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“sun and beach holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Fuerte Marbella
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Avda. el Fuerte s/n, 29602 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #14 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“sun and beach holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

once again we were back to the hotel Fuerte Marbella. we arrived on the 19th to the 24th.. The weather was lovely while we were there.. as always the staff at the hotel were excellent, tending to our every need and so so helpful. So much to do and see every time we come. There is an excellent market on the Monday in Marbella with something for everyone very reasonable.. This time my husband went to see the bull ring which is walking distance from the hotel. We took a trip on the hover craft down to Puerto banus and that was only fifteen return per couple and well worth it, beautiful to see the area from the sea.... food lovely in the hotel and also lots of lovely restaurants on the promenade and also the old town, but eating and enjoying you will have no problem in Marbella choosing the Hotel Fuerte Marbella is a very nice choice.

Room Tip: we stayed on the second floor in room 233 and it was very well positioned with lovely views of the s...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We thank you for your several stays with us and for your review which many travellers will find very interesting. We are glad to know you enjoy our service and the food. The team & I look forward to welcoming you soon again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My partner and I try and get in a 4/5 night stay at least once,if not twice, a year.It is slightly old fashioned but that's the charm because it is elegant without being stuffy.You are always met by a friendly welcome at reception and if the room isn't ready ( we often arrive quite early) your bags will be looked after and you will receive a complimentary drink's voucher.It's in a great location overlooking the promenade and only 4/5 minutes up to Orange Square .We try to reserve a sea view which is worth the extra but on this last visit we also had some difficulty with the aircon which was pretty feeble - we did ask for it to be fixed but it didn't make much difference.We hadn't experienced that on our earlier visits so perhaps this was a one off? There's a very good choice at breakfast but we normally eat out in the evenings but that's our choice.Pool area is superb - there's always room to stake yourselves out and towels changed without a problem.We'll keep going back!

Room Tip: Sea view is best
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  • Stayed October 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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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your several stays and you review. Thank you also for letting me know about the aircon problem. If I could have your room number and date of departure, this would be very helpful to sort it out.

We look forward to having many opportunities in the future to welcome you and your partner. The Fuerte Marbella Team.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I spent a week at this hotel while visiting friends who live in Marbella.I was very happy with my choice,the pool was excellent,lovely gardens to walk about in or just down the steps straight on to the beach.my room was adequate as I was on my own,and to be honest I spent very little time in it. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice,would I stay again,most definitely,I would not consider anywhere else.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much for choosing Fuerte Marbella. We are glad to know we would be the option in your next visit. The team and I look forward to welcoming you soon again.
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Baildon, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

we have stayed at the hotel before and feel the hotel is on the slide on the plus side the location still fantastic .we had a full sea view room which was comfortable the air con was not as good as it should be in a four star hotel .the buffet breakfast is extensive but the hot food was cool and bacon under cooked and I think the hotel needs to invest in new food heaters plus the lady at the omelette /egg station did not know the meaning of eggs easy over again not 4 star service the bar noble patio area is very good but food menu needs updating (it was great a few years ago) also some of the staff in the bar have definite attitude problem . this review gives me no pleasure as we have had some good stays in the past at el fuerte but think as I have said before its on the slide

Room Tip: get full sea room if you must go
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your several stays and for your review, which will help us improve and meet your expectations. With our best regards.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed at this hotel at the end of September. A superb location and good facilities. Bar Noble decor a little outdated and the menu for bar snacks needs to be improved to give a wider choice.
Staff were very pleasant but one in particular called Amanda was more interested in looking at her mobile phone which was in a drawer in Bar Noble hence I had to wait for a while to be served.
Breakfast menu was excellent and always plenty to choose from.
Room service which was only used once was excellent and cost 3 euros.
I had a side sea view room but although the balcony was big the general view was poor and it did not get a lot of sun.
The flamenco show which seems to be the regular Thursday night entertainment was excellent.
The hotel is set in lovely grounds and is certainly worthy of its 4 star rating.

Room Tip: Choose a front sea view room to get the best of the sun.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for staying with us in September and for your feedback. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed our superb location, good facilities, the choice of our breakfast and the flamenco show we have every Thursday. We also thank you for your recommendations for the Bar Noble decor, the snacks menu and service. The team & I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Hotel Fuerte Marbella is a beautiful hotel in a great location with a wonderful helpful staff. Really couldnt ask for anything more.
The rooms were beautiful. We had a great ocean view with lovely patio.
The staff was always friendly and helpful.
Wish I was back there now.

Room Tip: didnt use the spa so I cannot say anything about that.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you very much for your stayd and your review. We are glad you found Hotel Fuerte Marbella beautiful and in a great location with a wonderful helpful staff. The team & I hope you will be back sometime in the future!.
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this excellent hotel for a long weekend as a base for playing golf around Marbella. I found the hotel to be of very good quality and would highly recommend it. The breakfast is excellent as well.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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FMARBELLA, Gerente at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thanks for your stay. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed you golf weekend in Marbella and your stay with us. Look forward to welcoming you soon again. Best regards.
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Address: Avda. el Fuerte s/n, 29602 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Marbella
#6 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#9 Family Hotel in Marbella
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fuerte Marbella 4*
Number of rooms: 263
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
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