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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

up on our arrival we were greated with a complimentry drink for free , we were told it was for beer coffe . how ever it is quite nice to have this gestures. the room was spacious, with balcony , kichenett, . any how they treated us great our vacation was amazing!! thank you Hotel el Faro for a wonderfull...

Thank karlos S
Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great location, wonderful staff, room overlooking the pool and was spotlessly clean. complimentary drinks on arrival, complimentary fruit basket with water in room, little kitchen with fridge, hob and all cooking utensils etc, no kettle but that didn't matter as i took a travel kettle. great choice at breakfast, couldn't fault it, would definitely stay there again

Thank trace992017
Jarfalla, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this hotel for it's convenient location and an appealing description. It sounded priceworthy and it is OK but no more than that. The room is functional but very bare. The advertised selection of high class products for the bathroom was in reality a small soapbar and a small bottle of comboned showergel/ schampoo each. Very standard. The breakfast...

Thank Maje4ever
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have booked a standard studio and when I arrived there I was shocked to see the state of the hallways on floors 1 to 4. They were dirty, it smelled like fried onions, the carpets were very old. I was told that the 5th floor was renovated, so I got a superior studio which was indeed nice, brand new,...

Thank Aikizum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all the room bears no resemblance to that on the photos. The hotel is in a run down street and there were several people sat on the steps outside smoking when we arrived. Check in was the best part, the man on reception was really friendly. My room was on 2nd floor, I went up in a tiny...

1Thank Snozzo
Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The hotel has a good location in the centre of town only a couple of minutes away from the beach and the yacht harbour. The rooms are large but very dated. The room nights are discounted so the hotel attracts a lot of young travellers and party goers. This would normally be ok, but with sound proofing being non-existant don't...

1Thank ALhotelinvestor
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I stayed here for a short getaway for my birthday in Feb 2017. Check in was very quick and we were given room 509 on the 5th floor which overlooked the street, apartments, the mountains to the right and the sea to the left hand side. We were also given a slip for a free drink at the bar. The...

Thank ChristinaTN
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

In all my reviews, I believe I'm fair in my appraisals of the places we've visited and stayed ! On arrival at the hotel, the reception staff were more than helpful. We checked in relatively quickly and we're allocated room 404 in the 4th floor, which overlooks the pool area from the balcony. We were also handed a slip of...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice and clean hotel, 3 minutes away from the most beautiful Paseo Maritino and about 10 min walking from the old city. It turns into the main avenue where you can find all the shops you want( zara,Massimodutti,mango etc). Also near by the bus station that take you to Puerto Banus or to La Canada Mall. The staff very...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stay here if you need a kitchenette (but note it is not a full one). The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is less than a 5 minute walk from Avenida del Mar and the main street with shops, supermarkets, etc. My room was clean and spacious.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about El Faro

Address: Calle Virgen del Pilar 11, 29670, Marbella, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Price Range: $93 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Faro 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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El Faro Hotel Marbella
El Faro Marbella
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#23 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
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“we stayed in room 405 with partial sea views”
karloss2013, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“get a room with a view to the pool because the ones with street view are even noisier, because of traffic and restaurants opened late.”
Aikizum, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Please look for another hotel”
  • Fuse box
  • Disgusting shower head
  • Ill fitting door
  • Damaged bath
  • Bed complete with faded bed covers
  • Rusty toilet roll holder
  • Overloaded plug
Snozzo, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try a room overlooking the pool for a quieter night, and higher floor for a better view”
  • For 3 adults - the roll away wasn't very comfortable - prob best to spring for 4 person room
  • Table with 2 chairs and area towards kitchenette
  • Kitchenette - Fridge/freezer, sink and hob - plates, cups, pots, utensils provided
  • Room overlooked street, apartments, sea to the left and mountain to the right
  • Sliding doors towards balcony
ChristinaTN, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All good, I take ear plugs on every holiday, to be safe.”
866jenniferp, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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