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“I said I hoped to return soon....and I did!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marina Mariola Marbella

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Marina Mariola Marbella
Av.Jose Melia s/n Edificio Marina Mariola, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Ranked #49 of 77 hotels in Marbella
west yorkshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“I said I hoped to return soon....and I did!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

In my last review I said I hoped to return soon, So I did! This time there were more of us, so I booked a 3 bedroom penthouse with private plunge pool. I'm very pleased I did, as the rooftop terrace is the most perfect spot to enjoy the sun and the views of the sea and mountains. Wonderful service from Carlos again, thank you for your warm welcome. Only the addition of cushions for the sun loungers would have made it completely perfect. I'll say it again.....I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
west yorkshire
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Just returned from a lovely break at the Marina Mariola. A very well maintained apartment with fantastic views of the sea. Access straight on to the promenade, affording easy walking opportunities to Marbella town to the left, or the Golden Mile and Puerto Banus to the right. An extremely secure building with excellent facilities. Carlos was very helpful and professional and congratulations on the imminent birth of his baby! A lovely place to stay and after staying at various 5 star hotels in the area, this compares very favourably both on quality and value. We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. John's, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

Arrived at Marina Mariola to discover that all the facilities were out of order, that is, the suana, hot tub, and heated pool was not in working conditions. My family and I had an awful time since no one could enjoy themselves in the facilities that was advertised. They received all their money as agreed upon and could not even keep to their promises. What a bunch of fools and liars!

I would not recommend any families to ever rent an apartment with these people. They are unprofessional and tell lies and have no common decency to communicate among themselves. What a bunch of common fools and liars! They need to be retrained in customer service because they lack it in ever area.

To to show how foolish they are ... the property manager of this facility was never available when needed and the only way a person could receive any action from them was through emails and using other people's cellular phones.

Don't waste your time and money. Don't ever stay here.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaMariolaESP, Propietario at Marina Mariola Marbella, responded to this review, April 19, 2011
-Rooms.............**.............FAKE The client enjoyed one of our best apartments.
-Location...........**.............FAKE According to our clients we possibly have one of the best in town.
-Cleaning..........***...........FAKE The apartments was in perfect conditions as usual.
-Service.............*...............FAKE Service impeccable,we´re available 24/7.
-Sleep quality...*...............FAKE We´re at a extremely quiet luxury residential area.

Unfortunately our indoor pool was out of service for maintenance,we asked for apologies in numerous occasions.

Carlos G.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

We traveled with our family to Marbella and stayed in the Marina Mariola Apartment we booked a 3 room apartment the location is great close to everything the apartment got all you need including washimng machine drying machine oven micro ect 2 steps from the beach. We booked tru Twenty 4 Seven Real Estate thats a estate agent from Marbella and did not had any problems payments everything whent well.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Surrey
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2010

This was our second stay at Marina Mariola and we had a great time. We stayed in a 2 bedroom duplex with sea view. It comprises an open-plan lounge/dining room and kitchen plus a large terrace overlooking the pool, and beyond that, the sea. Downstairs is a twin and a double bedroom, each with its own bathroom. The duplex is well-maintained, with modern furnishings and the kitchen has a washing machine, dryer and a dishwasher.
The apartment block is situated on the Paseo Maritimo, which has several restaurants and a supermarket within easy walking distance and it is a half-hour stroll from Orange Square in the old town of Marbella.
We hired a car as it was cheaper for the 4 of us than taking a taxi to and from the airport (Malaga airport is 35 minutes away by car), but you don't absolutely need one. We drove to Seville one day (2.5 hours away) and to Puerto Banus a couple of times (5 minutes by car), but really nothing could beat admiring the view from our terrace at Marina Mariola.
The only downside would be that I wouldn't recommend the duplex for a family with very small children as the banister on the marble staircase looked easy for someone small to slip through. There is free Wifi in the lobby, where there is a lot of comfortable seating.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Ireland
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23 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2010

We know the area quite well, and the oustanding feature of Marina Mariola is its location. It's right on the Paseo and only seconds from the beach. waking up to the sound of waves crashing on to the shore or having your breakfast on teh balcony is a great way to start the day. The apartments are very roomy and well appointed, but the second bedroom has no natural light but some high windows on to an indoor corridor which can mean lots of lights going on/off through the night and distracting. As it is self catering there is little contact with staff but for example the security on front gate are very helpful and are very prompt to open doors and very helpful with ordering taxis etc. The pool area is fine but can get a bit crowded, and there is a shortage of sun umbrellas which can lead to some nasty behaviour by some of the guests. Buying a few more sun umbrellas would solve a lot of this.So just maybe one or two small negatives but outweighed a very positive overall experience

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Astoria, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

We recently stayed in Marina Mariola as part of our honeymoon in Spain. First of all, the location is amazing. It is right on the beach! There is an entrance straight to the boardwalk from the apartments. There is beach access from the boardwalk and to the left there are many little shops and LOTS of places to get tapas, ice cream, beers, and sit down restaurants. There are also restaurants right on the beach grilling freshly caught seafood all day.
The pool was immaculate and the pool area was very clean. There were plenty of pool chairs available as the apartments wee not super crowded.
Marina Mariola is also a short walk into the town of Marbella. All of the tourist offices will give you a free map so you can explore. There is a small section called "Old Town" that is similar to the feel of Seville. You can shop there as well as get even more tapas!
Carlos the owner was very friendly and helpful. There is a restaurant on the top of Plaza Del Mar (the boardwalk mall) called La Navilla. If you are looking for authentic Spanish cuisine this is the place to go. It is more expensive then a night of tapas but the meals are amazing and not over priced for the quality you receive.
I had never been to Marbella before this trip so I have nothing to compare these apartments to. However, I can say we had a great experience there and would certainly consider going back if we make it there again.

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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Also Known As:
Marina Mariola Marbella Hotel
Marina Mariola Marbella Hotel Marbella
Address: Av.Jose Melia s/n Edificio Marina Mariola, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Top Class apartments in one of the most exclusives buildings in town. Best location in town,just 20 meters to the seaside and within walking distance to the old town and 5 minutes driving to Puerto Banus marina. Top class furnished and fully fitted. Daily cleaning available. 2 parking spaces. 24 hours security. The complex features one of the most beautiful pools in the area,heated pool,jacuzzi,gym. Enjoy Marbella with the privacy of an apartment with 5 stars hotel accomodations. ... more   less 

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