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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just returned from a one week stay. Hotel was lovely and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Have seen comments on rooms. We weren't happy with the room we were allocated but the staff were happy to move us to a better room.

1Thank Michele S
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just on a side-note our room did not look anything like that picture above, however our stay at El Faro was fantastic!! The staff were absolutely incredible. They changed our room, fished a phone off a roof, replaced our key card that we broke with no fuss, supplied us with an adapter and gave us THE BIGGEST SMILES EVERY DAY!...

2Thank laurashenton
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

After a bad hotel experience in Estepona we made a last-minute booking for Marbella, with there being only three hotels available in the centre we plumped for El Faro. It proved to be a wise choice. The hotel was easy to find and had parking outside whilst we checked in. The reception was very friendly and the gentleman even upgraded...

2Thank RichMelBarnet
Dudley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Although the room is a little dated, we seemed to forget this soon after we arrived. Staff are the most friendly I have ever met in a hotel. Customer service is excellent. Rooms were cleaned every day also with clean towels everyday. Location is excellent 2 mins from the beach, bars, shops , children's parks. Lots of help from reception...

1Thank Cassie P
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stayed here last week 24th - 29th September very disappointing. Wouldn't rate as 3 star. You can hear everything during the night such as loo usage, vomiting and domestic arguments from a german 'lady'. The pool is very small and is over shadowed by the building at 3.30pm and you will need to move to beach to soak up more...

1Thank Patricia C
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Firstly, the professional photgraphs of this hotel are slightly misleading - especially the bedrooms - they bear absolutley no resemblance to the room i stayed in which was stark and minimal (& not in a good way btw!) The room was on the 1st floor, 106 it absolutely stunk of dampness. The smell which was coming from the toilet was...

5Thank dieselbloke
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Do not book this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. It is constantly full of large groups of British stag, hen and golf parties who are mostly noisy and foul mouthed. The rooms are poorly insulated for noise which makes sleeping impossible.

3Thank aries191
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed there for 7 days b+b in September, the room had everything you need, big double bed a/c small kitchen fridge and balcony, we where on the roadside of the hotel which was a bit noisy at night. The breakfast was very good even cava on ice was there. The location is good near the beach not far to the...

1Thank DerbyBenny
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The staff here are probably the most helpful we've ever encountered on a family holiday. We turned up on the Saturday to be informed that our holiday company had gone bust and that the room had been cancelled by the agent. However Maria and Lars and the rest of the team were wonderful, very supportive and extremely sympathetic. They found...

3Thank 23MickO
Reviewed 6 September 2016

this is the second time i have stayed in the El Faro and i have to say its a really good hotel, the rooms are big which means you have room for all your things and the air con is great from when you went to cool down from a day from the sun, you have your own small kitchen...

1Thank Suzanne O

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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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $81 - $314 (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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#22 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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  • Overloaded plug
  • Rusty toilet roll holder
  • Bed complete with faded bed covers
  • Damaged bath
  • Ill fitting door
  • Disgusting shower head
  • Fuse box
 of 5 bubbles 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
 of 5 bubbles ChristinaTN, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All good, I take ear plugs on every holiday, to be safe.”
 of 5 bubbles 866jenniferp, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“keep away from room 106”
 of 5 bubbles dieselbloke, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want a quieter room ask for one over looking the swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles DerbyBenny, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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