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Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella
Ranked #11 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from this hotel 3 days ago. The location is amazing, right on the beach! Never ending restaurants just outside and nice little shops! Lovely pool, quite small but really nice, feel like you're in a little private club as you have to buzz yourself in from the beach, lots of envious looking people peering in. Too deep for small children shallow end is 140 metres. Very clean large apartment Just could do with a kettle and more English TV channels . A new 'Boardwalk' bar has just opened up joined onto the hotel which is very smart. Beach is a family beach , all shapes and sizes so don't worry if you are not a size zero! Much less posey than Peurto Banus and I thought it felt a lot more comfortable than being in competition with skinny 20 yr olds ! We took a taxi into Puerto Banus at night a couple of times to look at the yachts and Bentleys etc. costs €10-€12 each way. Also it rained one day so went to the La Canada shopping mall, really good but don't eat at the steak house, I think it was the last bull to bite the dust at the local bull fight! Loads of shops and if 'designer' bags etc are your thing you'll be in handbag heaven! We have no complaints and the maids looked after us well. ( the sheets and towels could do with updating though). One tip if you are using the resort hoppa coach it's easier to download their app and then just put your booking ref in and your homebound pickup time comes up straight away. We couldn't get them to answer the phone so did that instead. Also be on time as they don't wait! Lastly if you are flying with Monarch leave plenty of time to get to the gate at Malaga airport as it's quite a trek and they don't make flight announcements . The screen just changed to final call without any notice and felt like we had run 2 miles to the gate! Monarch are right at the end! Overall a great place to stay and we would definitely stay here again. (The Blue Palm cafe just along from the hotel is a great little place to eat- most full English cost €5-€6). Thank you to this hotel for a lovely holiday.

Stayed: June 2014
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear Guest, it´s me who needs to thank you for your excellent comment about our Aparthotel and lot of things you can do and see in the Hotel area. As you could check the location is unsurpassable, right on the city center and on the Fontanilla beach,by all kind of business, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc . Apologies for the kettle, just a call to our Reception and you will get it. I wouldn´t like to say goodbye without expressing all the gratitude, not only mine but from all the staff because, with their professionalism, they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with good memories . Thank you very much for your comments and dedicate us part of your time, thank you very much for trusting us and to recommend our Aparthotel to future guests, we are sure your opinion will be very helpful. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a lovely weeks stay in Puerto Azul which is conveniently located on the seafront near restaurants bars and an excellent supermarket . We had a studio on the 3rd floor with a lovely view of the sea , it was comfortable clean and well equipped , wifi worked very well in our room and was free as we booked directly with the hotel
asked at reception for 2 extra pillows which we got straight away ! The staff at reception were extremely pleasant and helpful.
We did not have any problem with noise either in or outside the hotel even though we saw at least 2 hen parties checking in they were obviously told that noise was not tolerated after a certain time !! This apart hotel is a very short walk from the old town and Orange Square which is so pretty with all those narrow streets and beautiful flowers, had an excellent meal in The Orange Tree just off Orange Square very reasonable Early Bird Menu until 9 !
Will most certainly return to Puerto Azul next year and would recommend as a great place to stay in Marbella

Room Tip: All rooms seem to have sea views
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2014

Dear guests, Thank you for your comments and dedicate us part of your time . It´s a great satisfaction for me to know that you had a lovely weeks stay to rest in your Holidays and that you had like our hotel , without any doubt your satisfaction is also ours. I don´t have any doubt about the professionalism of our staff at reception, they are extremely pleasant and helpful , they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with good memories . Thank you very much for your comments and dedicate us part of your time, thank you very much for trusting us and to recommend our Aparthotel to future guests, we are sure your opinion will be very helpful. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a weeks stay in the Puerto Azul,best location,literally 4 steps from the gorgeous beach,lovely restaurants and bars in front of the hotel,staff at the front desk were so helpful and friendly!they couldnt do enough for us,apartment was basic but had everything we needed,great power shower :) we were on a girly holiday but would def recommend for a couple also,overall,had a great stay in a great complex,would definitely return to this hotel

Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Dear guests, thank you for your comments about our faboulous location , we are really 4 steps from the gorgeous beach,lovely restaurants and bars in front of the hotelI. I wouldn´t like to say goodbye without expressing all the gratitude, not only mine but from all the staff because, with their professionalism, they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with good memories. Thank you very much for your comments and dedicate us part of your time, thank you very much for trusting us and to recommend our Aparthotel to future guests, we are sure your opinion will be very helpful. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellant hotel near the beach with many good fish restuarants nearby. My only complaint was that it took 3 hours for the Resorthoppa bus to transfer us from Malaga Airport to the hotel.Best take a Mini bus.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Dear guests,
Thank you for your comments and dedicate us part of your time. We are glad to know you liked our installations and situation. As you could check, our situation is unsurpassable, right on the city center and on the Fontanilla beach, by all kind of business, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, etc .In our Restaurant you can have a good and cheap breakfast and a very good daily Menu, meantime you can enjoy Wifi for free. I don´t know what could happened with the transfer, but usually this companies work very hard. I wouldn´t like to say goodbye without expressing our gratitude, not only mine, but from all the staff, because they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with a good memories of their stay. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Have stayed here four times now and am visiting again next month with a friend. Location wise, I would say this hotel is perfect for couples and families looking for a quiet base near the beach and the Old town, with plenty of traditional Spanish restaurants and quiet little bars nearby. I would not recommend this hotel for anyone looking for lively bars and nightclubs - if you're after more in the way of nightlife I would maybe suggest finding somewhere nearer to Puerto Banus.
The hotel itself is quiet & clean, with friendly staff who have always been very helpful on our previous visits. As other people have said, the rooms will benefit from an update, but are more than adequate for the price paid. All the apartments I've stayed in here have been very spacious, with large balconies, most of which have at least a partial sea view. Very good value for money in my opinion - clean, quiet, spacious and right on the beach.

