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Marbella, Spain

The 5 best boutique and luxury hotels in Marbella

Marbella’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

 

Overview: Marbella’s top 5 hotels

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Marbella Club Hotel

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Nobu Hotel Marbella

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Puente Romano Beach Resort

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Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

Marbella Club Spain hotel stay

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Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella Club Hotel is a historic five-star hotel that boasts a unique Andalusian-meets-Hollywood aesthetic. The hotel has served as a party pad and Costa del Sol hideaway to illustrious guests since 1954. The whitewashed bungalows are connected by cobbled paths and are surrounded by sub-tropical gardens, villas, and pools. El Patio, the colourful courtyard restaurant, boasts retro-Cali-inspired décor by Spanish design studio, EMCI. The Beach Club has sunbeds on the sand, and there are three pools: two heated and outdoors and one indoor seawater pool. The staff greets guests by name, and services range from a health club, the Holistic Studio, to a wellness chef and an award-winning team of naturopaths, nutritionists and personal trainers.

Marbella Club Hotel
Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe
Marbella
Spain

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Photography courtesy of Marbella Club Hotel

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Nobu Hotel Marbella

The Nobu Hotel Marbella is an oasis of elegance and luxury on the Golden Mile. Experience a blend of Japanese-inspired interiors and Andalusian influence, set amid lush tropical gardens with an abundance of activities including a tennis club, mini-golf course and open-air nightclub. Satisfy your culinary cravings at Plaza Village’s high-end restaurants, highlighted by the exquisite Nobu Marbella that features a fusion of Japanese and locally sourced cuisine. Relax and rejuvenate at the Six Senses Spa, featuring bespoke treatments and a spa circuit. Unwind in your spacious room with a private terrace overlooking La Plaza Village and enjoy the exclusive Owners Club with a bar and pool room for hotel guests.

Nobu Hotel Marbella
Boulevard Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe s/n, 29602 Marbella
Marbella
Spain

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Photography courtesy of Nobu Hotel Marbella

Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella Spain hotel stay

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Puente Romano Beach Resort

Puente Romano Beach Resort is Marbella’s original luxury beachfront destination. Enjoy the sparkling beachfront position and Andalucian-village design of this five-star resort. Explore lush gardens that lead down to the beach on Marbella’s Golden Mile. Dine in style at any of the twelve restaurants including Nobu, Dani García’s two-Michelin-starred namesake restaurant and imaginative vegetarian tapas at Petit Sea Grill. The hotel has four pools, a tennis club, a Six Senses spa and a nightclub. Enjoy breakfast on the garden terrace and take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean.

Puente Romano Beach Resort
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 670
Barcelona
Spain

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Photography courtesy of Puente Romano Beach Resort

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Boho Club

Boho Club, with its unconventional Balinese-style bungalows, stands out from the typical glamorous hotels in Marbella. Despite its modest white-washed walls, Boho Club offers more than meets the eye, including two pools, two restaurants and a cocktail bar. And if the breathtaking sunset-facing terraced rooms aren’t enough to persuade you to stay, the restaurant’s tantalizing dishes will surely seal the deal. The hotel is adorned with unique artworks like Richard Hudson’s polished mirrored steel ‘Adam’, paintings by Claire Tabouret and photography by Lawrence Schiller and David La Chapelle.

Boho Club
Urb. Lomas de Río Verde, 144
Marbella
Spain

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Photography courtesy of Boho Club

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Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

Experience lavish luxury at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace, a Tuscan-style palace hotel on the Los Flamingos golf course with stunning views of the Mediterranean. The hotel boasts a romantic pool, an award-winning golf course and a wonderful spa. Since the hotel’s takeover by Anantara, guests can indulge in Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero’s smart, seasonal restaurant, La Loggia, and the exciting Japanese fusion restaurant, Sushi 99. Eddy’s Bar offers an outstanding wine selection, while Diego Cabrera of Madrid’s Salmon Guru designs the craft cocktails. Staff provides excellent and warmly professional service, organising cooking classes and visits to olive oil producers in Ronda.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace
Urbanizacion los Flamingos, 155
Benahavís
Spain

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Photography courtesy of Anantara Villa Padierna Palace

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