Hotel Los Monteros

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Carretera A Cadiz, Km 187, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600, Spain

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Value Score Great Value!

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    nice hotel

    by

    The hotel was very nice. The rooms were clean. The hotel grounds were beautiful. The front desk service was very friendly and accomodating. The staff is multi-lingual. There are 2 computers in the lobby for internet access or other needs. I would recommend this hotel to others. It definitely is catered to tourists from the US, Northern Europe, and Spain as well. The only disadvantage for me was that I wish it was closer to Central Marbella instead of Puerto Banus. (photo coming soon)

    Unique Quality: Among all the high rise hotels, this one is very unique in its set up. It is no more than 2 stories high in any building. It is made up to look like a tropical white washed Andalucian village, complete with street names, a Plaza de los Naranjos, and a chapel. There is lush tropical folliage throughout the hotel grounds. There are 2 pools, 4 bars, 2 restaurants, and a mini beach club (not open cause it was still too cold.) It is also a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, 10 minute walk to Puerto Banus or San Pedro de Alcantara in the other direction. There is a bus stop right outside the hotel to take a 10 minute bus ride to Central Marbella. A nice breakfast buffet was included in the cost of our room.

    Directions: located between Puerto Banus and San Pedro de Alcantara on the sea (South) side of the freeway

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Marbella Beaches

by Carmela71

Between Guadalmina and Cabopino there are beautiful beaches on a length of 26 kilometers .

The many small bars, Chiringuitos, located at the seaside offer the possibility to alternate a bath with enjoying of the delicious meal. some are expensive, but not all of them.

I do not go often, but for restuarant tips go further Here is a list of the names of each:

GUADALMINA BEACH in San Pedro de Alcantara, next to the Guadalmina urbanization.

LINDA VISTA BEACH in San Pedro Alcantara, next to the Linda Vista Urbanization

SAN PEDRO DE ALCANTARA BEACH

NUEVA ANDALUCIA BEACH

PUERTO BANUS BEACH

RÍO VERDE BEACH

EL ANCON BEACH

NAGÜELES BEACH at theGolden Mile of Marbella, next to the Marbella Club Urbanization

LA FONTANILLA BEACH at the urban area of Marbella. The whole beach is close to the pedestrian promenade and it is next to the Port in Marbella.

EL FARO BEACH West of the Port in Marbella, more concretely between the Port entrance and the breaker, in the center of Marbella.

LA VENUS BEACH, close to the Marbella Sports Port and finalizing at the limit with the Represa River.

LA BAJADILLA BEACH close to the fishing port and neighborhood. Very good fish restaurants there for an excellent price.

EL CABLE BEACH nest to the fishing Port to the Rio Real River.

EL PINILLO BEACH next to the Los Monteros Urbanization, with golden sand forming natural dunes.

LOS MONTEROS BEACH, next to the Bahia de Marbella Urbanization

REAL DE ZARAGOZA BEACH

LAS CHAPAS BEACH (my favorite, see photo) is situated in a semi urban area, next to the urbanization of the same name.

Look for the RANCHON CUBANO (cuban restuarant for nice mojitos)

LAS CAÑAS BEACH next to the Marbesa Urbanization.

ARTOLA BEACH, Due to its location and characteristics, this beach is situated in a protected sand dune area, known as LAS DUNAS DE ARTOLA, next to the Cabopino Leisure Port.

CALAHONDA BEACH

Marbello - Classy, Glitzy and oozing Charisma!

by dlytle

"Marbella is Spain's answer to St Tropez"

Marbella is still the most exclusive resort area along the Costa del Sol and remains a pleasant Andalusian town a the foot of the Sierra Blanca. Traces of the past are found in its palatial town hall, its medieval ruins, and its ancient Moorish walls. Marbella’s most charming area is the old quarter with narrow cobble stoned streets and Arab houses, centered around the Plaza de los Naranjos.

Marbella has been molded on the tourism that embraced its shores in the mid-1900s, laying the ground for today's mass tourism. Yet its history goes much further back than this century and the area enjoyed importance through much of its history.

First Settlers: The first settlers date back from the Stone Age times when ice covered most of the northern hemisphere of the earth, a period ending 10,000 years ago.

The Phoenicians and Greeks: There are important although scarce remains of Phoenician settlements close to the outlet of the Rio Real, at the entrance of Marbella and not far from Los Monteros dating from the 7th or 6th century BC.

The Carthaginians: Most likely there was a Carthaginian fish factory nearby the mouth of the Rio Verde, where Puerto Banus today is located. A legend has it that Marbella received it's name from the Punic general Maharbal who fought under Hannibal's command in the 2nd Punic war (218 BC), and Marbella is believed to have been an important city under the rule of Carthage.

The Romans: Rome defeated Carthage in 146 BC and all the southern coast of Spain fell in their hands. Later on important Roman cities were built along the entire coastline of Spain, along the Via Augusta, named after Emperor Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD), who renovated the road in the year 0 and converted it into an important transport and trade link between the Mediterranean cities, provinces and ports. Historians believe that Marbella was established in the 1st century AD as Barbesula, situated around the outlet of the river Verde (Puerto Banus), where once the Carthaginians had their fish factory.

