We booked this hotel through Travel Republic (£180 for 5 nights) and were pleasantly surprised how nice and clean the hotel/apts and our studio room was. I asked for a seaview and was given a room on 3rd floor (corner balcony) which partially overlooked the apt blocks next to us but also had a lovely view of the sea. The room was spotless and bathroom was fresh (cleaned daily with new towels) with a powerful stand-in shower. The self catering cooking facilities were ok comprising of a microwave, kettle, 2 ring electic hob and toaster. Unfortunately the only criticism i had was that there wasnt an oven or grill as we had bought a pizza from the local supermarket which eventually we decided to put in the microwave and turned out a bit soggy! Oh and there was only 1 wine glass... luckily my other half doesnt drink wine! Our stopper in sink wasnt working and the maintenance man took it away .. never to be seen again! so our dishes had to be cleaned under running water. The pool area located on the 8th floor is very small and although it was too chilly for us to sunbathe while we were there i wouldnt like to see it in the height of summer! you would have to be up at the crack of dawn to get one of the 20 or so beds. We prefer the beach anyway so no problem there! all in all we were happy with Princesa Playa apts and would definately go back if we went to Marbella again. The Hotel is very centrally located for seafront restaurants (cheaper than eating in the Old Town). Would highly recommend the Indian restaurant 'Jaipur' on the Paseo Maritimo (turn right out of the hotel and its 100 yds walk). Tiger Bay pub further along just at the marina is 'cheap and cheerful drinks 1E for tea, coffee, small beer or wine and the food isnt bad either. Our best meal was undoubtably Da Bruno Italian (seafront near Constitution Park) next to the Claddah irish bar and also recommend The Patio just off Orange Square which is a 10 minute walk into the Old Town. Unfortunately we didnt pick a good week to go weather wise, i think March is a little too early for sunbathing in Costa Del Sol and wish we had waited even another few weeks for the temperature to go up a few degrees. The area is definately getting geared up for holiday season and beaches are being cleaned and restaurants starting to open up but all in all a bit too quiet for me in March (even for a 50 yr old) who would have liked a bit of entertainment at night.
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- Also Known As:
- Princesa Playa Marbella