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“Wonderful to be back - feels like home.” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful to be back - feels like home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We decided to take a 5 night break in October to set us up before the cold winter in the UK. We had 5 days of beautiful sunshine with clear blue skies - bliss. Had the most spectacular Junior Suite on the third floor - central with view over the sea and pool - bliss. All the same staff here and they all remembered us from our previous visit. Sea Soul Beach Club was just perfect for lunch. Only one negative comment - having stayed at The Grand Salome in Tenerife - felt the buffet for dinner could have been better - we ate there two nights as the Sea Soul was closed. Shame as we visited the local restaurant on the Beach Front which was outside and it was not chilly at all. Having said that the staff could not do enough for you - made our stay - just like family. Must mention Jet 2 Holidays as they offered us the best rates and the private transfers were perfect taking the toll road which only took 25 minutes to the hotel.
Just to say we will be back next year - even if its for a long weekend. See you soon Coral Beach.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Our main goal being to make our guests feel at home away from home, we are glad to hear that we were successful on this occasion and are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable holiday among us.

The passion for gastronomy being one of the prime pillars of our company we greatly appreciate your comments on our evening buffet offer and commit to improve on our variety.

On the other hand, we are thrilled to read your comment on the accommodation we reserved you and are happy to hear that you were satisfied with it.

We also appreciate your kind words towards our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being our hotel's main strength we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us.

Once again, thank you for your return visit, we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and would be delighted to welcoming you again in our hotel at your earliest convenience.

See you soon,
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IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Helpfull reception, service is very good
Excellent breakfast,
The bathroom is ready for renovation, it can be cleaner...
Room is spacious , beds are good, Airconditioning is working correctly
Sometimes the maid takes out your second card which is needed for Airconditioning.
Wifi in your room EUR 20,-- for a week.
Puerto Banus Port is +- 15 minute walking from hotel. Taxi is about 7,-- EUR
Upgrade to halfboard EUR 20,-- or EUR 30,-- EUR p/p/d which is expensive compared to some restaurants in Puerto Banus.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, October 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for choosing our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel for your holidays in Costa del Sol and for the time and effort spent to share your feedback on your stay so we are able to maintain and indeed, where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to our valued guests.

Moreover, for IBEROSTAR thorough cleaning is an absolute must and we want to apologize for not fulfilling your expectations. We have protocols and procedures to guarantee satisfying results regarding hygiene and cleanliness. For future occasions we strongly encourage you to contact our reception in case you find any shortage being to us of prime importance to offer total confidence in this area and we will be enchanted to adjust any situation which is not in accordance with our established standards.

On the other hand, we are glad to hear that you felt well cared after by our reception team and praising comments on our buffet offer.

Last but not least, we are also grateful for your positive mention on your room, as we want to comfortable accommodations to our guests and ensure an excellent and relaxing rest during their holiday in our hotel.

Once again, thank you for your visit; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our IBEROSTAR hotels in the most beautiful destinations worldwide.


Warmest Regards,

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IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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Kent, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Beautiful location by the beach with the back drop of the mountains. Staff very friendly and helpful. Given the option to upgrade our room and also have a reduced price for half board at a very reasonable 20 euros per day. Swimming pool area very clean and lovely smiley waiters. Will be back!!

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

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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Our main goal being to offer a dream holiday to our guests we sincerely appreciate your encouraging comments, we are glad to read that had a pleasant stay at our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel.

Furthermore, we want to thank you for your highlight on the location of our hotel, right on the beachfront and within a walking distance to the exclusive Puerto Banús, as in IBEROSTAR we do our utmost to find the best location for our hotels.

We also greatly appreciate your kind words towards our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being our hotel's main strength we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us.

We hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and look forward to your return visit at your earliest convenience.

