Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort
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Not one for down time, Susan decides to walk to the town of Marbella today--a fairly arduous eight miles often taking her up to the main highway from the beach. She returns in the early evening with a beige baseball cap to replace the LF one John has just lost. It has Marbella written in white on it. Susan is a thoughtful girl.
Lin sleeps …
Today is another kick-back day at the resort. John visits the gym again, Susan and Lin take a walk to the village and come back with a beautiful scarf for me--aqua. peach and chartreuse. Sweet girls.
I have a 12:00 gel nails appointment with Haley who moved with her husband from Johannesburg, South Africa, twelve years ago because of the …
The girls travel to Seville today while John and I hunker down at the resort. After all, I'm nursing my cold while attempting to taste more of what the local restaurants have to offer. I begin with a late breakfast at El Med at the resort. We sit outside with a gorgeous view of the Mediterranean. With this setting, the restaurant's name holds true …
Ahhh! Sound 9 hours sleep. Lynda & girls are going for 12 I'm sure. Why any different than at home? I walk around the Marriott Marbella grounds. Stunning resort. We traded our Aruba week for this 2 bedroom suite in Marbella. Surprised we just found availability in January and decided to go. I've had two espressos and am going to the gym. Hope …
The airline lost ALL four of our bags, they were kind enough to give us a little t-shirt/toothbrush gift-set.
Oh well...we are vacation no need to stress about that.
This resort is fantastico!!! We are going to be very spoiled after we leave this place in a week. Our unit is like home, it is huge. The sheets feel like silk. I may never leave here.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott's Marbella Beach Resort
The resort at Marbella is everything we hoped it would be: spacious, tastefully decorated, and well-appointed. The resort is located on the Mediterranean with the hotel's El Med and several adjacent restaurants overlooking the sea--John's dream come true. He is in "seventh heaven".
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort
We stayed at Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort in late November 2004, and had a great time. The rooms are spacious, very clean and well equiped. Staff are very helpful and polite. The breakfast buffet is lovely, my only issue is that eating dinner at the hotels' restaurant is very expensive for quite average food. Due to the location be prepared to take taxis or the bus to get down to Marbella town or Puerto Banus, in fact the ideal thing to do is rent a car as the Marriott has plenty of car parking space. I will definitely stay here again in the future.
Sun and Fun in Spain!
I stayed in the Marriott Marbella Beach Resort in May of 2004. I do not have any real complaints. The service was excellent, the apartments were spacious and the surroundings were picture perfect. The beach was not the most inviting and topless sun bathing was the most popular method of sun bathing among women of all ages! Which was a bit suprising for this American who is not used to seeing this type of thing. Clearly, this is a world class resort that I intend on visiting again.
A delightful stay only one complaint.....
We could not have asked for a better room. The Staff was wonderful. The views were breath taking. You could not ask for anything else. The kitchen was fully furnished and I will cook more next time. There is a Super Sol that is very close- a very nice grocery store and they will deliver your order--under 30 Euros--3 Euro charge- over 30 Euros free delivery. (The Market Place is fine for a quick meal but the selection is not good-- but if you are looking to earn points it will do.)The El Mediterranean was the only disappointment- service was from ambivilant to hostile and very over priced for dinner-(and I exspect a hefty price with Marriot but quality follows as well)We had a chicken paella for 2- 14.95 per person and there were two chicken legs in it- there were also bone chips and it was not even skinned. It was just ok. In Sevilla I had the same dish for one-- three legs- skinned and no bone fragments and far more tasty --5 euros. Breakfast was a good deal at 12 euros for the buffet. The day tours were quite nice- the Treasures of Malaga on Tuesday is very nice, the guide is well versed and a delight to talk with--Also Solydad is better than the Andalusian if you have a choice. We will be going back in a couple of years- we will also rent a car next time. We highly recommend this resort.
Doesnt get much better than this
Excellent resort. very large rooms, great AC and very safe..the whole family enjoyed it...went to Tangiers and Gibraltar on the tour and the tangiers day trip was one of the most bizarre experiences our family has ever had.........
One of the best resorts I have ever visited!
Wow, what an incredible place, one of the nicest resorts I have ever stayed in. We were there for a week in the middle of July 2004 with a family of 4 kids and mom and dad. The 2 bedroom unit was huge (over 1,300 sq. feet), very luxurious, and tastefully decorated. The resort is gorgeous, right on the beach, with great swimming pools and very nice grounds. I would highly recommend the place to anyone looking for a very family friendly, safe resort.
Luxury in Spain
Superb complex with excellent facilities and a luxurious apartment. Stayed for 8 days and spent most of it by one of the 5 pools!!. Our 6 year old son was fully catered for as were we. We visisted in late June (just before the rush I beleive) and the weather was just beautiful. I would recommend this resort to anyone.
Our all time favourite.
We first visited the Marriott's Marbella Beach resort in 2002. This year we are going for five weeks.
I think that says it all!
We went on some wonderful coach tours and if we visited the Old Town, which was often!, we took a taxi from the Hotel and returned the same way. No car hire for us. The taxis are so cheap and you don't have parking problems etc. to worry about. Everyone in the party can view the sights, rather than concentrating on the busy roads - and they are busy believe me! The coach tours were booked at reception as were the taxis.
The standards at the Marriott are first class and cannot be faulted in any way.
They have access to their own stretch of beach via a door which is operated by your room key. The grounds are lovely to walk through and swimmers are well catered for. They even have a nudist section in the grounds for all over sunbathing! It might be a touch cool for that when we go in October though! The weather is still warm enough to walk around without a jacket during the day. It was November last time we visited and the weather was just perfect for us. Roll on October!
A perfect resort on the Costa del Sol
Our family spent the thrid week of March at the resort. That is a little ahead of peak season, but we were lucky and the weather was beautiful. The resort was excellent. Service was fine, the facilities were great and security was very good. The best part is the location.
Half way between Malaga and Gibralter, and very close to Ronda and Benehavis, and close to the town of Marbella, we had plenty of choices for day trips. Of course the pools and grounds were nice enough that we spent a lot of time just hanging out. I will go back to this one.
My husband, 11 year old daughter and I spent a week at the Marbella Marriott. Having spent time at several Marriott resorts including Maui, Kauai, Oahu, St Thomas, St Kitts and Costa Rico, I would have to say this Marriott was very nice.. One of the main reasons was the accomodations. We had a 2 bedroom w/ a balcony which was quite large and beautifully decorated. It even had it's own laundry room!
Housekeeping was very good. We were in the back, but still had a pretty view of one of the pools and the sea in the distance. There was an indoor pool which was nice for doing laps. another quiet pool w/out a view of the sea and then a gorgeous lagoon style pool right off the beach. You have to remember that this isn't the Caribbean so the beach left a bit to be desired....rough, brown sand, rocks and rough surf. We didn't venture into the water once, but spent most of our leisure time at the pool. The restaurants at the resort were good, nothing to rave about, but decent with good service. The consierge was extremely helpful and pleasant and directed us to a variety of things to do. Our favorites were visiting the towns of Marbella and Puerta Banus, taking a half day and driving to Mijas and the highlight was taking a one day tour of Tangiers in Morocco. The tour picked us around 7:00 right at the Marriott and we were back that evening. All in all, a very pleasant week.
Marriott has gone out of its way to provide a top-notch facility and service. The rooms were impeccable and the service great. We were about 20 minutes east of Puerto Banus so we needed to drive, but other than that, I wish that every facility I stayed at would be so nice!