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Hotel Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Hotel 5 star
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Carretera De Cadiz Km 192 5 29600 MARBELLA ES Marbella, Spain -
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The old Hilton of Marbella is a standard international hotel that hides its charm in its nice 10-acre tropical park. It is located on the verge of the sea, on one of the most beautiful beaches of Marbella.

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    • Hotel Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa

      Don Carlos Leisure Resort Spa   -   © L. Asenjo / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa

      Don Carlos Leisure Resort Spa   -   © L. Asenjo / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 6.0 /10

    The Don Carlos is located on Malaga-Cadix road, 7.5 miles away from the entrance of Marbella. It is located 23 miles away from Malaga aiport. Count a little more than half an hour for transfers.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The 241 rooms of the hotel (including 12 upper rooms) are located in the main building. They open towards a small entrance, equipped with a closet and a wardrobe. The decoration is discreet, but very comfortable - heavy carpet and blue and Andalousian yellow tissues. All the rooms are air-conditioned (individual A/C) and offer a stocked mini-bar (drinks and snacks), an electronic safe (paying), two telephones with direct line for international calls and satellite TV. The bathrooms are quite small, but well equipped: bathtub, washbasin, hair-dryer, bidet, toilets. Due to its structure shaped as a tower, the hotel doesn't offer a balcony for the rooms. Not such a big inconvenience since the view if far from being great! Room service is available 24 hours a day.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Built in 1968 and renovated in 2002, you will notice the Don Carlos hotel thanks to its large 10-level tower, completed by a smaller 4-level building. The lobby is massive and quite cold. The decoration, the 70s style with its yellow marble and paneling, is still charmless. At the end, there is a more welcoming, large living-room, decorated with marble sculptures and modern canvas. Through the large glassed-in windows you can see a floral patio planted with trees. The Don Carlos mainly makes great offers on the outside rather than inside. Located at the foot of the hotel, the pool is divided in two parts: on one side, you can see a large rectangular pool - 2,690 ft²; on the other side, a kid's pool - 540 ft². The solarium, equipped with beach chairs, forms a large patio overlooking the gardens of the hotel and the farther sea. The gardens are planted by lots of subtropical species and scattered by small rivers, wooden bridges, ponds and artificial waterfalls. At the end, you will see the beach-club of the hotel. It is equipped with a large pool - 5,380 ft², with a waterfall and small islands. Right aside from the beach club you will find the disco of the hotel, a well known address, open only in summer.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    Breakfast is served buffet-style on a low ceiling dining-room, with 70s style decoration that doesn't match with the rest of the hotel. Large glassed-in windows will assure you the daylight and a view of the patio, the gardens and the sea. The buffets are classic, with pastries, cheese, cold cuts, cereals, fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs... We would have loved a better selection worthy of a 5-star hotel. For dinner, the restaurant ''Los Naranjos'' offers an interesting choice of Mediterranean cuisine. The wine menu is dedicated to the Spanish production. About 40 &euros; for a meal, not including the drinks. The ambiance here is more private than in the breakfast room. The ''Sol y Sombra'' is a snackbar that serves light meals near the upper pool. In summer, the hotel organises grills with a flamenco show here. Finally, you can eat at the beach-club, close to the beach. Open from Easter to October, it offers buffets on a shaded patio (fish, salad...). But it is open for the public.

    Spa 7.95 /10

    The spa has five massage rooms, uses Carita & Thalgo-brand cosmetic products and has a relaxation area.

    Beach 8.45 /10

    The public beach, in front of which the Don Carlos is located, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Marbella. In fact, this section is quite difficult to access because it is not bordered by a road, nor by a promenade. Thus it is not very crowded. Plus, the beach is slightly isolated by two bamboo fences. The sand is grey, but it almost doesn't have any seaweeds, seashells or strigs. Here you will find showers, public toilets, beach chairs, straw parasols and a supervision tower from where life-guards supervise holiday-makers in summer time. In high season, you can also practice different water sports like water skiing, jet-skiing, windsurfing or canoe. The boat club is located aside from the hotel.

    To know

    In the gardens of the hotel, the ''Marco Tennis Academy'' offers to its clients 11 tennis courts (including 9 clay courts) and a team of trainers. Among the other facilities, the club includes a restaurant-bar and a sport shop. The Don Carlos is also semi-detached from the Santa Maria Golf Country Club, a 18-hole golf course, located 1,640 ft away. During the high season, a shuttle is available for the clients of the hotel. Here you will mainly find British and Spanish people.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, golf, mountain bike, jet ski, sailing, kayak, paddle boats, canoe, water-polo, surfing, windsurfing, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The gardens and the beach-club.
    • The beach is one of the nicest on the coast.
    • The tennis club.
    • Gastronomy.

    disadvantages

    • The facilities are charmless.
    • Not a very friendly place.
    • The foreign clientele.

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10
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