• Login
Hotel Don Miguel Hotel 3 star
Easyexperts
29600 Marbella, Espagne Marbella, Spain -
See the map
Amy Adejokun Section editor

If you want to spend active holidays, you should choose this very conventional hotel, half-way between the club-hotel and the animated hotel. It offers lots of sports activities and games, on the site or on the verge of the sea.

+
  • Sports
  • Seaside
  • Family
  • Flight
    Compare all the prices

    Price per night - Find at 0 partner(s)
    Show more offers

    Location 7.22 /10

    The Don Miguel hotel is located on the heights of Marbella, 20 minutes away by foot from downtown (1 mile). Sport lovers can choose between the closest golf (5.5 miles) or the facilities of the Atalaya Park (9 miles) if they want to practice their favorite activity. You will spend about 40 to 55 minutes for transfers from the airport depending on traffic (28 miles).

    Accommodation 7.45 /10

    The rooms are well soundproofed thanks to an entrance that separates it from the corridor, this is not the case for the communicating rooms. With an appropriate size (301 ft²), the rooms are both sober and elegant, painted in warm colours and decorated with varnished wood furniture, matching the waterborne hardwood floor. In return, the bathrooms are little old-looking with their red linoleum. Their amenities are classic: bathtub, double-washbasin, hair dryer and foam soaps. An area, closed by a glass door, houses toilets and a bidet. All the rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a mini-bar, a safe (paying), a telephone with international line and a satellite TV. Two large glassed-in windows open on a large balcony offering a view of the sea or the mountain.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    You can't miss the Don Miguel hotel and its impossing 9-level building, shaped as a star. This establishment, built in 1974, is very large, starting with the lobby and the number of elevators (6), the pool (more than 10,760 ft²) and the surface of the gardens (12.5 acres). Even though it is large, the building is still charmless, it is not very friendly, you can feel even an icy ambiance. Also, the materials are not very warm (marble, glass) and the empty spaces are rarely fulfilled. On the other hand, the Don Miguel offers a maximum of services and facilities. It specially houses a shopping centre including an small art shop, a hairdresser and a small bazaar. On the first basement, you can enjoy an indoor pool, two jacuzzis and a beautiful fitness room. The hotel offers a small gym centre with 4 saunas and hammams. outside, the park of the hotel is fitted out with walkways where a small artificial river meanders, waterfalls and a pool where ducks paddle. Unfortunatly, the green areas are quite bad-maintained and the park could have been more attractive.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The buffet-restaurant of the hotel is a large dining-room divided in two parts: one is reserved for groups, the other one for individuals. Because of this, you can eat without being disturbed by the noise of the large tables of people. The lunch and dinner buffets are classic with a decent choice of starters (plus a dozen of mixed salads and raw vegetables), warm dishes and desserts (pastries and petit fours, fresh fruits or in syrup, or cooked in oven). A very rare thing in Costa del Sol, note that: fresh fruit juice is offered for breakfast. In the evening, you can also take your dinner in the panoramic restaurant, located on the last floor of the hotel. You will though have a choice between a menu and two paying guest menus (French and international cuisine for one of them, Italian cuisine for the other). The menus are renewed every fifteen days or every month depending on the season. Finally, in summer, you can always take a snack at the snack-bar near the pool. Be aware that if you spend your day at the Atalaya Park, you should pay your meal, even if you are in full board at the Don Miguel.

    Beach 6.45 /10

    You will be able to take free advantage of the beach-club of the Atalaya Park. Otherwise, the Playa de la Venus is the closest public beach from the hotel (1 mile). This is a downtown beach 1,640 ft long, covered by black sand. It is clearly very visited in summer. Here you can also find showers, beach chairs and mattresses for rent, a snack bar as well as a boat club to practice different non-motorised sports like pedalo or windsurfing. The beach is supervised in summer. Since the surroundings are very urban and noisy, you should get the bus if you want to sunbathe on more peaceful beaches. If you feel that you would like to try water skiing, jet skiing or upward parachuting, you should go to the Funny beach, the big boat club of Marbella, located at the city entrance (1.5 miles away).

    To know

    The Don Miguel is halfway between the club-hotel and the animated hotel. While the animators are not really numerous, there are multiple possibilities for activities and shows. A mini-club also welcomes children aged 4 to 12, all year long, from 10:30 AM to 1 PM and from 4 PM to 6 PM. The clients of the hotel will also have the opportunity to enjoy the facilities of the Atalaya Park, free of charge, a club-hotel belonging to the same hotelier group, located 9 miles away from here. Three shuttles per day connect the Don Miguel to the Atalaya Park.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, keep fit

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, aqua gym, aerobics, football, volleyball, beach volley, basketball, golf, (nearby), mountain bike, jet ski, sailing, paddle boats, canoe, dance, step, archery, badminton, (2 courts), fitness

    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • The very large pool.
    • The free access to the beach-club.
    • The multiple activities on the site.

    disadvantages

    • The charmless establishment.
    • The green spaces are not well-maintained.
    • The welcome is not warm.

