This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Located 350 feet from Marbella’s Playa del Cable Beach, Tío Mateo offers free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. Each air-conditioned room has a terrace with sea or mountain views.

Rooms at this family-run guest house are decorated in characteristic Andalusian style. They all have a TV, small seating area and a private bathroom.

El Tío Mateo has a bar and a restaurant, serving traditional regional cuisine. There is a garden terrace and a children's play area. Staff speak a variety of languages, including English, German, French and Italian.

El Tío Mateo is located at the entrance of the old town, 2,300 feet from Marbella’s fishing port and 10 minutes' drive from the city center. The A7 Motorway is a 2-minute drive from the guest house, and offers direct access to Estepona, Fuengirola and Malaga.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

El Tio Mateo has been welcoming guests since Jan 12, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Free private parking


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4 reasons to choose El Tio Mateo

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cable Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    550 feet from property
  • El Pinillo Beach

    8.1 Very good beach
    2,900 feet from property
  • La Bajadilla Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    3,200 feet from property
  • Venus Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    4,450 feet from property
  • El Faro Beach

    7.9 Good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • Los Monteros Beach

    7.7 Good beach
    1.4 miles from property
  • La Fontanilla Beach

    7.8 Good beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Bahía de Marbella Beach

    7.8 Good beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Host Info

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El Tío Mateo is a family run hotel that offers the best of the authentic Andalusian way of Life. With airy rooms, private terrace, on-suite, TV and air conditioning. This is a property that will assure any guest the perfect stay in Marbella.
With more than 30 years of experience, having been trained in the Swiss catering schools, we serve all our guests with much love and professionalism. We sell home to home services and are always looking forward to make our clients most welcomed in our house.
At 10 minutes from Marbella Old town, we are at a few 100 meters from one of the most beautiful beaches from the Costa del Sol, with a wooden promenade and at 5 minutes walk from the traditional fishing port. Surrounded by a beautiful mature garden and Summer Terrace. Just at the entrance of Marbella we have an easy access and free Parking for all of our guests.
Languages spoken: German,English,Spanish,French,Italian
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Marina La Bajadilla
    0.4 miles
  • Teatro Ciudad de Marbella
    0.7 miles
  • Marbella Bullring
    0.9 miles
  • La Canada Shopping Centre
    1 miles
  • Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion
    1 miles
  • Plaza de los Naranjos
    1.1 miles
  • Rio Real Golf Resort
    1.3 miles
  • Marbella Bus Station
    1.6 miles
  • Monte Paraiso Golf
    2.3 miles
  • Marbella Golf & Country Club
    2.9 miles
Top attractions
  • La Cala Golf
    8.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Puerto Banús
    5.6 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Cable Beach
    550 feet
  • El Pinillo Beach
    2,900 feet
  • La Bajadilla Beach
    3,200 feet
  • Venus Beach
    4,450 feet
  • El Faro Beach
    1.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Malaga Airport
    23.8 miles
  • Gibraltar International Airport
    36.5 miles
How to get to El Tio Mateo from Malaga Airport
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Local

Amenities of El Tio Mateo
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Beach
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Playground
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
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House rules El Tio Mateo takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


6:00 AM - 11:00 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.

Children 11 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Mastercard Visa El Tio Mateo accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 12:00 PM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform El Tio Mateo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number: 474/04I

FAQs about El Tio Mateo

  • El Tio Mateo has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

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

  • El Tio Mateo is 0.9 miles from the center of Marbella.

  • El Tio Mateo offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Beach

  • The nearest beach is 500 feet from El Tio Mateo.

  • Check-in at El Tio Mateo is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at El Tio Mateo include:

    • Twin/Double

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to El Tio Mateo by:

    • Car 45min
    • Bus 45min