We visited the Marbella Club Hotel for three nights at the beginning of June 2010. We had booked a Garden View room but were told that the particular room had not been refurbished.
We were somewhat perplexed with our room: Having been told the room had not yet been renovated, we arrived to find ourselves in a beautifully sumptuous and very large bedroom at ground level, with sun terrace, complete with table and chairs and loungers, as well as a very large bathroom, all appearing very modern. We have travelled a lot, and I would hazard a guess that there are hotels out there who considered us “picky”, but everything in this room was impeccably clean by our standards and the bed was luxuriously comfortable. We both immediately commented that we must have been given an upgrade (but we had not), such was the cleanliness and overall "brand new-ness" of the room. We hazarded a guest that it MAY have been last renovated (completely) 3 years earlier, but there wasn’t a single sign of wear and tear, and one could easily have thought this was a new room – a slightly older looking wardrobe safe was the only hint of a date of completion for the room, which was kept spotlessly clean throughout our visit. Partner was happily impressed with the complimentary large bowl of cherries which lay invitingly on the table which lay in wait for us, along with some delicious almonds and bottles of water and wine, both agreeing that it’s the little things that count.
On checking in the very friendly staff informed us of the dining options now (it was late) so we opted to just enjoy the evening with perhaps the most relaxing G&T's in the terrace piano bar - a beautifully relaxed, old world setting amongst lush trees and waterways.
The Beach Club pool was beautiful - we had no difficulty finding a spot in the sun each day, however we could understand how this might be more difficult in high season. The pool was calm, and to the parents who had the children: you should be proud, some of the best behaved children I have ever encountered on holidays, making the pool area a calm but fun place for everyone. The beach is right beside and it was just as lovely, though we stayed by the pool each day. We enjoyed the hydrotherapy pool in the Spa (also by the beach) and relaxed there one evening before dinner. Again, very friendly staff. We discovered MC’s Café across the road on our final day, and had a beautiful and very mid priced lunch.
I cannot emphasise how friendly and professional the staff was. Front of house (Juan) was always happy to make arrangements with no fuss and always an air of calm. Staff were always on hand to provide whatever was needed in a professional manner – a bedside lamp was not working one day (identified by housekeeping), and within 3 minutes a technician had arrived and fixed it.
Overall a wonderful stay and would highly recommend for a short 2-3 night break.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Southern Spanish Costa del Sol, on the heart of the 'Golden Mile' only 5 minutes to Old Town Marbella and Puerto Banus, the Marbella Club Hotel • Golf Resort & Spa enjoys 325 days of sunshine. Open year round, the renowned Marbella Club Hotel, one of the "The Leading Hotels of the World" was once the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe and features 37 luxury bedrooms, 78 suites, 14 Andalusian-Style villas and the majestic Villa del Mar, throughout 42.000 Square metres (452.083 Sq. Ft.) Of lush subtropical garden.In addition to its stunning accommodations and grounds, the Marbella Club also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including two outdoor heated swimming pools, seasonal water sports, fitness centre, 10 tennis and 4 paddle courts at sister hotel, Puente Romano (only a 5-10 minute beach walk away), Kid's Club by minimec, shopping gallery, equestrian centre, Dave-Thomas designed 18-hole golf course within the hills of Benahavis, Thalasso Spa, an 800 square metre (8.611 Sq. Ft.) State-of-the-art facility with dynamic indoor sea water pool, steam baths and saunas, a solarium and 12 treatment rooms and more. The hotel also features six bars and restaurants including the famous Beach Club Buffet, legendary Grill Restaurant and avant garde MC Cafe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marbella Hotel
- Marbella Club Hotel Andalucia