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Princesa Playa Hotel Apartamentos
Ranked #18 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Travel was very easy in Spain. Once we got off our flight, we took a city bus that leaves from right front of the Airport. All the buses are marked, so there is no confusion. The bus tickets are inexpensive. When we arrived at the Marbella bus depot, we took a taxi to the hotel.The ride was only 10 Euros or so. We were so happy to see that our room had a ocean front view, and a little balcony for sunning. The view from the restaurant at the top of the hotel is spectacular. The breakfast was plentiful and good. We also ate couple of dinners at the hotel, it was great! But since the hotel is right on the walking promenade that goes on for kilometers, there are endless sources of places to eat, from tapas bars to sit-down restaurants. The beach is in front of the promenade and it is kilometers long too. There are small boutiques and tourist information places along the promenade, you can obtain information about the surrounds, as well as signing up for tours. Make sure that you make reservation ahead of time for some of the popular tourist sites, if you are in Marbella only for a week. Our hotel room also had a kitchenette, that had all the needed supplies to prepare your own meals, if you so choose. There are couple of supermarkets at a walking distance, so that you can purchase all your meal fixings yourself. The tour bus stop is only a few minutes walk up the street, very conveniently located. The Marbella city center is 10 minute walk away. The old city is lovely to walk around. There are so many places to eat: open air cafes, restaurants, bistros, bars within the old city. The shops have great selection of clothing, the textiles are very good. There are many ceramic gift shops. To sit at the old city center, surrounded by orange trees is a pure joy. We visited Marbella time and time again, and loved it each time. We spent hours on the beach, even though it was Christmas time, the weather was wonderful, sunny enough to get a tan. We walked along the beach for hours and collected rocks. If you are so inclined, bring your running gear, since you can jog along the promenade early in the morning and later in the afternoon, along with all the other joggers. There were many children with bicycles (there is a path) and rollers. People also walk their dogs along this route. It is most enjoyable place to be, and the hotel's location, the service provided, and the functional and practical rooms made this hotel a star in our eyes.

Room Tip: Choose an ocean front room for maximum enjoyment. Some balconies are to the side of the building, bu...
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Checked in here after an over-priced night at La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel (75 Euros). For 57 Euros, we received a large clean room with kitchenette, fair sized bathroom and a balcony directly overlooking the Med. Sea. The best breakfast buffet we had in our 18 days in Spain was included in the price. We booked directly with the hotel front desk to get that price. Speaking about the front desk, Alphonso couldn't have been more helpful in answering our multitude of questions and assisting us. Wifi is free but only available in the lobby area. Restaurants abound very near by and "Old Town" is within 10 minutes, even for the slowest walkers. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sorry we couldn't stay but for the one night in mid-February. We had 6 other cities to see yet. I would recommend this hotel without any reservation and we would only stay here if returning to Marbella.

Room Tip: At least ask for a room overlooking the sea - no harm in asking. We did and received.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Good value for money out of season. Shame that there is no price differentiation between rooms with a sea view and rooms without.
Bar closes at 16.00hrs but prices of drinks are too high so bring your own. Breakfast far too expensive. Bedroom and bathroom both good sizes but living and kitchen accomodation a little cramped. TV not really suitable for anyone unless you speak Spanish. Would go back as it is a clean apart hotel and the location is handy for beach and city. Roof terrace is a blessing if you have a room without a sunny balcony.

Room Tip: You cant choose so expect no sea view and you want be disappointed.
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Although this hotel has an excellent location on the beach front, within walking distance of the old town and many good restaurants and bars, in my opinion it is not worthy of a 4* rating. Although clean, rooms are pretty basic and could do with updating. I found the bed very hard and uncomfortable and we had to turn off the air conditioning because of the excessive noise it made at night. We had an apartment at the side of the building with a wonderful view of the residential apartments in the next block! I would return to the area but not to this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Cath013
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

this hotel apartments is a brilliant place to stay. the beach is just two seconds away, the bus station is just a short walk away and there is a supermarket just round the corner. Its a lovely place really

Room Tip: got to be a front sea view balcony room so you can have the best experience of the holiday
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Princesa Playa Hotel Apartamentos

Address: Paseo Maritimo s/n, 29602, Marbella, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Luxury Hotel in Marbella
#20 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
Price Range: ₹ 4,250 - ₹ 13,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Princesa Playa Hotel Apartamentos 4*
Number of rooms: 100
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