Stay in the heart of Marbella Excellent location - show map

This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. El Fuerte a historic establishment on the Costa del Sol, now transformed to 5 stars, is the Marbella hotel that best combines casual luxury, an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere and the sheer comfort offered by its location on the city centre’s beachfront, which offers stunning sea views right across Marbella’s seafront promenade.

The hotel’s warm Mediterranean character is reflected in its classic interior design that offers guests timeless quality, designed by prestigious Chilean designer Jaime Beriestain’s studio, first-class gastronomy and professional service that puts the finest details first.

Come and discover the refurbished image and significant improvements at Hotel El Fuerte, the destination you’ve come to love over the years, as it takes one step further in offering you an exclusive experience.

This is our guests' favourite part of Marbella, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

El Fuerte Marbella has been welcoming guests since 17 Mar 2010.

ATM and Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM machine and a currency exchange service at this property.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Marbella, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose El Fuerte Marbella

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Closest beaches
  • Venus Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    100 yards from property
  • La Bajadilla Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    350 yards from property
  • El Faro Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    550 yards from property
  • La Fontanilla Beach

    7.8 Good beach
    850 yards from property
  • Cable Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1,200 yards from property
  • Casablanca Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1,650 yards from property
  • El Pinillo Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    1.6 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Marisqueria Santiago
    0.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Mar Mediterráneo
    0.1 miles
  • Lake Lago de las tortugas
    6.3 miles
  • River Río Guadalmina
    8.7 miles
  • Mountain Sierra Blanca
    12 miles
  • Mountain Arroyo de Juanar
    12 miles
Ski lifts
  • Teleférico Benalmádena
    26.3 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Venus Beach
    100 yards
  • La Bajadilla Beach
    350 yards
  • El Faro Beach
    550 yards
  • La Fontanilla Beach
    850 yards
  • Cable Beach
    1,200 yards
Closest airports
  • Malaga Airport
    24.8 miles
  • Gibraltar Airport
    35.7 miles
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5 restaurants on site

    Restaurante Le Marché

    Cuisine: Mediterranean

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner


    Cuisine: International

    Levante Pool

    Cuisine: International

    Open for: Brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour

    EDGE Skybar

    Open for: Cocktail hour

    Soleo Marbella

    Cuisine: Mediterranean

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of El Fuerte Marbella
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Live music/performance
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
Reception services
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Lift
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor Free!
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Pool cover
  • Pool with view
Pool 2 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Salt-water pool
Pool 3 - outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Salt-water pool
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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From 15:00 hours


Until 11:30 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Red 6000 JCB Diners Club American Express El Fuerte Marbella accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the published rates for half board stays on December 24th and 31st include a mandatory fee for the gala dinner held on that evening.

Please note that guests must present the credit card used to make the reservation on arrival. If you are not the owner of the credit card used to make the reservation, please contact the property in advance.

Please note that when booking a rate where payment is due before arrival, the property will provide detailed payment instructions, for example a link to a secured payment platform.

When travelling with pets, please note that maximum 1 per pet, per room is allowed. Pets weighing upto 5 kgs are allowed.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

FAQs about El Fuerte Marbella

  • Check-in at El Fuerte Marbella is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:30.

  • Room options at El Fuerte Marbella include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to El Fuerte Marbella by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h

  • El Fuerte Marbella offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Solarium
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Fitness
    • Beach
    • Live music/performance
    • Spa facilities
    • Yoga classes
    • Temporary art galleries

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at El Fuerte Marbella on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at El Fuerte Marbella can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet

  • El Fuerte Marbella is 600 yards from the centre of Marbella.

  • El Fuerte Marbella has 5 restaurants:

    • Soleo Marbella
    • Restaurante Le Marché
    • EDGE Skybar
    • Levante Pool
    • Levante

  • The nearest beach is just 200 yards from El Fuerte Marbella.

  • The prices at El Fuerte Marbella may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.