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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My daughter and I could have asked for more. Amazing organic Rachel’s breakfasts with fresh fruit juices of your choice, amazing staff (thanks Sebi for the trips on the golf buggy to and from our room), extremely clean and amazing rooms, with all tv connections, inc Netflix). 10 mins taxi ride into Puerto Banus. We had an amazing time, we didn’t want to leave. See you again soon.❤️
My daughter and I traveled to Puente Romano for her graduation trip from College. This is one of the nicest resorts that we have ever stayed at. The rooms were beautiful and the amenities were amazing - the beach was terrific with plenty of chairs (for those traveling from the US - there is often extra anxiety over securing beach and pool chairs). The restaurants that we ate at were all terrific. I had the best tuna I have ever eaten at The Monkey Club- if you go you have to try it! The courtyard area where all the restaurants are mostly situated has a great seating area to grab a drink and/or listen to live music. The drinks were truly works of art. The organic cafe, Rachels, was also very good. The service at the hotel was terrific - my daughter is a vegan and the hotel sent us a vegan cake when we arrived! Shout out to my travel agent, Shari Shocket for helping with this! The concierge, Olga, was fabulous and I would highly recommend working with her prior to your arrival. The only con that I can mention is that there are lots of local selling items on the beach while you are trying to relax, but the hotel has no control over this. They are relatively harmless but just good to know in advance. Overall, I would go back to this hotel tomorrow - lots to do and just an overall amazing experience.
I have just returned from a stay at the Puento Romano and must say it is a really lovely place.
Our room was finished to a really high standard and the maids were amazing, attention to detail spectacular. The grounds around the hotel are beautiful and really lovely to spend time in. There is a large, really well thought out playground for the little ones, which is really nice (although doesn’t open until 10AM.) The breakfast offering is impressive and the views from there (Sea Grill restaurant are spectacular.) One negative point here is that the high chairs need to be better cleaned...this was the only single area of the hotel where the cleanliness was not up to the mark. Rachel’s eco cafe is amazing, the quality and price of the food are great...it gets busy for this reason. The lifeguards pool side (who also distribute towels) do a great job of managing the pool areas, they are clean, tidy and tranquil. The concierge staff are really helpful and work incredibly efficiently - whatever your needs Re restaurant bookings, bag drop offs/picks ups, arranging taxis etc.
To try and give a balanced review I must make note of the negatives (there weren’t many..) the hotel is difficult to navigate with a pram, it’s built into a hill and as such there are unavoidable steps around the place. A charge of 6 EUR is made for room service - for us this was merely a request for a bucket of ice..I think that’s a bit of a Liberty given the price you pay to stay here.
Overwhelmingly a great time was had, they do a very good job of making your holiday amazing. I would recommend a trip!
I rarely find myself astounded by Spas but this small, suburban spa with its location and services gives you a total feeling of Revival.
You really feel welcome when you enter the spa and you are presented with a smile from a friendly and helpful staff, a small bowl of almonds and dates and a refreshing beverage.
When I first saw the wet area, I felt like Alice in Wonderland, playing Hopscotch on huge stones, surrounded by water, leading you to a Hammam area, sauna or relax area. Everything contributes to your wellbeing and comfort. On one side you see tiny waterfall cascades dripping down stone scales, on the other side water is running down the windows as Tropical rain. The mixture of natural sounds it creates strikes straight into your mind, helping you wash away all daily worries.
The relax area itself is called the Cocoon. It is an amazing wooden structure that gives you intimacy and a feeling of being sheltered. After your treatment, you definitely want to “open your wings” like a butterfly.
I had the pleasure to experience a hammam treatment with Arlette. Then I went to a very nice massage room with the typical white-and-blue Marbella-style tiles on the wall and received a fantastic massage by Tesi . The linens they use are the utter heaven sensation.
However, there is one thing Six senses need to work on. The changing rooms should have more privacy if you ask me in order to give a better relaxation feeling. In my opinion, this is the only thing they should improve.
Of course, one must be prepared to spend a good amount of money for such an experience but it’s definitely worth it! You feel light and blissful and you easily switch off your mind when you are inside that magical Spaland.
We recently stayed for 4 nights at this fabulous hotel and wish we could have stayed longer. From the minute we arrived, and multiple people greeted us, we could tell the service would be fantastic, and that was consistent with every single person who worked at this hotel for the entire visit. Our room and bathroom were beautiful and maintained constantly by a dedicated houskeeping staff. The concierge helped us with multiple restaurant bookings and was very friendly. The property itself is unbelievably beautiful. I have traveled a lot and stayed at some great hotels, but the landscaping at this hotel is like nothing I have ever seen- beautiful plants, water features, flowers everywhere- it felt like a tropical paradise. We had two fabulous dinners at the hotel property- one at Serafina (amazing Italian food) and one at Bibo (fun, eclectic menu) - and the included breakfast buffet had everything we could think of. We also rented bikes on the property one day and rode all up and down the promenade lining the beach (from the hotel to Marbella and back, and then to Puerto Banus and back) and it was an easy, beautiful bike ride looking at the ocean the whole time. When you rent the bikes, you get them until midnight, so we locked them up for a few hours when we went back to the hotel and then rode them to dinner in Marbella overlooking the ocean and it was a great way to travel for that day and night. We also used the fitness center each day which is small but has modern and well-maintained equipment. Finally, on our last day, we didn't need to leave for the airport until about 5:30 p.m., and we stopped by that morning to see if we could possibly have a late check-out (thinking maybe they would give us an extra hour or two at most) and they said no one was booked in our room that night so they let us stay until 4 p.m. which was so nice- it allowed us to really enjoy our last day rather than feeling like we couldn't enjoy the pool or beach. And they told us if the room wasn't available, they could have let us use the shower in another, unoccupied room before leaving- just that kind of extra touch and going above and beyond really makes this place special. It was expensive for us, but we felt it was well worth it for how wonderful our experience was, and we definitely plan to go back. Thank you for making this such a special trip for us!