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This guide to Puente Romano Hotel forms part of the Realista guides to iconic places on the Costa del Sol. Below you’ll find a general overview of this emblematic hotel and the amenities onsite. This guide also provides information about property available within the hotel site, as well as in the adjacent Marina Puente Romano complex.
Puente Romano General Overview
Puente Romano Hotel was built in 1974 on the back of the huge success of its neighbour, the Marbella Club Hotel. Named after the first century Roman bridge on the site, Puente Romano Hotel started life as apartments before becoming a hotel in 1979. Like Marbella Club Hotel, the hotel enjoys a privileged position in the heart of the Golden Mile in Marbella and ranks as one of the best 5-star GL hotels on the Costa del Sol.
Puente Romano Hotel offers luxury accommodation including several suites – the Imperial Suite with sea views and 190 square metres is famed as one of the most exclusive hotel suites in Spain. The hotel boasts award-winning tropical gardens with over 400 plant and tree species as well as numerous water features. Other onsite facilities including a well-being centre and spa, several restaurants and a beach club. The Puente Romano beach club comes into its own in the summer months with a restaurant, bar and live music every evening.
Puente Romano Tennis Club
A member of the Leading Hotels of the World since 1982, Puente Romano Hotel also has one of the best tennis clubs in Spain. Synonymous with top players, the club opened in 1980 under the management of Bjorn Borg who got married at the Hotel. Wimbledon champion Manolo Santana took over the Puente Romano Tennis Club in 1983.
The club boasts ten tennis courts, eight of which are clay and four paddle tennis courts plus a gymnasium and shop. The central court has a capacity for 2,500 spectators and the Club regularly hosts tournaments in which big-name players participate. Spain won the qualifying round for the Davis Cup against Mexico here in 1988. Since then, most of the world’s best tennis players have visited the installations.
The Club’s central court also holds concerts in the summer. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé sang at the opening concert in 1992 and since then, some of the world’s top artists have performed here: Lionel Richie, Dionne Warwick, Bryan Ferry and Van Morrison, to name just a few. Recent summer programmes have included George Bensen, Foreigner and Kool & The Gang.
15 restaurants for fine wining and dining in Marbella
Puente Romano Hotel is also home to no less than 15 eateries that, between them, serve a wide range of cuisines and dishes. You’ll find most of them in the central Plaza near the hotel entrance, while others are in the famous tropical gardens.
Perhaps the best-known are those owned by triple Michelin-starred chef Dani García, who has two restaurants on the premises: Leña and Bibo. Leña is a new addition to García’s signature restaurants and puts grilled produce, mostly meat, at the centre of its à la carte menu where the chef’s innovative cuisine also stands out. Bibo also has an informal vibe and serves bistro-type food.
Also part of the Hotel Puente Romano dining scene is Nobu Restaurant Marbella, the first Nobu to open in Spain and it places Nobu’s world-renowned cuisine at the heart of Marbella’s dining scene. Famous for its mouth-watering array of signature dishes like Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Jalapeño and Tiradito, you can also taste speciality plates inspired by Marbella itself.
Puente Romano Property
Puente Romano Hotel enjoys an ideal position in Marbella on the iconic Golden Mile. Set on some of the best beaches in Marbella, the hotel is within minutes for both the centre of Marbella and Puerto Banús. Several world-class golf courses lie on its doorstep.
To allow non-guests to make the most of this unique situation, Puente Romano Hotel also offers property options, such as this fantastic apartment for sale in Marina Puente Romano. Adjacent to the hotel, the complex includes apartments whose penthouses rank among some of the most luxurious properties on the Costa del Sol. The complex is set in exquisite gardens themed as Persian, Japanese and Andalusian, and enjoys absolute tranquillity as well as panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the Sierra Blanca mountain range.
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