Puente Romano Beach Resort

Marbella, Spain

Inspired by local village architecture, Puente Romano feels distinctly Andalucian. One of Marbella’s original luxury hotels, it sits on the city’s ‘Golden Mile’ – a mile stretch of hotels, restaurants, and of course, the unmistakable beach front – and was first launched in 1979.

All of the hotel’s rooms and suites are housed in 27 three-story villas, intentionally designed to maximize privacy, and scattered between lush, sub-tropical landscaped gardens that gently cascade down to the Mediterranean Sea. With restaurants by world-renowned chefs Dani Garcica and Nobu Matsuhisa in La Plaza, and seaside options at Sea Grill and El Chiringuito, you may have to build your itinerary around dinner.

The story

When it opened in 1974, Puente Romano quickly became one of the most exclusive apartment complexes on the Golden Mile. Founder and owner, Prince Alfonso Von Hohenlohe – who managed the Marbella Club Hotel at the time – later launched his business idea to evolve Puente Romano into a five-star hotel, and as they say, the rest is history. Puente Romano is celebrating over 40 years as a resort.

Your stay

With a view that might keep you in your room, the upgraded beach rooms are some of our favorites. There’s also the option for interconnecting rooms if you’re travelling with family.

How to spend your time

With a world-renowned tennis facility, 15 restaurants, the Six Senses Spa, and three pools, there’s almost no reason to leave Puente Romano—but if a day trip is on the cards, we suggest heading to Ronda, a charming mountaintop town that’s the home of modern day bullfighting.

Fall in love with

The hotel locals love: if you want to know what’s going on locally, strike up a conversation at the bar or dinner table, and someone is sure to enthuse about all the things that make Marbella so special.

Expect the unexpected

Professional tennis players train at the hotel’s world-class tennis facility over winter. Book a court and you might be sharing it with the next winner of Wimbledon.

The best time to visit

Spring offers an opportunity to rest and relax; summer is to see and be seen; winter is prime tennis and golf season.

More to experience with Querido

São Lourenço do Barrocal, and Sublime Comporta in Portugal both complement a stay at Puente Romano, and if you’d rather travel within Spain, a stay before or after at SHA Wellness makes for an unforgettable trip.

How to get there

Malaga (AGP) airport is approximately 40 minutes away.