Kindest Regards,
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IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel where the facilities and staff were just first class
Room was a great size and very very clean
Fantastic buffet breakfast with great selection in again great surroundings
Mini bar bit expensive, though the Aldi over the road great value for water for the room
Pool side was so relaxing with the unbelievable fish ponds with very friendly koi and terrapins
Will certainly want to stay here again

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Ian,

Thank you very much for choosing our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel for your holidays in the Costa del Sol and for the time you spent to share these wonderful comments on your stay; it is always a pleasure to read that our guests have enjoyed their holiday among us.

We are also grateful for your positive mention on your room, as we want to offer spotless and comfortable accommodations to our guests and ensure an excellent and relaxing rest during their holiday in our hotel

Last but not least, we also appreciate your kind words towards our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being our hotel's main strength we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us.

Thank you again for choosing IBEROSTAR; we would be enchanted to accommodate you once more in our hotel on your next visit to Marbella.
Friendly Regards

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IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to Spain for 2 weeks and spent 8 days in the Costa del Sol area. We were unable to get this hotel for the full length of our stay but we were fortunate to be able to stay there for 5 nights and we are so happy that we did. We stayed 5 days at this hotel and it was by far the highlight of our trip in Spain. We had a beautiful room on the third floor and although it was not overlooking the pool area of the hotel, it was overlooking the gardens and pool area of the hotel next door to us. We had a beautiful balcony where we could enjoy a glass of wine after a day on the beach. There are no hotels directly on the beach in this area and although the beach directly in front of the hotel's beach club was not the nicest, a 10 minute walk brought us to the most beautiful beach in Puerto Banus. We are beach people therefore we never sat by the pool at the hotel although we did notice that the pool are was always full of people. We had breakfast included with our room and the breakfast was well worth it. The chef made fresh omelettes and eggs and there was a variety of food for everyone including champagne every morning. The service in the breakfast room was excellent with the waiters accommodating the guests quickly and serving coffee right away. The coffee was excellent and the fresh breads, fruits and everything else being served was beyond reproach. The hotel is directly on the main highway therefore making access to anywhere very easy but I must say that my room was extremely quiet and I never heard any noise. My room was always spotless and as soon as we left our room the cleaning staff was quickly in there cleaning our room. The room was impeccably clean and it was a large and spacious room so lots of room to move around.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Esterina,

We greatly appreciate the time and effort you spent to share your feedback with TripAdvisor's readers on your recent holiday experience at our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel and are glad to read that your stay in our hotel was the highlight of your overall trip in Spain.

We are also grateful for your positive mention on your room, as we want to offer spotless and comfortable accommodations to our guests and ensure an excellent and relaxing rest during their holiday among us.

Moreover, the passion for gastronomy is one of the prime pillars of our company and we greatly appreciate your praising comments on our restaurant where our professional Chefs strive to surprise our guests with a high standard gastronomy and the possibility to taste the best of the local cuisine as well as the finest international delights.

Last but not least, we are glad that you enjoyed the location of our hotel, right on the seafront and within a walking distance to the many shopping and dining options on the doorstep as well as the exclusive Puerto Banús area.

Once again, thank you for your praising comments, we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our IBEROSTAR hotels in the most beautiful destinations worldwide.


