Top Luxury Hotels in Marbella

By Julia Nilsson on - 15m. reading time

Palm trees, sandy beaches, cold champagne, glorious events and those world-famous Marbella vibes – life doesn't get much sweeter! Marbella’s glitz and glamour extends from its high-end properties, luxury shopping, elegant dining scene and tourist attractions through to its 5-star resorts.

With many remarkable establishments peppered across our beautiful sun-drenched town, deciding where to feel Marbella’s beating heart or rest your head can be a problem. Let’s find you one of these top places, each with its own slice of magic.

Boho Club Hotel

a guy and a girl having breakfast in BOHO hotel in marbella

What is Boho Club Hotel?

Luxurious and renowned Boho Club Hotel is Marbella’s secret hideaway. Designed with the utmost care and refined taste for detail, the 5-star boutique complex on Marbella’s Golden Mile offers privacy, charm and exclusive style. In tune with its name, Boho Club is unconventional compared to its ritzy Marbella surroundings. Its 30 rooms, 1 Suite and bungalows have Boho-chic furniture and simple colourful fabrics. An atmosphere of unpretentious sophistication surrounds the stay, and the guests enjoy a new concept of hospitality.

What to do in Boho Club Hotel?

Chef Diego de Rio transports you to the Universe of food, wine and pure delight. The nights at Boho Club Restaurant with their distinguished and fun atmosphere are the perfect option to experience a unique evening in Marbella. Terraces are ideal to refocus after a day in the sun. Beautifully landscaped gardens and luxurious sunbeds and cabanas help to perfect the art of ‘dolce far niente’.

Boho Hotel Marbella

Enjoy the beautiful sunset shades thrown on the magnificent La Concha Mountain. Head to a shaded pergola to release the stress from your body at one of outdoor yoga and meditation sessions. The cherry on top? Art Gallery.

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Nobu Hotel


Where is Nobu Hotel?

“Designed for the trendsetters and curated for the playful”, Nobu Hotel opened its doors in Marbella in 2018. If you're looking for an only adults-only hotel on Marbella’s Golden Mile, Nobu is bound to blow you away. The 5-star destination for enjoying the finer things in life follows a modern take on ryokan-style architecture and interiors.

What Nobu Hotel offers?

World-famous for the right reasons, Nobu Hotel Marbella hosts 81 elegant, open-plan rooms and suites. Many of them have terraces overlooking the Puente Romano Plaza, so you are steps away from all the entertainment, food and indulgence. Discover innovative and authentic dishes, recharge at the gym, stop by the Six Senses Spa, or chill out with a cocktail seaside. Here days are about laid-back luxury – but evenings are another story…a fabulous one!

Fitness, wellness and dining at Nobu Hotel

Nobu Hotel guests can enjoy all facilities of Puente Romano Resort, as they share the same ground. However, tailored to strictly Nobu guests is the secluded swimming pool with a bar, where sunset DJ sessions are held to start the evening off right. Guests also get priority access to the Nobu Restaurant and Supperclub.

Nobu Hotel wouldn’t be one of the top hotels in Marbella without outstanding dining options. Guests are able to savour Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature dishes in-room, with 24/7 service. The same goes for their extensive and creative mixology list. Of course, guests can enjoy the various dining options in Puente Romano, allowing for an interesting stay, in all senses of the word.

Nobu Hotel Marbella, Loungue

Marbella’s unstoppable status grows by the year and brings new hotels to the scene. However, several establishments have become a staple.
Read on to discover the old-world glamour the next 3 Marbella’s establishments deliver so well.

Puente Romano Beach Resort

The Mediterranean’s most vibrant place to be, 5-star Puente Romano is a whitewashed Andalusian village-style resort on the beach, in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile.

Luxury address: Puente Romano, in Golden Mile Marbella

It started off as a small, 20-room hotel built on the site of an ancient Roman bridge, hence the name. Now, as one of the best hotels in Marbella it ranks as a top luxury destination due to its outstanding amenities and 600 luxurious rooms, suites and private villas.

What to do in Puente Romano Resort?

Puente Romano Beach Resort is the Mediterranean playground, a whirlwind of feel-good possibilities. Revel in a gastronomic adventure at more than 20 restaurants and bars. Dress up for the exciting nightlife. Dress down and revitalise at the spa and wellness facilities that rejuvenate you with Mediterranean-inspired products and signature treatments. Meander in the botanical gardens, and play at the world-famous tennis club and golf courses nearby.

Why is Puente Romano a culinary landmark?

At the epicentre of the Resort is La Plaza, an atmospheric square surrounded by a carousel of destination restaurants, including the peerless Nobu, COYA and Cipriani, followed by late night dancing spot La Suite. The Sea Grill is overlooking the crystal-clear waters, adjacent to bustling beachfront Chiringuito. Café culture and poolside hangouts include juice bars, gluten-free and vegan-friendly options, or Cheat with the probably best burger bar in town.

What are the rooms like at Puente Romano Beach Resort?

