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“2 Star Hotel but very happy” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Don Alfredo
Ranked #37 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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Marbella, Spain
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101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“2 Star Hotel but very happy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

My husband, daughter and I stay in this hotel for two nights this week. It has a fantastic location in Marbella old town. Its a two minute walk from all the small boutique shops and and restaurants. The hotel itself is rated two star probably because its a little on the small side. They put an extra bed in our room for our daughter.With 3 beds in the room it was a little tight but we didnt mind too much. There was air conditioning and wifi which is a big plus for us. Its a lovely place for a couple to stay if they wanted to visit the old town. We had a car and were lucky to get parking locally but we know the area well so that helped. There is an old car park at the back of the hotel which is not run by the hotel. There is a restaurant up the road called El Garro which is definately worth a visit. The hotel is family run and they were very hospitable. All in all a very satisfactory visit and I would definately go back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Valletta, Malta
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

The location is absolutely fantastic, 2 minutes walk takes you into the Old Town which we loved, 4 minutes walk takes you to the seafront... Our room faced the old Castle wall, which was nice. Parking was no issue, it was the weekend so didn't have to pay, but be warned if through the week the traffic wardens are keen! Room was good for what we paid, shower is powerful, watch your eyelids nearly blow mine off. Room could of been cleaned a bit better my Mrs has an eye for that, but in all for the cost its well worth it...

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

We'd stayed here before, so we knew it was a good option - we also knew where it was which is more than I can say for the taxi driver we got from the bus station! This is a small family run hotel - and it's relatively cheap; so don't expect luxuries. The rooms are a good size, but storage is a little limited. Also, there's no room safe - and they really should consider installing these. There is a small café/restaurantant just outside where you can have breakfast. I think it is included in some room rates, but we were 'pay as you go' - and you get orange juice, croissant & jam, or toast & jam, plus tea/coffee for €3 - you can't really argue with that. Best part of all is that this hotel is 5 minutes walk from Orange Square - and looks out at the walls of the old Moorish castle. I'd be more than happy to stay here again - and often!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2011

First of all the lady at the front desk acted scared and like we couldn't pay two euros more for four people. Secondly the rooms where to small. Thirdly breakfast came with it but all you get is croissant and coffee for adults and cola cao (hot chocolate) and bread for the kids. It was not a very good stay.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Anjolina22447
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South Pole
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92 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2010

My fiance chose this hotel and to be honest, I wasn't really expecting much. We stayed here for 2 nights in mid-June and wow... it was perfect! One of the cheapest options in Marbella and we were thrilled with it. The location was superb - couldn't be better. It was literally a 30 second walk to get into the centre of the old town. The rooms were clean, the bathroom perfectly adequate, the beds comfortable, and we had an absolutely amazing view of the old castle walls - superb. Unfortunately, the cafe downstairs was closed while we were there so we can't comment on that. Our only gripe would be parking - there were a few parking spots close to the hotel but the cars never seemed to move! We ended up parking in a carpark at the bottom of the town (this hotel is on top of a hill) and paid dearly for it... I think €36 for 2 days? Ouch. Also, this hotel is seriously tricky to find! We were using maps, not a GPS, but Marbella was just tricky to navigate. My advice - use a GPS! :)

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire UK
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2010

We were referred to Don Alfredo by a local person. The 2-star hotel (family-run) is on the edge of Old Town and is facing the castle. The rooms are clean but basic just enough space for 2. There is the all-important airconditioning and flat-screen TV, and ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water. One thing that's impressive is that they offer free wi-fi in the rooms.
They have a little cafe adjoining it with great value on meals/drinks.
The staff couldn't do enough for you. The beach was only 10 minutes walk away. We only stayed 2 nights but would have definitely stayed longer if we could.
Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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Hainburg an der Donau, Austria
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2009

we stayed in the hotel for 2 nights. It is a small family owned hotel with very good atmosphere and location.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Property: Hotel Don Alfredo
Address: Calle Portada 11, 29601, Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
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Ranked #37 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Don Alfredo 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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