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El Rodeo
Ranked #39 of 69 Hotels in Marbella
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Just back from a 4 days stay in El Rodeo and it is in a fantastic location. Beaches one way and Old Town the other.

Clean rooms and there was plenty of room for 3 of us.

The staff were very friendly.

Roof terrace is ok and great if you just want to chill in the sun as no one else was using it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Great, friendly staff. Exceptionally clean public and bedrooms. Food, very good - something for everyone especially the Spanish. Small rooftop swimming pool with outstanding views of Marbella. Bedrooms basic but cosy and comfortable. Trees surrounding the Hotel, which gives a feeling of being in the country, but actually is very close to old town Marbella. Lots of interesting bars and restaurants in old town Marbella, especially Orange Square. Lovely, exclusive shops in the area. Frequent buses to Estapona, Puerto Banus etc., although you could take a short boat trip to Puerto Banus from Marbella - 15 euros return. Puerto Banus very expensive, and watch out for the corner cafe - prices extortionate!!! Enjoy!!

Room Tip: Corner rooms are large and sunny.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

i went to Marbella on the 30 may 13 for 5 days . The hotel is in a super location , so close to anywhere in Marbella .the breakfast was good , plenty choice , also the dinner was good . suff are very friendly , and helpful . the room is spacious and clean . nice terrace with the swimming pool , a small one . i would go back to the EL RODEO HOTEL .

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Salvatore R
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights last week and was a little unsure when we arrived at the entrance as it is between shops and didn't look very inviting, but I must say the staff on reception are very very friendly, and even moved us from the 6th floor to the 4th floor as I don't like being up so high, gave us lots of advice about where to catch the bus's etc and even rang Nikki beach to see if it was open yet. They could not have been more helpful. The room we were in was very clean and the beds were comfortable and it was cleaned every day. We only stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, so cannot comment on the evening meals, but the breakfasts were delicious, everything you could want was there, cereal, fruit, pastries, cooked breakfast, toast, different fruit juices and delicious coffee's. We did hear a little noise from the street below, but this was on a Saturday night and only lasted a few minutes as people walked by. The beach is a few minutes walk away and the old town is also a few minutes walk the other way, and it is beautiful, cobbled streets, plenty of restaurants, and you must visit the orange square. The beaches were very clean and inviting. We caught the no 1 bus outside the 24 hr pharmacy (which runs every 20 minutes) to Puerto Banus and it only cost us 1.29 euros each. A visit to Nikki beach is a must, beautiful and very nice restaurants too!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The hotel is near the old town of Marbella. The location is convenient with plenty of bars, restaurants nearby. Its located a 5 minute walk to the beach but I have to say, the nicer beaches are little further away towards Puerto Barnus, 20-30 min walking. Our room was facing the street and was a bit noisy in the morning but had a balcony which is nice. The staff were friendly. There wass free wifi in the reception and cafe area. ! Our twin room was spacious and clean (rooms were cleaned EVERY day) with the ensuite bathroom having a bath and shower (which was really powerful). There was also a TV (never used) and a fridge in the room and fantastic air-conditioning which we really appreciated after a hot day on the beach. Would I stay here again - definately - For a 3* hotel it was actually quite good - I didnt really expect the Ritz but was pleasantly suprised.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Fiona4037
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Perfect location beside the beautiful old town and 2 mins from the beach. Very reasonable price.
Went half board food was ok, roof-top pool good but no bar. the staff were very attentive. Taxis and bus es just outside the hotel door. I would go back for the location alone, the old town is a must. Martin M

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here in September 2012.
The hotel is not a pretty location, the entrace being squeezed into a row of shops. however, it is in a good location, nice and central for everything.
The beach is a 3 minute walk.

The receptionists were all friendly and helpful and the room was fine.
The pool area was actually better than expected - although the pool bar was not open for the whole of the week we were there - maybe because it was September (1st week).
The pool - in case you have booked via Expedia (which says there is an indoor and an outdoor) - is on the roof and there is only one.
It is not really indoors - but under a roof and is fine for a quip dip - but you won't be training for the next Olypmics in it.

The worst thing about this hotel ios the food - the breakfast is fine, english sausages every other day with bacon and eggs, beans etc every day. And its hot.
Which is more than can be said for dinner.
Everything was luke warm at best, and actually cold in some cases - and I don't just mean the salad - the pasta was cold fer crying out loud. As was the pork, the chicken and everything else. This is a shame as it's not bad - its average - but it is cold.
So - 3 stars - which would have been 4 if the food was better.
Oh - just so you know - there is a safety deposit box in the room - cost us 15 euros for 6 days + 10 deposit. There was also a frdige in our room whish is great for the water and beers.

Room Tip: Nearer the top the better - nearer the pool and out of the noise of the road below.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Rodeo

Address: C/ Victor de la Serna s/n, 29600, Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 69 Hotels in Marbella
Price Range: $73 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Rodeo 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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