If you’re looking for a new and exclusive place to stay, Amáre Marbella Beach Hotel is definitely a cool spot for a lazy weekend in the sun. This sophisticated adults-only hotel sits right on the beachfront and is a five-minute stroll to the buzzing centre of Old Town Marbella and its marina with swanky Puerto Banus about 10km away. This new 236-bedroom hotel also boasts the only rooftop bar in the whole of Marbella. This offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the most incredible sunsets on the Costa del Sol, with Africa visible on the horizon! I would really recommend this hotel as the perfect destination for an exclusive girls’ weekend. Be right there with the ‘in the know’ crowd, sipping a cocktail and taking the rays. What else?
Amáre Marbella Beach Hotel works with local artists to bring Spanish design and full-on luxury. The ‘must sees’ in this hotel are the living walls covered in an array of different plants that give a fantastic tropical look.
Getting to Amáre Marbella is really easy due to its incomparable location right in the heart of downtown Marbella, just a 40-minute drive from Malaga Airport. We recommend Amàre private airport transfers, available for a small fee. Once you arrive to Amàre Marbella you’ll feel you are near everywhere you’d want to go, most importantly – the beach!
It’s a luxury hotel with bags of personality. Rooms have cute names like Oh La La or Sea Lovers. My room was sophisticated and sleek, a real ‘wow’ with amazing views from the private terrace. Belvue Rooftop Bar was a great place to just sit and gaze at the unrivalled views of the Mediterranean. This hotel is not called exclusive for nothing. Roomy sunbeds have a ‘call button’ that is conveniently linked to a watch worn by your server who will cater for your every whim. I want one of those at home, please!
The Mare Nostrum Restaurant serves a fantastic breakfast buffet in the morning and Mediterranean fusion cuisine throughout the day, using only the freshest local ingredients. Make sure to tear yourself away from the sun bed for a lunch break at the Amare Beach restaurant which was divine. This beachside restaurant offers tasty tapas, the freshest seafood, as well as gourmet burgers. In the evening, head to Amare Lounge for sangria and Iberico ham. On some nights of the week they hold fantastic events, such as fusion flamenco – traditional flamenco with a contemporary twist!
Make sure you seek out the spa for a hydrotherapy circuit with professional treatments and massages given by one of Spain’s most renowned professional skincare companies, Germanie de Capuccini. This wellness place offers relaxation areas and a Turkish bath. We could also enjoy those treatments outside, where I had massages under the shaded palapa on the beach. Very nice indeed. Amare THE ONE is an exclusive lounge for guests to savour tasty treats and drinks at any time of the day and is offered to guests of the highest category rooms. A perfect pit-stop if you want to chill out inside for a little bit.
Soak up the sunshine at Cabopino Beach. Marbella boasts more than 30 kilometres of pristine coastline to suit everyone – from urban beaches with elegant promenades and beach bars to wild, rugged beaches offering tranquil relaxation. For those in search of a serene spot, head to the Artola dune known as Cabopino Beach where you will find powdery white sand and shallow waters perfect for a cooling paddle. Don’t forget to visit the charismatic mountain villages in the area – among them Estepona and Ronda. Benahavis is a haven for foodies with a great collection of bustling restaurants serving authentic Andalusian dishes. A lovely characterful village combining ancient Moorish heritage and panoramic views.
The hotel offers bike hire, which is brilliant to explore the beautiful local area. We recommend getting up early and cycling down to Puerto Banus which is a 20 minute leisurely ride along the beach esplanade. Off your bike, heard in to the heart of Marbella Old Town, Naranjos Square, which acquired its name from the fragrant orange blossom trees that line its cobbled streets. It’s a charming town with shaded corners housing ancient churches and colourful artisan shops selling local wares. For the ultimate local experience, seek out Churrería Ramón for a selection of sweet and crispy churros paired with freshly-squeezed orange juice or molten hot chocolate.
Avda. Severo Ochoa 8
29603, Marbella, Málaga, España
Tel: 800 84 34 93
Nightly rates at Amáre Marbella Beach Hotel start from £150 per night in an ‘I Was Here’ standard room, based on two people sharing with breakfast included. Nearest airport is Malaga. Marbella just a 40-minute drive from Malaga Airport flights, available direct from London.