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Central
Ranked #28 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“lovely hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

we stayed here for six nights in march. The hotel is based in the old town which was lovely a two minute walk took you to bars, restaurants, supermarket and shops. Five minutes to beach and bus stops. Although the weather was awful while we were here, we still had a lovely time, We visited all the sites of the old town and had a day trip to Gibralter, which was booked through the hotel only cost 16 euros each. We had been to Marbella previously and the weather was roasting. The resort looks so different when the sun is out and the beach is lovely shallow waters. Hoping to go back and would stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms have a patio area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed here for a week Easter 2012. Great boutique style hotel, we loved it. Rooms always clean, breakfasts great and location couldn't be better. Its on a narrow pedestrian street so no traffic noise. Walk to the top of the street, across the road - the old town. Walk to the bottom of the street, across the road - the beach! And you are right at the start of the promenade round to Puerto Banus. We also walked through the lovely park to the bus station and, turning the other way, we walked to the massive shopping centre - though be warned - we do like walking, not everyone could do this. THis hotel was a little oasis. The roof top terrace is basic but with great views - when you are so near the beach why wouold you want a pool. And the smallness of the hotel means it is much more personal. Would go back definitely.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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brisbane
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We booked for 1 night and stayed 11, such was the homely, friendly atmosphere and a great town in Marbella.
The hotel is well positioned for the old town and the beach promenade - the best part of Marbella - forget plastic Puerto Banus.
The ladies on reception were delightful which really makes a 2 star hotel seem and feel much more.
The rooms are a good size, very clean, comfortable and quiet.
The value, certainly in February, was excellent...remember it is a 2 star. If you just want to be in town this is a great option.
Wi-fi worked excellently..BBC 1 and 2 as well and a nice cooked bacon and egg breakfast..

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gibraltar, null, Gibraltar
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Lovely ground floor comfort room, tastefully decorated with garden terrace as well. Excellent location and value for money? Ideal place to stay if visiting the charming old town of marbella can be difficult to find as located in a quiet small street so ensure you have directions

Room Tip: Comfort room on the ground floor
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Gibraltar
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hotel Central is situated yards from a main road yet due to it being located on a pedestrian street it's blissfully quiet but only minutes from the beach or the old town. Very friendly staff, lovely individually styled rooms with free wifi and English TV channels. Public parking is just round the corner at 20Euro per day. Hard to believe its only a 2*, would certainly stay here again when next visiting Marbella.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The reasons we chose this hotel : price and location. My husband and I are from Ireland, and we were on holiday in Andalusia (Southern Spain). We spent a few days on the Mediterranean, and Hotel Central was an excellent location -- 5 minute walk to the Sea; right next to "Old Town Marbella;" close to bus stops, little bakeries, produce shops, etc. We loved this hotel ! Wonderful, attentive, friendly staff, very clean and nice size room; excellent rates (winter, very off-season); lovely roof-top patio. We especially enjoyed the hotel staff. They were very professional and we enjoyed their company! John and Ilenea, Ireland

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hotel is rated as a 2 Star but i thought it was great value for money. And would rate it much higher. The rooms are good sized. The bathrooms are also decent sized. The interiors of the room and bathroom were nice and well maintained. The hotel is not very easy to find in the small lane in Calle Ramon. But once you enter the building , it has an old world charm about it.
I think the best thing about the hotel was the front office lady, Regina if i remember her name right. She was helpful before and during our stay. She was very helpful and professional.
The hotel location was also good. Just a 2 minute walk to the beach and lane facing the beach with all the bars and restuarants. The breakfast was basic but good enough.
a trip to Purto Barnes is highly reccommended.

Room Tip: select a room facing street or houses . Facning the hotel front.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Marbella
#13 Spa Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Central 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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