We stayed for 5 nights B&B. At the time of booking we paid for a standard room but asked for a sea-view. We were allocated a side sea view room on the 6th floor (note the lift only goes to the 5th floor and we had to go up a small set of stairs). The room was great with a lovely view. The breakfast was fantastic, with a large selection of fruit, breads, meats, cheese, an egg station, and all the usual extras. Additionally there was champagne, a selection of cakes and a chocolate fountain! On the Thursday night there was a welcome reception for all guests with free champagne and tapas. The bar was also quite nice with reasonably priced wine - 3 Euro per glass and free snacks. The indoor pool is good however you need to wear a cap. We didn't use the hotel gym which is located in a separate building about 2 mins walk away. The spa was closed at the time of our stay. The hotel is ideally located right at the beach with private access from the hotel gardens, and a 5 min walk to nice restaurants in the old town. There is also a small car park at 12 Euros per day, however it would be busy in the summer. The hotel has excellent facilities and the staff were friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fuerte Marbella, the most emblematic hotel in the centre of Marbella, combines tradition and innovation. On the beach front and surrounded by 4000 sq. meters of garden, Fuerte Marbella Hotel is an oasis walking distance to the Marbella old town, with restaurant and shops. Most of the rooms have magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea. A 7 km long beach promenade allows gentle walking to the famous Puerto Banus, with international shopping and restaurants. Fuerte Marbella offers a complete sports centre with covered heated pool (winter only) and a beach restaurant with sun beds (extra charge, summer only). Easy access from Malaga International airport (60 km) by rental car, shuttle bus or private transfer (book through the hotel). Public direct bus to Marbella bus station is also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Fuerte Resort
- El Fuerte Marbella
- El Fuerte Hotel Marbella