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Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Crta de Cadiz, Km 193 | Urb. Marbella del Este, 29604 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“I'd go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This resort is not really close to anything in Marbella, it is a beach front property. That means morning walks and runs are just a few steps away. So that far outweighs it's proximity to grocery stores and restaurants. And, yes there is a small market and a restaurant and resto/bar on-site, but for those staying for multiple days may find it helpful to do some actual grocery shopping. The nearest store is a an uphill and then downhill and not at all pedestrian friendly 15 minute walk.

All condos have balconies and some even have beach views. There are family pools, and indoor pools and even adult only pools. That way everyone has options.

The front desk staff is exceptional. They were always nice and extremely helpful. They helped us confirm excursion reservations not associated with the resort and assisted with interEuropean travel and side trips and local transport, too.

And for those not interested in not leaving the property, they'll find plenty to do. The resort offers exercise and other fun classes on a daily basis -- as long as there is interest. This info is posted on a board each week and that information is also given to guests upon check-in.

All in all, I'd recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed in the Marriot Marbella beach resort at our friend's apartment. Second time we have stayed there, and the level of service and overall feel of the resort did not disappoint. The grounds are quite immaculate, and the staff and facilities generally are excellent. We own timeshares in the Marriott Son Antem resort in Palma, and if they were still available for sale in this resort, would love to own one here too. Wonderful resort, with a beautiful stretch of beach front too, and close to all the restaurants and hotels in Marbella and Puerto Banus. Only word of advice is that the shop on site is very expensive, so for day to day needs it's advisable to visit the supermarket close by for supplies.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Romsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Second visit and second fantastic break. Everything about the place is exceptional. The apartments are spotless and all the staff are very helpful and polite. Went with friends and they were pleased about every aspect of the resort.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I recently visited Spain on business for 4 nights, and our Spanish distributor recommended this resort. I was there with a colleague, so we booked a two bedroom apartment with full kitchen, and weren't disappointed. It was gorgeous. I often stay in 5 star accommodation when I travel. The decor was lovely, the apartment was beautiful looking and very clean. We had a lovely bathroom each - the master bathroom with its own large spa bath. And the mattresses - oh my goodness, they were just divine. Like sinking into clouds. I'd definitely return here, and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed at the Marriotts Marbella beach and enjoyed it each time. The standard of the hotel is excellent. Staff are very friendly and could not be more helpful.
The food at the beach bar and Charlies is good, however El Med seemed quite expensive.
We stayed in a 3 bed with our friends and their 2 children. We had plenty of room and as ever facilities are good with equipped kitchen.
The balcony was not huge but sufficed.
Restaurants nearby seemed to have improved with several good ones in walking distance, Da Vinos v good.
Excellent holiday would strongly recommend staying there.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We arrived as part of a hen group at around 1pm. 3 rooms had been reserved but only 2 were available before 4. Note a card is required for the room, we weren't notified before we arrived but luckily one of our group had there's.

The complex is very clean and has beautiful surroundings. The poolside bars were a little expensive, €17.50 for burger and chips and €4 a drink, however I guess this is the norm in Marbella.

The 3 bed suites were beautiful, each double bedroom had its own bathroom and tv with full English tv channels.
The kitchen has full utensils and a started pack for tea and coffee.
My advice would be to either drive or get taxi back from the supermarket further down the road, as with any complex their on site supermarket can be pricey. The pool was spotlessly clean.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We are owners of 3 different Marriott timeshares and have traveled to many of their destinations. Traded a 2 bedroom and luckily, received a 3 bedroom unit at Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort for the end of March 2013.

Flew into Malaga, rented a car, and drove to the resort. I had read directions on the website and also here on Tripadvisor so no problem with directions at all. Watch for the Don Carlos hotel and you know you are almost there. Beautiful drive from the airport to the resort.

We received Unit 3131, top floor, perfect location with direct view of the water. One side bedroom looked down to the giant chess board which was kind of neat.

The unit was huge! Full kitchen, each bedroom had its own bathroom. Washer/dryer utility room right inside the unit's entrance. We had a bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived on the dining room table--our anniversary was that week. Called for robes and they delivered them--what a nice concept! Noticed people in robes and called the front desk and they delievered them to our room--have never had robes in a Marriott timeshare resort-but in Marriott hotel resorts.

Daily maid service of new towels, making the bed, and trash removal. Initial day coffee supplies offered, but we had stopped at Open Cor (about a 5 minute car drive over the bridge) and gone grocery shopping to buy more coffee and supplies for the week.

Ate 3 breakfast buffets at their restaurant. The front desk offers you a discount of 20% off if you book a minimum of 3 breakfasts during the week and makes reservations for the days you pick. You are charged if you do not show. We enjoyed the variety of foods, beautiful view of the sea, and filled us up until dinner time.

Ate first night at Charlie's and got there an hour after they opened, all seats taken, and waited about 20 minutes for a table--popular place! Okay food.

We were busy all week doing various sightseeing so did not have any downtime to just sit at the pool and relax. There is so much in the area to see & so many sightseeing excursions it was hard to pick. Marriott sends you an e-mail of their excursions prior to your arrival so you can look through their offerings and somewhat plan out your week.

The resort's property was beautiful--noticed daily workers tending to various landscaping needs, did not see anything dirty or out of place. Even the basement parking lot was spotless!

I must not have understood the washer/dryer as it took me forever to do about 4 loads of laundry.

Walked early on the beach a couple of mornings--more rocky than "normal" sandy beaches, but still a pretty setting with the beach umbrellas they were setting up.

Safe, beautiful, clean resort we'd love to return to again as still have lots to explore!

  • Stayed March 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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Address: Crta de Cadiz, Km 193 | Urb. Marbella del Este, 29604 Marbella, Spain
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 ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Marbella
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#6 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 288
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