An exclusive address in Marbella
A legendary ideal spot, the Marbella Club Hotel was originally a private residence of Prince Hohenlohe, which he transformed in 1954 into a hotel for his friends…seeing as these were all members of royal families or renowned artists, the place swiftly gained an international reputation. Over time, the hotel has continued to improve and expand. Today, this member of the Leading Hotels of the World offers 47 bedrooms, 73 suites, 14 villas and one enormous villa, on the water’s edge, baptised Villa del Mar, spanning 6200m2! All of this sprawls across the middle of a magnificent flowering park. While the Marbella Club Hotel is definitely a top-of-the-range resort, it knows how to maintain its confidential side. Here, the word elegance is not one to be thrown around. Those who love to laze around gather on the superb (private) beach or around one of the two pools. We confess our weak spot for the newly renovated Beach Club, just a stone’s throw from the beach, where guests can grab a table and make the most of the sumptuous lunchtime buffet: a farandole of the most refined dishes: crayfish, fillet of beef, sophisticated salads…here, kids never get bored: they head for the kid’s club, with a surface area of 5000m2. The brand new spa, installed in a villa next to the Beach Club comprises of 12 treatment rooms and a saltwater pool. After a golf game on the luscious private 18-hole course, dine by candlelight at the Grill. Lastly, please note that Marbella benefits from an exceptional amount of sunshine! A. F-M.