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Hotel Claude Marbella
Ranked #1 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Claude from April 23rd – May 3rd , and had a wonderful experience. The hotel really made our stay in Marbella and if I ever revisit Marbella, I wouldn’t consider staying anywhere else. I generally don’t write reviews of places I’ve stayed, but felt compelled given our experience here. The service was exceptional, the staff personable, & everyone was always willing to help. You could tell that they wanted you to enjoy your stay not only at the hotel, but in Marbella. We’ve stayed in nice hotels both large and small, & we both left feeling that Claude was the best place we’ve ever stayed. The service is unparalleled. Desi, Maria, and Stelian were amazing. They were nice, sincere, and always willing to help however they could. Just a few examples of this include: 1) Desi offering to come and pick us up at the hotel on her day off & drive us to the bus station for an overnight trip to Granada. 2) When we were on our overnight trip to Granada, the restaurant where my wife reserved a table for my 40th birthday celebration unexpectedly closed, subsequently notifying the hotel. While we were away, Maria and Stelian called numerous restaurants in Marbella to find other available options. Upon our return from Granada, Stelian sat down with us and went over the menus and ultimately helped us secure a table at Garum, where we had a great dinner and unforgettable experience. 3) I accidentally cut my leg and my jeans got stained, & Maria and the cleaning lady made sure they got to the laundry down the street and returned to me that same night. 4) Desi notified us early in our stay that if we wished, a larger room had become available, & they would upgrade us for free if we wished to move, and would take care of moving our stuff for us. While we declined the offer, we’ve never stayed at any other hotel that offered to do this. In addition, the cleaning lady left our room impeccable on a daily basis.
The hotel itself has 7 rooms, I believe, and is beautiful inside and tastefully decorated. They have a really nice outdoor terrace where you can have eat your breakfast or have drinks. The hotel offers breakfast every morning from 8-12. The breakfast was outstanding. There is fresh baked bread, croissants, an array of fruit, salmon, and Maria would also cook eggs for you if you wished. Maria generally prepared breakfast each morning, and really made it a nice experience (She also recommended La Barca, a great place for Paella by the sea). There were a couple of mornings when we needed to leave the hotel prior to 8am, and the staff always accommodated us and made sure we had breakfast before we left. The hotel also offers a membership to the O2 Spa and health club, which is probably a 15 minute walk or so from the hotel. This was a nice facility and great amenity.
At checkout, Desi provided us with a bottle of wine from her mother’s vineyard. It was a very nice gesture, and a great way to wrap up our trip. I’d highly recommend Hotel Claude if you’re in Marbella.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Claude M, Propietario at Hotel Claude Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review.
I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our property and that you felt taken care of by our team.
I´d also like to thank you about your compliments about the interior decoration and that you thought the service was exceptional.

I am so pleased to hear your praise about our lovely staff (which I will pass on to them). They were delighted to have such a happy and grateful couple around.

Wishing you all the very best,

F.-J. Willmes
Owner Hotel Claude Marbella

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

There are oodles of hotels and golf resorts in Marbella. I have seen many of them, and this one, has the perfect charm an intelligent traveller will thoroughly find a blessing.
Clean, (Important for a Canadian like me;)
Delicious and plentiful breakfast. A variety of fresh local and exotic fruit, rightly roasted coffee beans. The chef and service with a genuine smile.
Location: Um, the building itself-a central plaza for natural sunlight to shine through the centre of the building.
A rooftop terrace that will have your near sunrise breakfast, with a view that will tell its own story.
Proximity to many of the most excellent eating establishments en la costa~winding walk ways, a part of the old town.
Churches~the local virgin, the church of the 'love of God'.-
Service superb~

Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Hotel Claude M, Director General at Hotel Claude Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.

Best wishes,

Désirée Willmes
General Manager Hotel Claude Marbella

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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Claude for 1 week in April. From the moment we arrived we experienced excellent service. The team at Hotel Claude are fantastic, always happy to help. Breakfast is great, especially if you get the opportunity to eat on the rooftop. We were upgraded half way through our stay to the Francesca suite, truly amazing & cannot fault anything during our stay. Great location in old town Marbella, high class service & fantastic team! Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We picked this hotel based on tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed ! So much of enjoying a holiday is being able to thoroughly relax knowing you're well looked after - 5 stars to Desi and the team at Hotel Claude for this. From the small things ( nespresso coffee and water freely avialable) - to the big things ( beautiful breakfast on the roof terrace, great room, bed, bathroom etc etc ) everything was a pleasure. Very well located in the beautiful old town.
We will definitely be returning .

