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Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Urb. Guadalmina Baja s/n, 29678 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #27 of 77 hotels in Marbella
Chesham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Great location, professional service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I are looking forward to returning here next year. We don't play golf so no interest in that other than the observing of those that do. We think golf might be the reason why this hotel seemed to have fewer children running around and for us that was a positive - we've done the family holiday thing many years ago. The beach-side location was enjoyable and if you're energetic enough you can walk along the beach to San Pedro where there's a fantastic mile-long prom and huge beach with good swimming. You'll pass a really great fish restaurant right on the beach, El Anclar (The Anchor) but from the hotel you'll need a taxi. But not for El Cortico which is just round the corner from the hotel and popular with hotel guests and locals on account of the excellent food and service. Breakfast at the hotel is great in the feature restaurant with 180 degree views of the sea - very high quality and a nice bar area too. We had a spacious room with a partial sea view and small terrace for sitting out - three of our criteria; very smart bathroom too. Slightly tricky to find first time if you're driving, through a residential area of gated expensive properties. But can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We like a sea view and terrace and many rooms have.
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  • Stayed April 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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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Dear guest,

First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us. It is very grateful to see that we have satisfied our guest’s needs with our services and facilities.
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we would like to welcome you to our Hotel and places around in the near future.
Yours sincerely,

Fernando Al-Farkh

Director General
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Heswall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our golf society visited this resort in October for our annual trip. The hotel was excellent and has a picturesque sea front location. We were very impressed with the quality of the rooms, reception area, restaurant and bar, particularly given the competitive price we had paid for the three night and three round package. We played both the North and South courses, which were enjoyable and a good challenge for all. However, we found the golf marshals attitude towards our group, which we experienced on a number of occasions, to be rude, unfriendly and unnecessarily over officious and for this reason unfortunately we would be unlikely to return to the resort.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear guest,

We are very happy to read your kind review about your experience in Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort.

We are very sorry about what happened with the marshall.
As you know the golf club is another company, we have never had any problems of the kind that you tell us.

In any case we discuss their complaints to those responsible for the Real Club de Golf Guadalmina.

We are sure that on your next visit you may check only been an isolated case.

Your Sincerely

Fernando Al-Farkh
Director General
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We are coming from the Netherlands and got married in the south of Spain. During our weekend stay with all our friends from the Netherlands at Hotel Guadalmina we had an excellent pre-wedding party. Guadalmina created a special lounge area for us where they served great Spanish food and very nice wines. The service was perfect and they were very flexible.
The rooms were very nice especially the ones that had a make over. The pool area and the beach are both great including the view on the Ocean. The food that is being served at the pool is nice but a little bit expensive. Overall we had a lovely stay and so had all our friends.
Guadalmina, hope to stay with you soon!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear guest,

First of all, thank you very much for your kind comments about your experience in our Hotel. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed our service and facilities.

Is a great satisfacion know accordind your words all the effort we are making is reflected in their comments.

Your Sincerely
Fernando Al-Farkh

Director General
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Dublin
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

When you see the 360 sea view in the dining room, and the beautifully spacious pool area set right on the beach front, it is virtually impossible to complain about this hotel.

60 of my wedding guests (including myself and the groom) stayed here in Sept and all fell in love with the place.
For the price you pay, you would struggle to get better value for money in Europe.
We all loved it and cannot wait to come back again.

The highlights for us:
- The pool/beach. Tranquil, serene, spacious, spotless, incredible view
- The Spa. Had one of the best massages of my entire life- the lympathic massage. Had this the day before I got married and it really relaxed me!
- The breakfast /dining room. Having a 360 view of the sea while drinking a glass of morning cava- what’s not to love


A few tiny downsides (but not bad enough to make me give it less than a 5 star review!)
- There was sometimes a smell of sewerage in our room, on and off
- The prices at the pool bar/restaurant are pretty exorbitant. A fiver for a coke for eg.
- The location- it is remote- BUT it’s 5 minutes in a cab to Puerto Banus, and cabs are easy to get. In the end we loved the remote location, It was so relaxing!


This really is a hidden gem, i doubt i'd stay anywhere else when in Marbella. Close enough to teh action while being far enough removed to have a peaceful stay!

Room Tip: Junior suite 301 is absolutely incredible!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
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Estimado Cliente,

Muchas gracias por el tiempo empleado en escribir sobre nuestro Hotel.

