Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella is located on the ‘Golden Mile’ between Marbella and Puerto Banus, a short walk from its more famous sister hotel, the Marbella Club Hotel.
The 266 rooms and suites at Puente Romano are scattered among a labyrinth of landscaped gardens built to resemble an Andalucían village spread of 13 acres. While fairly confusing at first, you soon find your way and start appreciating the beauty of the sub-tropical foliage.
Rooms are designed in neutral tones – simple, comfortable and stylish – although the bathrooms, which are designed in colourful Andalucian tiles, felt a little dated to me.
Puente Romano has recently updated its restaurant offerings, the highlight of which is the Dani Garcia Restaurant, where the chef recently relocated from the 2 Michelin starred Calima in Marbella to now be based at the hotel.
His other restaurant, Bibo, offers traditional Spanish tapas dishes with a modern twist in a more casual, but equally inviting, setting.
With several restaurants built around a central outdoor bar, Puente Romano really comes to life at night – there is a real party atmosphere, which makes it a great hotel for groups of friends on holiday together.
While the hotel has direct access to the beach, it also has three swimming pools, the best of which looks over the beach and benefits from the buzz of the adjacent Sea Grill restaurant.
Many guests visit the area for its golf courses, but Puente Romano is known for its focus on tennis, with 10 tennis courts (2 hard surfaces and 8 clay) and 4 paddle courts of its own.
Whether you’re visiting for golf, tennis, shopping or purely to be a part of the Marbella scene, Puente Romano is a good place to be based.
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Note: I stayed as a guest of the hotel, but this did not influence what I thought or wrote about it.
Note: The hotel has since informed me that bathrooms will be updated in the very near future.