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Finding a Hotel in Marbella

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Located on the southern coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella, Spain is known throughout the world as a playground for the rich. Celebrities like Sean Connery, Antonio Banderas, and Joan Collins have all lived in Marbella at some time. The city has a population of about 135,000 and the closest airport is in Málaga. Apart from the beach, visitors to the area can find many attractions including several high-quality golf courses and Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo, which displays the works of contemporary Spanish artists. Although a trip to the area can certainly be expensive, Marbella, Spain hotels can also available at a few different budget levels.

High-End Marbella, Spain Hotels

For those who have the means and the desire to stay at a luxury hotel in Marbella, both the Hotel Villa Padierna and Marriott’s Marbella Beach Resort are prime picks. While both of these hotels are five-star luxury accommodations, the Hotel Villa Padierna was First Lady Michelle Obama’s somewhat controversial choice on a August 2010 visit to Marbella. Those wishing to follow in the First Lady’s footsteps should expect to pay about $2000 per night for a similar luxury villa. Other accommodations at the hotel are available from about $200 per night.

Perhaps the most famous resort in Marbella is the Marbella Club Hotel. This hotel was built by Spanish prince Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. While living on the property, the prince often had guests staying at the property and eventually decided to convert it into a luxury resort. The lounge at the resort has hosted famous celebrities such as Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and Laurence Olivier. Its rates range anywhere from $325 per night for a single room to over for $6500 per night a 5 bedroom villa.

Other Marbella, Spain Hotels

Those who are looking for more moderately prices hotels in Marbella should also be able to find something that fits their budget and desires. If you are looking for a hotel in the $100 to $200 per night range, the H10 Andalucia Plaza or the NH Marbella Hotel might be good options. For those looking for lower priced hotels and hostels, go with the the Hotel Baviera or the Hostal Paco. Americans who have never stayed at a hostel should be aware that many hostels have dormitory-style rooms without the privacy they might expect that a traditional hotel. They often have private rooms available as well, but even in these you should probably expect to share a bathroom with other guests. Typical internet travel sites like priceline.com and hotels.com should give a good overview of what hotel options are available in Marbella.

Another option for those looking for lodging in Marbella, Spain is a vacation rental. Sites like TripAdvisor.com often list vacation rentals along with customer reviews, so this option is somewhat safer than just contacting a person who placed an advertisement on Craigslist.com. However, it is still important to do as much research as you can, including searching for other reviews online and calling the owner if possible, before committing to a vacation rental.

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