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El Faro

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed in El Faro hotel from 7th to 14th of May 2017. The hotel is in the best location, less than two minutes from the beach and less than ten minutes from Old Town and Orange Square. Although close to beach, pubs and restaurants it's very quiet as it's off the busy streets. Staff are very...

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Hereford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here with 10 girls for my sisters hen party. Ages from 22 to 55. The hotel was clean and the staff were incredibly friendly. The breakfast needs a bit of work but other than that I would definitely recommend this hotel. Location is perfect and the staff couldnt do more for you! :)

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Maple Valley, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food in a lovely seaside location. The four of us all had fresh fish, vegetables, homemade tomato soup and a Manchego cheese and olive platter. The salt air was refreshing so we sat outside. Lovely experience!

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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...

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Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

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Jarfalla, Sweden
Reviewed 10 April 2017 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...

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Reviewed 2 April 2017

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,...

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Warwickshiore
Reviewed 23 March 2017

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...

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Marbella, Spain
Reviewed 27 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...

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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...

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Amenities

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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
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $112 - $352 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms with street view get best sun late afternoon and evening while poolside gets sun in the morning.”
sarahe117, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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