The hotel offers a wide variety of rooms, with 7 types of suites, 3 types of grand suites and 3 unique villas to choose from. The rooms are set amongst tropical beachside gardens and special Andalusian touches can be found in every room, following a Mediterranean palette. At Puente Romano Beach Resort, you will undoubtedly experience the essence of the Mediterranean and enter a world of unparalleled experiences.

Hotels in Marbella: Puente Romano

Fitness, wellness and dining at Puente Romano Beach Resort

When it comes to fitness, Puente Romano Beach Resort has it all. Their state-of-the-art gym is equipped with TechnoGym, as well as a spinning, barre and a boxing studio where one can enjoy group classes or book one-on-one training sessions with professionals. The famous Puente Romano Tennis Club is a short walk away, where you can indulge in tennis or paddel. In summer, guests can enjoy the Jungle gym, situated right on the beach.

The resort hosts mainland Spain’s only Six Senses Spa, where visitors can take time for themselves and relax completely. The spa offers a hydrotherapy pool, a cold plunge pool, heat and ice showers, herbal steam room, a sauna and hammam. Additionally, there’s an extensive spa menu on offer where guests can select personalised treatments.

Photograph of a couple enjoying the facilities at Six Senses Spa in the Puente Romano: Hotels in Marbella
Six Senses Spa- Puente Romano

A perfect hotel to stay with kids in Marbella

If you’re visiting as a family, you need not worry. Puente Romano Resort has the little ones covered, with three separate kids clubs. Mini club is for children up to 4 years of age; La Casita Club for kids aged 5 to 12; and Teen Spirit lounge and gym for teens up to 18 years old.

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Marbella Club Hotel

Hotels in Marbella: Marbella Club

What is Marbella Club Hotel?

Classy and elegant, growing their stature with every visitor, the legendary Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is a 5-star establishment on the Golden Mile and a flagman in Marbella’s history. Created in the 1950s by Principe Alfonso Hohenlohe, it was a hotspot for the world’s elite, international politicians, business moguls and Hollywood stars. Audrey Hepburn, Elisabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Henry Ford, Aristotle Onassis, Brigitte Bardot and many other celebrities found their ideal haven in the iconic MCH. The hotel still maintains the glamour of its early days, and the same aristocratic “elegant simplicity”.

What are the rooms like at Marbella Club Hotel?

Lush gardens surround the airy and light-filled 35 guestrooms and 80 cosy suites, all of which have terraces that blend in with nature. A natural palette, organic linens and unique touches can be expected from every room. Villas and bungalows are an option for families or larger groups. The most luxurious Grand Villas boast private entrances, gardens, pools and a host dedicated to aiding guests’ needs.

Hotels in Marbella: Marbella Club

Fitness, wellness and dining at Marbella Club Hotel

Marbella Club Hotel has a gym with the best modern equipment, private training sessions, Yoga, Aerial Yoga and Pilates. Thalasso Spa focuses on combining ancient practices with advanced science-based techniques. A seawater pool offers a variety of water-based experiences, and an extensive spa menu ranging from facials to personalised rituals. The MCH boasts its own magnificent golf course, designed by legendary Dave Thomas amidst the green hills of Benahavis, only a 20-minute drive from the hotel (shuttle service). For those seeking something different, there are hiking trails there, horse riding lessons or treks at MC Equestrian Centre.

The resort has everything in mind to ensure a pleasant stay for everyone. If you were looking for a hotel to go with your family and children, you will like this resort:  Its Kids Club operates daily inviting children from 4 to 14 to enjoy supervised entertainment, sports, gardening, wildlife experiences and science experiments.

Photograph of Thalasso Spa in the Marbella Club hotel

When you stay at MCH, all that stands between you and the blue Mediterranean waters is a short walk. Find your own fun in the sun (just don't forget to pack your most glamorous swimwear, shades and sunblock). The designer boutiques inside and around the hotel will surprise even an experienced shopaholic.

Dining options are extensive. El Patio is a beautiful courtyard serving food all day. Mix cocktails and breath-taking views to Africa at the MC Beach bar, with La Concha Mountain playing backdrop. This chiringuito follows a white and blue colour palette, and has great ambiance and fresh seafood. The Grill is a lovely dinner option, with candle-lit white cloth tables in a romantic setting.

Discover a world of flavours at these Marbella Club hotel restaurants.

Melia Don Pepe Gran Meliá

Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá: Hotels in Marbella

Where is Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá?

Don Pepe Gran Meliá is a 5-star beachfront hotel located at the beginning of the Golden Mile, a stone's throw away from Marbella's Old Town. Opened in 1994, it is one of the most long-standing premier luxury hotels in the area. Gran Meliá has been renovated several times to meet the ever-evolving standards of Marbella’s demanding clientele.

What are the rooms like at Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá?

With 226 rooms that ooze Marbella’s cheerful character, this is the Place to be. It features stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea or beautiful Sierra de las Nieves.

Taking your stay to the next level, RedLevel is available for those seeking a more refined experience: superior rooms, special check in areas, unique breakfast and bar area as well as luxury and concierge service. What else to expect from one of the foremost hotels in Marbella?

Gran Meliá has joined forces with Audi to offer its guests a sustainable mobility option of driving the new exclusive Audi Q8 e-tron, 100% electric model.