Room Tip: Might sound obvious but If you book one of the rooms on the side of the hotel, it's worth asking...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Susan M
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Dear guests, thank you for your comments and dedicate us part of your time. We are glad to know this is not the first time you come, without any doubt your satisfaction is also ours. As you could check the location is unsurpassable, right on the Marbella city center and on the Fontanilla beach,by all kind of business, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, Supermarkets, Parkings, etc . Regarding your points, we are gone to make a full renovation of our appartments during the next winter . I wouldn´t like to say goodbye without expressing all the gratitude, not only mine but from all the staff because, with their professionalism, they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with good memories. Thank you very much for trusting us and to recommend our Aparthotel to future guests, we are sure your opinion will be very helpful. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stayed here end of May 2014 for a week, We found the location is excellent, I don't think you could get much better for the beach and not having been to Marbella before we were happy that restaurants and bars were all at our doorstep.

Our apartment and balcony (side sea view) was spacious and clean. The apartment did need updating (but on the day we were leaving the staff advised the rooms and balconies will be renovated this winter, ready for next summer). There wasn't a kettle as mentioned by other reviewers, however the maid service was thorough and the room was cleaned every day.

You did have to pay for wi-fi which should be free to paying guests.

Overall the aparthotel was clean, friendly staff and the location compensates for any minor cons.

Would stay here again

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Dear guests,
Thank you for your comments and dedicate us part of your time. We are glad to know you liked our installations and situation. I agree with you , "We found the location is excellent, I don't think you could get much better for the beach and not having been to Marbella before we were happy that restaurants and bars were all at our doorstep". We want to point out about your Wifi claim that there is always free Wifi in our restaurant. The paid Wifi rates goes from 1 up to 30 euros . We currently have also a free Wifi offer if you book directly on the website of the Aparthotel . Thank you for your comment about that your apartment and balcony (side sea view) was spacious and clean .We can assure you that our daily goal is to attain the maximum satisfaction of our guests, and that if anything distinguishes our Aparthotel is in spotless cleanliness and friendliness of our staff, they are the ones who through their professionalism accomplish that our customers leave with a good memory of their stay. Apologies for the Kettle, just a call to our Reception and you will get it. Thank you very much for trusting us and to recommend our Aparthotel to future guests, we are sure your opinion will be very helpful. We hope to see you soon in this your Aparthotel in Marbella. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Excellent location and for once when they say the beach is 50 metres, it is 50 metres. It is right across the pedestrian boardwalk that overlooks the beach. The pool has a glass wall that you can look out over the sea from.

We booked with Booking.com, however friends of ours got a better deal on the hotels site itself and they got their wi-fi included. Although there should be wi-fi for everyone without having to pay extra. Everything seemed to be extra, the safe, the wi-fi, deposits on the remotes etc.

We stayed in room 510 and it was a nice apartment. Everything you needed and easy to make lunch/breakfast there if you wanted as it had a kitchenette with hob, kettle, toaster etc. Also make sure you get extra pillows, as the ones in the room are wafer thin.

Staff are friendly and hotel is in perfect location for the beach and about a 5-10 minute walk from old town and orange square(worth a visit in the evening). I would say that they don't seem to be too receptive to Stag Parties or Hen Parties and they make that clear on check in. A group was checking in as we were leaving and they were told that the police would be called if there was any noise. So if you're a stag or hen, while the location is good and pretty close to the party, you may find your fun dampened by the hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed in 510, friends stayed in 501. Only difference was we had an extra wardrobe. 4th and 5th f...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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AparthotelPuertoAzul, Gerente at Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2014

Dear Guest,
We are glad to know that your stay in Aparthotel Puerto Azul has been very pleasent, without any doubt your satisfaction is also ours . As you could check the location is unsurpassable, right on the Marbella city center and on the Fontanilla beach,by all kind of business, bars, restaurants, shops, cinemas, Supermarkets, Parkings, etc. Thak you as well for your comment of our nice apartment. In another way, we want to point out about your Wifi claim that there is always free Wifi in our restaurant or if yoyu book in our web site. The paid Wifi rates goes from 1 up to 30 euros . The safe is also for rent, and we ask for a 20 € deposit for the remotes that will be returned in your check-out. We want to point out about your claim that we are NOT AN APARTHOTEL FOR YOUNG GROUPS , so if we have a booking of any of these groups, be sure that Security staff will be very strict about noise, because our clients are people who want to rest during their holidays and people who respect other Guests, probably a family with childrens. I wouldn´t like to say goodbye without expressing all the gratitude, not only mine but from all the staff because, with their professionalism, they are who make and achieve our guests leave the hotel with good memories. Sincerely, Miguel Angel Mitrotti, GERENTE Aparthotel Puerto Azul

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Address: Calle Camilo Jose Cela 3, 29602, Marbella, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range: $64 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aparthotel Puerto Azul Marbella 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aparthotel Puerto Azul, with a rating of 3 keys, is located in first line of the beach in the centre of Marbella, on the Beach Boulevard. Our priviliged location at the Fontanilla beach, is only a minutes walk away from Marbella's Old Town, the Fair and Congress Palace and the Leisure Harbour, and makes our centrical aparthotel the ideal base for your holidays.All apartments are comfortable, are climatized and have a fully equipped kitchen, furnitured terrace, safety box, wifi, LCD television and direct telephone. They offer freedom, independence and comfort, and represent an economic alternative to a traditional hotel.Welcome! ... more   less 
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