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Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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“Great Location”
Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel has a perfect location to the beach and old town. From the moment we entered the hotel we were greeted by a friendly staff.

We had lunch twice on the terrace with beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. The menu is a bit limited on food selections, but what we did order was tasty.

I also booked a spa treatment. The main spa is located at their sister hotel, Hotel Fuerte Miramar. They were able to do massages at Fuerte Marbella, but if you want to experience the entire spa amenities you have to walk to the other hotel.

We had a standard room and it was spacious as well as super clean. Overall our experience at this hotel was positive one.

Stayed July 2014
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thanks for your stay with us and for your feedback.
We are glad to read our location was perfect for you, on the beach and near the Marbella old town, and that you enjoyed the meal out on the bar terrace and the Spa at our sister hotel Fuerte Miramar, 300 meters away. Regarding your accommodation, standard rooms have no sea view and at times can be a bit noisy, being that we are in the center of Marbella. Side sea view rooms and front sea view rooms have a higher price but they are really quiet and have lovely views.
We all look forward to your next visit.
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Annandale, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

we were originally booked at the Fuerte in an Exclusive room for 6 days and ended up extending it twice for a total of 11. While the price is rather high, it was worth every penny. Breakfast was great, the reception staff and maids were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Having use of the exclusive room which had snacks and drinks stocked for most of the day and evening was a nice benefit. Would definitely go back and stay here. Very close to old town and also restaurants along the promenade. Although we didn't use the gym (intended to but you know how it goes) we did check it out and it was very large with pretty much anything you need to work out.
Looking forward to the next trip!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 25 July 2014
Thanks for staying and for extending your booking twice!. We really appreciate you feedback and are happy to know you enjoyed your stay as a Exclusive guest. Just as a piece of info, the earlier you book the better rate you get with us (call center or website).
Regarding the gym, all guests are welcome to use our Club Fuerte Sport with sauna, Turkish baths, cardio machines, body bump, body combat, sh’bam, yoga, spinning, etc…).
It is great news to read that you look forward to your next visit. We too!.
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed here in June 2014...As indicated- the location is amazing-- on the boardwalk- and 5 minutes to old town--the gym is the biggest one in Marbella and a lot of locals use it.. The restaurants nearby are great- Make sure to get the Fish baked in Salt( Sal) at the El Barco hotel-- it was recommended by the hotel and it was amazing...
Note in early July the ocean was only 68 degrees- not many people going in- and the sand is brownish-- this is not the carribean at all. But the atmosphere and all make up for it in spades.. We had a side view Junior Suite--we had my 14 year old and they had kind of a separate room/bed for him and it worked well. I will say at 272 Euro it was much more expense then anything we paid for in the rest of the country- But it is a prime location and is the beach. I do think it could be spruced up a bit..

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
First of all thank you for staying with us and for your comment. We are happy to know you found our location amazing, you enjoyed your accommodation in a side sea view Junior Suite and the free use of our gym with sauna, Turkish baths, yoga, etc….
Our rates are flexible, that means the earlier you book, the better rate you get. Our cancellation policy is very flexible (with the exception of our non-reimbursable rate). Therefore, maybe next time you decide to visit us, you may first of all book the room and then when you have the air tickets, you may adjust your hotel booking.
We also serve fish in salt in our main restaurant (buffet with show cookind) some days of the week. Next time give it a try!.
We look forward to welcoming you soon again.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is an amazing hotel beach front right on the Mediterranean. The entrance to the hotel is bright, airy, with a beautiful fragrance. The hotel staff go out of their way to help above and beyond! I was upgraded to a top floor ocean front room and spent a lot of time with the doors wide open listening to the sound of the ocean and had a panoramic view of a powerful thunder storm moving west to east; there are several pool areas and a beach below, a nice bar and lounge area. The breakfast was outstanding and if you eat out on the terrace do so! You can see a shadow of Gibralter in the far distance and walk for hours on the gorgeous wide marble (for much of the way) promenade with the rocky mountains rising above the town on the north and the palm trees and ocean on the south side of the promenade, even walking out of the tourist area and town into more lush and landscaped residential areas. The breezes gently blowing - fantastic restaurants, amazing weather, a very beautiful historic town is located just 5 minutes walk located in a hilly medieval city full of cafes, flowers and shops with wining paths. The room and the bathroom were immaculate and the bed and mattress were super comfortable. It was absolutely stunning! I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Worth it to get an ocean front room or ask for an upgrade.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
First of all, thank you for staying with us. Thank you also for your review which will be very helpful for other travelers.
We are glad to know you liked our location, the view from your front room, and you felt the staff went out of their way to help you.
It is great to read that you can’t wait to come back. The team & I look forward to it.
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the Fuerte a couple of weeks ago and I must say the hotel exceeded both our expectations!

