4.4 out of 5

"Second time staying here Great service and staff and restaurants serve great food suiting all pallets Kids club is great but did notice this y ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 29 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the shopping around Don Carlos Resort & SPA. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Don Carlos Tennis & Sports Club. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 outdoor pools and 4 restaurants. This 5-star hotel has 267 rooms. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and an LCD TV in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with MP3 docking stations, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy international cuisine with a beachfront location at Orange Beach Club, one of the property's 4 restaurants
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Treat yourself to body scrubs, aromatherapy or facials at DON CARLOS RESORT SPA
  • Services include a free kids' club, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes 9 outdoor tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness centre and a playground
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the cleanliness and comfy beds
  • Just a 4-minute drive from Cabopino Beach and 11 minutes from Marbella Old Town
  • Airport and train station pick-up shuttle service available for a fee
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Villa, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£551 per night

Deluxe Room (Premium)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, Frontal Sea View (2 adults and 1 child)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room (2 adults and 1 child)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Don Carlos Resort & SPA ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Don Carlos Resort & SPA

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Friends (5)
5 out of 5

Great hotel near the beach and great atmosphere

Second time staying here Great service and staff and restaurants serve great food suiting all pallets Kids club is great but did notice this year not as child friendly Overall highly recommend this hotel for location, comfort, services and facilities Great pool bar service and great selection of cocktails

Posted by , from Northern Ireland on 29 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

Great trip

We had an overall nice stay. Beautiful pool areas and good service. Minus parts were the bad small in the bathroom and the locationcab ride necessary to all shopping and cities (for example to Marbella DT 25€ one way) We would recommend this hotel to our friends.

Posted by on 7 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Wonderful break

We had a wonderful time at Don Carlos - Staff so attentive - amazing breakfast - luxurious hotel - beautiful weather - what more could you need Really enjoyed our break Thanks .....

Posted by on 27 May 2015

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4 out of 5

Not a bad late escape, but needs TLC!

Hotel was not bad, overall. To explain more, I think it was obvious it is near the end of the season and the hotel needs a little care and attention i.e. re-painting in some areas; housekeeping a bit shabby - tissues not replenished, shower gel etc., not replenished; dirty glasses in bathroom not removed. Breakfast was not a good experience - rubber scrambled eggs, very rarely any water, juice containers not replenished, hardly any plates, no extra knives and forks..... Next question down is difficult to answer, because I would ONLY recommend if the above was sorted out.

Posted by on 20 Oct 2014

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel ans fantastic break

I can not fault the hotel, it was great. We booked 6 nights and we had essential room in 4th floor in tall building. Room didn't have sea view but it was very comfortable and clean. Staff cleaned the room everyday and change towels twice a day if require. We use the free pool which was great , perfect and clean. Breakfast was included and very fresh everyday. However lunch and dinner is something you need to explore. We had inner outside in restaurant around the hotel. Over all 5 star and great place , I will go back anytime.

Posted by on 27 Jul 2014

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Hôtel bien situé, accès direct à la plage, buffet de petit déjeuner excellent, dommage que l’accès aux spa soit payant

Posted by on 15 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5

Gelungene Verlängerung des Sommers

Hotel, Umgebung und insbesondere die Pools waren gepflegt und sehr sauber. Die Mitarbeiterinnen der Rezeption waren freundlich und stets hilfsbereit. Kurz, rundum zufrieden.

Posted by on 10 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

Marbella im November

Hotel ist sehr gut mir schöner Aussenanlage. Im November sehr ruhig. Buchungskombination mit Auto empfehlenswert.

Posted by on 12 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Erholsamer Urlaub

Sehr schönes Hotel in grosszügiger Anlage mit Palmen-Park. Das Personal ist sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. An 2 aufeinander folgenden Abenden wurde der Hotel eigene Beach Club bereits um 16 Uhr geschlossen infolge einer Hochzeit. Zudem wurde der Strand ebenfalls geschlossen für die Hotelgäste infolge der Hochzeit. Für ein so teures Hotel ist das narürlich absolut ein 'no go' und nicht akzeptabel. Zutritt zum beworbenen Nikki-Beach-Club besteht nur gegen entsprechendes Endgeld. Beim Orange Club - wie auch beim Frühstück - gibt es 2 Klassen von Gästen. So dürfen nur gewisse Liegen benutzt werden, wenn man nicht 'privilegiert' ist. Hier dürfte der Gast besser beraten werden über die Möglichkeiten. Die Themen-Restaurants sind sehr gut. Wir haben in mehreren gegessen. Alles tip-top. Die Hotelrechnung sollte man genau prüfen. Versehentlich waren bei uns falsche Belege gebucht und eine Hotelnacht wurde versehentlich zuviel verrechnet. Nach entsprechendem Hinweis wurden die falschen Beträge aber anstandslos von der Rechnung genommen. Das Hotel ist sehr empfehlenswert für Familien mit Kindern. Aber auch Paare finden gut ruhige Plätze zur Erholung. Wir würden das Hotel wieder besuchen.

Posted by on 4 Aug 2015

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About the Don Carlos Resort & SPA

Location Avda. Zurita s/n, Marbella, Malaga 29600

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed during January, February, March, October, November and December:

  • Children's club
  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues
  • Beach

Property Features

Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sunloungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At Don Carlos Resort & SPA, you can cool off in one of the 2 the outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 poolside bars, A beach bar, and A poolside bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This Beaux Arts hotel also offers a free kid's club, an outdoor pool and a kid's pool. You'll have access to the health club at a partner property. This 5-star Marbella hotel is smoke free.

  • 267 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 3 coffee shops
  • 10764 sq ft of conference space
  • 1000 sq. m of conference space
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools -2
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts -9
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Malaga (AGP) (43.1 km / 26.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and train station pick-up
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Don Carlos Resort & SPA offers 267 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with MP3 docking stations and minibars. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 48-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a bath, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and a bidet. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and free toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Bathtub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Orange Beach Club – This beachfront restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Ombu – This restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Bahia – This restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Los Naranjos – Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Sol y Sombra – This poolside restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a kid's pool, other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Game drive nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

DON CARLOS RESORT SPA has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa. Other services include hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This hotel's restaurants and beach club are open seasonally May-September. Limited dining options are available during the remaining months. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking must be paid in full at check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking

This hotel's restaurants and beach club are open seasonally May-September. Limited dining options are available during the remaining months. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests age 16 and older have complimentary access to the spa's water circuit during the pool closure period (November 21-December 14).

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • Pets: EUR 22 per pet, per night

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 30 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 95 per vehicle (one way)
  • Pet fee: EUR 22 per pet, per night
  • Facilities fee: EUR 40 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • – Spa

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Don Carlos Leisure Resort Marbella
  • Don Carlos Leisure Resort
  • Don Carlos Leisure Marbella
  • Don Carlos Leisure
  • Don Carlos Leisure Resort SPA

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Don Carlos Resort & SPA offers transfers from the airport and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.