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Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Ranked #20 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
Manchester
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“Great for girls relaxing holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

My sister and I choose this hotel as it was on he beach with fab views of the sea. We had a room with the outside terrace and wasn't disappointed. The room was large with plenty of storage space, a lovely little champagne bar and both covered outside space and sunny space. The beach was nice but you had the problem of the trinket guts and massage girls trying to sell you something continually throughout the day. The pool was cold but lots of sun beds so no towels as sunrise needed. Great stay for two girls on our own looking for sun and relaxation,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2012

Just had a 7th stay here and had another great holiday, we stayed in a Banus suite with a double to make 2 bed suite, staff were very helpful at all times, they even helped my husband and son get tickets for a Malaga football game (Which they thoroughly enjoyed)

The hotel has a new spa and restaurant opened since my last visit,I did not manage to use the spa while there but may do next time.

As usual the hotel serves a great breakfast anything you can think of is available, I don't normally have much at home but enjoy my breakfast here.

This hotel is right on the beach front and is just what i look for on holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Bemused by some fellow reviewers, particularly on the distance from puerto banus- happily walked there and back for four nights in approx 10mins each way on a well lit beach path. Equally the distance is very clear on google maps etc. good service, excellent buffet breakfast, perhaps slightly tired in places and maybe not to the five star levels of Dubai and similar. Only downside is puerto banus is very "TOWIE" indeed! Very enjoyable stay in a spacious junior suite which comes with unexpected nice kitchenette area.

  • Stayed October 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

I stayed by myself in a superior double for four days for a mini-break in the sun. Spent most of my time by the pool or on the beach.

Room: bit shabby, good air-con and great little balcony overlooking the beach and pool. The lock on the balcony door kept breaking, but they always had someone up in a flash to fix it. Very secure safe, hard core blackout blind, no noise and fridge had room for your own things. Overall pretty good.

Pool: loads of loungers, water cool, but not cold. 21 meters, so ok for laps.

Beach: get there early to get a lounger. Watch out for jellyfish in the water! stings aren't too bad and they'll give you vinegar from the bar. I think I was just unlucky.

Prices: Reading other reviews before booking I just thought people were over-reacting about the prices... not so! 5 Euros for 400ml of beer, cocktails for 12 -15 Euros (although they are pretty lethal!) These prices are at the bars by the pool and beach, mini-bar and room service, but there are cheaper options if you look: the jug of beer (a pint, still expensive at 6 Euros, but better value) and the small hamburger and chips (about 11 Euros).

Dining: Lovely! They only had the one restaurant open when I was there, but good selection of food, much more reasonable prices compared to the rest of the place, good wines, lovely evening dining on the patio. Very friendly staff. They put the second half of my bottle of wine aside for the next night. Breakfast was fantastic, great spread, including cava.

Staff: Absolutely brilliant, from the reception staff checking in, through house keeping providing extra towels to bar staff customising the burgers, they were all smiling, friendly and couldn't do enough to make sure I was enjoying myself.

I would happily stay here again for a short break as an expensive treat, maybe forking out for a junior suite. You should take taxis into Porta Banus after dark and there is not really anything around the hotel, so think about what you want before booking.

Room Tip: The superiors look over the beach and pool, the standards over roads and parking lots.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

We called in for a drink and to see if we would like to book in for our next trip. Two MImosa's €35.50.....how much? We paid and left but be careful it is a total rip off......The path to and from the port is not nice and could be quite intimidating in the dark. Sun loungers look uncomfortable . There was a big queue at reception and only two people on the desks. We will not be going to this hotel.

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

After having stayed at this hotel about 6 years ago and really enjoyed it we decided to give it another go on our recent visit to Puerto Banus.
We had booked a superior suite with pool or sea view and was delighted to be upgraded on arrival to one of the Banus Suites. The room itself was pretty similar to the standard and superior suites (which are very nice) the main difference being the fact that they are beach front with fabulous 'wall of glass' windows overlooking the beach from both the bedroom and the lounge area. Really lovely rooms (though they are starting to show their age - and maintenance around the hotel in general is perhaps not as good as it could be) and you would have to be very fussy to find any cause for complaint.
Breakfast was buffet style but a good and plentiful selection although the coffee wasnt the best. Also had lunch at the pool bar a couple of times and thought it was fine.
We always found there to be plenty of loungers available around the pool whatever time we arrived, however we were at the hotel for 4 nights from Tuesday leaving Saturday morning and as the weekend approached the hotel was becoming more busy so maybe more of an issue over the weekend.
The hotel does seem to attract quite a lot of single sex groups (mainly british and middle aged) who can get a little loud and lairy so perhaps not the best choice for a romantic break. The location is fine, directly on the beach and as othes have said perhaps a 10 minute stroll along the beach to the port. However I wouldnt want to be walking back along the beach late at night. All in all a nice hotel in a good location - but check the port is the place for you before you choose this hotel. We thought Puerto Banus has definitely become more flashy than classy since we last visited - may be the 'only way is essex' factor and much preferred the couple of evenings we spent in the Orange Square area of Marbella than those spent in the port itself.

Room Tip: The beachfront Banus Suites are fab - choose a higher floor for the best views
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Really enjoyed my stay here, Puerto Banus is about a 15 minute stroll on the beach path. Breakfast was very good. Taxi to Marbella was about 13e, Orange sqaure is a good place to visit. Location was great right on the beach, always plenty of beds around pool and if you were up by 10am you always got a bed on the beach, the Beach bar quys were great, very helpful..

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus

Property: Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Address: Calle Edgar Neville s/n | Nueva Andalucía, 29660, Marbella, Spain
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 ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus 5*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unbeatable location. This beachfront resort is only 15 minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Banus. Hotel Guadalpin Banus 5* has 181 exclusive rooms decorated with noble materials & luxury finishings, offering splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea in an atmosphere of privacy and rest. You can also enjoy an exclusive and varied gastronomic offer in an idyllic setting: the sea front in Puerto Banus. High Cuisine Restaurants & exclusive Bars, Beach Club & Pool Bar, Fitness Centre & Sauna, Children playground, complimentary Wi-Fi, Meeting rooms will make of your stay the most exclusive and relaxing holiday. ... more   less 
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