Very Good 1959 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Laid-back lunch in the beachside Cappuccino restaurant
  • RedLevel rooms include access to the lounge for breakfast, drinks, canapés and butler service
  • Shopping in exclusive stores in Puerto Banús, then sitting at a café to watch the celebrity crowd drift by
  • Snorkeling, water-skiing and other water activities, from the beach
  • Lounging atop a vast, canopied poolside Bali daybed

What To Know

  • Calima, the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant, tends to be fully booked, especially on weekends; make a reservation when you book your room
  • You might find the poolside Bali beds a bit expensive (about $140 per day) — if so, pick a lawn sun lounger or head for the beach
  • WiFi is free
  • If you’re renting a car for the transfer, parking is available on-site for a cost of $15 per day


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

A stay at Gran Melia Don Pepe places you in the heart of Marbella, convenient to Fontanilla Beach and Marbella Marina. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Venus Beach and Plaza de los Naranjos.

Make yourself at home in one of the 194 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. Additional amenities at this Mediterranean hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a beach bar or a poolside bar.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Marbella? This hotel has facilities measuring 18406 square feet (1710 square meters), including meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Gran Melia Don Pepe
C/. Jose Melia, S/n
Marbella, 29602 Spain


4.5 Very Good 1959 Reviews
Somewhat Disappointing
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at this hotel on a Tauck Tour and frankly, I expected better. The public spaces were very nice but I was disappointed with our room. It seemed rather dated and the bathroom was incredibly small. In fact, the towel rack was placed in the small room with the toilet. My wife moved it out and we kept it outside the bathroom. The vanity had almost no counter space but did have drawers which we used to place our toiletries. We were on a lower floor and maybe the rooms on the higher floors were nicer. We did have a beautiful view, however. The breakfasts were good and the hotel is conveniently located. We were able to walk to the old historic area as well as having easy access to some good restaurants on the boardwalk.

Great experience at Gran Melia Don Pepe
Reviewed 4 days ago

I highly recommend the Gran Melia. Only thing that was annoying was that the Hotel didn't offer beach chairs and accommodations at the beach. It was a separate company somehow affiliated with the Hotel that charged for its services. Not the way it should be.

Stunning Hotel!
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family and I stayed at the Gran Melia Don Pepe for a week during early June. From arrival to departure we found that the staff were very professional, friendly and courteous. The hotel itself is stunning and spotlessly clean. The facilities and food were excellent and the location was close to the old town centre, which we visited frequently. My only 2 criticisms were that 1) The wardrobe space was a little small and the clothes could only be hung facing you and not sideways, to see them better. 2) We had two small children with us and there was no easy access directly at the back of the hotel down to the promenade, using the pushchairs. We either had to walk around the front of the hotel, then around and down the side streets, or carry the pushchairs up and down the steps that were there at the back. This wasn't easy when the children fell asleep in them unless with carried them out too and only if other guests were around to help. Please Gran Melia, can you do something about this and I'm sure that we will visit again soon!

Once again a perfect stay...
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned for the fourth time in two years time to the Gran Melia Don Pepe, just to find the service from the Red Glove Staff once more as impeccable as one can expect. The Red Level Lounge now offers a spacious terrace and a dedicated breakfast area was nearly completed (opening end of June, we were told). The hotel is ideally located at the beautyfull Paseo Maritimo between Marbella and Peurto Banus, yet within walking distance of the old city. Many thanks to Abel, Vanessa, Irene, Alex and their staff to turn our stay into the most memorable ever on the Golden Mile and thanks to Rafa - the hyperkinetic :-) Master of the Pool - and his team for taking so well care of us during daytime. See you all back in September! Mieke & Erik

Short Break
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a superb hotel with wonderful, helpful, professional & friendly teams you have to stay here!!

From the minute we arrived to departure the team couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable!

The food in all bars & restaurants is delicious & we strongly suggest taking full advantage of the Red Lounge upgrade.

Sad to leave but we'll be back!

Thank you Don Pepe!