This is a wonderful little find. The Alabardero is a boutique style hotel with moorish decor and only 22 rooms. It is a peaceful oasis with small gardens and a lovely pool. It is only 10 minutes from Porto Banus (by car) and 20 minutes to Marbella itself). You would need to use car or taxi to get around,
I wouldn't recommend this hotel for children at all unless you are prepared to be with them all the time.
The food in the restaurant was superb but expensive, a trip to Porto Banus where the selection of restaurants are in abundance and in all price ranges is well worthwhile.
This hotel was was excellent value B&B (mid week) and we would certainly stay there again.