Puente Romano - Marbella
Embodying the spirit of the Andalucian region in which it’s found, the wild, impressive landscape of Malaga’s Benahavis Mountains give way to the beauty of Puente Romano, a sea-facing luxury hotel complex sure to impress even the most experienced of travellers. Here, the wide range of facilities and onsite activities are one thing, though perhaps even more appealing is Puente Romano’s surrounding, immaculately kept gardens that capture the natural splendour of southern Spain to a tee. So, whether passing through from your suite to the spa, or from pool to beach, wander past the hundreds of plant species such as geranium and jasmine that fill the grounds, breathing in the fragrant air as you lose yourself within this blossoming paradise.
What’s more, the wider design of Hotel Puente Romano sees more than a hint of ever-endearing Andalucian influence, with lashings of terracotta and white walls that nod to the traditional villages of the region. As such, a splendid spa is festooned with Moorish tiles, the garden punctuated with marble benches, there’s marine-inspired artwork galore and traditional shutters framing each window. Meanwhile these flashes of characterful design also find themselves in the villas and suites, with intricate tilework lining deep soak bathtubs, though they do then adopt a more neutral aesthetic of cream and white, chrome and Art Deco touches. Fully-fledged modern amenities are found within every accommodation type, along with thick mattresses sporting plump cushions and a sea view on the horizon. In particular, Junior and Deluxe Suites are full of natural light and extremely spacious too, complete with quaint, leafy terraces, while the decadent Villas offer private pools, sprawling lawns and the finest of finishing touches throughout.
Puente Romano’s evident expertise when it comes to exquisite style and super service is equally reflected through the hotel’s dining scene. Widely hailed for its dozen-strong collection of restaurants, including Nobu Marbella and a Michelin-starred eatery, the Puente Romano’s renowned love of great gastronomy willingly maintains its overall, elite standards. A mouth-watering selection of fine dining styles and cuisine types are covered here, many of which are centred around the hotel’s atmospheric La Plaza courtyard. A seat at the sea-facing hangout of El Chiringuito, for example, finds deep blue glassware and crockery, highlighting the Mediterranean delicacies to be served up, while chef Dani Garcia’s Michelin-star, namesake restaurant is their flagship haunt, offering divine tapas plates aplenty.
Outstanding overall facilities round off an altogether top-class complex at Puente Romano, typified by a highly regarded tennis club fitted with 10 courts regularly frequented by pros, and even a small stadium for when the occasion calls. Meanwhile, a miniature golf course (along with an 18-hole course nearby), four swimming pools, a fitness centre and spa fitted with Turkish baths are the cherry on top of a magnificent array of onsite activities, just be sure to fit them all in during your stay.
Puente Romano - Marbella Facilities
219 guestrooms including Junior Suites, Deluxe Suites, Garden Suites, Grand Suites, Villas. Garden or sea views, terrace, bathrobe and slippers, deep soak bathtubs and rainfall showers, 55” flat-screen TVs, Nexus Tablets, coffee facilities. Villas feature private pools, gardens and kitchens.
The Golden Mile, Marbella, 40 minutes’ drive from Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport in Malaga.