Most Luxurious Hotels in Marbella, Spain
By Natacha El Azar
Escape to a haven of luxury at six of the best hotels in the Marbella region – the getaway of your dreams.
Amàre Marbella Hotel
Named after a combination of amor (love) and mar (sea), the essence of the brand, Amàre Marbella is the ideal choice for a luxurious getaway. With a beachfront location on the promenade, the hotel is just 5 minutes from the old town center. Additionally, guests can lounge on the sun-beds of Amàre Beach while listening to blissful live music. Unique room names range from “Oh Là Là” to “Keep The Secret”, as well as services like The One, which is a lavish concept with personalized offerings. To top it all, guests can indulge in a scenic experience at the only rooftop with a 360 degree view of Marbella.
Anantara Villa Padierna
Set amongst the hills of Spain’s southern coast lies Anantara’s first property in the country. The hotel offers guests the best of Spanish cuisine, three of Spain’s best golf courses within the resort, and a world-class spa. Offering different levels of complexity, the Villa Padierna golf courses invite golfers of all levels. Even beginners can learn the game at the Golf Academy lead by Michael Campbell. Adding to that, the hotel boasts more than 1,200 original artworks graciously displayed on the grounds and the garden. On a clear day, guests are in for a delightful surprise, as the mountains of Morocco can be spotted on the horizon.
H10 Andalucía Plaza
Situated in the exclusive Puerto Banus, Andalucía Plaza is an adults-only hotel just a short distance to some of Spain’s world-class golf courses and sparkling sandy beaches. Spend your days absorbing the sunlight by the pool and if you’re feeling lucky, end the night at the Marbella Casino! When it’s time to recuperate from Marbella’s bustling nightlife, head to the Despacio Spa Centre where you can relax and enjoy a rejuvenating Turkish bath.
Barceló Marbella is nestled in the heart of the Costa del Sol, only a short walk from Guadalmina Golf Club. With a colonial-style theme, Barceló offers excellent services, from the wellness center to live show cookings at the Mediterráneo Restaurant. Additionally, treat yourself to the Premium Club Lounge designed for the most exclusive guests with majestic mountain views – whether you’re in the mood for coffee or lunch. The best part is that the Barcy Club can keep your children entertained while you lounge peacefully on the Balinese beds by the adults pool!
Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Hotel Fuerte Marbella opened its doors more than 60 years ago, making it one of Marbella’s emblematic historical landmarks. Not only is the hotel situated on the beachfront, it is also known for welcoming remarkable guests such as Walt Disney. Only a 5 minute walk from the old town center, Hotel Fuerte Marbella is a convenient yet impeccable choice offering the perfect mix of breathtaking landscapes, heavenly gastronomy, and luxurious treatment. In fact, you can opt for exclusivity with a private lounge, hammock, and breakfast terrace if you wish.
Kempinski Hotel Bahia
Settled in the charming village of Estepona, Kempinski Hotel Bahia is a redesigned 5 star hotel with a beachfront location. Here, guests can experience the utmost extravagance at the hotel’s Royal Suite – pure luxury and a royal dream. Only accessible by keycard at the hotel’s top floor, this luxury duplex offers an exquisite skybar at the top and a chill-out private terrace on the ground floor. Known as Kempinski Hotel Bahia’s most luxurious suite, you’ll be pampered like never before.