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Hotel Central - Marbella

2 star Hotel Marbella

Calle San Ramon, 15 - Marbella

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 69 .00
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The Hotel Central is a cozy 2-star hotel in Marbella Old Town, Malaga, situated between picturesque parks, pristine beaches, and historic sites.

The Central Hotel offers a warm and comfortable atmosphere and the friendly staff will take care of you 24 hours a day, providing all the necessary information and services such as airline and train ticket booking, transfers, and excursions, ensuring you a memorable stay in Marbella. Complimentary wireless Internet access for guest use is available throughout.

Hotel guests can enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning and a number of restaurants, bars, and cafés are located within walking distance of the property. Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks are served in the lobby between 2 PM and 5 PM daily.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.6 Excellent
Based on 63 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The Hotel is in a very quiet area close to the beach. The streets around it our v...

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Breakfast at Hotel Central

A continental breakfast is served between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Central

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Central is also known as

Central
Central Hotel
Central Hotel Marbella

8.8

Clean

8.6

Location

8.4

Quiet

8.4

Spacious

8.6

Service

Hotel Central reviews

2.5
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, purely on the basis of the person who we encountered at reception. He was rude and arrogant. We were first shown to a room and then, five minutes later, he realised that we should not have been given that room so we were given keys to another. The second one was far inferior and had an awful smell of cigarette smoke. Whilst he eventually he allowed us keys to yet another room, he was very reluctant and did not believe the room was not adequate (and would not come and see for himself). Whilst leaving the hotel to explore the city he would shout "llaves" at us. The lady in reception next morning was very friendly however I would never be able to overcome the horrible experience we had on the night of our arrival, and we were fortunately only there for one night.

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

a very elegant hotel a nda a nice room.....but i met a great scarface in the bathroom after shower; it was going around the hotel changin the rooms from the garden outside and found the right place to enter between the ground and the door. It was not a great surprise! The person we met at the reception were not so kind and the same for the man we met in the night after dinner. At breakfast time ther were 2 kind persons who served a rich breakfast and suggested to use the sofà ant tv and free internet.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

very very nice hotel, it is rated 2 stars, but it is actually as a 3 star hotel. very good service and very nice position close to beaches. Parking is very difficult.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

Very nice clean and quiet small hotel in a pedestrian street a couple of minutes walk to the beach and to the old town / Orange Square. Good value for money !

7.1 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

very good location, room was spacious and the employees were very kind. the towels were not changed every day. (they were changed every other day) and for a beach hotel it was a little bit annoying.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Great pedestrianised location, close to beach, old town and buses. Welcoming management.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Ci siamo fermati in questo piccolo hotel solo tre notti ma devo dire che ci siamo trovati proprio bene. Entrambi i proprietari ( marito e moglie) sono gentili e molto disponibili. Il servizio è semplice ed accurato. Le camere sono spaziose e molto pulite. Ci siamo sentiti a casa.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Czech Republic

We had an enjoyable 2 nights in the hostel. In the town there was a nice typical spanish holiday: feria de san bernabe that lasts the whole week of the saint's day (11th of june). Beach was 10min stroll from the hotel, old town even a bit closer. Reception personnel was kind and helpful, providing comprehensive info about whatever you need.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Visiting Marbella you don't want to spend all your time in the hotel, so get an attractively priced room at Central, with beds, bathroom in good standard and helpful staff that speaks excellent English. Swimming, drinking, eating, anything you may fancy is found right outside the hotel. Go explore Marbella, you're in the heart of it and a minute from the beach when you stay at Central.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Great value hotel, good room/bathroom size, lovely staff, quiet. English spoken and understood to a high standard. There are no food/drink facilities but continental breakfast can be ordered the night before. There are plenty of cafes in the immediate vacinity and excellent restaurants and taxis within a few minutes stroll. And a few minutes more and you are on the beach. The hotel can also arrange a taxi to collect you at the bottom of the street. Spanish television only which is good as the hotel is not full of opk (other peoples kids!) The hotel is in a pedestrianised area with cobbled streets, some fairly steep, although it is smooth and wheelchair accessible from the main road (approx. 100 metres) and the hotel has a lift. For others like me with a teenage daughter, there are full length mirrors in the rooms and on each floor in the halls. As other reviewers have pointed out, the outside door is locked in the late evening and you ring the bell for access but I never found this to be a problem as it simple means the owners don't have to sit at the front desk all night. I stay in Marbella several times a year and I will definately choose this hotel again. Why pay several hundred euros extra at the big hotels - spend it on shoes instead!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

