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 center’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' favorite part of Marbella, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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

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

Property Highlights

Located in the 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 speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Venus Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    300 feet from property
  • La Bajadilla Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1,100 feet from property
  • El Faro Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    1,600 feet from property
  • La Fontanilla Beach

    7.8 Good beach
    2,550 feet from property
  • Cable Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    3,550 feet from property
  • Casablanca Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    4,950 feet from property
  • El Pinillo Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    1.6 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
    0.2 miles
  • Plaza de los Naranjos
    0.2 miles
  • Teatro Ciudad de Marbella
    0.4 miles
  • Marina La Bajadilla
    0.6 miles
  • Marbella Bullring
    0.8 miles
  • Marbella Bus Station
    1 miles
  • La Canada Shopping Centre
    1.1 miles
  • Monte Paraiso Golf
    1.4 miles
  • Rio Real Golf Resort
    2.3 miles
  • Roman Villa of Rio Verde
    3.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Marisqueria Santiago
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • La Cala Golf
    9.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • 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
  • Ocean/Sea Mar Mediterráneo
    0.1 miles
Ski lifts
  • Teleférico Benalmádena
    26.3 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Venus Beach
    300 feet
  • La Bajadilla Beach
    1,100 feet
  • El Faro Beach
    1,600 feet
  • La Fontanilla Beach
    2,550 feet
  • Cable Beach
    3,550 feet
Closest Airports
  • Malaga Airport
    24.8 miles
  • Gibraltar International Airport
    35.7 miles
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5 Restaurants On Site

    Restaurante Le Marché

    Food: Mediterranean

    Open for: Breakfast, Dinner


    Food: International

    Levante Pool

    Food: International

    Open for: Brunch, Lunch, Cocktail hour

    EDGE Skybar

    Open for: Cocktail hour

    Soleo Marbella

    Food: Mediterranean

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of El Fuerte Marbella
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Live music/Performance
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) 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
Front Desk Services
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center 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
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • 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
  • Saltwater pool
Pool 3 – outdoor Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Saltwater pool
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa
  • Solarium
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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From 3:00 PM


Until 11:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


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

In response to the 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

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from El Fuerte Marbella.

  • El Fuerte Marbella has 5 restaurants:

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

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

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h

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

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

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Solarium
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beachfront
    • Fitness
    • Beach
    • Live music/Performance
    • Spa facilities
    • Yoga classes
    • Temporary art galleries

  • 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

  • Check-in at El Fuerte Marbella is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

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

  • El Fuerte Marbella is 1,800 feet from the center of Marbella.

  • The prices at El Fuerte Marbella may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at El Fuerte Marbella include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Suite