To be honest, I feel that this hotel deserves more than its 3.5 'star' Tripadvisor rating.
We have just returned from an 8 night stay - thoroughly enjoyable.
We followed the directions on the hotel website and drove straight therel. There is very safe underground parking- it is usually 15 euro per night but we negotiated with the folks at reception and got a rate of 10 euro per night which was fine.
We had a pool facing room which was incredibly spacious and very clean. There was a small fridge in the room. (If we were going again I'd ask for a room facing the Golf course and mountains - fantastic view.)
Pool towels are provided and when we were there the pool area was busy but there was not the awful 'rush for the sun loungers' that can often take place. Life Guard on duty from 10.30 onwards. Most guests seemed to be Spanish or French.
The reception staff were always most helpful and polite.
We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis - breakfast served until 11. It was very good with plenty of choice. Plates cleared away quickly and efficiently.
We tended to spend the day at the pool and then go out to eat at night. We had a lovely trip to Istan - worth a visit, and another evening in Ronda. Ronda is about an hour away.......but you could spend a day there. Plenty of shops, historic places to visit and lots of restaurants.
We went to the Old Town in Marbella on two evenings. Look out for a brilliant restaurant, La Cuisine - brilliant value and excellent food. We also spent an evening in Puerto Banus. Good shopping here in the big Corte el Ingles store. If you have a car, the La Canada shopping complex is also excellent (about 20 mins from hotel). Here we ate in M.Wok, an Asian buffet - very good value, very clean and excellent food.
We would be very happy to stay in this hotel again.......for the area it is reasonably priced, very comfortable and the staff are excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is in a magnificent natural setting, with one of the largest and best golf courses in Europe, the Guadalmina Golf Club, with a 45-hole course, where Hotel guests can benefit from special rates. All this, together with its wide range of functional facilities for congresses, conventions and incentive travel, large rooms, gastronomy and sports and leisure facilities, make this Hotel the ideal venue for a pleasant stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Barcelo Marbella Andalucia