With blue skies, swaying palm trees, and an air of exclusivity, Marbella has long since been a popular vacation spot. For those who are looking for luxury accommodation that is still able to provide something a little different, here are a few boutique hotels that you should check out.
Hotel Claude Marbella
Located in Marbella’s atmospheric and historic old town, Hotel Claude is a small boutique hotel that is housed in a quaint 17th century townhouse, which used to be an artists’ club before it was turned into a hotel in 2007. With everything from exposed beams to stone walls to brick archways and iron gates, this is a hotel with so much heritage and culture, making it quite the romantic spot. The hotel has seven guest rooms, each of which is decorated individually, some with high vaulted ceilings and others with rainfall shower heads and antique fixtures, while all rooms have a range of modern features, including WiFi, iPods and iPod docks. While the hotel may not have an on-site spa for guests to use, there is a wellness center just a short walk away that offers complimentary access to guests of Hotel Claude.
The Urban Villa
Located on a hillside facing the African coastline, the Urban Villa is a beautiful boutique hotel that is just a short drive away from Marbella’s beaches, as well as its buzzing nightlife spots and top golf courses. The hotel makes the most of its incredible natural surroundings, with everything from an expansive outdoor terrace for guests to dine in, to a swimming pool that offers panoramic views of the bay. With just four rooms at this hotel, the service that you will experience is extremely personalized, and in addition to beauty and massage treatments available throughout the day, there is also a personal cook that you can request for mealtimes, so that you can really sit back and indulge in all that is around you.
The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort
The five star Oasis by Don Carlos Resort is just a stone’s throw away from Marbella’s exclusive Nikki Beach Club, and is set within lush, emerald-green gardens, meaning that its location is pretty much unbeatable. This adults-only hotel offers up an impressive range of facilities, including four outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym and a jogging route, and a hotel spa. There are also a few hotel restaurants to choose from, as well as a beach club at which you could easily spend the entire day. The rooms are just as luxurious as the hotel itself, with king-sized beds, modern technology and iPod docks, as well as private terraces and infinity pools.
While Marbella is packed with chic boutique hotels, these are, without a doubt, some of the finest, meaning that you should try to book yourself in as far in advance as possible. Whether you opt for the Old World charms of Hotel Claude or the stylish exclusivity of The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort, these hotels are guaranteed to make your vacation all the more enjoyable.