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“As they say on their A frame board "2 star hotel with 4 star service".” 5 of 5 stars
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Central
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle San Ramon, 15, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #36 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
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“As they say on their A frame board "2 star hotel with 4 star service".”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

We booked for 1 night and stayed 11, such was the homely, friendly atmosphere and a great town in Marbella.
The hotel is well positioned for the old town and the beach promenade - the best part of Marbella - forget plastic Puerto Banus.
The ladies on reception were delightful which really makes a 2 star hotel seem and feel much more.
The rooms are a good size, very clean, comfortable and quiet.
The value, certainly in February, was excellent...remember it is a 2 star. If you just want to be in town this is a great option.
Wi-fi worked excellently..BBC 1 and 2 as well and a nice cooked bacon and egg breakfast..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Lovely ground floor comfort room, tastefully decorated with garden terrace as well. Excellent location and value for money? Ideal place to stay if visiting the charming old town of marbella can be difficult to find as located in a quiet small street so ensure you have directions

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hotel Central is situated yards from a main road yet due to it being located on a pedestrian street it's blissfully quiet but only minutes from the beach or the old town. Very friendly staff, lovely individually styled rooms with free wifi and English TV channels. Public parking is just round the corner at 20Euro per day. Hard to believe its only a 2*, would certainly stay here again when next visiting Marbella.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The reasons we chose this hotel : price and location. My husband and I are from Ireland, and we were on holiday in Andalusia (Southern Spain). We spent a few days on the Mediterranean, and Hotel Central was an excellent location -- 5 minute walk to the Sea; right next to "Old Town Marbella;" close to bus stops, little bakeries, produce shops, etc. We loved this hotel ! Wonderful, attentive, friendly staff, very clean and nice size room; excellent rates (winter, very off-season); lovely roof-top patio. We especially enjoyed the hotel staff. They were very professional and we enjoyed their company! John and Ilenea, Ireland

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is rated as a 2 Star but i thought it was great value for money. And would rate it much higher. The rooms are good sized. The bathrooms are also decent sized. The interiors of the room and bathroom were nice and well maintained. The hotel is not very easy to find in the small lane in Calle Ramon. But once you enter the building , it has an old world charm about it.
I think the best thing about the hotel was the front office lady, Regina if i remember her name right. She was helpful before and during our stay. She was very helpful and professional.
The hotel location was also good. Just a 2 minute walk to the beach and lane facing the beach with all the bars and restuarants. The breakfast was basic but good enough.
a trip to Purto Barnes is highly reccommended.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

My sister & I stayed in a comfort room here which was beautifully decorated and very comfortable although light was poor in the room.
Our balcony was pretty with lots of foliage but did not get much sun :-(
The location is fabulous, very close to old town, 5mins walk to the beach and for a lively night out Puerto Banus is a short taxi journey away.
Refreshments are only 1euro in the foyer.
Free wifi in the room was pretty good too.
Breakfast was hit & miss to be honest, we ate late in the morning when the coffee was barely luke warm and they did not have any orange juice! Eggs, bacon & croissants were nice though.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 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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