This was our second stay in this hotel. Our first stay had resulted in the hotel very generously and fairly giving us a free 3 night stay, as there had been some building work in the hotel that we hadnt been informed about that did slightly mar our stay! During our first stay we had a partial seaview room...which is in fairness what we paid for! However, this time we were given what I felt was one of the best rooms in the hotel ,certainly the best balcony right up in the top left corner of the hotel overlooking the sea and the pool...it was absolutely huge as was the room!
Cannot really fault the hotel from the welcome with complimentary fizz to the service to the room it was all lovely! The entertainment wasn't up to much, maybe more that it wasnt our era...but we didnt stay in the hotel in the evening so this didn't bother us at all, with all there is in marbella not sure why you would stay in much anyway. The room was luxiourous, and always spotless clean, there were even some complimentary bar items on arrival including alcoholic beverages. My only criticism would be that our double room (both times) had twin beds pushed together and they were made up as twins too! The pool is on the small side but as you are so close to the sea you can almost jump in from the hotel this isnt much of an issue and we never had an issue with sunbeds which does sometimes become an issue when one is abroad!!! The location is excellent, just at one end of the promenade so very close to bars/resturants but still peacful and quiet in the evenings!
The breakfast is without question the best I have ever had, you name it they have it, from bucks fizz to omelettes to a chocolate fountain to every kind of bread,cheese, yoghurt, cereal you could want. As a well of a selection meats, english breakfast items and even smoked salmon. I would highly recommend the outside dining area as theres nothing like an al fresco breakfast though there can be a bit of wait at busy times....understandably! We didn't have the evening buffet but expect it was of a similar standard it certainly smelt good! We did have lunch however and again food was excellent, the steak off the bbq was one of the best I've had and certainly one of the best meals we had in marbella!
The grounds our beautiful coming down from the hotel to the pool. And very romantic at night with twinkly lights and candles. Think you get what you pay for and then some with this hotel!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Fuerte Resort
- El Fuerte Marbella
- El Fuerte Hotel Marbella
- Hotel Fuerte Marbella Andalucia