I've stayed at both of Marriott's Costa del Sol resorts and although the Marbella one is the older of the two the standard is equally impressive. This really is a high quality destination, ideally placed for a variety of golf courses, the beach, Marbella old town and Malaga. Our apartment was spacious, very well equipped and the bed and shower were simply wonderful - I can't remember sleeping so well. The resort is clean, well maintained, very safe and the facilities on offer include pools, a spa, a gym, a mini-market and a variety of bars and restaurants - all are of good quality. You really do need a car to make the most of your stay, although the Elviria area does offer a reasonable selection of shops and restaurants, which are about 15 minutes walk away. Overall, highly recommended.