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“Excellent value and great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Lima Marbella
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avda Antonio Belon 2, 29602 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #16 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
London
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Excellent value and great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We booked this for a long weekend so wanted to stay somewhere clean and comfortable but keep the cost reasonable. Couldn't believe just how close the hotel was to both the beach and the main street. It is also close to the Old Quarter where many more restuarants and shops could be found. Rooms were basic but comfortable and clean. We could have done with tea/coffee making facilities in the room, so it was unfoortunate they didn't have this, but for a long weekend it wasn't a big deal. Breakfast was 5.70 Euros, but you could eat as much cold meat, bread, cereals and spreads as you liked - considering the nearest "breakfast" cafe down the road didn't open until eleven, we were quite happy with the hotel breakfast!
The only downside of being so close to the action is that on Friday and Saturday nights we had to have our windows shut and the aircon on because of the noise - seems like both nights are party nights, and it goes on well into the early hours!! The noise itself was tolerable, but it was the occasion shouting and screaming from certain individuals that actually niggled. But overall, a great hotel and yes, we would go back there!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for you review. We plan in the not too distant future to put the service of tee and coffee in the rooms. Concerning th night noises, I am with you that the citizenship of any other citizen leaves much to be desired. As strong hug and I hope to be able to chat with you personally..
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The good points:

- Very Central: 30 sec to the beach!
- Room and bed comfortable
- Staff there 24h a day
- Many attractions near by
- Very very good price for what you get - that's the BEST point! Safe, clean, no risk of mugging or dodgy things around. Located in nice area with plenty of tourists, taxi and locals too! Nice to see them everywhere as sometimes you only see foreigners but near Lima/beaches many locals!
- With a bit of renovations and EFFORT this hotel could be amazing!

The bad/average points:

- Breakfast very basic, only coffe, tea, bread/spreads, yogurt/cheese/salmi= no hot food or eggs.
- Lady serving at breakfast rude and pushy
- Decor very old, not enough lightbulbs, nor many natural light, room furniture from the 30's
- Some of the staff not really friendly - appear to be tired or can't be bothered as paying so little? Not the smiliest bunch but some where nice.
- No sea view and seems that all rooms have views of other buildings.
- LOTS of noise due to road work below the hotel (not their fault)

Conclusions:

WILL defiantly come back again as the price is of great values which enabled me to spend extra cash in restaurants and clubs. I recommend it to all who don't need/ cant afford a 5* luxury accommodation as you will be strategically located centrally and Marbella is an awesome place to visit.

thank you very much hotel Lima for your hospitality, hope to see you in the summer!!!

Loved week staying with you.

Mikey

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments. We take note of the negative to get better.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

I will start with the negative, although for its central location it's very good this does have it's pitfalls, the locals don't seem to leave the restaurants until 2-3am and the noise then drops until around 6am when the bin men arrive, drop off for another hours and the first of the room cleans starts with the dragging of beds, the best time to sleep is 3-5pm. Now the positive, friendly hotel, clean, helpful and willing to please

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Gary,

I regret that you have not enjoyed their holiday.
Our city was full at Easeter and being surrounded by entertainment venues, we cannot control external noises. Concerning the noise to make our maids making the beds, we note and improve in that respect. I ask apologies and the next time that you visit us or our city, I would like to be able to speak more with you.

Best regards,

José Antonio García
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a great location. Right in the middle of town and 50 yards from sea. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, banks and shops and only a few yards from The Old Town.
Very helpful staff and secure parking if you need it but at a bit more per night.
No tea/coffee facilities in the room though.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Mr Graham,

Thankyou very much for your comments.
This and the good weather that you enjoy make a wondefull holidays.
We hope to see you in you next visit to our city
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Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Excellent location and many important facilities nearby. Opposite to the hotel is little grocery where you can find some local wines for almost nothing. Hotel rooms are big enough and sleeping conditions are good.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Gerente at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
The Feedback with our guest is important for our grow professionally.
Thanks for your comments.
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Glasgow, UK
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Hotel is in an excellent location, 5mins walk to the beach/port and lots of restaurants and about 10-15mins walk to the old town shops. There is an amazing tapas restaurant a few minutes from the hotel (taberna del pintxo).
I thought the resort prices were very reasonable in comparison to UK, Large glass of wine 2 euros, small beers under a euro and cocktails 5 euros.
Lovely beach and bars in the area. It was busy but mainly with older couples and families and not tacky or full of hen/stag do's when we were there.

The hotel itself is basic but the rooms & balcony were large and very clean.
There were a lot of roadworks outside the hotel when we were there, they started drilling and hammering around 8am but we were on a high floor so the noise was bearable for teh most part.

Breakfast was included in our package. It was pretty basic with yoghurt, different breads, cereal and a few meats & cheeses.

We took the ferry to Puerto Banus (30mins) one day but i preferred our area and everything was more expensive there too.

Would definitely book Hotel Lima for a future trip.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments.
Yes, our location is excellent and the great number of restaurants
around us makes our Hotel an idyllic place.
If the pintxo is an amazing tapas bar.
The rooms are basic and clean and space are
our product differentiators.

We hope to see them and see the new avenida Miguel Cano.

A hug
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had a great time in Marbella in September , and i say a big thank you to hotel Lima for their part in the experience. We will return and it will be the only hotel for us. It was recommended to us by my son , who lives in Spain, and he is a regular visitor.
location, helpful staff, room cleanliness ,and value for money , they can't be beaten.
breakfast is adequate, decor is dated, but it has a certain charm & .character. liked the balcony. Don't bother looking elsewhere, It is a very good hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotellima, Director General at Hotel Lima Marbella, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Steve,

First of all I apologise for the delay in answering you.
Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy that you will enjoy
an unforgettable experience at our Hotel.
If returns to visit us, I'd like to meet you in person.

A big hug
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Address: Avda Antonio Belon 2, 29602 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lima Marbella 2*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lima is one of the most central, and best value hotels in Marbella, just 150 metres from both the beach and the old town. The hotel's location allows you to forget the car and to enjoy just strolling around and exploring everything Marbella has to offer: whether it's the beach, a spot of culture or the great shopping by day or the restaurants, bars and flamenco by night.A beautiful walk separates you from the old town of Marbella which attracts many visitors all year round for its variety of different shops and restaurants. During the course of this walk, you'll find a taxi rank next to Cafe Marbella (a reference point of the town), and two bus stops in Ricardo Soriano Avenue, to Malaga and San Pedro de Alcántara. You can also enjoy a horse-drawn carriage drive.If you want to enjoy the famous beaches of Marbella, Faro, Venus and Fontanilla are the nearest, just 5 minutes from the hotel.More than 40 years' experience of working in hotels in Marbella - and in many other places - has formed our staff, who will do everything they can to make sure your stay at Hotel Lima is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. ... more   less 
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