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Don Carlos Resort & Spa

Avenida Zurita, s/n, 29600 Elviria, Marbella Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 6 hotels in Elviria
Travellers' Choice
Don Carlos Resort & Spa 5* is located on one of the nicest beaches of Marbella, just 10 minutes from Marbella’s historical downtown and close to the area’s most exclusive restaurants, shopping, nightlife and entertainment. The beautiful resort is nestled around a lush tropical garden of 40.000sqm which is an oasis in its own. The resort is formed by 3 sections composed by the Hotel with 243 rooms and suites, the Oasis boutique adult’s only hotel with 35 accommodation options and the Deluxe Villas with 24 fully equipped units with 1 or 2 bedrooms. All options offer an extensive VIP program, including personal assistant service at the Deluxe Villas. Two private beach clubs are available, including a Nikki Beach for unforgettable celebrations and the Don Carlos Beach club with a more relaxed atmosphere. Both beach clubs have outdoor swimming pools. A fully equipped water sports centre during the summer season offers action packed fun for adults and children. Live the Don Carlos Resort & Spa at its fullest enjoying all the leisure facilities including the Don Carlos Tennis Club with 7 clay courts, 2 hard courts, 1 basketball court, a football 7 court and complete gym and spinning room. An additional 24 hour gym is available at the hotel. Relax and unwind at the Oasis Spa, for adults only, with more than 1.600sqm of bespoke facilities including a complete water circuit, beauty & wellness programs with state of the art equipment using products from Natura Bissé and the latest trends in treatments. The Expedition kids club will be the centre point for the little ones where parents can entrust the fun and wellbeing of their children to our qualified staff providing them with a program of creative activities, fun and games throughout the day. The main outdoor swimming pool is heated so guests can swim during anytime of the year. There is also a kid’s plunge pool next to the main pool. Gastronomy plays a very important role in the resort where 6 restaurants and 3 bars are available offering local and international experiences with bespoke concept gastronomy. The resort welcomes meeting and incentive groups offering 13 meeting rooms where the largest room can hold up to 1000 delegates with high ceiling and sea views.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish and 2 more


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Grade: 61 out of 100
52Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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Alexandragfkelly wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom318 contributions166 helpful votes
Great 4 night get away, was lucky with the weather too! Hotel very clean and presentable. Staff and service really good cannot fault them at all. Pool and grounds of hotel are beautiful! Heated pool too which was very handy for November. Breakfast outstanding lots of fresh options couldn’t ask for anymore. Only marked down to 4 stars because a lot of things didn’t work or broke! Door cards hardly ever worked not only to get into rooms but the car park and the gate from the beach club. A lot of things in the room like the kettle and phone too but hotel were quick to respond and help with those. Would love to come back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
T4248MJjohn wrote a review Nov 2021
Kolding, Denmark1 contribution
Wonderful stay. The heated pool is a big plus when travelling in the start of november. Unfortunately the Beach Club closed few days prior to our arrival. We wil definetely come back to this hotel, which we have visited three times before
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
robertsmith555 wrote a review Nov 2021
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom12 contributions13 helpful votes
A fantastic stay and unexpected level of professionalism. I would recommend this to anyone that’s want safe and well earned brake . The COVID-19 measures were unbelievable, well done to all the members of staff , everyone from the bell staff to breakfast staff. I will definitely be going back. Best breakfast variety and lots of staff on hand for your every need. Just had a fantastic time, thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Irene López, Otros at Don Carlos Resort & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Mr. Smith, First of all, we would like to thank you very much for sharing your experience with other Tripadvisor's members. Our goal is to create nice memories during your stay. We understand that with the Covid 19 pandemic, leisure time is one of the most valuable presents. We appreciate that you notice how important the covid-19measures are for us, we wish to create a calm environment for our guests. We also would like to avail this opportunity to thank you very much for your special mention to our staff. They are the ones who make the difference. We wish to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely, Irene López Personal Assistant
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Francesca L wrote a review Oct 2021
London, United Kingdom11 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed for a week during half-term and loved it. We are a family of 4 and had 2 interconnecting rooms which were clean and comfortable and had an amazing view of the sea, mountains and Marbella. Nothing was too much trouble for the hotel staff who were very helpful. The pools and grounds are great, and the kids loved the kids club. Food at the pool bar was very good. The beach club was lovely - great sandy beach. We didn't eat in the restaurant as ventured out for dinner of an evening, Would certainly recommend and we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Irene López, Otros at Don Carlos Resort & Spa
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Ms. Francescal532, First of all, we would like to thank you very much for sharing your experience with other Tripadvisor members. We are so happy that the whole family has enjoyed their holidays with us. This is our best reward. We will be pleased to welcome you back to Don Carlos Resort & SPA. Yours sincerely, Irene López Personal Assistant
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Christina wrote a review Oct 2021
Zurich, Switzerland11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Don Carlos Hotel. Nice & clean rooms, good beds, great food & all the people working there were very friendly and helpful. The perfect hotel for the whole family. Anna & Maria from the kids-club took great care of our kids. Fun & relaxing times for the kids and parents. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$188 - US$880 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Don Carlos Resort & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Harmons Bar Elviria (0.6 km), Nufluid Bar (0.3 km), and Soho Cocktail Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Playwright Marbella, Chiringuito Los Tony's, and Mr India Elviria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Don Carlos Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Don Carlos Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Don Carlos Resort & Spa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Elviria.
Are any cleaning services offered at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Don Carlos Resort & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.