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“Typical Costa del Sol resort hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach

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Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Carretera Cadiz - Malaga, Km 176, 29602 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #12 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
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“Typical Costa del Sol resort hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is a good hotel but I would not put it in the the top 10, even though it is now rated as no 9 in Marbella. The lower ground floor rooms have no views. The staff try to be friendly. Nothing else really made it any different from ll the other hotels in the area. It is on the seaside but not walking distance to Puerto banus or Marbella. No coffee maker in the room. WIFI is cheap at 7euro per day.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guest,
First of all we would like to thank you for the time and effort that you spent sharing a review on your stay at our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel as this gives us an opportunity to understand how to improve in our daily services to deliver great holiday experience to our guests.
Related to the views from the ground floor rooms we would like to point out that our guests can choose a garden or pool view this is why we are surprised to read that you found your room having no view at all, however we suggest you that for any upcoming holiday planning to have a look on our website or to contact our call center for a personalized booking guidance in order to present the wide range of hotel types, destinations and room views for you to choose the one that best fits your needs and wishes.
Puerto Banús is reachable within an half an hour walking distance from the resort and Marbella is reachable in ten minutes by car.
We thank you for pointing out our staff as they all do their utmost to be welcoming and helpful with all our guests, we are grateful that you positively mentioned them on your review.
Finally we hope that you had a nice journey back home and to may serve you again in our hotels worldwide.
Kindest Regards,
Online Reputation Manager
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We just had a fabulous weekend in Marbella at the Iberostar. Lovely clean, bright ample size room and we only had the very basic!... Staff were so friendly and helpful. We just had B&B, the breakfast was vast, so much choice, something to suit everyone, with eggs & omelettes cooked to order!.... It was April and quite quiet which was just perfect!... Nice easy walk along the coast to Puerto Banus, a slow stroll took only about 20 minutes to the Marina, so very well situated. Would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Rooms are light, airy and very clean. Staff excellent. Breakfast very good with great variety. Wifi and room safe charges should be amalgamated within the room charge. Found the bar tariff just a little overpriced.
Generally though a very pleasant experience. Will definitely visit again

Room Tip: If you take a walk to Puerto Banus go via the beach. The main road route is just a narrow trip hazar...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We visited in April for 1 night for my husbands birthday. This is a great hotel and we will definately be visiting again. They left a bottle of Cava in the bedroom with a happy birthday card. the staff are probably the most friendly I have ever known not only on reception but in the restaurant and the snack bar. The bedrooms weren't as luxorious as the pictures show, but they are nice enough. The communal areas are lovely. The pool is great, and there is a bar down the path nr the beach which is lovely too with another smaller pool. The path out of here was the path between Marbella and Puerta Banus which is a fab walk. Location wise the bus stops right outside and you can get to the local towns for about 1e. Their is a restaurant across the road which was great and the hotel breakfast was good. Lots of choice and the best omelette ive ever eaten. I would definately visit again, good value for money on the Golden Mile.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed here for 4 days. Location is excellent (10 minutes walking distance to Puerto Banus). Very, very clean alle the way. Extremely well kept garden en pool area. Excellent rooms, excellent breakfast, perfect beachclub, excellent beds etc. etc.
However, seldom did I have so many mixed feelings about a hotel.
I just summed up the positive points, but one wonders about the right sence of mind of the management of this hotel.

The negatives. Breakfast (great selection, eggs and smoothies made to order etc.) and dinner (buffet, did not try it) is served in the cellar!! Food is great but why the cellar? They have a very attractive lounge with every possibility of turning this into a wonderfull semi al-fresco setting for breakfast and dinner. Why not?
Next to this, they do not offer room-service untill noon and the rooms lack coffee- and teamaking facilities. So no possibility is offered to have a coffee or tea on your own - very nice - terrace or balcony in the morning.
They have one of the most splendid beachclubs at this Costa. Setting is really superb! However, they charge € 8,50 a lounger, indifferent of being a guest of the hotel and indifferent if you have lunch here or not. Ridiculous. And the beachclub is only open for dinner from May to September. How nice it would have been to have dinner here as well out of high season?!
Having lunch there was a treat. Check your bill by the way; they tend to let you sign a hand-written paper where you are confronted with the surprise when checking out after you stay. Another hint for the management; pls. have registered checks available instead of these handwritten unreadable notes; not that proffesional!
And as almost all hotels in this part of Spain; they do not heat their pools; felt like an ice-bucket.

All in all a very, very nice hotel with excellent value for money. It would be even more perfect if the management had the guts to do something about the negatives mentioned. If so, this hotel will most certainly be able to compete with Marbella Club and Puento Romano.

Room Tip: 3rd floor. If you'd like the morning sun in your room; ask for the rooms nr. 326-331. If you pre...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have just returned fro my Easter Holiday staying at this hotel, and its very hard to fault it as I can be a bit fussy about hotels :-)
very nice welcome from the reception staff, also the breakfast, lunch, and dinner staff very accommodating and helpful, and quick good service
Food at all times was very nice and a good selection on offer, I really liked the location as it was nice and quiet, and yet only minutes walking fro Puerto Banus.. They also adjacent the Sea Soul Beach Club, which was an excellent place to relax in the sun and have a dip in the pools
The Bedrooms very large and very clean, serviced everyday, The hotel is a 4 star hotel, and only a few adjustments would be needed to change that to a 5 star, One thing I like at any hotel is the facility of being able to make a Tea or Coffee in your room, this was not available, and would have been perfect if it had, as the mini bar in the room was fill of choice
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, whether singles couples or family's

Room Tip: Pool and sea view are wonderful
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

On arrival there was a bit of confusion as there was 2 bookings for me, anyway once we sorted that we were brought to our room. We had paid extra for the sea view so we expected to see more.......sea. Quite a disappointment. The hotel itself is very nice, big pool, nice breakfast, far enough from Puerto Banus and the Golden Mile walk in to Marbella proper was great. We opted for one of the spa treatments which was good.

Of course travellers will check out Puerto Banus but I strongly recommend going to Marbella proper, lots of history, great architecture and fantastic restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your comments which are greatly appreciated. We are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow us to express our sincerest apologies. At Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, we continuously strive to meet your needs and desires; therefore your feedback is very important to us.

Regarding the difficulties with your reservation, we would like to point out that for coming occasions, we would like to offer you a very personal booking guidance through our Iberostar call center or webpage, to make sure you become what you actually desire.

Further, we are grateful and satisfied that you described the hotel itself as very nice, with a big pool, nice breakfast, and an excellent location. We are also glad to hear that you intensely enjoyed the stunning surroundings as well as the proper Marbella with its lots of history and great architecture.

Hoping to may receive you again in the future, we assure you in advance our most caring dedication, wishing we can change through it your opinion.

Sincerely yours,

Online Reputation Manager
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts
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Address: Carretera Cadiz - Malaga, Km 176, 29602 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family 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
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#12 Family Hotel in Marbella
#12 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
From the first moment you step into the IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel, you'll find a sense of peace and tranquillity in every corner. Surrounded by palm trees, courtyards and exotic gardens, this 4-star hotel on the Costa del Sol boasts a fine Mediterranean style with Arabic and Andalusian influences and details. Located less than a half mile from the famous Puerto Banus, just over 2 miles from the centre of Marbella, the IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel enjoys spectacular views from right on the beach. Renovated in 2010, this quality hotel has 170 comfortable rooms of cutting-edge design, which make it a magnificent, quality hotel for couples on vacation in Marbella. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach Hotel Marbella
Occidental Coral Beach Marbella
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