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Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle San Ramon, 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #33 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
Gibraltar
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Great location lovely hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We booked this hotel last minute for a night in Marbella as we only live an hour or so away: great little find in a quiet pedestrian street in the old town. Great location. Hotel looks like it has had a recent refurb and the attention to detail and care in decorating the room is clear. Lovely room with a really pretty authentic Spanish patio all to yourself! Staff we friendly and helpful and breakfast was ok for the price we paid! Great value for money : we'll maintained and lovely decor: would recommend this to anyone for a fab bargin in a lovely part of the 'real' Marbella.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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English first
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I was currently staying at this Hotel with 3 of my friends. I tell you what, we loved it! Awesome place to stay, the staff is always there to help and they provide a good service! The rooms are really comfortable and cosy! Everything is really close by; all the bars, restaurants and night clubs. It is very easy to get to Puerto Banus, where we spent most of the time partying :P
So I advise all of you if you are in Marbella, stay at that hotel, you wont regret it! :D

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wirral
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We've just returned from a one night stay in this hotel. Four of us rented the penthouse for 160 Euros. Great little hotel in an ideal location however if there attention to detail in the apartment had of been to a higher standard then this would have been a very good, not an average - Lots of small frustrating details that make your stay hassle free.

Matt

www.banskostudio.co.uk

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 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.

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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 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

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
57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
51 helpful votes 51 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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Additional Information about Central

Address: Calle San Ramon, 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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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