This Hotel is in a great location in Marbella, very close to Old Town and the beach. The problem is, on all maps it appears to be on an actual street but in fact it is located on a pedestrianized street and virtually impossible to see from the road. Parking anywhere around the area is an absolute nightmare at all times of day and night. Best to take a bus from the airport directly to the town as driving and parking is very hectic and busy. The Hotel was immaculate and it is obvious that the owners take great pride in their establishment. However, for travellers looking to explore night life and stay out late, it is best to avoid this hotel as it is run more like a Bed and Breakfast (without the breakfast) than a hotel. The front gates are mostly locked and coming and going tends to feel like an imposition on the owners. After a long day of exploring it is a hassle to have to buzz and wait for the owner to let you in to the hotel. The room was spacious and very clean, the towels were clean but had a crusty feel because of being hung to dry. The bed was unimaginably hard which we remedied by using air matresses under the sheets. The tv was not working and english channels (BBC) were not available. A warning to travellers: the ocean in Marbella was the most disgusting and dirty we have ever encountered (including trips to Asia), and we couldn't bear the thought of swimming in it. If you are looking to spend alot of time at the beach, it is best to avoid this area altogether. The hotel was a welcome quiet spot after being in the bustle of the town, however we probably wouldn't stay in the area again.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Very nice hotel, though you have to park your car somewhere else. Friendly, english speaking staff, central location, spacious and clean room. No WiFi. We would stay again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very clean. Lovely decent size room. Good shower. No safe or minibar. Powerful aircon. On a quiet side street at the edge of the old town and just 3 or 4 mins walk to the beach. Didn't feel too comfortable staying out too late as you need to ring the front door bell and get someone up, but we enjoyed our stay more than that in a more expensive 3* nearby

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

the hotel is literally "central" and marbella is a wonderfull place. only problem is that the sea is dirty, but all the rest will make sure you'll have a very pleasant time there.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I've been amazed by the cleanliness of the room (sheets are changed every two days!)and the owners were gorgeous and really hard workers. The hotel is really close the heart of the town and you can reach the most interesting beaches in a while. The only thing I could point out is that there's no bar into the hotel, so you have to provide for everithing outside and breakfast is not enclosed. My general experience at Hotel Central was excellent!!!!

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed utof season and I think we were the only guests. The patrons were very nice, helpful and friendly. The room was clean and adequate. kingsize bed and a completely new bathroom. Downside, no facility for making your own drink and there was no plug in bath or sink - although we didn't ask for one as we used the shower. Location 5 mins from the old town/ Would stay again/

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent Hotel! Great value for money. Location is fantastic, 10 min walk to the beach, 5 mins to the local supermarket. Clean spacious rooms. Recently renovated to a very high spec. Staff are very helpful and friendly.I would recommend this to anyone staying in Marbella. We would definitely stay here again.

7.2 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The owner was very nice. However he was the only one there and we had to wait for him to c ome in each time. He may have changed the lines, he did make up the beds, but in the 5 nights we were there the bath and room was never cleaned. The loaction was great as it was so near the beach. May not stay there again

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Excelente hotelito bien ubicado y muy bien atendido por su propio dueño, el unico problema era escuchar a la vecina que hablaba a los gritos.- REcomiendo este hotel

2.4
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

very small hotel. employees were unbearable

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Ha sido una experiencia maravillosa, el personal es excelente, la habitación limpísima, amplia acogedora, con su aire acondicionado personalizado. La estancia ha sido inmejorable. La calle donde está el hotel está cerquísima de todos los sitios y me ha parecido una de las más bonitas y pintorescas de Marbella. ¿Tenías dudas sobre el hotel a escoger? Pues el Central es la mejor opción de verdad

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Congratulations!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Superb location for beach or old town. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. Taxi driver had difficulty finding the location as the road is very narrow and there is no vehicle access.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Hotel Central feels more like a home than a hotel. It is located perfectly on a pedestrian street in the Old Town, a perfect place to walk and shop. Restaurants on every corner and picturesque little streets, the old town was a welcome surprise. The beach is also just a block away. Overall a great value and a great stay.