Hotels in Marbella: Don Pepe

Fitness, wellness and dining at Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá

The upscale hotel has 2 outdoor pools (one for kids), a heated indoor pool and a gym on-site, open 24/7. There are also paddle courts, and of course, water sports options, as you are right by the beach. The well-known TACHA cosmetics brand has a hub at Gran Melia, and guests can choose from various beauty treatments and massages to unwind.

ERRE (for meat-lovers), Tahini (for sushi enthusiasts) and Audrey (pastries and cocktails) are 3 delicious dining options. A favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, Cappuccino Grand Cafe is right below the hotel.

Anantara Villa Padierna

New Golden Mile: Villa Padierna Hotel

Where is Anantara Villa Padierna?

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Resort is an incredible 5-star Italian-style estate located at the meeting point of Marbella, Benahavis and Estepona. An oasis of tranquillity is only minutes away from the best entertainment options in Puerto Banus and Marbella.

What are the rooms like at Anantara Villa Padierna?

The resort offers 125 rooms, decorated elegantly and resembling that of a palace, per its name. Here, you can enjoy charming lake, golf and mountain views, peaceful sound of birds chirping and soft breeze. There is a small selection of villas for those seeking full privacy. Once host to First Lady Michelle Obama during her holiday in Marbella, the most palatial villa is called Presidential Luxury Villa Obama.

Fitness, wellness and dining at Anantara Villa Padierna

This resort is a popular destination for golfers, as it sits amongst 3 top-class courses.

There is a gym on site and a racquet club nearby, for those wanting tennis, paddle or badminton. The Anantara Spa is a beautiful escape. Roman baths surrounded by calm Italian gardens welcome you to over 2000 m2 of relaxation. An indoor pool, Hammam, facials, massages and personalised wellness programs are available. The outdoor pool is surrounded by Roman statues and transports you to a different world. Located a short drive away, By the Sea Beach Club is truly exceptional in terms of service and facilities.

Photograph of the pool facilities at the Anantara Villa Padierna Spa

Anantara Resort has 8 dining options on-site, offering a range of choices to guests. Mediterranean, Lebanese, Japanese are some of the examples of gastronomy you can expect.

This hotel was awarded with the “Travellers' Choice 2023.”

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Finca Cortesin Hotel

Finca Cortesin Luxury Hotel

Where is Finca Cortesin Hotel?

Perfectly located between Marbella and Sotogrande, Finca Cortesin Hotel forms part of the famous Finca Cortesin Resort, which includes the word-renowned championship golf course, outstanding spa & sport facilities, beach club and shopping area.

What are the rooms like at Finca Cortesin Hotel?

The 5-star hotel's design blends the best of Andalucia with modern amenities, and is set within a palatial 23.000-m² garden. It boasts 67 exquisitely designed suites built around impressive courtyards. Accommodations range from chic rooms with patios or balconies to 1- to 4-bedroom villas with fireplaces.

Cortesin suite
The famous Cortesin Suite - Nueva Andalucia

Fitness, wellness and dining at Finca Cortesin Hotel

Besides the superb golf course, there are outdoors tennis and padel courts, an indoor heated pool, gym, spa, and Yoga & Meditation Centre perched on a hill with stunning mountains and sea views.

As far as dining goes, it's a delight. The list includes everything from Spanish delicacies to fine dining, easy summer fare and splendid lunches at the Clubhouse. Among the hotel’s signature restaurants are a renowned Japanese eatery, Italian Don Giovanni with famous Sicilian chef, and Blue Bar. The Beach Club features an infinity pool and a restaurant directly on the beach. Discover Finca Cortesin Cuisine.

Hard Rock Hotel Marbella

Hard Rock Hotel Marbella

Where is Hard Rock Hotel Marbella?

Open in 2022 opposite buzzing Puerto Banus and only 650m from a Blue Flag beach, the Hard Rock Hotel wows with live music, superb food, and modern design with subtle nods to 60s and 70s style. 383 rooms are perfect for those who are looking for an experience far beyond relaxation and want to immerse themselves in the Hard Rock energy.

It’s a 4-star hotel but we can’t miss it due to its unique music-inspired design, exclusive facilities, unbeatable culinary experience, and exceptional location with easy access to the Golf Valley of Marbella, Puerto Banus and beaches. Besides, it’s a legendary hotel to dream big.

What to do in Hard Rock Hotel?

Would you like to feel like a rock star? Have all kinds of plans!

Experience a sensational atmosphere of Eden Pool Club, enjoy amazing performances, take a moment of pure relaxation in Rock Spa, dive into pools, or sip a cocktail in Sun&Society Bar as the sun sets. As for your meals, dine overlooking the incredible infinity pool, savour fun dishes in Sessions, enjoy snacks at GMT+1, or discover NU Downtown Asian fusion cuisine à la carte and live entertainment.

hard rock hotel marbella

Let the show begins!

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Julia Nilsson
Lead Editor Julia Nilsson

Cosmopolitan since birth, Julia is multilingual and has a doctorate degree in international auxiliary languages as means of intercultural communication.…