Looking for a bit of glitz and glamour for your next Spanish holiday? Then look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of the most luxurious hotels available on the Costa del Sol.
Puente Romano Hotel, Marbella
Costa del Sol is undoubtedly world-famous for its beaches, its mild climate all year round, its white villages, its gastronomy, and especially because Marbella is one of the world’s top spots for luxury jet-setters.
Its hotels and villas bring together members of European and Arabian royalty and millionaires from all over the world, which is why some of the best hotels in Spain, and undoubtedly among the best known in the world, are to be found among its hotel offer.
The level of services is exceptional and the gastronomic and entertainment offerings are of almost unmatched quality.
Here’s our list for the most stellar luxury hotels to be found on the Costa del Sol:
Hotel Villa Padierna – A Palace Resort Fit for Royalty
The 130-room Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is an opulent, five-pearl property located in a quiet, remote area in the Costa del Sol region of Spain. Although not along the water, the hotel offers à free shuttle service (taking approximately 10 minutes) to its beach club with sun loungers and a restaurant.
Amongst its main highlights, the extensive property is extremely well-maintained and impeccably decorated in a Tuscan style. Rooms are luxurious as you’d expect, with a mix of antique furnishings and modern facilities. Facilities abound, including three golf courses, a large spa, an outdoor pool, several restaurants and bars, and two tennis courts.
Fun fact – Michelle Obama once stayed here some years ago when visiting the Spanish Royal Family!
Hotel Villa Padierna, Marbella
Puente Romano Marbella – A Sports Enthusiast’s Paradise
With a world-class tennis club with 10 courts and lessons; three swimming pools with towel and beverage facilities; spacious, elegant rooms with high-end amenities; seven restaurants, one of them twice served by Michelin-starred chef Dani García; and access to a beautiful beach. As you can see, Puente Romano Marbella Beach Resort is easily one of the most luxurious establishments in the region.
Celebrities and wealthy couples have chosen this hotel since it opened in 1979 for its relaxing properties, classy vibe, top-notch amenities, and location right on a tranquil sandy beach near Puerto Banús. The only thing missing is a full spa.
Hotel Puente Romano, Marbella
Gran Hotel Miramar – Exclusive Leisure in Malaga
Hotel Miramar is situated in a privileged location in front of the beach in Malaga, it is beautiful. Its landscaped areas occupy some 9,000 m2 and feature century-old trees. It has 190 rooms and suites, including nine deluxe suites with sea views, 15 meeting spaces, and all with five-star services. If you’re in Malaga, don’t hesitate to pop in for a drink in the majestic Patio Real.
The wellness area consists of a spectacular outdoor swimming pool and the wonderful Spa by Sisley with its complete thermal circuit, Finnish sauna, hamman, glacial fountain, and an incredible sensation pool.
Gran Hotel Miramar, Malaga
Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella Del Mar – Low Key Ambience at Marbella
Hotel Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar is a quiet luxury hotel with a variety of amenities. It has direct access to the beach, but the hotel is somewhat isolated, with few restaurants within walking distance. Its Beach Club includes a top-notch spa, restaurant, gym, and several pools, but all of these services, except for the restaurant, require a supplement.
Its 137 rooms are spacious, with beautiful marble bathrooms, à minibar, and 24-hour room service. But Wi-Fi comes with a fee, and many rooms lack coffee makers. The hotel is a good value for holidaying families and couples, as its rates are lower than many area hotels in its category, but the fees can add up.
Hotel Vincci Seleccion Estrella Del Mar
Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe – A Luxury Resort Fit for Kids
The 193-room Gran Melia Don Pepe is a luxury beachfront resort that’s a six-minute drive from Marbella’s old town. There’s plenty of like here – mostly chic style – and the resort has a lovely beach with a beach club café, indoor and outdoor pools, à children’s pool, and a kids’ club.
Rooms have sleek contemporary decor, marble bathrooms, and modern conveniences such as minibars, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi – but some may be a little small for a hotel of this calibre. The spa offers an attractive range of treatments, and there’s a brilliant fitness centre with modern equipment and tennis courts. Several restaurants and bars offer plenty of dining options.
Hotel Gran Melia Don Pepe, Marbella