Room Tip: Francesca suite a lovely big room
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SallyO
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Hotel Claude M, Director General at Hotel Claude Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

We appreciate your lovely review and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the near future.

Very best wishes from all of us at Hotel Claude Marbella

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

We are just back from a four night break at this beautiful little hotel. We had mentioned when we booked that we were newlyweds, and were utterly spoiled by the friendly and helpful staff. Our room (Suite Francesca) was spacious and luxurious. Breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented. We wish the weather had been better so we could have made more use of the roof terrace, but hopefully we'll be back sometime sunny!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Claude M, Director General at Hotel Claude Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review.

We are delighted that you chose our little boutique hotel for your honeymoon and that you enjoyed these special days in your lives in Marbella despite the "dull" weather.

All of us at Hotel Claude Marbella wish you a wonderful married life!

Désirée Willmes
General Manager Hotel Claude Marbella

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

We found the staff and decor of this boutique establishment to be absolutely charming. It offered privacy, delicious food and great attention to detail. Everything was beautifully maintained and nothing ever a problem for the staff. We were made to feel very welcome and looked after during our entire stay. Thank-you,

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stayed at this beautiful hotel last year and I am just booking again for this year. If you enjoy luxury, first class service, uninterrupted perfect relaxation in beautiful surroundings this is the place dor you.
The hotel itself is stunning and immaculately maintained. Of particular note is the roof terrace. Perfect for sipping an ice cold drink on a balmy evening.
I have read on other reviews comments about the host Desi. She is a fabulous lady who goes above and beyond to ensure that your stay is exactly what you want.
The location is fabulous for restaurants, bars and shopping and only a very short walk to the beach.
Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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4  Thank Jo Dooley
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Address: Calle San Francisco No. 5 | Casco Antiguo, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Price Range: $212 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Claude Marbella 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Revamped Royal Townhouse Once the summer residence of Empress Eugenia de Montijo (Napoleon III´s wife), Hotel Claude Marbella is a 17th- century townhouse that has been revamped and restyled to meld authentic period features with modern design, setting a new benchmark in the boutique-is- beautiful league of southern Spanish hotels. This latest chic retreat takes its name from the late Claude Devoize, the French Opera singer, whose home this townhouse was back in the 70s and 80s, hosting endless soirees and cultural gatherings. The focus of Hotel Claude is its marble-flagged patio and its unique romantic roof terrace, overlooking the bustling old town of Marbella. The seven rooms, divided into 6 Superior Deluxe Rooms and 1 Suite, have been designed individually and each boasting their own unique personality and feel, though all come equipped with the latest in comfort and technology. The Suite Francesca is the only room that looks out onto the old town’s main street. A large balcony and a huge floor-to-ceiling window keep it bright and airy, and the high, wood-beamed ceilings and decorative arch leading to the minimalist mosaic-fitted bathroom create a sense of spaciousness. All 6 Superior Deluxe Rooms are located to the back of the building, overlooking neighbouring patios and roofs. Up in the eaves, The Flamand room overlooks the roof terrace and has its own private stairwell leading up to a smart loft-style studio with glossy oak floors and a semi-open-plan bathroom. Listening to the church chime outside and looking out over the steeple, you feel like a princess in a tower. Savannah and North African-themed Marroqui are joined by a courtyard, making them ideal for families or friends travelling together. Small properties can sometimes feel stifling, but not here, and the design incorporates a flurry of velvet, purples, reds and cream colours. Once the a la carte breakfast has been served on the roof terrace or the black and white themed “bijou” style dining room, guests are left to their own devices. Focusing on showing guests a slice of the old Marbella, in addition to the Costa del Sol´s beaches and golf courses, Hotel Claude emphasises on slowing down and enjoying the surroundings. You´d be hard-pressed to find a retreat as slick or private as The Claude anywhere in Marbella. ... more   less 
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