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Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Ranked #6 of 69 Hotels in Marbella
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed for a few nights in this hotel. The hotel looks fantastic and the rooms are very nice. Location was perfect. Breakfast very rich and tasty but one day it was too many people and we had to wait for some of the free tables. It means that the restaurant could be a bit bigger. It was also the problem with the parking space and other day, one person from the staff wasn't helpful at all. Hotel has very good entertainment and fitness and the swimming pool is really good.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thanks for staying a few nights in our hotel. We also thank you for your review. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the room, our location, our breakfast, the good entertainment and our fitness center where we offer sauna and turkish baths, as well as many sports activities free for hotel guests.

The restaurant for breakfast is quiet big, and we have a nice terrace, however if the whether is not good in the morning and guests come at the same time, we might have a few minutes wait til a table becomes available.

Regarding parking, we do have parking spaces indoor and outdoor, and very rarely we are full. However it could happen and in this case you may use a few public parkins nearby.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed at El Fuetra at the end of March. The weather was against us so it was bit cold and from time to time rain.
What we liked on this hotel is the very friendly staff, good breakfast, a very good bar with snacks and very close to city.
Prices for food and drinks are very favorable

Minor point are the bathroom and terrace/ swimming pool and terrace and the hotel room.
Bathroom is clean but taking a shower in the bath was sometimes difficult. You need to step into the bath between an shower screen and the lavatory. We think that this is a disadvantage for older people and there are many older people at the hotel.
One swimminpool was covered ( wimming pool ) but you need to swim bathing cap. Purchasing one is a must. The second pool is on a rather small spot so you are lined up with the chairs.
Getting from the room to the terrace is with quiet a dangerous step.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank AnnickFilip
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Thanks for your stay and your feedback. We are glad to know that you found our staff friendly and our breakfast and bar snacks very good and value for money.

Regarding the bathrooms, as a piece of information, we have rooms with shower instead of baths which are more suitable for older people.

As you mentioned, bathing caps are compulsory by local laws in covered heated pools. And regarding the steps to the pool terrace, we also have ramps that you can use. I am sorry you might have not seen them.

We all hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back very soon.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

This is our first time in Marbella and we listened to our friends´recommendation which all pointed to this excellent hotel. Situated nicely along the seafront promenade with a short walk to the old town, I cannot imagine a better location. Room 409 with a beautiful sea view above the garden trees has a great balcony and overlooks the gardens and pool areas. With the balcony door open, we slept to the sound of the sea washing the beech.

Entering the privacy of the hotel by car you are met by a friendly gate keeper, and the receptionist was most pleasant and helpful. The room was ready before noon which is unusual and was nice in size with a comfy bed. The TV has CNN, BBC and other channels in addition to local Spanish ones. The bathroom is nice in size and cleanliness was good although regularity is a little random.

The breakfast area is large and there is good variety in offerings, both hot and cold. They also serve snacks and lunches out doors with pleasant service and good value for money.

I strongly recommend the sea view rooms and the additional price is well worth the money.

I do not see the need to check out other hotels in the area after this great experience.

Room Tip: Fourth floor with a sea view is great
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Many thanks for choosing Fuerte Marbella and for your review. We are all very happy to know that staying with us was such a great experience. We all look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We have stayed in this hotel every April for the last 14 or 15 years and could not recommend it highly enough, but this year we are in a room right beside the lift which is a bit too noisy for me. I asked if there was an other room available and was offered an other room beside the lift :(
I am not sure if they genuinely could not help, or would not help, but I am sure that room 449 should be avoided if you are here for R&R.

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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you indeed for staying again with us and for your recommendation. I am so sorry we could not have you in the room you wished. Please let me know in advance next time you are coming and we will make sure you can enjoy as in the past stays. The team & I look forward to welcoming you once again.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

We stayed in this hotel in early April this year. The experience was first class from the moment we crossed the threshold until we left one week later. The hotel is ideally situated for Marbella, near to all the amenities that we wanted. The beach was just across the road, if you felt that you needed to go to the beach. There was an indoor and outdoor pool.
The staff were fantastic responding to each and every query with infinite patience and charm.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

We thank you for choosing Fuerte Marbella and for your review. It is great to hear that the experience was first class from the moment you crossed the threshold until you left. We all look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Just back from El Fuerte Hotel we went for a weekend break which was perfect. We were greeted with cava on arrival. We got a jnr suite room as there were 3 of us. The room was fab with 2 flat screen t.vs. We had lunch outside on the patio our waiter Jesus was very attentive and the food great. The breakfast here is excellent and the service very good. The location was very handy to the beach and restuarants.

Room Tip: Room 112 lovely room.
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Thank you for choosing us for your weekend break and for taking the time to write the review. We are very glad to know that your weekend was perfect: fab room, nice lunch on the bar terrace with attentive waiter and great food. as very attentive and the food great. Great that you rate the breakfast as excellent and the service as very good. The team & I would love to welcome you soon again at Fuerte Marbella.

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had a short weekend break here. The hotel is superb, immaculately clean, excellent friendly and efficient service. We had a standard/classic room which was more than adequate. Location is great, lovely gardens and pools literally a stone's throw from the beach. Lots of good bars and restaurants within 100 yards and beyond and a lovely (long) walk along the beachside promenade to Puerto Banus if you are feeling energetic. Would definitely recommend and no doubt we will return.

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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Thank you for your weekend stay with us and for your review. We are very glad to know that you found the hotel superb, immaculately clean, excellent friendly and efficient service. Thanks indeed for recommending it. The team & I look forward to welcoming you soon again.

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Address: Calle El Fuerte s/n, 29602, Marbella, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Marbella
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#8 Family Hotel in Marbella
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range: £78 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fuerte Marbella 4*
Number of rooms: 263
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

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