Alanda Hotel Marbella
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... to the parking, getting our car and drive to Torremolinos which was on the way back to Malaga. In Torremolinos we parked our car in a underground parking and walked down to the boulevard which followed the beach for kilometers. It was nice cause there were all small shops and trendy bars build on and aside a beautiful beach. We had something to drink on a terrace and walked for about an hour, than we walked back through the old part of the ...
... doesn't leave until 5:30pm. Weather still delightful - about 25 degrees. Train trip was very pleasant - 2nd class seats but very comfortable and clean. A great way to see the countryside. Again there were miles and miles of olive trees, and we have had some delicious olive oil in Spain, as you would expect. Needless to say there ...
... and spices (like a Swiss raclette), followed by a hot fish seafood soup. Back to the beach for siesta! At 7:30pm the beach cushions were being gathered up, so we had to move! We sat down for a drink outdoors at our hotel.
I nearly choked on my tea when the customer near me at the little boutique dropped his pants to try on different shorts on sale. This was ...
Today we had an exhausting walk around Alhambra Palace built in the 14th century the last Muslim stronghold in Spain before the Catholic queen and king either 'converted' or ousted all Muslims from Spain in the 1400's. followed by another walk around the beautiful gardens. before heading off to Meja for lunch. This is a beautiful white painted town way above Marbella. Temperatures have been really good in the mid-20s just right for ...
... us health wealth and happiness...yeah sure it will.........!! After that the pleasant music turned into a rock festival and everyone donned silly hats and threw streamers and balloons around and blew on trumpets until we got a headache and went upstairs just in time to see the fireworks in London on the T.V. as we are an hour ahead of England. All in all a pleasant evening made only a little strange by being the only English people in the room!
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The NH Hotel is a nice hotel. I consider it a business hotel, altough it has a beach club. Atmosphere is rather unpersonal. Rooms were well equiped, very loungy/modern style. At night we could here some noices coming form our neighbours bathroom. The NH Alanda is located directly on Marbella's golden mile, on the right site in the direction of puerto banus. Puerto Banus is closeby. Breakfast was ok. Swimming pool ok. In the restaurant and breakfast area you can hear the nois of passing cars very wel. I paid €170 per night for a superior room, this included access to the nice thalasso. The day we left i asked whether is was possible to fresh up later in the day as I had a flight home only in the evening. Staff inicated I had to leave the hotel before 12AM unless a paid a daily fee of EUR 45. I paid the 45 euro and could stay in my room until 6 PM, during that afternoon I had to ask 3 times to open my door as the electronic lock did no longer accept my card key. When I left the lady at the reception was unfriendly and didn't thank us for our staying of 4 days. Conclusion very nice business hotel located just in front the marvellous Puente Romano hotel.
They are exactly what they aim to be, a very good business hotel.
We have stayed 2 nights in ND Alanda hotel in September, 2004. The hotel is located within 5 minute walking distance from the beach, if you don't feel like to walk, there is a free shuttle that will get you there in no time. It is also about 4km from the center of Marbella or Puerto Banus, which makes it a perfect location to get some tan, as well as shop and dine in Puerto Banus or Marbella in the evening.
We stayed at the Alanda for a week in the middle of June and on the whole we were very impressed. We booked our stay at the last minute and it only cost us £400 for the week which we thought was great for a 5 star in Marbella having paid double that for a 3 star last year. We had a gorgeous room although admittedly it wasn't huge - but as we spent more time out of it than in, it wasn't a huge problem. The extras were very expensive - however, we were aware of this and we made the choice to spoil ourselves and enjoy some lazy room service. We found the location fine - half way between Marbella and Puerto Banus - although we did use taxis for every outing. We found the staff very helpful (my partner was ill on our final day and they went out of their way to help us). Our only niggle was noise at night. We requested a quiet room and for 6 nights it was perfect however, on the 7th night when the hotel was full and we had neighbours above and to either side of us we had a lot of noise disruption. Our neighbours weren't being particularly noisey however we could hear EVERYTHING - even someone's suitcase being unzipped! I don't know if the hotel lacks decent sound insulation but if we'd had that level of noise throughtout the stay I'm sure my review would be very different. On the whole though, a lovely hotel and a great holiday.
A basic 5*hotel
Large rooms which were light and airy. Allocated a quiet room at the back of the hotel overlooking the pool but many rooms overlooking the busy main road. Additonal charge for the gym of 18 Euros per day per person. Restaurant staff unhelpful and appeared unhappy and unenthusiastic in their work. Need a car if you stay here or a long walk to Marbella and Puerto Banus but there is a bus stop outside.
Quite acceptable if visiting on business but not really an ideal holiday location.
A Soul-Less Shell
Stayed for a week in May 2004. Very characterless despite new trendy decor. A good hotel for business but not a holiday resort hotel. Shops and facilities desribed in the brochure didnt exist ( Shops? 5 Star Resort suggested activity but this was lacking - spa cost extra and bar / food every expensive. Hotel on "Golden Mile" - some rooms overlook this noisy road so its like a hotel on a motorway. Also it means taxi rides to get to anywhere as after walking it several times I can vouch its more than a mile to get anywhere (approx 2 to Marbella). To be fair its a brand new hotel but it was like a ghost-ship.Bar always empty in basement and closed at 11 - not conducive for a holiday stay. Very un-child friendly
Nh alanda, very nice hotel and good value
I have just come back from a one week stay at hotel nh alanda and I am really satisfied with it.
The hotel is new, rooms are big enough and confortable, swimming pool and garden are nice,
staff friendly and helpful.
Price 113€ for a double room, breakfast buffet for two included.
It is located midway between Marbella and Porto Banus, we rented a car, but bus stop is just across the road, as well as the beach.
We had a great time and it will be our hotel if we will come back to marbella once more.
New, no very new
I've stayed in every NH in Marbella area and Alanda is by the far the most luxurious. The hotel is very new so it doesn't have all thoses annoying stains and scratches on the wood work, but does lack a little in character. The rooms are large and are decked out in the traditional NH style (lots of wood, and tasteful contemporary upholstery)
The hotel has a very expensive Spa (but very nice too) and the staff at the hotel were friendly and inviting.
Overall a nice place to stay (if you have car!) in the Marbella area.
Too many additional charges for every service
I stayed in NH Alanda in december 2003 for a long week end, the price was cheap but (always but) there is nothing included and the prices for every service was extremely expensive even services like the indoor pool and gym are charged for in addition to the room rate (in their web page they dont say anything about this) i feel i have been robbed.
Another problem was the services of the hotel, they are not enough for a 5 star hotel, and the size of the rooms was poor,.
Good 4 star but extremely expensive
My wife and I were in Spain for a convention that was held across the street at the Puente Romano. We originally wanted to stay at the Puente Romano, but the hotel was full, and we had to "settle" for the NH Alanda. What a pleasant surprise. We loved the hotel - it was immaculate, the rooms were beautiful, and we truly enjoyed our stay.
The only downfall was that the hotel was very new, only having been open for a month when we arrived, and they hadn't set up all of their travel services, like money conversion. However, they had very friendly staff who were most helpful. We'd recommend the hotel to anyone traveling to that part of the world!