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Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle San Ramon, 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #37 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Positive: very friendly staff, clean, nicely decorated rooms, some even with their own little garden terrace. Roof top terrace. Great location.
BUT:
1. Terrible breakfast.
2. Only stay here if you don't care about noise. We woke up at 7:30am on a Sunday morning(!) by a loud TV blurring from somewhere in the neighbourhood. Be aware that you will hear everything through the walls: slammed doors, toilets, showers, talking people.
You will get better value for money in other hotels with more stars, same price, same season.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We loved this hotel.
It has character, it's situated in the old center (close to the beach side edge) and it's very good value for money. It's clean and it has everything you need at a more than basic level.

The staff is very nice and helpful, they speak decent English but most of them speak native Russian.

The pedestrian street where it's situated is very authentic and filled with hostels.

Room Tip: The street level rooms have private terraces
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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northern ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011 via mobile

This is an excellent hotel, it's rated as a 2* but really feels alot better than that! The bedrooms are gorgeous, the staff are very helpful and friendly! The breakfast is enough to fill the tummy to lunch time. free wifi available! Roof top terrace for sunning yourself!
A short walk away you will find the pretty old towns cobbled streets filled with little boutiques restaurants and quaint bars.
To puerto banus you can get a nearby bus €1.20 or taxi €12.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradenton, FL
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

This hotel is on a pedestrian street that runs off a main road. We drove straight to it with our mapquest directions but nowhere to stop to drop-off suitcases before parking in a nearby garage (around 20 euros per 24 hour). Fortunately, garage just around corner so didn't have to drag suitcases far. Street parking next to impossible.

Hotel on lovely little street lined with potted plants. Most of the staff spoke English and were friendly and helpful. Nice, sizeable room with sliding glass doors onto narrow balcony. Bathroom okay but no surface to put anything and shower curtain too short so floor got wet. Had hairdryer. Decent breakfast included and served in small reception area: OJ, cereal, toast, cheese slices, sliced sausage, and pastries. No other meals served and no actual bar but you could get a beer (1 euro) to take to room or up to roof terrace. Nice roof terrace with views to old town and mountains. Believe there were also small apartments available on the ground floor with patio.

Perfect location. Close to the lovely old town, beach promenade, small park, and plaza with Dali sculptures. Tons of restaurants/bars all around.

This hotel may not have full amenities but charming all the same and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Stayed in newly refurbished 2 bedroom penthouse with a claw footed bathtub. Great service, spacious layout with rooftop terrace and kitchen.
Hotel Personel are 5 stars. Provided help and support throughout our month long stay.
Can't beat location, location, location.
My wife and I are retired, from Westchseter NY,we would not hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you Ericka & Elena

  • Stayed September 2010, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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copenhagen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2009

This little budget hotel has a perfect location in the old town of Marbella. Rooms have a good size and bathroom was spacious, clean and modern.

The place is very quiet and make no mistake - if you make any noise the reception will be knocking on your door in a split-second!

Having said that the staff is friendly and Jesus was very friendly and with and with humor.

We highly recommend this hotel to everybody who wants a quiet stay with a resonable hotell-bill!!

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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nissi47
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2009

Steps away from the beach and the Old Town, Hotel Central was perfect for my stay. Nothing too fancy, but the room was roomy, immaculately clean, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Amazing value!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle San Ramon, 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central 2*
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