I stayed here with a friend for three nights after we had travelled out to Marbella for a wedding at the end of sept 2012.
We booked back in February and got a really good deal staying bed and breakfast.
I had read some pretty awful reviews on here after id booked and to be honest i was worried about our stay in case it was awful!
But I can honestly say it was fine!
The hotel is nice-maybe a little tired but still fine all the same. The gardens are lovely and when we arrived and checked in we found the reception staff very nice and friendly.
Our room was 807 which was a bit of a walk but we were given a map and found it without any problems.
The room was clean and very big, I had booked a twin standard room and wasn't expecting much but it was in fact very nice.
We had a dressing table, sofa and coffee table plus tv, a large wardrobe and lots draw space for clothes.
The bathroom was also big and had two sinks, shower over the bath and essentials like mini toothbrush/paste, soap, shower cap, shower gel, nail file and shaving kit.
We had a lovely view from our balcony over looking a cobbled courtyard and we had very comfy wicker furniture with a glass coffee table-much nicer then the plastic chairs some hotel provide on the balcony.
The room maybe could have done with a lick of paint but it was really fine.
The air con wasn't that great but we didn't really need it on as it wasn't really hot while we were staying, there was a ceiling fan which we did use, but I'm not sure how good it would be if you were staying mid summer?!
The main restaurant was ok, lots to choose from at breakfast, cereal, fruit, toast, pastries, and bacon/eggs etc which was nice.
I didn't see any horrible looking food! All seemed fresh and restaurant was clean.
The pool was ok, some broken tiles but nothing else wrong, the sun beds where really good, nice mesh ones which are more comfy then plastic ones and there was plenty of parasols.
The sun beds where mainly on grass around the pool-personally I would've preferred it to be more tiled around the pool as the grass was soggy and a little muddy under foot-but there had been a lot of rain the during the week before we had arrived so that's probably why.
Reception staff we found were helpful, always ordered a taxi for us and were pleasant.
We didn't use the hotel bar, but we did eat at the pool bar one lunch time and its was ok, food not that exciting-chips, burgers etc but it was ok.
Our friend got married at a nearby villa on the Saturday which was beautiful!
On the Sunday eve we headed into puerto banus and had a lovely meal and a few cocktails over looking the harbour with its amazing boats, designer shops and very expensive cars!!
It wasn't overly busy anywhere but I can imagine the during the summer it is.
We found drinks fairly expensive ( 10.50€ to 21€ for cocktails! Ouch!) so if staying for longer then a weekend and planning to go out drinking lots take plenty of money!
Our main meal was around 14€ each and the cheapest bottle of wine was 18€.
We booked flights with easyjet and hotel separately so didn't have an airport transfer.
A taxi from airport to our hotel would have been very expensive (80-90€) but we got the bus (coach) to Marbella bus station (6€ each and 45 min journey) then got a taxi to the hotel from there (9€)
The bus stop is easy to find as its right in front of airport arrivals, and there's a bus every 45 mins up until midnight I think.
You just purchase the ticket from the driver and put your luggage in the hold underneath the coach.
So on the whole the hotel was fine (no cockroaches seen!!!) clean, good size rooms, ok food and nice pool etc.
Yes, I have stayed in better hotels when travelling with my husband, but for the price my friend and I paid it was great! (96€ each for three nights B&B!)
I think the some people may have much higher expectations for what they have paid for sometimes!
I would happily stay here again in the future.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rincon Andaluz
- Rincon Andaluz Marbella
- Riu Rincon Andaluz
- Rincon Andaluz Hotel