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Melia Marbella Banus
Ranked #15 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
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Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed with friends for a long weekend, perfect location, breakfast you couldn't fault and rooms extremely clean. Would definitely return. One small point for us ladies, there was no mirror above the dressing table and very few plug sockets. Certainly didn't spoil our wonderful stay!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Mrandmrschrisandson,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Myself & 2 friends stayed here in September, this is our 2nd stay at this hotel & it didnt disappoint, the only down side to be honest was a few of the guests they didnt seem to like people enjoying themselve, now I dont mean riots round the pool i mean just laughing at things that had happened!
The hotel is very clean, good bar ie cocktails! Champagne in the afternoon went down a treat, we had lunch here a few times too which was consistently good.
I would definately recommend this hotel although it does get quite noisy at night, I think because the guests age group seem to be 50 & under - dont let this put you off we have had 2 great stays here & will be booking in for next year very soon.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Harryp44,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

My friends and I have just returned here and all I can say is fantastic!!!!!
We all had the best time!
Cannot fault anything. We stayed b&b which suited us fine. They served breakfast until 11 am!!! Which gave you chance to get up after a heavy night and come down in good time.
Taxis just outside to take you to Marbella old town or Marbs. Just brill thanku melia!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012
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1  Thank Sheesss
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Sheesss,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We thought we would have another weekend in Puerto Banus, taking in the Ocean Club for some relaxation on the Saturday. I have stayed at the Melia before in its previous life (Known as the Dinamar), but it has gone up a notch or two under the ownership of the Melia group. To be absolutely honest, I don't use all of the facilities, but what is there is right in my sweet spot. Nice efficient front desk, great rooms, all sparkling clean with nice beds and decent views from either side. The terrace bar by the pool is nice on a balmy evening watching the Euro's. The uncrowded beds by the pool are nice, or you have the Beach with numerous beach bars to choose from, and all a short 10 minute walk from Puerto Banus. It is quite pricey but it is a quality hotel. If you are on a tight budget then this is not the place to come anyway. I enjoy it here and am back in October for golf for a few days.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear MrBeeeeeeeee,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Fabulous Hotel, Choice of Food was unbelievable, so much, at breakfast and dinner to choose from..Beautifull pool areas.Location was great, right by the beach and a beautifull walk along the promenade took 10 mins with lovely beach bars on the way into puerto banus marina.Rooms a lovely size, couldnt fault this hotel, will definetely be goin back.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 28smith
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear 28smith,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

First of all: This is no Five-Star-Hotel and I think, it is nearly no Four-Star-Hotel. Because it seems to be a little bit to old (rooms, furniture and so on). But the hotel is very clean (rooms, lobby, restaurant, pool, garden). If you book a room with sea-view you can see the water, but below you will see a parking lot and a not so nice looking small river. If you will book a garden view, be carefully, to get not one on the northern part of the buliding, because you will have a little look to the roof of the hall, the restaurant and the kitchen. So, if it is possible, take a room in the middle. In the Level-Rooms on the top (garden view) you can hear the nearby busy 4-Land-Road, not very loud, but if you want to sleep by open doors, you always will hear the sound of the road. I think, this is a little problem for the 4.th and 5th flloor.
Breakfast was ok (nice, if you get a table outside), Dinner was nearly great. Yey, I read, that some people, who stay longer than five days, say, it ist nearly always the same prepared (fisch, meat). But sometimes is a litte change an most people did not see, that there was also a part with different pasta (in the back of the restaurant, not in the front). So dont forget this second choise. If you want to drink wine with your meal, you can get bottles white oder red for 16 to 20 Euro in a good quality.
Very nice is the nearby way (Promenade) along the sea to the city and the harbour of puerto banus.
Both pools are looking god, one of the both pools is for elder people (not for childrens). If you are no sunseeker, it is possible, to find al little bit shadow too.
A last word to the level-rooms: If you book one (and pay more than for the normal rooms), you can get to the nice level lounge to have drinks and snacks the whole day. This is a big point for the marbella banus and at least the point, to give here four instead three points.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank cyberman
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Cyberman,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
Guest Experience Manager

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

General remarks:
- Good and quiet location, 2 min. close to the beach and 10 min. pleasant walk to the luxury center of Puerto Banus;
- Even though it’s in the second row of buildings, its special emplacement on the riverside of Rio Verde allows that quite a few dozens of rooms to have sea view, floor 3 to 5 being in advantage; the river doesn’t exactly flow into the sea so the sea water is not cold, as it happens around rivers estuary;
- Plenty of space for free parking, we stayed there in mid September 2012 and the underground hotel parking was closed, as there was really no need for it; we rented a car and visited Gibraltar, Ronda, Malaga, Marbella, Cordoba and Mijas, you could also take a day trip to Granada from Puerto Banus;
- Excellent breakfast, queues are accidental as the different sort of food products are smartly distributed around the restaurant and not concentrated in only one place; Champaign and caviar is always offered at breakfast;
- Standard room is quite big, so are the beds; room and bathroom are clean;
- Free wi-fi internet access was offered in room and it worked quite well;
- Nice and attentive personnel, remarkable the professional presence of the young lady from Lithuania welcoming guests into the restaurant on their native language.

Now, a few important tips:
- Don’t make any mistakes, the “first floor” at Melia Banus is in fact the ground floor;
- You don’t really need to take half board, in spite of what you might think dinner in Puerto Banus is not expensive, especially if you take the menu formula, and it might in fact be cheaper, divers and more interesting than dinning at the hotel and you’ll get the chance to watch the ladies and cars parade while eating in the classy “puerto”;
- Especially on lower floors, try to avoid bringing food to room or leaving open leftovers over the night. The hotel is situated in a natural environment (riverside, interior garden) and you shouldn’t be surprised to find tiny little termites coming to check on your meal. I had to throw away a peanuts bag visited by the small insects, so please pay attention.

Other than that, you’ll certainly have a pleasant stay at Melia Banus.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank danmati
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Fernando Preto R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Melia Marbella Banus, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2016

Dear Danmatin,

Thank you very much for sending your opinion in 2012.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again very soon at Meliá Marbella Banús Hotel and let you enjoy the new changes experienced by our structure since.

We will be expecting you!

Warmest Regards,



Fernando Preto
Guest Experience Manager

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Additional Information about Melia Marbella Banus

Address: Mario Vargas Llosa, S/N, Carretera de Cadiz km 175 | Puerto Banus, 29660, Marbella, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Marbella
#12 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#19 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range: $138 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Marbella Banus 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the exclusive area of Puerto Banus, in the famous Golden Mile and very close to the beach and some of the most Deluxe shopping and leisure facilities in Europe. The Melia Marbella Banus Hotel is the perfect choice for visiting Puerto Banus and Marbella thanks to its excellent location, its complete and comfortable facilities, and the quality of its services. In the heart of the "Costa del Golf", and surrounded by some of the finest golf courses in the area, all available at a special discount. Amongst its magnificent facilities and services, Melia Marbella Banus provides 200 superb rooms with two double beds; different dining spaces such as El Rio Verde Restaurant, the Patio Bar, La Hiedra Restaurant and the Pool Bar (the last two only open in summer); free high speed WiFi internet; exclusive The Level service; 3 outdoor pools (1 adults only pool, 1 pool with 3 waterfalls and 1 children’s pool); Wellness Area with indoor heated pool, sauna and Turkish bath; 1 tennis court; 2 paddle tennis courts; a children’s play area; 4 meeting rooms for up to 150 people, and underground parking for the exclusive use of guests with space for 60 vehicles. ... more   less 
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