences and needs of our different guests.
With respect to our restaurant service, we would also like to point out that we have a restaurant buffet and a la carte restaurant, in addition to the a la carte restaurant of our Beach Club, with the goal of guaranteeing and wide and varied range of culinary offerings for our guests.
Lastly, we would like to note in respect to our Beach Club that, in spite of being part of the addition services that the hotel offers and not being included in the price of the room, we offer special rates for staying guests. If you wish, during your next visit we can provide you with more information about this service.
We would be delighted to welcome you again to our establishment.
Warmest regards,

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews