Hotel Fuerte Miramar
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... off. Near Gibraltar we saw a sign for a camping and went to have a look. It was a real weird camping and the kind that was only with people in the weekend. The real old guy from the reception was a real weird German and looked as if he walked out of a creepy film. We walked through the camping before deciding and especially Andrea didn't feel like staying so we left and drove off passed Gibraltar and Terifa where we found a real nice surfers ...
... 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 ...
After a modest continental breakfast at our accommodation, Judy and Herb explored Torremolinos while Maryln and I stretched out on the super comfortable cushioned lounge chairs under the thatched umbrellas on the topless beach just across the road.
It was another beautiful sunny day in Spain and the water beckoned.
The sand on the beach is brownish but ...
... Marbella direction.
We drove right through the streets of Marbella as there were precious few parking spots, and it didn't inspire us to stop, being just another resort town - even with its exclusive reputation. We picked up the Peurto Benus signs and headed there.
Peurto Benus is where all the millionaires' yachts and cruisers are moored. The small harbour is surrounded by designer boutiques ...
... tapas bars, shops – all open late and all very busy.
Tuesday we headed to Marbella which is only 100km short of Gibraltar. We went via Malaga – which is the birthplace of Picasso – so we stopped in at the Picasso Museo to take a look at another 200 or so pieces of his work – amazing!
At Marbella we had our final dip in the Mediterranean – so that feels sad! After this we will be heading around the coast on the ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Fuerte Miramar Marbella
Have just returned from a wonderful 10 days in the Miramar Spa. The location is ideal for the old town. Some of the previous comments are fair enough - the staff arent the friendliest in the world but were never rude in fairness to them. The most irritating thing about them is their snail pace (a simple salad lunch can take over an hour - most of that time just waiting for the bill). Gina who runs the boutique is a great character and some of the clothes & handbags she has are well worth checking out!! Our room was lovely. We were supposed to have a "standard room without view" but we were given one overlooking the beach and marina - all for 79 Euro per night, room only. It was fab sitting out there in the morning and as the sun came down in the evening watching all the beautiful cabin cruisers and speed boats coming back in. The room was spacious, beds were comfortable, bathroom was spotless, mini bar was pretty well stocked although get bottled water elsewhere as the bottles in the mini bar are tiny and with the heat we were flying through them. (There's a supermarket a couple of minutes walk away on the corner with the same group's El Fuerte hotel called Open Cor). We only ate lunch in the hotel which was alright - burger and chips; spaghetti with tomato sauce and the likes. There are buckets of restaurants in Marbella and they all open late. The food in The Orange Tree restaurant just off Orange Square is super and is run by Frank & Irene who are fantastic hosts. The MC Café in the Marbella Club Hotel is terrific. For pretty good fish, there's Varadero near the marina & we found a really nice Italian restaurant called Valentino down on the Paseo Maritimo. Will definitely go back to Marbella and this is the place we'll be staying!
Recently stayed at the Mirimar Spa, excellent hotel. Wonderful location, staff very helpful, great amenaties, GREAT location!
I recently stayed at the Hotel Fuerte Miramar Spa and while the hotel itself was ok, I was very disappointed at the hotel staff. I had put my diamond earrings on my nightstand and came back from lunch to find that one earring was missing. I immediately notified the staff (assuming that the housekeeping had moved my things) and was ignored until 2 days later when obviously my earring was long gone. Although it was my mistake to assume that their staff wouldn't move my stuff all over the room, I was very disappointed with their lack of attentiveness to this serious issue.
Other than this issue, the spa was OK. The location is good. The rooms are average, nothing special.
Great location, good stay
We stayed here 1 night, May 7, 2004. We booked it for its location and decent price ($210/night US). It was a nice boutique hotel. It had all the amentities, nice bathroom, and fun looking bar. I did notice some grossness on the box spring that I won't specify. The staff was friendly and all things were seamless.
We had a hard time finding the hotel. The roads are pretty crazy. When we went looking for restaurants, we just walked along the beach and there were a TON of choices.
We also went to a Casino that was 12 Euros away. It wasn't very big and you can't wear tennis shoes or jeans.
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Above average but...
Very friendly staff, nice rooms but overall standard was only average for a 4-star hotel. The food was good but very unimaginative other than the meats. OK for short stays but I would think the menu would drag a bit after that. Not very good menu for veggies. However location excellent for old town centre, beach etc.
Great for a short break
We stayed 4 nights in mid-October 2003, selecting on the basis of location, facilities and relative price compared to other hotels on the internet. We were not dissappointed! Located within 500m of the charming old town of Marbella, and also within easy walking distance of a wide variety of restaurants/ cafes along the promenade. Breakfast provides excellent variety and enough to keep you going for most of the day. We ate out for the rest of the time, apart from one pool-side snack lunch which was completely satisfactory. Very friendly & informative staff, rooms extremely comfortable and very good views from balcony (we were 'side-sea'). Would definitely recommend; you might have to pay substantially more elsewhere to improve on the standards here.
Great location, Great staff, Great Hotel!
I stayed at this hotel in late August of this year for one week. As soon as you arrive you are greeted by friendly helpful staff. The rooms are very spacious, much bigger than needed. Our room was the closest one to the sea and the views were lovely. We stayed by the pool area during the day as the sea was too cold. Drinks were brought to you by the poolside by the waiters. One fault that we did have was the food was not of a high standard. The breakfast was not with fruit looking like it had come from tins. The lunch in the poolside restaurant was ok. I had fish once and it wasnt cooked properly, it was still raw in some parts. Every evening we went out for our meal so we do not know what the evenign meal is like. The hotel bar is very cosy and relaxing.
We totally enjoyed our stay here and plan to come back next year.
A nice place in most everyway. Staff was very helpful except for the check in clerk who made us wait 10 minutes or more while she finished a phone call that she answered while we were at the desk. That got us off on the wrong foot. Other that that really enjoyed it. Great beach, great buffet (35 Euros each), great breakfast (incl).
The Hotel is new, clean and full of great staff. We had to wait a couple of hours to check in, so were upgraded to a suiteIt really is right on the beach, and has the classic mountain view behind.The spa was quite expensive, but there were a few decent deals.The breakfast was one of the best hotel breakfasts i have had.
Loved the Position
Recently built, this modern hotel provides very comfortable rooms. During our stay we were very impressed with the special evening offering an excellent buffet with three large separate "food counters." These were also put to full use at breakfast. One even provided a chef cooking the breakfast of your choice while you waited.We didn't take advantage of the Spa facilities that are available but I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.