Barcelo Marbella Golf Hotel
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We stayed in the Barcelo Golf Marbella
The stay was for 1 week, I would rate this hotel has a five star, staff were all pleasant and very helpful.
The food was very well presented and varied.
We were upgraded also has the hotel was not very busy.
1. Must have a car to get around.
2. Security from garage to hotel floors needs modifying.
3. Bad signage to get to hotel from main road.
Would difinitly be going back again.
Good, but not a 5 star
I booked this hotel after reading the reviews. Although the Hotel was good, it was definately no 5 star as some people are claiming.
The rooms were large spacious and comfortable, and were kept very clean by the regular cleaners.
The buffett restaurant was great, and it was impossible not to find something that you felt like eating.
The pool area was relaxing, and pool seemed clean and never too full of people.
My biggest problem with this hotel is the service. If you wanted to speak to someone at reception, they was generally a 15 minute wait in a queue. There are no porters to move luggage. At the pool we needed an umbrella moved and the guy working the pool told us he did not know how as it was his first day on the job.
Security is also an issue and we did see the police visiting on a couple of occasions. The room safes were out of use- later explained to us by reception that this was due to people having worked out how to crack them. What I don't understand is what people are doing in the rooms in the first place never mind cracking the safes.
Don't be fooled by the golf course photos as the golf course is over the road with the club house a 10 min walk away. A hotel claiming to be a golf orientated should have regular shuttles to golf courses. The special grreen fee rates offered by the hotel are not that special either.
I did enjoy my stay though, and it is a good place to go and do nothing and relax.
BEWARE OF STAYING AT THIS HOTEL! I stayed at this hotel with my parents and my wife at the end of May 2005. Within an hour and a half of our arrival my wife's wedding ring and a small amount of money had been stolen from our room while we were at the swimming pool. There was no forced entry to the room and hotel computer did not show that anybody had used a key card to enter the room.
My parents had the room next door and within ten minutes of checking into their room a stranger knocked on the door. When my mother opened the door the stranger apologised and moved off down the corridor.
I suspect that this individual saw us all check in and heard our room numbers and wanted to check if anyone was in the room. By this time my wife and I were at the pool so there would have been no response from our room. When we returned from the pool our valuables had been stolen.
The manager could not explain how it had happened but my view is that somebody slipped something round the side of the door and slipped the lock.
I reported the theft to the police and was told that this sort of thing is not unsusual. Security at this hotel is particularly poor, however. Any floor can be accessed from the garage without needing to go via reception and the garage can be accessed from the street without any security or identification.
My advice to anyone wanting to stay in this hotel is be very careful. The Hotel was not willing to take responsibility for the theft notwithstanding their inadequate security arrangements.
Obviously this completely ruined our experience and we decided not to stay the night. I would advise travellers to avoid this hotel.
ecellent hotel. I had read very promising reviews on this site therefore this hotel lived up to the expectations. we hired a car and found the hotlel very easily. it is now clearly signposted. very quiet position has front facing room with beautiful view of golfcourse and sea. room excellent, bathroom out of this world. amazing hotel reception room when you first walk in. just like a 5 star. beautiful pool and surrounding area. colect clean, fluffy towels for the sunlounger.
looked at a wide range of hotels on expedia and this site; the best price in regards to position nearest to the port- this one came on top. I went for the weekend myself and friend(2 girls) and we had a fantastic time which the hotel contributed to greatly. we even managed to hitch a ride from a guy riding a golf buggy at 8 in the morning after a heavy night out!!!- just in time for breakfast!!! highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where to Stay in Marbella
This is a beautifully appointed, luxury 2 bedroom apartment on the Costa del Sol, also known as the "Costa del Golf" where no expense has been spared to ensure that you enjoy your stay immediately adjacent to Marbella's best beaches, with sea and mountain views, centrally located on Marbella's Costa del Golf directly adjacent to three ace golf courses and close to numerous other golf courses and only 5 minutes from Marbella's modern shopping centers, Marbella town and glamorous Puerto Banus.
Great hotel; location less so
We booked a last minute break through Expedia which was really good value. The standard of the rooms was very high and the hotel feels pretty luxurious. Its location is not so good though - the nearest bars and restaurants of San Pedro are over a kilometre away (20 mins walk) and taxis to Puerto Banus and Marbella are 8-10 Euros and 18-20 Euros respectively for a one way trip. Also beware the photos on the Expedia website which seem to show the hotel in the middle of a golf course - in fact it is over the road from the course and built alongside a number of apartment blocks, but the photos have been very cleverly taken!
Stayed at this hotel at the end of Aug 04 for four nights. When we first arrived in Marbella by car, it was quite impossible to find the hotel as there were no directional signs in place. On arrival, we were impressed with the entrance and reception area. The hotel was new and as a result, they offered an excellent promotional deal on the internet, so we thought it was all worth the time and effort to get there.
As we arrived late on the first night, we decided to stay in for the buffet because a sign at the restaurant entrance specified a price of €12 per person for dinner. Food was average but at €12, we couldn't complain. However, when we checked out of the hotel, we were shocked to be presented with a bill for €24 per person. When we checked the entrance sign again, it was totally different and it was obvious they had changed it. Without any tangible evidence though, we could not dispute.
The hotel advertised on their website that their facilities included a spa, gymnasium, paddle tennis court and DVD player in the room. During our stay, none of these were available for use. We were further disappointed when only one lift that leads directly to the car park was working during our entire stay.
Rooms were nice and spacious, however with a little more thought and consideration to the design, quality and layout, the hotel could quite easily have earned a higher rating from its current 4 star, given its space and location.
Overall, good value at £55 per night. To be fair, the buffet breakfast was very good. However, we would most likely not stay there again if the price was any higher!
We were very impressed with this hotel during our stay in october 2004. Sits in the middle of Gaudalmina golf course, close to San Pedro which has lots of bars and restaurants. Great room overlooking a golf course. Excellent breakfast, nice staff, relaxed surroundings. If you are going to Marbella, we would highly recommend Barcelo Marbella Golf.
We booked this hotel the week before thinking we'd take a chance as it looked 'nice for the price'. We were sure there would be some hidden building site or something but decided to risk it.
This hotel is SO nice. You walk in reception and know straight away you've picked a winner !! The rooms were GORGEOUS, the pool equally so (there's even a jacuzzi pool). The gym, one of the bars, and one of the restaurants had not yet opened but this didn't ruin our holiday one bit. We spent the entire time like the cats that got the cream as we'd had such a lucky find.
Would definitley go back, it's only 5 miles form Puerto Banus and its far nicer than other hotels i've stayed in - book it and see
Took a chance and stayed here booked from the web. The hotel is great, brand new and I think easily rates as a five star. Facilities great decor great and staff were great. New hotel so got great deal check it out some good deals on the table but I do not think they will last long when the hotel is established.
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