Once you arrive at the Marbella Club you feel like you have been transported back 20 or 30 years to the age when Marbella had a bit of 'golden glamour' to it...this hotel is NOT cheap, and it is not for the package tour group 'set'... it is like staying at a private estate of the Von Hohenlohe family (the orginal owner/founders). It is class A for style and substance. The gardens and casitas are quiet, and well appointed. The Beach is nothing to write home about..but that goes for most of Marbella. The pools are small but heated (great for early spring swims!), the choice of restaurants is great (MC Cafe is my favourite...it is almost like being on Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills)...and the beach bar buffet is excellent. Service is exceptional all through the hotel..and the Thalasso Spa is excellent. The hotel is designed like a finca estate so if you dont like to walk distances..be prepared, and order your golf cart for transport...the upside, peace and quiet. Gorgeous gardens make every walk seem like you are anywhere but in Marbella..A great location...just far enough from Marbella to make it a good walk and keep it quiet...far enough from Puerto Banus to make it...er, far enough from Puerto Banus (!)..and it does seem like 'old marbella'.
The rooms are comfortable..we had a sea view over the spa. Apart from the occassional smell of sea water...it was great. A perfect spring break with sun/food/spa and shopping. Toiletries are excellent...fresh flowers from the garden changed daily! lots of pillows, big robes..slippers and closet space. Nothing too much trouble for staff...and waiter service at all restaurants was flawless...we had one problem with ordering one day at the MC cafe and it was immediately rectified and they made up for the 'lack of service' with a free glass of champagne and we had not even complained!!! Illy coffee is served at ts establishement...great! Wine...great choice and reasonably priced. Honestly...it is like a step back to good old fashioned quality service...ok, at a price. BUT - it is authentic. It is of the highest standard and THAT never goes out of fashion. Congrats on it being a leading hotel of the world...we agree, and we'll be back. One last tip...Sushi Des Artistes across the road is one of the best restaurants for sushi we have ever experienced...creative, delicious and stylish...if you can tear yourself away from the Marbella Club...try it, you wont be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the Southern Spanish Costa del Sol, on the heart of the 'Golden Mile' only 5 minutes to Old Town Marbella and Puerto Banus, the Marbella Club Hotel • Golf Resort & Spa enjoys 325 days of sunshine. Open year round, the renowned Marbella Club Hotel, one of the "The Leading Hotels of the World" was once the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe and features 37 luxury bedrooms, 78 suites, 14 Andalusian-Style villas and the majestic Villa del Mar, throughout 42.000 Square metres (452.083 Sq. Ft.) Of lush subtropical garden.In addition to its stunning accommodations and grounds, the Marbella Club also offers guests a wide variety of amenities and activities including two outdoor heated swimming pools, seasonal water sports, fitness centre, 10 tennis and 4 paddle courts at sister hotel, Puente Romano (only a 5-10 minute beach walk away), Kid's Club by minimec, shopping gallery, equestrian centre, Dave-Thomas designed 18-hole golf course within the hills of Benahavis, Thalasso Spa, an 800 square metre (8.611 Sq. Ft.) State-of-the-art facility with dynamic indoor sea water pool, steam baths and saunas, a solarium and 12 treatment rooms and more. The hotel also features six bars and restaurants including the famous Beach Club Buffet, legendary Grill Restaurant and avant garde MC Cafe. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marbella Hotel