Gran Hotel Guadalpin Marbella

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Address: Bulevar del Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe, CN 340 KM 179, Marbella, 29600, Spain

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.5

An elegant, well located hotel on Marbella's Golden Mile.

It has been quite a rollercoaster for the Guadalpin over recent years. With threats to tear it down over legality issues now finally abating, and constant rumours of bankruptcy, the fact that it is still open shows its strength. The bottom line is this is an elegant, modern hotel in a superb location, just a stone's throw from Marbella's beach. Its gardens are immaculately kept and it has a peaceful atmosphere.

Location
4.5
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Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.3
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.7
90%

Location

Right in the heart of Marbella on the Golden Mile, the hotel is just a short stroll from the beach and within walking distance of the town's Casco Historico.

Bedrooms

The hotel offers 127 luxury rooms and suites tastefully decorated with simple elegance in cream with red and gold touches. They all have a fully equipped kitchenette for those that fancy a bit of self catering, and a balcony with views of the pool and garden. Some of the bathrooms and décor are a bit tired, but now things at the hotel seem to be getting back on an even keel they will all be renovated.

Public areas

The public areas are kept spotless. The hotel centres on the pool area where there is a full-time lifeguard and a pool bar set into rocks. There is also a great playground for children in a shaded area and a boutique selling all the holiday essentials. For business travellers there are a number of fully equipped conference rooms.

Eating and drinking

Despite its famous Michelin-starred Mesana restaurant recently closing, mostly due to the recession, there is a perfectly decent in-hotel restaurant, and numerous other fabulous places to eat within walking distance. I particularly like the classical Polo House run by James Hewitt and the incredibly stylish Casamono, run by Belgian Guy Sirre. The buffet breakfast in the hotel was excellent.

Leisure facilities

There is a fantastic spa area and a small gym.

Service

Very friendly staff in smart attire, who are quick to help with anything, while remaining professional at all times.

Who stays there

The hotel attracts a mix of northern Europeans here for both business and pleasure.

Price advice

As the hotel is currently changing hands prices are actually being reduced, making a stay in this five-star accommodation great value for money.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Chilling out

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish, elegant hotel
  • Competitive prices for its class
  • Its Michelin-starred restaurant recently closed
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