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Calle El Fuerte s/n, 29602, Marbella Spain
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Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 31/12/2022.Read more
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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 17/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 81 hotels in Marbella
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Fuerte Marbella, the most emblematic hotel in the centre of Marbella, combines tradition and innovation. On the beach front and surrounded by 4000 sq. Meters of garden, Fuerte Marbella Hotel is an oasis walking distance to the Marbella old town, with restaurant and shops. Most of the rooms have magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea. A 7 km long beach promenade allows gentle walking to the famous Puerto Banus, with international shopping and restaurants. Fuerte Marbella offers a complete sports centre with covered heated pool (winter only) and a beach restaurant with sun beds (extra charge, summer only). Easy access from Malaga International airport (60 km) by rental car, shuttle bus or private transfer (book through the hotel). Public direct bus to Marbella bus station is also available.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Paid private parking on-site
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Minibar
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Mrs P wrote a review Nov 2021
York, United Kingdom36 contributions66 helpful votes
From start to finish this was the loveliest stay. Each and every member of staff were fantastic, particularly at breakfast. We had an executive room with a beautiful sea view. Having the exec room is worth every penny, having breakfast in the garden was wonderful too. Everything is spotlessly clean too. We are Marriott Bonvoy platinum members so are usually loyal to Marriott after staying here I realize how much Marriott have gone down hill. Thank you to everyone for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Harrywoodie wrote a review Nov 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Returned from Fuerte on 9th October 2021. Have been returning here for last 20 years so booked for next year and paid for flights. Today just 4 weeks later we have been contacted to inform us that the hotel is closing and not opening again until some point in 2023 - total renovation of hotel - this has been planed since before pandemic. We were told that we should go into a different hotel or move booking to 2023. I feel that accepting a booking when they were obviously fully aware of forthcoming closure was sharp practice !!! We are now out of pocket by over £400 for flights. The Fuerte group are not interested in the slightest……. They feel that we should just move to another hotel - this has not been suggested in the last 20 years when I assume they were happy to accept our money. Alternatively pay to move flights to the following year. This is sharp practice …. Please be aware of the attitude of the company when considering booking with these hotel group
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Maria Antunez, Director General at Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Dear Harrywoodie, We are sorry for this inconvenience. However, I would like to inform you that the reform had been planned during the last years, but it was not confirmed. As soon as this has happened, we have contacted our clients and have offered to change the reservation to another hotel in the group or wait for the reopening of Fuerte Marbella. Please, accept our apologises for the inconveniences. Of course, we would be very glad to welcome you back in the new Fuerte Marbella! Kind regards,
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Koen67 wrote a review Nov 2021
Bruges, Belgium605 contributions292 helpful votes
This hotel has probably the best location you can imagine in Marbella : on the seaside, on 5 minutes walk from the old town, and with a parking on-site (although parking inside is close to impossible with a big car ; outside is not problem but spaces are limited). Service is impeccable and everything is extremely well organised. We booked a junior suite ; not the most fancy room you can imagine, but very spacious and offering all necessary and expected comfort. Some more coffee supply would be nice (decaf !!) but these are minor details.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from Maria Antunez, Director General at Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Responded 8 Nov 2021
Dear Koen67, Thank you for your comment and suggestions, we take notes to improve on them. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed our location, good service and room comfort. We hope to welcome you back at Hotel Fuerte Marbella! Kind regards,
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Sarah G wrote a review Nov 2021
Ireland31 contributions10 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is perfect - next to the old town and right on the promenade. The hotel is always spotless and the staff are so professional. They have an excellent process in place for breakfast. The busy times are between 09:30 and 10:15, so you might have to queue a bit but it is well organised and moves quickly. We only went B&B and you could not fault the selection of food available. We had a sea view room which had a great size balcony. The Amare hotel is a sister hotel and spa treatments can be got here. We availed of these and had a great experience. The one area for potential improvement is the night time entertainment. Some nights had nothing on and the Pinetree club area lacks atmosphere on those nights. Overall a fabulous return visit and we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Maria Antunez, Director General at Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Dear Sarah G, Thank you for your kind and complete comment. We are glad to know that you loved our location, room's views, breakfast and customer care. It will be a pleasure to welcome you soon at Hotel Fuerte Marbella! Kind regards,
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John M wrote a review Oct 2021
Liverpool39 contributions39 helpful votes
Just returned from 6 nights at the hotel fuerte and what a lovely hotel worthy of the positive reviews. The food, staff, decor, location, views were faultless and what I liked the most was how well organised the staff in the hotel were. An example of this being at breakfast as despite the hotel being full you never waited long to be seated My only gripe was the beach area in front of the hotel (which is owned by the hotel). We only spent 1 day on it but must have had 50 ‘lucky lucky’ men, an asian masseuse who actually started massaging my back without permission, a charity worker asking for donations and to top it all when we went to lunch an elderly local couple decided to set up on our sun beds (that had hotel towels on). My wife asked for the staff to sort but they seemed reluctant so I ended ejecting the people myself. If I go the beach with my family it is to relax and not be harassed my numerous people on the basis you are staying at a nice hotel and therefore must be well off enough to distribute your wealth. To endorse this we were on sun beds a couple of miles up the beach that we paid for and had none of these problems. The hotel really needs to look at protecting its customers in my view… Overall would definitely stay again but wouldn’t use the beach unless the above issues were resolved.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Maria Antunez, Director General at Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Responded 31 Oct 2021
Dear John M, Thank you for such a complete a kind comment! We are pleased to know that you loved our management during breakfast, decoration, location, gastronomy offer and kind staff. We are sorry for the inconveniences at the beach, normally our guest enjoy a pleasant time here. It would have been very helpful if you told us about this situation at the moment, and we would have done our best to solve it. It will be a great pleasure to welcome you back at Hotel Fuerte Marbella! Kind regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
el fuerte resort, el fuerte marbella, el fuerte hotel marbella
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolMarbella
NUMBER OF ROOMS
263
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Fuerte Marbella
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Nearby attractions include David's Place (0.3 km), El Palique (0.5 km), and Marbella Old Town (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yaba Of, Wabi Sabi Marbella, and Pizzeria Pacman.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Fuerte Marbella have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Fuerte Marbella offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Fuerte Marbella located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Marbella.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Fuerte Marbella?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.