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
Everything you could want in a resort - three amazing pools, some seriously good restaurants including Dani Garcias BIBO, spa, gym and stunning beach. And the service is top notch. Had the best holiday with our young family and will be back again.
From arrival to departure we had an amazing experience at this unique ‘Pueblos Blancos’ type designed beachfront hotel. The hotel rooms were set in lovely white Andalusian type low rise buildings amidst lush green landscaped tropical gardens with flowing streams , ponds , fountains and the most exotic flowers. And your room is only 5 minutes from the beautiful beach.
The hotel management and staff were very efficient and friendly. Check -In and check- out was very smoothly handled and the staff were promptly responded to any queries or requests you make. Everyone from the front desk desk to the housekeeping staff were on the ball and did their job well. The guest relations staff especially Antonio, Pepi( Josefa) and Elo in particular helpful in giving useful recommendations as to places of interests to visit and restaurants on the resort as well as elsewhere in the City. The basic conversational Spanish language tips from Pepi and Elo were useful to get around and much appreciated.
Breakfast at the Sea Grill was delicious and very high standard. Again the restaurant staff and management were extremely professional and friendly.
The hotel is conveniently located and also had quite an impressive array of other restaurants on the premises - Nobu, Thai Gallery , Rachel’s Organic Cafe and Chiringuito on the beach were our favourites . The restaurants in Old town and Puerto Banus were only a 15 minutes drive away or if you want you could access them within 40 mins via a leisurely scenic walk along the beach.
The hotels Six Senses Spa was quite a special experience and well worth a visit or more.The spa staff especially Eli( the Manageress), Laura and Angeles( massage therapist) were very welcoming, friendly and ever so helpful. Angeles restorative massage treatment is highly recommended and I thoroughly loved the wet pool area with the waterfalls etc.
We had stayed previously at the sister hotel , the Marbella Beach Club on a few occasions which was nice.
However Puente Romano is truly a one of a kind hotel with so much to do and quite an exciting vibe. We came on this stay with our teenage kids and their friends and we all really enjoyed our stay and wished we could have stayed longer.We felt 5 days wasn’t enough to really enjoy the whole experience as there was so much more to do .Definitely looking forward to coming back again soon.
Superb hospitality plus a most memorable experience!!!
Second stay at this resort and on this occasion stayed frontline, whilst sea view and recently renovated room felt small as furniture too big. Next visit I’d probably opt for room same category but mid to close to frontline of resort. Check-in flawless and new location better representative of hotel status. Breakfast now served at Seagrill which is a lovely improvement . Pools, restaurants and beach service all wonderful facilities. Definitely will be back