I just spent the most wonderful summer half-term week at Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella and have nothing but great things to say about this beautiful hotel. We received great service before we even arrived – I thoroughly researched the hotel before visiting, and my endless questions were swiftly and helpfully answered by the amazing Communications Manager Belén Arriaza.
The first lovely thing about this hotel is its layout – unlike those huge, tower-block hotels, this place is like a little Andalusian village, made up of lots of three-story white-washed and tile-roofed villas. The “village” is full of little winding paths to explore, taking you through lush botanical gardens as you meander down to one of the three swimming pools or to the beach. Me and my son loved exploring – discovering the famous roman bridge, the waterfalls and fountains – and after a week there, still feel there's lots we haven't seen.
We were booked into a Deluxe Garden Suite, which was very nicely sized – with a bright sitting room with a sunny terrace, a huge bathroom and an incredibly comfortable twin bedroom. The location of our room was fabulous. Close to the kids' pool, restaurants and reception without being so close that we felt disturbed by any noise.
The hotel staff could not be more helpful, and attended to our every need – be it finding a DVD player to putting up an extra bed in our suite when my husband popped in for a 24-hour visit. I have to say something about the fantastic food here. Our deal included breakfast, which was heavenly! Lots of fresh fruit, pastries, cooked food - the works! We also ate at Sea Grill (delicious), several times at the italian restaurant Serafina, which was exceptionally good, and every lunch at the lovely Pool Bar. Be sure to pre-book the main restaurants as they are popular but well worth it. Service at the restaurants was good, especially Serafina.
We made shopping trips to Porto Banus and had dinner in Marbella town - the hotel is perfectly situated and just a 5-minute cab ride from either location, making trips super-easy. My husband and son also loved taking a Segway ride along the beachfront - a brilliant holiday treat that the hotel helped organise. It's worth pointing out here that although this is a smart hotel, it is very child friendly with a fabulous kids' club and lots for children to do. The clever layout of the place means that adults can enjoy quiet time, yet kids can also be kids. My son made new friends and had a great holiday too.
We will DEFINITELY be visiting this hotel again. I am a fussy traveller but I found this place beautiful and enjoyable. No, it's not cheap, but Marbella isn't a cheap destination – the restaurants are at London prices, but the high standard of the food reflects the charge. This hotel thoroughly deserves its five-star billing. Our suite was beautifully decorated, clean, spacious and luxurious. And despite the fact it was half term and the hotel was full to capacity, we never had to wait or felt the place was over-packed with guests.
So i give Puente Romano Beach Resort in Marbella 10 out of 10 and look forward to my next trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Puente Romano Beach Resort & SPA Marbella, member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is situated on the southern coast of Spain in the Costa del Sol within the "Golden Mile", a residential area between Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 35 minutes' drive from Malaga Airport.The heart of the Resort and its social focus is the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano) from which the property takes its name. This ancient artefact from the first century is a remaining structure of a road which once linked Cadiz with Rome, the Via Augusta.Resembling an Andalusian village, the 278 spacious guest rooms are spread in 27 three-storey villas, scattered around 55.000 sq. m. of lush, sub-tropical landscaped gardens, gently cascading down to the Mediterranean Sea. Over 400 species of plant life have been brought to the gardens from all around the world, many literally in a suitcase courtesy of HRH Principe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, the founder of the Puente Romano. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Puente Romano Hotel
- Puente Romano Marbella
- Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella Andalucia