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Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Ranked #6 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Great situation the sea at one side and the town at the other. Near lots of lovely shops and places to eat.

We have spent a week there every April for the last 13 years and the staff are always friendly and everything about the hotel is always of a very high standard.

Booking by phone is not easy if you do not speak Spanish but it is worth the effor.

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view are quiter but the town is never very noisey.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Just returned home from a 10 day stay in a side sea view room. This was our first time in Marbella and we would certainly echo the many positives identified by other reviewers. In particular, the location is great (beachside and close to the Old Town), and we liked the inroom tea/coffee making facility, the free Wi-Fi (mine worked just fine in our room and in the lounge) and the fact you could get breakfast till 11am.

The room was not huge, but was adequate given that you're supposed to be out and about when you're on holiday so not in the room much. Anyway, the hotel has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating areas so there's no need to spend much time in the room. Having said that, if we go again, we'll book a front seaview room as they have larger balconies (we tried to do so on this visit but none were available).

The hotel is quite old, but decoratively in good shape, we thought. If you like ultra modern, don't go there, because it isn't- it's traditional and classical, which we happen to like and we wouldn't have felt so comfortable in an ultra modern environment. We particularly liked the lounge/bar area where you could curl up with a book during the day and be bothered by no-one. Once you told the bar staff you didn't want food or drink, they left you alone.

The lounge/bar area had entertainment several nights we were there, including Flamenco dancers one night who were terrific. The lounge also has a big screen TV which comes down from the ceiling and which showed the 2 Champions League semi finals (first legs) and the Barcelona/Real Madrid games whilst we were there. The area was packed for each game and the atmosphere was great !! OK if you like football I guess!! The entertainment came on afterwards.

We had half board so ate in the restaurant each night. The format is a very extensive buffet, much of which changed each night, and a "grill station" operated by a real character, whose name I don't recall. He would grill to order any of 5 or 6 types of fish or meat together with the veggies you selected such as mushrooms, asparagus, aubergines etc. He also prepared prawns in a spicy garlic sauce which we liked a lot. Normally, we get bored eating in this type of buffet every night, but not here - there was plenty of variety which you could influence by choosing the meat or fish dish you fancied from the grill.

Finally, the staff at the hotel were great. Pretty well all of them acknowledged you with a smile and were only too willing to help us, including helping my wife with her Spanish translation!! Not all of them spoke good English and we spoke little Spanish, but we still got by because the hotel staff had a can-do, helpful attitude. They seem to be well trained.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Room Tip: Choose a sea view room if available.
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here in December, and we found it very comfortable - even if the room was a little on the small side, it was very nicely furnished, and we had a lovely balcony overlooking the gardens and the sea. Breakfast was excellent, and we found all the staff helpful and very pleasant. The absolute crown in our stay was the flamenco group of dancers and guitar players on the Thursday evening just wonderful. We also had a very nice supper in the bar where the flamenco took place. We had our small dog with us, and our whole stay was great, and very close to shops and all activities, and amenities. We will stay here again without any hesitation in the future.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank lolimin
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We just stopped here for a night on a road trip through Spain and it was pretty nice. The staff wasn't that nice and the wifi was lackong, but overall quite a nice hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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FMARBELLA, Manager at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Thank you for staying with us during your trip through Spain. We do have free WIFI all through hotel Fuerte Marbella. I would be grateful to know what did not work with it in your case. And also, where was service poor in your experience. Thank you in advance for your valuable comments.

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Nice hotel, though the service sucked, and the rooms were just average. The breakfast had a superb selection, but still, the people were mean.

Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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FMARBELLA, Manager at Hotel Fuerte Marbella, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2012

Thank you very much for letting us know we did not fullfil your expectations regarding service in Fuerte Marbella Hotel. I should be most thankful if you could give us detailed information about what we did wrong about service.

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Additional Information about Hotel Fuerte Marbella

Address: Calle El Fuerte s/n, 29602, Marbella, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Marbella
#4 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
#9 Family Hotel in Marbella
#11 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range: ₹ 7,535 - ₹ 17,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Fuerte Marbella 4*
Number of rooms: 263
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fuerte Marbella, the most emblematic hotel in the centre of Marbella, combines tradition and innovation. On the beach front and surrounded by 4000 sq. Meters of garden, Fuerte Marbella Hotel is an oasis walking distance to the Marbella old town, with restaurant and shops. Most of the rooms have magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea. A 7 km long beach promenade allows gentle walking to the famous Puerto Banus, with international shopping and restaurants. Fuerte Marbella offers a complete sports centre with covered heated pool (winter only) and a beach restaurant with sun beds (extra charge, summer only). Easy access from Malaga International airport (60 km) by rental car, shuttle bus or private transfer (book through the hotel). Public direct bus to Marbella bus station is also available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
El Fuerte Resort
El Fuerte Marbella
El Fuerte Hotel Marbella

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