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Although we all enjoy the comforts of what we’ll find when we book a room at a chain hotel, it’s always fun to search for cute, boutique hotels that may offer a little something different. From the mountains to hidden gems in the city center, we’ve compiled a list of Marbella’s best alternative hotels filled with charm. For any doubts about flights to Marbella, read my Flight Destination guide on the Malaga Airport!
Marbella is known for its beaches and parties, and while we love to indulge, sometimes it’s best to take a step back and focus on our wellbeing. Meaning “union,” the Shanti Som resort has created the perfect Feng-Shui throughout the entire property bringing “together elements of Balinese architecture and Oriental gardens, creating a slice of eastern style within easy travelling time from Europe’s major cities.”
Located just under 14km from Marbella center, the Shanti Som Wellbeing Retreat is located in the surrounding Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park creating the perfect backdrop for such a relaxing space.
Shanti Som is not only a hotel, but also a spa and retreat center. From a traditional spa day to a full body wellbeing massage and healing therapy, the staff at Shanti Som are there to make your experience the most relaxing and refreshing as possible. For guests looking for a little extra self-love care, yoga, detox, and weight loss retreats are available to book in advance. Hotel room prices average $285 USD per night while the retreats are a minimum of $1,300 USD depending on the program.
La Posada del Ángel
Located in the heart of Ojen – a typical white village in the mountains of Southern Spain – La Posada del Ángel is nothing but a charming and quaint hotel. Each of the 15 rooms are refurnished and fully equipped with all the modern-day luxuries while maintaining the Southern Andalusian charm. From a standard double room to a superior suite, La Posada del Ángel can make their guests feel like kings and queens of Spain.
The smell of fresh lemons and fragrant flowers stem from the cozy patio at La Posada del Ángel. A beautiful place to read during the day to escape the heat, or a lovely place to sit back and relax while sipping a cool cocktail through the evening.
The staff will help guests find the best activities for your group. From gastronomic adventures to fun things for the kids, La Posada del Ángel is ready to help make your stay in Marbella area unforgettable.
Spend the day at the beach or walking around Marbella then drive back to Ojen, only 9km and a beautiful escape into the mountains. Rooms average $90 USD per night.
Hotel Claude Marbella
A mix of cozy and chic, Hotel Claude Marbella embraces the Spanish tradition while bringing in a modern-day flair. Exposed beam ceilings, white washed walls, and beautifully ornate arch ways craft what is the beautiful hotel building. The seven bedrooms and suites have all been professionaly designed to bring guests the best night sleep in the heart of Marbella.
This boutique hotel is best for guests who prefer the city atmosphere. Hotel Claude Marbella is conveniently close to the Bonsai Museum, Grabado Museum, the Orange Square, and the Marbella Theater for guests looking to dip into some Spanish culture.
Hotel Claude Marbella is located near by to the beaches as well as Port Banus. Guests can indulge in the glamorous shopping and nightlife of the area without spending big bucks on accommodation.