The room and location were superb and the reception staff were especially polite and helpful contrary to other reviews on here! A special mention to Vega on reception who gave us a very warm welcome on our arrival to the hotel which started our stay on an excellent note!

Breakfast is also very nice and pool area very clean and relaxing!


We couldn't ask for more for our stay in Marbella and would definitely return! Highly recommended!

Stayed July 2014
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you very much for your 2 week stay and for your review.
We are happy to know that Fuerte Marbella exceded your expectations!. We are proud to read that staff was polite and helpful, and reception team gave you a warm welcome. Thanks for recommending us!.
The team & I look forward to many happy returns.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had a wonderful experience at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, as we made our way to reception, we were greeted with so much delight by the receptionist who was so very helpful and provided us with a heap of information regarding the hotel and their facilities etc.

They knew we were on our honeymoon and acknowledged this. We inquired about room upgrades which came at a price – which we tried to negotiate given that it was a quiet period being December (winter etc.) to which they were not able to assist which was a disappointment.
However they sent up a bottle of bubbles and other treats which was very thoughtful!

We had dinner that night at the hotel as they had a live food demonstration – wasn’t too thrilled with the food and very limited selection (heaps of tapas bars around the area).

After dinner we walked into the bar – they had a wonderful band playing entertaining the guests with lovely music and they got heaps of people on the dance floor which was a delight!

Free wifi is available and user name and password can be obtained from reception. The Breakfast spread is FANTASTIC! And staff are very friendly and helpful.

Beautifiy property with gorgeous pools and seconds away from the beach, would love to go back and stay in summer and would ensure we have a room with a better view of the gorgeous ocean.

Room Tip: ask them for a Ocean view room, not all rooms are sea facing
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Thank you and your wife for choosing us for you honey moon stay in December 2013.
We are happy to know you found the staff at reception delightful, the entertainment in the bar wonderful, the pool area beautiful and buffet breakfast fantastic.
I am sorry to hear you were disappointed about the sea view room’s rates. We actually have special rates in winter time. If you wish to benefit from a better rate, please remember to make your booking as early as possible, as rooms with sea view are the first ones to be booked even in winter.
We look forward to welcoming you soon again.
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights with both my daughters and mum and sister. Cannot fault the hotel and friendly staff. Rooms were lovely (we booked a suite) breakfast was amazing and the pool area clean and gardens well kept. This hotel is an absolute gem...close to everything with restaurants and the old town nearby. This was my second visit and brought mum for her birthday and staff on reception couldn't have been more kind and accommodating. Will def go back next year with more family members.

Room Tip: Room 210..... Perfect
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, 4 July 2014
Thank you for choosing us again for you four night stay in Marbella and for your review. We are glad to know you found the staff friendly, rooms lovely, breakfast amazing, and the pool areas well kept. We are happy you enjoyed our location on the beach and a walking distance to the heart of Marbella.
We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family soon again.
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Property: Hotel Fuerte Marbella
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
#5 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#9 Family Hotel in Marbella
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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