Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa Marbella
What We Love
- Beachfront setting on Marbella’s Golden Mile surrounded by botanical gardens
- The food by two-Michelin-starred chef Dani García at his eponymous restaurant
- Seven restaurants, three pools and a beach club
- Good for couples, and the staff is brilliant with kids, too: There's a kids club and babysitting is available
What To Know
- Free greens fees and a free shuttle to/from the Marbella Club golf course (per person, per stay)
- Most pools are open only in the summer months, but the beach club pool is open (and heated) year-round
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Right on the beach between Marbella and Puerto Banus, Puente Romano has the feel of an Andalusian village, with guestrooms set in three–story whitewashed villas surrounded by lush subtropical gardens. The sprawling resort is home to no fewer than seven restaurants (each with a glass frontage to embrace the sea breeze) and stellar sports facilities including a tennis center inaugurated by Björn Borg.
Bed and Bath
There may be 266 guestrooms, but each unit feels completely private, with an entrance direct from the grounds rather than a hallway. They’re spacious (the smallest room is 376 square feet) and light, with classic wooden furnishings, pastel shades and subtle flower prints. The Junior suites are open-plan, and the One-Bedroom Suites offer separate bedrooms and living areas and glorious patios overlooking the gardens. The bathrooms are either modern marble affairs or they’re decked out in traditional Andalusian tiles. The rooms in the eastern part of the resort enjoy lovely evening sunshine on their west-facing patios.
Most of the restaurants are located around the “Plaza Village,” the heart of the resort where the tables spill out onto a square. Dine on tapas by Dani García at Bibo, a laid-back brasserie, pair sushi with sake at Namazake, tuck into modern Italian cuisine at Serafina, or splurge on a meal at Dani García, which features innovative Andalusian dishes created by the eponymous two-Michelin-starred chef. There are three outdoor pools, including the year-round heated pool at the beach club, and direct access to a four-mile stretch of beach. The neighboring tennis club is home to 10 courts and has played host to such tennis legends as Boris Becker and John McEnroe. The hotel has a partnership with the Marbella Club hotel, so guests also have access to a Thalasso spa and an 18-hole golf course.
In the Area
The hotel is positioned midway between the beaches of Marbella and the ritzy marina of Puerto Banus, which is filled with impressive yachts and lined with designer boutiques. The hotel offers a free shuttle to/from the 18-hole Marbella Club golf course, in the mountains around Benahavís, where the views stretch to the Rock of Gibraltar and the African coast. Visit Marbella’s celebrated bonsai museum, with its huge collection of miniature trees, some of them more than 500 years old, or make the half-hour trip to Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga, and visit the Museo Picasso, where some of the artist’s best work is on display.
How to Get There
Wonderful grounds, fabulous staff, awesome hotel. Probably the most impressive breakfast of any 5 star hotel we have ever stayed in (we travel a lot). A minor issue was that when we arrived someone else had been given our room. We needed to remove some items from our bill (which had been incurred by someone else) when we checked out. But this did not spoil our trip.
Just spent another glorious week here....we were upgraded on arrival and the apartment was spectacular. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable..this will be our 4th visit here, we tend to come here every year as the staff are some of the happiest and helpful we have encountered...we travel with our toddler and they make a real effort to make it a great experience, especially in the restaurants...we dined at Dani Garcia’s 2 star Michelin restaurant, again with our little one and not only was the food superb but the service was outstanding...Dani Garcia himself was entertaining our little one with dry ice and really went out of his way to make it magical for him...Robert de Niro was opening NOBU which we dined at, on one of the nights and was happy for people approaching him and the staff handled it brilliantly...the concierge and reception staff were also great, efficient and extremely helpful....the managers are visible and helpful...we shall be going back again next year x
I stayed here for 2 nights in May 2018. This hotel complex is vast with the most beautiful grounds. Whilst the hotel was very large, it never felt busy nor crowded. Breakfast catered for everyone's needs including a gluten free selection. The cocktails at Sea Breeze were fabulous - highly recommend the sangria!
The rooms here are large and very well maintained. I loved the additional touches in the bathroom with the vanity selection - everything had been thought of for your stay.
This hotel is beautiful, with a few pool selections (They were never full during my stay) and a location right on the beach. The staff are attentive and helpful and I would highly recommend staying here for business or pleasure.
We've stayed at the Puente Romano a few times but on this trip were at the Nobu. I really don't see a difference except that we had access to an exclusive pool as well as a Nobu only breakfast. Otherwise it's the same however the pool area is a bit nicer.
Don't miss out on the lunch buffet at Seagrill down by the beach. Build up a good appetite so you can try everything - it's worth it.
We were fortunate enough to stay in Villa Armonia for our visit and I can safely say it is by far on of the best presented villas I have ever stayed in. There were minor issues with things such as the electrics/plug fittings, however, these are all things that the we have notified the hotel of, and can be rectified easily. Not only did the villa have the most beautiful view of the sea, but the garden itself is a glorious sun trap. So even when the weather was a bit windy on the beach or by the main pools, we were more than happy soaking up the sun without the slightest bit of chill whatsoever! The fact that the villa was part of the resort made what was an amazing stay, just absolutely incredible. I have travelled to many places, but the food here, particularly the fruit for breakfast and dinner in the Sea Grill was beyond any food I have had any where else in the world. The only downside to this is that there was one particular waiter, an elder gentleman that was rather rude and made us feel rushed both in the Sea Grill on our second evening dining here and at breakfast the following morning, but we were able to ignore his lack of manors because the other members of staff were unbelievably polite and ever so helpful. Particularly the staff in the Plaza area (the gentleman in charge of this area, very well presented in a suit each night) made us feel very comfortable and ensured we were well looked after. Thoroughly enjoyed spending my evenings here as well as in the Nobu bar. I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone and the location is ideal as it is directly between Marbella town and Puerto Banus, each of which were only a 40 minute walk on the beach front, either side.