The Visigoths and the Vandals: In the 2nd century Germanic tribes battled the Romans and forced them southwards, and created successor kingdoms where once the Romans ruled. The Vandals conquered most of the Iberian Peninsula in the 4th century. On the peninsula they had, however, constant conflicts with the Visigoths, and were eventually forced further south into the North of Africa. The Visigoths, ruling Iberia, became the most powerful of the successor states to the western empire and reached its peak in terms of extension and power in 507 AD.

Moorish Rule: In 711 AD the Visigoth rule ended with the King Roderic's (Rodrigo) death in battles following the invasion of Spain by the Omayyad Muslims. The Muslims conquered most of Spain and Portugal with little difficulty, and in fact with little opposition. By 720 AD Spain was largely under Moorish control. In Marbella, possibly at the time called Barbella among the local people, the Moors built a fortress in the style of the Damascus Caliphate in the 10th century, believed by historians to have been built upon the ruins of a Roman town.

The Reconquest: Internal disputes lead to the shattering of the single Islamic Caliphate into a score of small kingdoms early in the 11th century. These fell under the attack of Christian Kings and soon most of the North Iberian Peninsula was in the hands of Christian rulers. Marbella fell in 1485 when King Ferdinand the Catholic received the city keys from the Moorish ruler without further resistance.

Modern History: In the 300 years to follow, Spain went from colossal colonial expansion to serious decline. Now, in the last half of the 20th century, Marbella has been converted into Spain's foremost resort town but it is also a city that lives out its roots with traditional Andalusian customs and ways of life, its rich gastronomy - and the sun.

Trust me - the feel-good-factor is high in Marbella!

"Notably, Marbella is the Gateway to the Alhambra!"

If you are on a cruise then it is usually from Marbella where an adventure tour up to Granada and the Alhambra begins. A typical bus tour takes about 2 hours to make the trip to the Alhambra given at least one rest stop on the way. Along the bus route are many scenic vistas of Mediterranean cities, olive groves, forestlands, mountains and rivers. Keep your camera handy and try to get a window seat for some great (if you are quick enough) photo shots.

The Alhambra itself is situated overlooking Granada and is considered by some to be one of the 10 wonders of the world. In case you don't know, the Alhambra is a massive castle constructed over many centuries. It consists of gardens, fortifications and sumptuous palaces. It was the home of many of the Arabic Sultans who ruled the whole province. If you read the Koran it continually repeats the idea that heaven is a garden with running water. From this perspective you could say that the Alhambra is an Arabic attempt to create heaven on earth. Nowadays it receives 8,000 visitors per day and is Spain's most visited monument. Founded in the 1240's, it was originally comprised of houses, schools, baths, barracks, and gardens surrounded by seemingly impenetrable walls.

Rising up above the Red Hill, the royal city of the Alhambra stands proud and eternal, one of the most important architectural structures of the Middle Ages and the finest example of Islamic art left to us in the western world.

Forum Posts

A question about a spanish passeport

by x123

Please does anybody know what exact names they put in spanish passeports? Spanish usually have a first name and what they call "apellidos", a father's name and a mother's name. Are both father's and mother's names considered to be a last name and are written in the passeport? And when a person from Spain buys an airline ticket , and they ask him for his last name, should they put both of his "apellidos" as a last name? Or only a father's name? For example the name is Maria Ramirez Perez, should the ticket read "Ramirez Perez / Maria", or "Ramirez / Maria", or "Ramirez / Maria Perez" or any other way? Really appreciate any help with this question, thanks.

Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by Ivan_Jimenez

It depends on who does the booking..

Normally it should be Ramirez, M. Ms.

Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by quark2345

It could be even more complicated if the person has two names ie "Maria Angeles". Lets put an example of a person whose full name is Maria Angeles Ramirez Perez. In the spanish passport appears as NOMBRE/NAME: Maria Angeles
APELLIDOS/SURNAME: Ramirez Perez.
The airline tickets is other story. Its depends on what kind of culture the ticket is issued and of course of the tickets officer. In Spain it uses to be "MARIAANGELES PEREZRAMIREZ" OR "MARIA PEREZRAMIREZ" or many times "MARIA PEREZ". Last one is the typical business name. We rarely use the two surnames except in very formal and normally written documents.
If this person buys a ticket in the US the two more common alternatives are "MARIA A RAMIREZ" or "MARIA A RAMIREZPEREZ"
Greetings

Re: Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by Ivan_Jimenez

Sure.. even more complicated...
The person is called Joaquin Mendez de Vigo Fernandez de Cordoba...
in that case they dont let him fly using one seat only..

Too long of a name.. must pay for two people.

Re: Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by Wiley_Coyote

hmmmm....joaquin mendez de vigo fernandez de cordoba, eh? isn't that the guy that had one hit song back in the early 80's called 'maniac'?

Re: Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by Ivan_Jimenez

No.. sorry.. that one was Carlos Milans del Bosch y Espinosa de los Monteros.

Your memory is playing nasty tricks on you...

Re: Re: A question about a spanish passeport

by PaulEtherington

I once had the misfortune to have my hire car towed away in Granada for parking over a fire hydrant.

When I collected the car from the compound, I hadn't a lot of cash, nor did I have my passport, and the guy in charge took pity on me, waiving part of the fine. He issued me with a form saying I was Juan Perez from Madrid.
I presumed this was probably the commonest name around (like John Smith in England).
Still, I enjoyed showing my new identity papers to my English friends!

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 Hotel Los Monteros

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Address: Carretera A Cadiz, Km 187, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600, Spain