Kindest Regards,
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IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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Tienray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a wonderfull hotel... Very nice and luxury. The rooms are very spacious and also the bathroom. I can not imagine that somebody will complain. I look very critical because I am a Travelagent, but it was really good. The prices of drinks and food in the bar are very expensive, but I stayed all inclusive and I didn't have to pay anything extra what I choose. Breakfast and Dinner in the buffetrestaurant is very good. Showcooking with several choices of meat and fish and also fresh pasta. I don't eat fish and peppers, but everyday I could find a lot of things to eat.
At lunch time I eat at the bar, this is also very good. Last day the lunchrestaurant was closed and we could choose to eat at the bar of the beachclub. I chose the last one. You have a choice in a menu and that was very good. To find the hotel is a little bit difficult every time you will enter the hotel on the mainroad. So when you come with a rentalcar, take a Navigationsystem.
With the bike you are in 5 minutes in Puerto Banus and 20 minutes in Marbella via the boardwalk. The beach in front of the beachclub is small and dark, I have seen better beaches.
The hotel staff was hardworking and very helpfull in all situations. The hotel has beautifull gardens inside the hotel. Wifi is free for 30 minutes a day in the bar. But when you need more watch out: It is € 7,- a day, this is really expensive. That could be better, in all the 2 star hotels in Andalusia it was for free. But you can better take Wifi for a whole week, this is 20,- and value for the money. I didn't have problems with the internet, the only thing is that you cannot use and a laptop and a smartphone at the same time.
For all inclusive you don't have to wear bracelets, everytime you order a drink or something to eat. You have to sign for your room.
This is one of the smaller hotels of Iberostar and i Loved it. I will come back more often. Almost every night there is some live music in the bar for the rest no animation. At the pool there were enough sunbeds, but everbody puts there towel there and a lot of people don't show the whole day. That is very irritating for other guests.
Afterall a perfect hotel, I will come back

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

We sincerely thank you for the time and effort spent to share your impressions about your stay at the hotel IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach; we are pleased to read that overall you had an enjoyable time among us.

We also appreciate your kind words towards our staff, their kindness and helpfulness being our hotel's main strength we will definitely congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst staying among us.

Moreover, the passion for gastronomy is one of the prime pillars of our company and we greatly appreciate your praising comments on our restaurant’s offer as in IBEROSTAR we know that meals are a very important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience, this is why our professional Chefs strive on a daily basis to prepare a wide variety of typical local dishes as well as the best international delights in order to please all palates, it is very enjoyable to read that we could conquer yours.

We are also grateful for your positive mention on your room, as we want to offer spotless and comfortable accommodations to our guests and ensure an excellent and relaxing rest during their holiday in our hotel

Once again, thank you for your kind review; we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in our hotel at your earliest convenience.

Kindest Regards,

Online Reputation Manager
IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 4 days in October overall the hotel was lovely the only slight down side was the pool area was slightly cramped and if the hotel was full there might have been sunned problems we did notice people from certain country's laying towel on the bed and not using them all day (as it was free towels we noticed 1 family claim 3 lots of sun beds in different areas causing what could've been a problem) the pool does have a lot of shaded areas. We were bed & breakfast and breakfast wise there was no problem everything you'd like for breakfast was here in abundance. Rooms were big and airy

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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IberostarHoteles, Online Reputation Manager at Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Dear Keith,

First of all we would like to thank you for your preference in selecting our IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach hotel for your holidays and for the time you spent to write your impressions about your stay as it is our best way to know where we can still improve in our daily services in order to deliver unforgettable vacation experiences to our guests.

According to the hotel policy, reserving sunbeds is not allowed. We try our best to ensure the following of this standard, especially during the high season when this happens more often and we apologize if exceptionally during your stay we weren’t able to have a total control on this matter; we commit to study a suitable solution on this point to ensure that all guests have the possibility to enjoy a relaxing sunbath by our pool area.

On the other hand, we greatly appreciate your praising comments on our gastronomy offer as in IBEROSTAR we know that meals are a very important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience, this is why our professional Chefs strive on a daily basis to prepare a wide variety of typical local dishes as well as the best international delights in order to please all palates, it is very enjoyable to read that we could conquer yours.
We are also grateful for your positive mention on your room, as we want to offer spotless and comfortable accommodations to our guests and ensure an excellent and relaxing rest during their holiday in our hotel.

Once again, thank you for your kind comments, we hope that you had a pleasant journey back home and to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in our IBEROSTAR hotels in the most beautiful destinations worldwide.

Kindest Regards,
Online Reputation Manager
IBEROSTAR Marbella Coral Beach
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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 ) 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 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
#12 Family 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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