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score nc/10
    Hotels near to Marbella
    • Jardines del Mar Jardines del Mar Jardines del Mar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 6.83
      • Location 9.36

      At the exit from Marbella, the Jardines del Mar residence is a decent establishment offering apartments for 2 to 4 people and studios. Its luxuriant gardens are a real breath of oxygen in urban surroundings.

      From
      See the offer
    • El Fuerte El Fuerte El Fuerte
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.07
      • Location 8.1

      The El Fuerte hotel is pleasant and located right in the centre of Marbella, facing the sea. Its sport centre and its treatment centre are one of the best offers of the hotel.

      From
      See the offer
    • San Cristobal San Cristobal San Cristobal
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 6.84
      • Location 9.7

      The San Cristobal is a very simple hotel, ideally located in the historical centre of Marbella, only a few feet from the famous Orange Tree Square.

      From
      See the offer
    • Lima Lima Lima
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 8.64

      This little family-oriented establishment is located at the heart of Marbella, a few metres from the beach. It is a rather modest establishment that stands out for its friendly atmosphere and the French cuisine served in its refined restaurant. The facilities on offer are a bit poor and there is not much in the way of leisure activities.

      From
      See the offer
    • Sultan Sultan Sultan
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.07
      • Location 4.78

      This is an apartment-hotel complex located in the heart of Marbella offering good value for money. Some of the details are closer to what one might find in a 3 star hotel, but this one boasts 4.

      From
      See the offer
    • Gran Melia Don Pepe Gran Melia Don Pepe Gran Melia Don Pepe
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.14
      • Location 7.5

      Located on the verge of the sea, the Gran Melia Don Pepe is an upscale, modern and conventional hotel, but pleasant for spending holidays under the sun. Its sport centre, accessible for free, is its main offer.

      From
      See the offer
    • Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.28
      • Location 7.5

      A magnificent hotel with a rich historical past. The tranquility, the comfort of the rooms, the high standard catering and the thalassatherapy centre make this place one of the best in the area. A true favorite!

      From
      See the offer
    • Puente Romano Puente Romano Puente Romano
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.24
      • Location 7.5

      Our opinion: this is the best hotel in the area. This establishment, member of the ''Leading Hotels of the World'' has been conceived like a traditional Andalusian village. Its comfort, the catering and its tennis club make it a great location for gourmets, sports lovers...and the jet-set. 

      From
      See the offer
    Top Hotels Marbella
    • Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa Marbella Club Hotel Golf Resort Spa
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.28
      • Location 7.5

      A magnificent hotel with a rich historical past. The tranquility, the comfort of the rooms, the high standard catering and the thalassatherapy centre make this place one of the best in the area. A true favorite!

      From
      See the offer
    • Puente Romano Puente Romano Puente Romano
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.24
      • Location 7.5

      Our opinion: this is the best hotel in the area. This establishment, member of the ''Leading Hotels of the World'' has been conceived like a traditional Andalusian village. Its comfort, the catering and its tennis club make it a great location for gourmets, sports lovers...and the jet-set. 

      From
      See the offer
    • Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar Vincci Seleccion Estrella del Mar
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.22
      • Location 7.0

      The Vincci Estrella del Mar is a luxury hotel located 5 miles from Marbella, at the heart of the Costa del Sol. Admittedly it's not on the seafront but we did like the free Internet access, the various swimming pools, the spa, the spacious and comfortable guest rooms, and the three restaurants. A free shuttle bus takes guests to the beach club 5 minutes away. A select and trendy place where you'll find the spa and two of the restaurants, as well as a superb beach.

      From
      See the offer
    • Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.21
      • Location 6.0

      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.

      From
      See the offer
    • Gran Hotel Guadalpín Spa Gran Hotel Guadalpín Spa Gran Hotel Guadalpín Spa
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 8.36
      • Location 3.88

      The Guadalpín Marbella is a sophisticated hotel that exudes luxury. The great amount of very refined amenities is definitely worth mentioning.

      From
      See the offer
    • NH Marbella NH Marbella NH Marbella
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 9.2

      From
      See the offer
    • Lima Lima Lima
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 8.64

      This little family-oriented establishment is located at the heart of Marbella, a few metres from the beach. It is a rather modest establishment that stands out for its friendly atmosphere and the French cuisine served in its refined restaurant. The facilities on offer are a bit poor and there is not much in the way of leisure activities.

      From
      See the offer
    • Incosol Incosol Incosol
      • Easyopinions nc
      • Value for money 7.17
      • Location 3.88

      More than just a 5 star hotel: the Incosol in Marbella combines the advantages of a luxury hotel, where relaxation and gastronomy are guaranteed, with the well-being and health care provided by a specialized medical centre and spa therapy.

      From
      See the offer