Myself and my wife decided to celebrate our anniversary by spending a week in Marbella. My sister said that the location of the El Fuerte hotel was close to perfect. There are daily filghts from my local airport, Cork to Malaga (2 hours twenty). Marbella is only about 40-50 minutes drive from Malaga's Pablo Picasso airport. The hotel is rated as a four star. That point is debatable. The rooms are not four star, period. The reception is S-L-O-W. There never seemed to be enough staff. There is no free Wi-Fi!! I find that almost unbelievable, especially when you consider that 99% of the restaurants and bars around the Hotel had free Wi-Fi. The breakfast is excellent, with a large variety of fruit, breads, cakes, cookies, cereals, hot meals etc. The hotel is situated right on the beech, with a promenade separating it from the sand. It it very close, 300m, from the Old Town of Marbella, which is fantastic. The "Prom" is about 30 km long, so you can enjoy some lovely walks or cycles if you like that kind of thing. I speak fluent Spanish, so I enjoyed talking to the staff, who are very friendly and helpful. We got a special deal for the end of April; so we considered it good value. However if we had gone just a week later, the price had shot up and became, in my opinion too expensive for what the Hotel offers.
- 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