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Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Edgar Neville S/N | Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #32 of 77 hotels in Marbella
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“Beautiful but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Ok guys, when we got there we had a rental car so we asked hotel about parking and they said it was 15 e per day, yikes, however, worry not plenty of parking outside. When we arrived we were greeted by lovely staff. We went to our room junior suite which over looked a wall and it was just depressingly dull. We paid 1300 for this accommodation. I called reception to get a different room/ upgrade we ended up upgrading to executive suite over looking the sea with wall to wall windows it was absolutely amazing the views etc, although this cost an extra 550e which I think was a bit much considering the amount we had already paid :-(
Breakfast was good choice of champaign :-) lots to choose from couldn't fault this at all cakes, cereal, fruit, eggs , etc.
bacon location was excellent 5 mins walk along beach to get to the port , hotel fairly expensive and the beach bar also but the prawn pil pil was amazing :-) would go back to this hotel everything was perfect except the wallet :-p

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

We arrived and were greeted by friendly staff . Throughout the stay the staff were approachable and helpful. The rooms although a little on the small side but were clean and well furnished. The balcony was big and was a perfect place to sit and read or sit and end the day with a glass of wine. The bathroom and shower worked well and the water was always hot at the end of the day . We arrived late and had a wonderful dinner in the hotel restaurant . The fillet steak was huge and tender and the staff in the restaurant welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were plentiful and there was a huge amount of choice with fresh meats, pastries, fruit , yoghurt and eggs anyway you liked- brilliant omelettes.
All in all I would highly recommend this as a hotel with friendly staff ,good food and peace and quiet

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We booked this hotel as a last minute stopover. It was so nice we checked out at the latest time of 12.00 and stayed around the pool until 16.00! The location is stunning at the end of a quiet road and backing onto the beach. The dining room is set at the back of the beach with just a paved promenade separating the hotel from the beach. The dinner menu was excellent and the breakfast buffet, the most extensive I have ever seen. Just to make our stay even more perfect we were given a free upgrade to a most massive Junior Suite. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: A sea view is a definite bonus on an upper floor.
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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 October 29, 2013

This hotel is just out the way of all the busy, noisy part of Banus but close enough to walk down the boardwalk to and right on the beach. Nice rooms, well kept, modern, nice balconies. Roof terrace if you pay a bit extra. The pool doesn't get the sun all day so make the most. Good range of food at breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We booked three nights four days and have just returned back from the most relaxing break ive ever had...

We booked our transfer prior to hol although tbh it wasnt busy at airport so could have got a taxi easily. First impression of hotel was nice. We arrived to our room... view opposite the pool and sea front ground floor and was lovely... bed huge!!!! Very clean and decoration was nice... not like previous reviews... unfortunately the walls are a little thin and we kept hearing the couple next door rowing after reporting to reception three times they called in security but it was a british young couple who had no respect of being in a 5* hotel... the hotel was amazing and instantly upgraded our room free of charge for remainder of visit... and the junior room was massive... kitchen... including dishwasher! !! Two tvs... sofas... huge balcony... couldnt fault the service.


Breakfast had a variety .... typical english breakfast. .. fresh fruit... cereal... bakery items... tea coffee and champagne! !!! Fresh cooked eggs on request. ...


Walk into the marina was spectacular. ... lovely restaurants...


Had a massage on beach ... a must


Only downside the pool was quite cold and although it was 24-26ºc everyday in october the pool could have done with being heated...


We are deffo booking again...

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I stayed at this hotel twice in October and i have some feedback for other travellers:
First the good points - its great location in a nice quiet area, perfect for the beach which is right next to the hotel. The walk to Banus is only 15 minutes along the sea front and is a lovely walk. The restaurants on the terrace i think are really good, friendly quick and good service. Basically everything in one place is great.
Not so good points - the hotel gym is the size of a "shoebox" why do hotels have gyms that are ridiculously small, there are people that like a good workout! - put some music or TV in there at least to make it more interesting!. i saw one other review about the swimming pool beds and agree they are so uncomfortable and you "slide" on them - please put some cushions on them if you want to be called a 5* hotel. The standard double rooms very small and why is it that the maids in hotels have to make so much noise early in the morning i am sure to try and encourage you to leave your room early - well it works of course. The Tv in the rooms is old fashioned needs to be changed why not put some nice plasma TV? The breakfast is not the best experience there are far too many people having to wait for an egg to be prepared its like queing for school dinners .Overall is good hotel and i would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have stayed here several times before and once again a great holiday, stayed in a Banus Suite which to me has the best views from a floor to ceiling window in the lounge and bedroom, its lovely waking to the sound of the waves lapping the sand, the best alarm, as i have said before great breakfast all the usual cooked, cold meats and cheese, pastries breads and a very busy egg counter, this hotel has its own section of the beach with a bar and snacks served to you on your sun lounger so you dont even have to move, a special mention to the guy serving from the beach bar he came round often to take orders and was very nice.

The hotel has made a few changes from last year including a sports bar that has football games on this keeps my son and husband happy when their team are playing, also a new champagne bar just off the beach.

Room Tip: Go for a suite for a better sea view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus

Address: C/ Edgar Neville S/N | Nueva Andalucía, 29660 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unbeatable location. This beachfront resort is only 15 minutes walk from the centre of Puerto Banus. Hotel Imperator Guadalpin Banus 5* has 181 exclusive rooms decorated with noble materials & luxury finishings, offering splendid views of the Mediterranean Sea in an atmosphere of privacy and rest. You can also enjoy an exclusive and varied gastronomic offer in an idyllic setting: the sea front in Puerto Banus. High Cuisine Restaurants & exclusive Bars, Beach Club & Pool Bar, Fitness Centre & Sauna, Children playground, complimentary Wi-Fi, Meeting rooms will make of your stay the most exclusive and relaxing holiday. ... more   less 
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