Our Stay at the Hotel Fuerte Marbella

My husband & I spent one glorious week at the Hotel Fuerte Marbella on the gorgeous Costa Del Sol in sunny Spain. We went to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary. This is the first time we have gone abroad – just the two of us for ten years!


We spent some time researching resorts & hotels along the Costa Del Sol before deciding on the Hotel Fuerte Marbella because we wanted somewhere relaxing, special & fun for our anniversary trip. We definitely made the right choice & couldn’t be happier with our stay! Just look at how beautiful & well kept the Hotel Fuerte is!

hotel fuerte marbella view from above

Image courtesy of the Hotel Fuerte Marbella.

Marbella is a stunningly beautiful place as are the people who come to visit it. It’s peaceful, chilled out & elegant. There is a modern promenade with souvenir shops, restaurants & bars. There’s the old town which is like going back in history with windy cobbled roads speckled with beautifully kept shops & restaurants.


The location of the Hotel Fuerte Marbella is ideal for visiting Marbella! Have a look at this map of Marbella. The hotel is marked with the red Google maker.

map of marbella around the hotel fuerte

The yellow line is a main road with restaurants & shops. The red circle is where the old town Marbella is located – that was my favourite place to go!  The badly drawn red line below the hotel is the promenade that runs past two marinas with lots of restaurants & shops along the way. It is literally out the back door of the hotel. The red star on the beach marks the Hotel Fuerte’s beach club & lounge chairs which are complimentary for hotel guests to use (you can see the white umbrella’s in the hotel’s photo above).


So when I say the location is ideal – it really is! If you walk out of the front of the hotel you have shops everywhere & a very short walk into the old town. There are also a few lovely parks nearby to explore. If you walk out the hotel’s back gate you are on the promenade with the beach club & loungers right in front of you. There was no noise – any night! From outside or inside the hotel. I’ve never stayed in a quieter hotel before.

hotel fuerte marbella front of hotel

The front of the hotel is shaded with huge trees.

view down the promenade out the hotel fuerte marbella back gate

Looking right just outside the Hotel Fuerte Marbella’s back gate down the promenade towards the shops.

promenade behind the hotel fuerte marbella back gate

Looking left just outside the Hotel Fuerte’s back gate looking towards the quiet side of the promenade with hotels & apartments.

Straight outside the back gate of the hotel is the Beach Club & lounge chairs. The Beach Club is open to the public. The lounge chairs are exclusive for hotel guests. Each lounge chair has a buzzer you can press to order food & drinks.

hotel fuerte marbella beach club & lounge chairs

hotel fuerte marbella beach club & lounge chairs on the beach

The Hotel Fuerte is fully gated. You swipe your key card to come in the back gate & there is security at the front gate of the hotel. It’s a very safe & quiet location. The professional & courteous staff all speak English among other languages.


We stayed in a sea view room that had the most amazing view of the sea! The room has a double bed, closet, safe, mini-bar, flat screen TV with a mix of channels in various languages, a desk & a large bathroom with a bathtub / waterfall shower head. They have every type of toiletry you could want waiting for you in the bathroom. The room & throughout the hotel is spotlessly clean & so well kept. Have a look in our room…

hotel fuerte marbella sea view room, bed

hotel fuerte marbella bed

hotel fuerte marbella desk & television sea view room

hotel fuerte marbella bathroom

And now for the best part! The amazing sea views from our balcony. We look down over one of the hotel’s two swimming pools & onto the outdoor seating area for the hotel bar. The hotel both inside & out is a quiet & relaxing place to be. Listening to the sound of the waves on our balcony was idyllic.

hotel fuerte marbella sea view room balcony view

hotel fuerte marbella balcony view from sea view room

hotel fuerte marbella view onto restaurant tables from room balcony

As you can see the grounds at the Hotel Fuerte are so well kept! There are flowers, trees & paths leading you anywhere you want to go. The little details & little sections give a private & relaxing feel to sitting outside. Each of the little tables & lounge chairs had a button you can press for service or to ask for the bill. It is luxury & relaxation at its finest.

lounge chairs outside around the hotel fuerte marbella

The hotel grounds are massive. There is plenty of room for everyone to relax. We were never stuck without a lounge chair or place to sit & have a meal. At check-in you are given towel cards which you had in for towels next to the pool. The Hotel Fuerte’s pool towels are huge & soft.

hotel fuerte marbella sea view room, view from the balcony

The Hotel Fuerte Marbella has thought of everything to make a relaxing stay for its guests. We forgot our power adapters & were able to borrow two from reception. The hotel also has