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
From start to finish the experience at Puente Romano was exceptional....nothing was too much for them. Had a problem with rental car, no problem, give us the keys and your rental agreement we will sort it out. Brilliant. All the staff there were very friendly and helpful, from receptionist to maid turning down the bed. Unfortunately we picked the worst week in 40 years to go, and it rained ! Luckily the facilities at Puente Romano are excellent and plenty of choice for eating out within the grounds. Overall a fantastic experience, room was comfortable and amazing , hospitality second to none .....WILL definitely be going back for more of the same. Congratulations.
Have stayed here for four nights this and last September. On both occasions myself and my girlfriend enjoyed it very much. Nice quiet location away from the busy tourist area. Very nice restaurants on site so you really don’t need to leave unless you want to
Went on a weekend break with friends and our 3 year old. Lovely welcome from reception staff, room gorgeous as was breakfast.
We organised a nanny through the hotel and she was great, so many pools to choose from and the added bonus of being able to use facilities of Marbella beach Club too!
We are three ladies who enjoy travelling to luxurious resorts to celebrate special birthdays. This was our big 60 so after reading about the Puente Romano resort we thought it would be equivalent to our trips to Dubai. Unfortunately, this was not the case: the suite was a large room with an additional fold down bed. On arrival the ‘suite’ was set up for two people e.g. 2 bathrobes, glasses, sun chairs (on a tiny balcony). The garden view consisted of some trees so in fact no view at all. Cups etc arrived on the first night but the additional sun chair did not appear so we visited reception the next day, the response was a dining room chair othe balcony!!! Another visit to reception resulted in a sun chair. We were offered a move, which actually was a to a suite, but unfortunately it was obvious that it hadn’t been used for a while as it had a stuffy smell and it overlooked a car park.. Overall very disappointed with the accommodation, the management did give us a bottle of pink cava to make up for the lack of service, which for a 5 star establishment was unacceptable as it was basic hospitality. Restaurants in the resort were fabulous but would not return as the accommodation and response from management was so disappointing.
What an amazing place! Different pools to choose from each day, many different on-site restaurants to pick from, an amazing location on the Marbella boardwalk, and a fabulous beachside Spa!
Our Jr. Suite room was perfect and the cleaning service was spot-on! Quiet accommodations since each room is part of a separate building of six to eight room villas throughout the property. We loved the interior courtyards, pathways through the garden, around the pools, and secluded alcoves!
The central evening meeting place at the plaza on the upper end of the property was vibrant yet separated enough from the rooms so the noise didn’t effect the quiet sleeping areas! And it’s namesake, the 1st century Roman bridge, was still functioning as a bridge within the property...lighted at night to highlight its majesty near the plaza and restaurants!
The service from the front desk, bell captain, concierge and cleaning staff was fantastic! Eight nights was not enough!
Would return to this property in a second!