6.2 Fair
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Our stay at Hotel Central reminded me of being 16 years old and coming home late to a worried, tired and pissed off parent. If you are a young couple and you are planning to go out late and enjoy the nightlife, I would not recommend this hotel. The hotel is very nice but as the entire place is floored with tile, sound carries very easily. You can not even get away with very very low music playing without upsetting the hotel owner. I would actually consider this more of a bed and breakfast (without the breakfast) than a hotel. If you are planning to go to bed early every night during your stay, this is the place for you. Other than that, the rooms are very nice, well kept and clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Enjoys quiet location in pedestrianised street in close proximity to Old Town and Promenade.Best suited to those who want to explore the delights of Marbella on foot or its environs by the excellent public bus service as car parking would be problematic.Well served by convenience stores and eating places.Try tomato bread and coffee for breakfast at Gaspars or the best fish you are ever likely to eat at California-both nearby and representing amazing value for money.The hotel's owner is personable and takes great pride in his spotlessly presented establishment.Bed linen and towels changed every other day.For the traveller looking for a relaxing authentic spanish break on a sensible budget then Hotel Central makes an ideal base.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Australia

We highly recommend Hotel Central, the rooms were extremely comfortable and well decorated. Our stay was made all that much better by the friendly owners of the Hotel that were soo courteous and forthgiving with information about the Hotel and Marbella in general. The Hotel is well situated in the old part of the city amongst some of the most esquisite little winding streets, a beautiful sight and a photo opportunity everywhere you turn. The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel and there are plenty of restaurants and supermarkets in the area.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is a really nice hotel very close to the beach and the old town of Marbella. Parking is a nightmare around the area, but in terms of location this hotel is great. The staff were very friendly, and the hotel is on a quiet and picturesque pedetriansed street. Would recommend.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Biggest problem with area was lack of parking for rental car. Biggest problem with room was no place to unpack clothes--no chest,etc. so I lived out of my suitcase. Also, hotel was hard to find because I was expecting the address to be a street, not just a walkway. Overall stay was good, a good value, clean and friendly owners.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Austria

When being in urgent need for an accomodation in Marbella, i stumbled across Central on vevere.com and decided to give it a try - the reviews were favourable and it seemed nice. Once there, all expectations were fulfilled and we greatly enjoyed our stay there! The people running the place were more than friendly and we couldn't have hoped for anything better. Definitely wil return when in Marbella again. (Although probably we'd try to do it Sept-June to avoid the price increase in July/August by 20 Euros). All together, a huge thumbs up!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The staff are warm, friendly and very helpful. The rooms are bright, modern and clean. The hotel is well loacted: quiet area; near the beach and the old town. Would definitely recommend.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Our time at the hotel central was a real pleasure, the hotel really is immaculate and the couple who ran the hotel during our stay really could not do enough to make us welcome, should we ever visit Marbella again we would stay at the hotel central and would reccoment it to anyone !

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Central is a lovely independently-owned property, fairly centrally located in a small side street lined with pots of ferns in Marbella, maybe four minutes walk from the beach. The service was wonderful and friendly, with the facilities far better than described on the webpage. The hotel's furnishings are outstanding: eclectic pieces chosen by the owners, creating a refined atmosphere whilst still being welcoming. Only negative - I didn't, in three days, find anywhere close by to eat an early breakfast, in spite of it being fairly central, although there are two small grocery/markets nearby to get that first orange juice of the day! I shall definitely stay at Hotel Central again.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Hotel Central is a very nice place in the old part of Marbella. We will stay here again if we are around again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

A very positive experience!

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

This Hotel Owner where realy verry verry nice :) The Hotel is verry exqisite in looks! Verry nice Furniture. Hotel has a Elevator that is verry Large for Hotel this size! And the Elevator is of 1A Quality!! All is extremly Clean!!! The only downside is that the door to the hotel was mostly closed. But there was always somebody there to open the Door up for you (actualy no waiting at all, mostly 10 seconds later)so this is no bigi :)(

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

7.0 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

5.5 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

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8.0 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

7.9 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Central, offering 16 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers visiting the Marbella area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks.

A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Bathrooms are outfitted with separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers. Rooms also include coffee/tea makers and soundproofing.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Central

Museo del Grabado - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Bajadilla Beach - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Orange Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Marbella Theatre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Venus Beach - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Marbella Marina - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Marina La Bajadilla - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Museo del Bonsai - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Plaza de Toros Marbella - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Fontanilla Beach - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Funny Beach - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
La Dama de Noche Golf Course - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Santa Clara Golf Course - 5.7 km / 3.5 mi
Marbella Golf and Country Club - 6.2 km / 3.9 mi
Ojen Olive Oil Mill Museum - 6.4 km / 4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Central is Malaga (AGP) - 39.5 km / 24.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.