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Marbella is well known as a playground for the rich and famous, however with many affordable airlines on the flight path, it is accessible to holidaymakers from all walks of life. 

To enjoy the glamour of modern Marbella, walk the Golden Mile from Old Town Marbella to the marina of Puerto Banús. Along the way you will pass by luxurious landmark hotels and residences of some of the city’s famous residents.

The must-see on Marbella holidays is Puerto Banús, where you can get a taste of the VIP lifestyle enjoyed by the resort’s well-heeled clientele. Stroll along the marina to check out the rows of impressive international yachts and cruising sports cars, driven to impress. The upmarket seafront restaurants, bars and beach clubs are great for unwinding and people watching, but can be much pricier than other areas.

Here you can also indulge in some first-class retail therapy, as Puerto Banús has many high end designer shops such as Hermes and X.

For an enlightening cultural experience you might appreciate the historical charm of Marbella’s Old Town. The ancient city walls and many landmarks here date back to the 16th-century. The Renaissance era Plaza de los Naranjos (square) is home to the impressive Town Tall, the Mayor’s House, and Chapel of Santiago. Close by, the city’s New Town is comprised of characteristic whitewash buildings with tiled roofs, typical of Southern Spain. The Historical Eixample area has a small botanical garden with sculptures by Salvador Dali.

Foodies will enjoy Marbella’s native gastronomic offerings, which naturally, are largely seafood based. Typical dishes include fried fish, gazpacho, and baked treats such as borrachuelos and churros. The city caters well for most palates, with lots of international restaurants throughout. The Old Town offers a more authentic Spanish experience.

Sun worshippers flock here for the city’s many excellent beaches. Marbella’s finest beach is Artola, in the protected Dunas de Artola area. Popular with tourists, are the centrally located and well-managed Venus and La Fontanilla beaches.

Due to its sunny position on Spain’s southern coastline in the Costa Del Sol, Marbella is also a golfer’s paradise. 18-hole Marbella Golf and Country Club is considered one of the best and is in close proximity to the city buzz.

For an adventurous city escape, take a day trip to the Sierra Bermeja Mountains and enjoy an exhilarating hike with stunning views over Marbella away from the bustle.

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Where to stay in Marbella

Top hotels in Marbella

Puente Romano Beach Resort
Puente Romano Beach Resort
5 out of 5
Bulevar Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, S/N, Marbella, Malaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £267 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this Golden Mile hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of King Abdul Aziz Mosque, Puerto Banus Beach and Puerto Banus Marina. Marbella Old Town and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (415 reviews)

"Best place to stay in Marbella. Great location, high quality service and beautiful facilities"…"

Reviewed on 26 Dec 2020

Puente Romano Beach Resort
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
5 out of 5
C/ Edgar Neville, s/n, Nueva Andalucía, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Malaga
The price is £91 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

Located in Puerto Banus, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Puerto Banus Marina and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,213 reviews)

"Great hotel in a great location, rooms need to be upgraded, this doesn’t mean that it’s run down, it’s just that things are old although well-kept. They need to change their electrical system for the rooms, put smart TVs, and all the well-kept, they still need to refresh the rooms"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Nobu Hotel Marbella
Nobu Hotel Marbella
5 out of 5
Blvar Principe Alfonso von Hohenlohe S/N, Marbella, Malaga
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £225 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in Golden Mile, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from King Abdul Aziz Mosque and within 3 miles (5 km) of Puerto Banus Beach and Puerto Banus Marina. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (77 reviews)

"Was very nice expe"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Nobu Hotel Marbella
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Marbella

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
5 out of 5
C/ Edgar Neville, s/n, Nueva Andalucía, Puerto Banus, Marbella, Malaga
The price is £91 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

Located in Puerto Banus, this beachfront aparthotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Puerto Banus Marina and Real Club de Golf Las Brisas. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,213 reviews)

"Great hotel in a great location, rooms need to be upgraded, this doesn’t mean that it’s run down, it’s just that things are old although well-kept. They need to change their electrical system for the rooms, put smart TVs, and all the well-kept, they still need to refresh the rooms"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Gran Hotel Guadalpin Banus
Aqua Apartments Marbella
Aqua Apartments Marbella
3.5 out of 5
C/ Juan Antonio de Torquemada, 2, Marbella
The price is £56 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan

Located in San Pedro de Alcantara, this apartment building is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Puerto Banus Marina and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Puerto Banus Beach. Marbella Old ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (48 reviews)
BEST OF THE BEST *****

"Perfekt instructions in the Check-In. Very Friendly Costumer Service Excellent really Trust full 100%. Can Recommend this Agency for Everyone. The Apartment really Luxury and have all the Comfort who it Need."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Aqua Apartments Marbella
MA1 Marvelous 2 bedroom apt close to everything Roomservice
MA1 Marvelous 2 bedroom apt close to everything Roomservice
4 out of 5
Urb Malambo Calle Los Gladiolos 3A, Marbella

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Centro Plaza, Puerto Banus Marina and El Corte Ingles Shopping Center. Puerto ...

MA1 Marvelous 2 bedroom apt close to everything Roomservice
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Marbella

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

Surprised it was so expensive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Lovely contrast between old and new . The church has to be seen

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

Excellent holiday resort

5/5 - Excellent

Tam

9 Jan 2020

Loved it . The sun and people were lovely and helpful .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Dec 2019

Christmas in Marbella is great, lots of things open. Great special Christmas Eve dinner at the da Bruno sur mare Italian restaurant, expensive but worth it. Great British knees up Christmas Day lunch at the blue palm, Booze inc. great family fun.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Nov 2019

we would go back again

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