As I read the previous reviews, it became apparent that various properties were being described. Playa Real is the central hotel which houses reception, the indoor pool, sauna and fitness room.
Compared to some of the other Heritage properties that we have stayed at in the area, the Playa Real is fast becoming dated and slightly worn. Some TLC is needed.
The one-bedroom unit was quite small, with the very smallest master bedroom we have ever occupied in Spain. The bed was a double, not a queen. There was not room for even a dresser. There is no dishwasher in the one-bedroom units.The bathroom was adequate with two sinks.
The cleaning service changes towels and sheets once mid-week. Bathroom counters seem to be ignored.
The reception staff was very friendly and helpful. When our DVD player and washing machine didn't work, they were replaced within the hour.
The indoor pool area is very clean, but there was usually sand in the whirlpool. The men's and ladies' dressing rooms flood any time anyone uses the shower.
The outside pool/garden area is nicely landscaped and extends down right to the beach. A lovely place to sit, read and enjoy the waves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the beach, close to Marbella town centre with famous Puerto Banus nearby. Built around beautifully manicured gardens which house a magnificent outdoor pool and poolside bar, Club Playa Real will fill your days with whatever you wish: lazy hours around the pool, sunbathing, strolling for miles along the beach or dining in one of the numerous "chiringuito", beach bars along the fabulous Marbella golden sands. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heritage Resorts Club Playa Real Hotel Marbella