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“Great hotel with limitations!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barcelo Marbella

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Barcelo Marbella
Ranked #16 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Preston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great hotel with limitations!”
Reviewed May 6, 2009

I really enjoyed this hotel for two nights in May 2009. It is a Modern quite spacious hotel in a residential area of San Pedro. I found the hotel very clean with a good standard of equipment and meals. It has a nice pool area and they offered free in room Internet albeit a wired connection. I stayed on a half board basis the meals were adequate and provided a good choice of food. On the down side it in an out of the way location with very little around if your not into Golf. But if you have a hire car and happy to pay the 10 euro's a day parking charges, its a lot of hotel for £50 per night.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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221 reviews
144 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,061 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2009

Spent 1 night in late December 08 and had a nice Standard room looking down the Golf and the Hills. Room was big, but no King size bed. Non-smoking as requested when booked via booking.com. Noisy neighbours so the room wasn't so quiet. Even only with a door between the 2 rooms (communicate room ?).

Bathroom was great with separate Bath and shower.

TV and furnitures were just ok and a Flat screen TV would've been nicer. Internet access in the lobby. Parking in the hotel (10 Euros/
night).

Had breakfast buffet which was really good of quality and variety. Liked it very much.

Went to Puerto Banus for the Evening and had dinner at the Port, Italian restaurant called Don Leone. Very good Pasta. Try it.

  • Liked — Nice room, good breakfast, parking in hotel
  • Disliked — Noisy neighbours, no flat screen TV
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, UK
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2008

stayed at the hotel for 6 nights and was very impressed with value for money. Location wise you do need a car, and you have to pay for parking at the hotel (€10 per day) but we have found this to be normal with Spanish hotels. Our room was large, decoratively a little tired, but spotlessly clean with very comfortable beds! Bathroom was also big, with separate bath and shower cubicle. We only ate breakfast in the hotel but this was excellent with good choice. All in all to be recommended, as long as you dont mind being out of town.

  • Liked — quality of hotel offering excellent value for money
  • Disliked — bar area had very little atmosphere in the evenings
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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London
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2008

Perfect Location, clean rooms, excellent facilities. The staff at the Barcelo were lovely. They even let us go back to our room when we came back from the beach, after we had checked out so that we could shower before we got on the plane. You need a car is if you want to go into Puerto Banus though.

  • Liked — the cleanliness and size of rooms
  • Disliked — Not accessible to shop etc - you need a car
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2008

This is an amazing hotel! When booking I was a bit put off by other reviews but I took a chance and it was definitely worth it. I booked the hotel for myself and my partner as an anniversary present so spent months researching the country, area and hotel to go to. The Barcelo is great value for money. As we were only there 2 days we didnt eat in the hotel at night although juding by the breakfasts, Im sure the A la Carte restaurant would have been impressive. At breakfast, the choice is far wider than expected to cater for everyone, the food was cooked really well and displayed nicely. The hotel is decorated in traditional Spanish style although everything is spotless and looks well looked after, and the bathrooms are modern and new. The pool area is great although has no snack bar. Every room has a large balcony with beautiful views. The hotel is surrounded by a golf course spanning over the hills, in between traditional homes and other hotels. If you like golf, you will love it here. I would suggest you hire a car though as the hotel is quite far out, a taxi to Purto Banus was around 17 euros, and 84 to Malaga airport! Also there are no shops or beach really close by, this area is slightly out of the way of the hustle and bustle of a tourist area but still within close reach.

  • Liked — Appearance, Service, Food
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Missranner
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2008

We booked a last minute standard room on Expedia to the Barcelo. I would recommend this hotel as the service, food, pool and general communal areas were all of a high standard. I had imagined that it would be more grassy as the setting was described as on the golf course.... in fact it was a pretty standard hotel format. The pool area was lovely although it needed a proper pool bar as you had to go into the hotel to order. The breakfast and dinner in the restaurant served above average buffet food. Although the hotel is only 4 years old, it is a little tired, particularly in the bedrooms and could use a coat of paint. I think the bedrooms were acceptable but not gorgeous. We moved to a superior room from a standard and this was considerably better! The main disadvantage to the hotel is that it is a fair way from the beaten track and therefore needs transport - taxi etc to go anywhere but not a major problem if you just want to chill. We hired a car and arrived at night which was a mistake as we had to pay to follow a taxi as it is quite hard to find. All in all, a good place - lots of spanish and not too many noisy types.

  • Liked — Relaxing and Quiet
  • Disliked — Bedrooms a little disappointing and dreary.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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derbys
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2008

We stayed here for 5 nights in August through Laterooms and we were quite disappointed. As some other reviewers had stated there was no WOW factor and we were left to work out things for ouselves as staff were not very helpful. The overpriced car park payment system was not working and we had to guess how to get in and out when ticket was swallowed by machine.

The hotel was in an odd location and did not seem to have a target market. We saw quite a few Spanish families with babies, a few businessmen and a few foreigners. We only saw 1 couple dressed for golf.

We hired a car but found driving locally to Marbella, Puerto Banus and even San Pedro quite a challenge especially in the evenings when streets were extremely busy. Avoid the car park under the Orange Square in Marbella at all costs if of a nervous disposition!!!

The rooms were quite spacious with nice balconies and we found food to be very good, especially breakfast.

Probably would not return here.

  • Liked — Breakfast
  • Disliked — Location and expensive carpark
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Barcelo Marbella

Property: Barcelo Marbella
Address: C/ de Granadillas, s/n. Urb Guadalmina Alta, 29670, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Marbella
#11 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Marbella 4*
Number of rooms: 206
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is in a magnificent natural setting, with one of the largest and best golf courses in Europe, the Guadalmina Golf Club, with a 45-hole course, where Hotel guests can benefit from special rates. All this, together with its wide range of functional facilities for congresses, conventions and incentive travel, large rooms, gastronomy and sports and leisure facilities, make this Hotel the ideal venue for a pleasant stay. ... more   less 
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