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.
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.
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.
There is a fantastic spa area and a small gym.
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.
As the hotel is currently changing hands prices are actually being reduced, making a stay in this five-star accommodation great value for money.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Seasoned travellers
- Special occasions
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Stylish, elegant hotel
- Competitive prices for its class
- Its Michelin-starred restaurant recently closed