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Hotel El Fuerte Hotel 4 star
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Av Severo Ochoa, 8, 29603 Marbella, Málaga, Málaga, Espagne Marbella, Spain -
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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.

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    Location 8.1 /10

    The hotel is located right in downtown, facing the sea and on the edge of the street that goes along the entire city. It is located 31 miles away from Malaga aiport. Count between 35 and 50 minutes to get to the airport.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    The 273 rooms of the hotel are comfortable. They are covered by carpet, very clean and decorated with taste but in a quite sad style. All the rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite TV (4 paying cinema channels), a telephone with direct line for international calls, a safe (paying), and a stocked mini-bar. Comparing to the rooms in general, the bathrooms are not very welcoming. Here you will find a washbasin embedded in a marble table, a bathtub, a large mirror, a hair-dryer and, in a corner away, a bidet and toilets. The balconies in the less expensive rooms overlook the sea, the mountain, the parking or the city. Room service is available from 10 M to midnight.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    Built in 1958, renovated in 2004, the El Fuerte hotel is composed of two modern 6-level buildings, but you can still see the last relic of the past fortifications of 16th century in Marbella. Quite small, the lobby is crossed over a large marble gallery, decorated by palm trees, that leads to small shops, living rooms, conference rooms, to the piano-bar and to the coffee-shop. The bar is a very airy and nice place, divided in 4 rooms with smoking spaces. A small stage is scheduled for musical animations during the evening. Its patio overlooks the gardens planted by tropical species. The tropical species house a covered pool of 1,615 ft², whose roof opens during summer, and a patio with a view of the sea. Like the gardens, the outdoor pool (1,076 ft²) is overhunged comparing to the level of the promenade. Because of this, the solarium is a little isolated from the strollers. Equipped by beach chairs and showers, it lays out on several patios including one covered by a pergola. Despite the setting on the patios, there is still an accumulation of beach chairs.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    The restaurant offers a large space with a capacity of 200 guests, decorated by floral tissues. The ambiance is quite warm and groomed, despite a decoration that is not always the best. The dining-room is bright, thanks to large windows overlooking the pool or the sea. The buffets, set up on large round tables, are well presented. The breakfast-buffets offer a decent choice of food: pastries, different kinds of bread, dietary products, beans, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, scrambled or hard eggs and a large variety of fresh fruits. For dinner, the buffet is not that copious. The cuisine is international with strong Mediterranean accents. The restaurant is open for lunch only in summer season. The meals are then served on the patio. You will have the choice between a menu or the a la carte specialities (an average of 16 euros for a dish). The drinks list is quite reduced with a few Spanish wines. Expect to spend an average of 20 euros per bottle.

    Beach 7.45 /10

    The Playa de la Venus, located right in front of the hotel, is a downtown beach. Covered by black sand, it lays out on 1,640 ft. 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 urbain 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 mile away).

    To know

    The hotel offers a complete sport centre with three fitness rooms, a gym room, a sauna and a treatment centre. Its reception room offers a TV (huge screen) and a pastry-bar. You can take aerobics sessions, yoga, step, stretching or aquagym (paying). The sport cenrte is open for people outside the hotel also.

    Equipment

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

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

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water skiing, jet ski, sailing, kayak, canoe, paddle boats, tennis, (nearby), squash, (nearby), golf, (nearby), gym, aqua gym, aerobics, step, bums and tums, fitness, beach volley, sports, water-polo

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

    advantage

    • The comfort of the rooms.
    • The downtown location in Marbella.
    • The hydrotherapy centre.
    • The comfort of the rooms.
    • The location right in the town centre.
    • The sport centre.

    disadvantages

    • The surroundings.
    • The surroundings.
    • The pool space is small.
    • The lack of conviviality.
    • The beach.
    • The beach.

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    • Overall Score nc/10
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