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“Small and Friendly”
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Central
Ranked #30 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Bradenton, FL
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small and Friendly”
Reviewed June 1, 2011

This hotel is on a pedestrian street that runs off a main road. We drove straight to it with our mapquest directions but nowhere to stop to drop-off suitcases before parking in a nearby garage (around 20 euros per 24 hour). Fortunately, garage just around corner so didn't have to drag suitcases far. Street parking next to impossible.

Hotel on lovely little street lined with potted plants. Most of the staff spoke English and were friendly and helpful. Nice, sizeable room with sliding glass doors onto narrow balcony. Bathroom okay but no surface to put anything and shower curtain too short so floor got wet. Had hairdryer. Decent breakfast included and served in small reception area: OJ, cereal, toast, cheese slices, sliced sausage, and pastries. No other meals served and no actual bar but you could get a beer (1 euro) to take to room or up to roof terrace. Nice roof terrace with views to old town and mountains. Believe there were also small apartments available on the ground floor with patio.

Perfect location. Close to the lovely old town, beach promenade, small park, and plaza with Dali sculptures. Tons of restaurants/bars all around.

This hotel may not have full amenities but charming all the same and would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2010

Stayed in newly refurbished 2 bedroom penthouse with a claw footed bathtub. Great service, spacious layout with rooftop terrace and kitchen.
Hotel Personel are 5 stars. Provided help and support throughout our month long stay.
Can't beat location, location, location.
My wife and I are retired, from Westchseter NY,we would not hesitate to stay here again.

Thank you Ericka & Elena

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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copenhagen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2009

This little budget hotel has a perfect location in the old town of Marbella. Rooms have a good size and bathroom was spacious, clean and modern.

The place is very quiet and make no mistake - if you make any noise the reception will be knocking on your door in a split-second!

Having said that the staff is friendly and Jesus was very friendly and with and with humor.

We highly recommend this hotel to everybody who wants a quiet stay with a resonable hotell-bill!!

  • Stayed August 2009
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nissi47
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2009

Steps away from the beach and the Old Town, Hotel Central was perfect for my stay. Nothing too fancy, but the room was roomy, immaculately clean, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. Amazing value!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2009

A lovely hotel at a great price. 5mins from Venus Beach. 5mins from Old Town. Friendly owners who speak excellent English and are very helpful for travel and eating advice.

If travelling from Malaga airport there is a regular coach service that cost EUR4.30 and takes 45mins. Then walk (20mins) or local bus (L2, L6, L7) to 2min from hotel (ask hotel for stop name - I can't remember This costs EUR1.15.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Central

Property: Central
Address: Calle San Ramon 15, 29601, Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Marbella
#14 Spa Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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