Sus comentarios acerca de nuestro establecimiento y de su estancia con nosotros son el reflejo del buen trabajo y el esfuerzo que estamos haciendo para conseguir que nuestros clientes tengan una estancia inolvidable.

Es para nosotros, también, motivo de gran satisfacción, que unos días tan señalados para Usted, le hayan sido tan agradables.

En lo referente a los precios, intentamos siempre, que sean los mas competitivos posible, teniendo en cuenta los hoteles de la zona.

Así mismo tomamos buena nota de las " pequeñas desventajas " que estoy seguro, estarán solventadas en su próxima visita.

Atentamente,
Fernando Al-Farkh

Director General
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LONDON NW11
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

this is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. I think it is even better now than last time. the staff are excellent and most proficient. the rooms are kept to a very high standard, I love the way the bed linen is changed every day. the buffet breakfast is very good with a great selection of hot and cold food plus a good selection of breads and fresh fruit. The star attraction has to be the swimming pool. very comfortable sun beds and shady umbrellas. the beach is beautiful and the new cabanas is a great addition. the only downside to the pool is the access to the pool. the aluminium steps are very unstable and difficult to use. they should have at least one step way into the pool. I think for a 4 star hotel this has every thing. as to my headline, I understand the prices are to rise very steeply next year. I think this is a grave mistake and will put people of coming to the hotel. and I am afraid that will include me. according to the website the price of a superior room is to rise by nearly 50%. this is not acceptable, I will not come back if this proves to be the case.

Room Tip: always go for a superior room if you can afford it.
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  • 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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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
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Estimado Cliente,

Es para nosotros muy importante que se haya tomado un tiempo en opinar sobre nuestro Hotel.

El desayuno y nuestra restauración en general esta trabajando continuamente para mejorar en todos los aspectos, cosa que después de sus palabras , nos congratula.

Los precios siempre intentamos que sean igual o mas bajos que los demás hoteles de la zona, cosa que podrá comprobar, estoy seguro el próximo año cuando vuelva.

En cuanto al acceso a la piscina no le quepa la menor duda, que tomamos buena nota de sus recomendaciones.

Atentamente
Fernando Al-Farkh
Director General
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Driebergen-Rijsenburg
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Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Perfectly situated on the beach front. Excellent golf course - good restaurants and service. Easy check-in. Large rooms and very spacious bathroom. Partial sea view with a comfortable varanda for each room. Outstanding breakfast with more rhan enough of everything.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Guest.

First of all I want to thank you for taking the time to write your experience in our hotel.

Our location next to our kitchen have always been of very good comments, thing that you have seen during your stay.

Reiterate the gratitude of his words and I hope you visit us soon.

Yours sincerely
Fernando Al-Farkh
Director General
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I have stayed at this resort twice in the last year. So after considering options for my brothers upcoming 40th birthday the choice has been easy to make.
In April the level of service we received from all staff within the resort was 2nd to none. The golf course at the hotel was one of the best we played in Europe. The location, right on the sea, the rooms, spacious, and the breakfast, tasty and loads of choice.
But its the staff and their attention to detail. Alina on reservations, sorting out our rooming requests.
Nerea at the golf desk, sorting teetimes and courses for 12 golfers. The assured welcome from the reception staff. Thanks for everything and we will see you soon.

Room Tip: Get a sea view its worth the upgrade
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guadalmina, Director General at Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
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Estimado Cliente,

Muchísimas gracias por sus palabras dedicadas a nuestro Hotel y personal.

Comentarios como el suyo compensan el esfuerzo que estamos haciendo para mejorar en todos los aspectos.

Así mismo agradecerle en nombre de todo el personal y en especial de Alina y Nerea su opinión sobre ellos.

A la espera de, estoy seguro, de su próxima visita, reciba un cordial saludo,

Fernando Al-Farkh

Director General
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Additional Information about Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort

Address: Urb. Guadalmina Baja s/n, 29678 Marbella, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Marbella
#6 Spa Hotel in Marbella
#15 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#15 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Guadalmina Spa & Golf Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Guadalmina SPA & Golf Resort. MarbellaAn unbeatable location right on the Beach and by two Golf Courses. Located only ten minutes from Marbella and Estepona and only five minutes from Puerto Banus. Restaurants offering International cuisine, Cocktail Bar, Beach Club, Business Centre, WIFI, Outdoor Sea Water Swimming pool, Solarium, Pool Bar, Meeting Rooms for events & Celebrations. ... more   less 
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