Gran Melia Don Pepe - Marbella

Jose Melia, S/N, Marbella, Spain, 29602show map
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Overview

The traditional Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel is located in a business area of Marbella. The hotel was opened in 1964 and remains an example of luxurious architecture in Marbella ever since.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. The venue is a few minutes from the golden beach with a bar, sunbeds and towels.

There are shopping centers and boutiques within a quick reach of the hotel.

Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Pablo Ruiz Picasso airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 194 exquisite rooms featuring heating, wireless internet, a safe, a kitchenette and a private toilet. Some of the guestrooms have a fantastic view of the Mediterranean Sea. Every room includes a marble bathroom equipped with a hydro massage bath, a hydro massage shower and a bidet.

Eat & Drink

A delicious continental breakfast is served daily. The restaurant serves Spanish dishes. Cocktails, smoothies and tea as well as snacks and steaks are offered to the guests in the Piano bar. The sushi bar Takumi is about 500 meters away.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs EUR 12.96 per night per child under 12 years.  A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 25.92 per person per night. 

Services

There are a designated smoking place, a safety deposit box and a barber shop available on the premises. The hotel provides self-parking and babysitting for an extra charge.

Relax

Guests will enjoy live music and live performances arranged at the hotel. On-site sport activities include scuba diving, canoeing and boating.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   194.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

Cafe

Private dining services

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Banana boat
  • Aqua fitness
  • Water skiing
  • Snowsports
  • Motor board
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Taxi service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Full board
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Beach bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private dining services
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Golf view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view
  • Pool view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Paseo Maritimo Paseo Maritimo 2600 ft MarbellaSpain
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TakumiTakumi1600 ftCl. Gregorio Maranon, 4
Ban Thai restaurant. MarbellaBan Thai restaurant. Marbella2000 ftCalle Gregorio Maranon 8
Restaurante GarumRestaurante Garum2100 ftPaseo Maritimo
Entre Limones RestauranteEntre Limones Restaurante2500 ftCalle Ramon Gomez de la Serna n0 11
BeckittsBeckitts2600 ftCamilo Jose Cela 4
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AtenasAtenas1.6 mi
Museo del BonsaiMuseo del Bonsai1.1 mi
Teatro Ciudad de MarbellaTeatro Ciudad de Marbella1.4 mi
Plaza de Los NaranjosPlaza de Los Naranjos1.0 miCasco Antiguo Marbella
Funny BeachFunny Beach5.5 miCarretera Nacional 340, Km 184, Marbella
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Getting around
Airports
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (AGP)25.2 mi
Moron (OZP)60.7 mi
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Reviews
8.0
FabulousBased on  198  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    On booking I knew we only had the choice of a room with a mountain view without a balcony which was not ideal, so before leaving the uk I checked to see the availability of rooms with a sea view for our second day onwards. The first night we stayed in the mountain view room which was awful, we didn't sleep all night - the air conditioning wasn't very good so we slept with the window open - the frogs in the pond by the front entrance were unbelievably noisy and kept us awake all night. Then by around 6am the busy kitchen staff were heard pushing cages containing food stocks. The next morning I asked to move rooms which they obliged and thankfully we were given a fantastic room (although smaller) with a sea view and a balcony. Do not stay at this hotel without a balcony - also be sure to stay on floors 4 - 6 or, as other guests found, you still have no view of the sea only trees etc The only positive remark I can give is if you stay there, be sure to visit the Cappuccino Cafe in front of this restaurant - its where everyone else ends up !! Eating Out - The Old Town, Los Noranjos restaurant was fantastic, try the king prawns in champagne sauce, we ate there 5 times during our stay and the staff are wonderful.

    The first three days spent here, we were taken over by a Business conference. We chose this summer break to relax from work - not to sit by the pool and be bombarded by noisy people dressed in suits making their way to the poolside restaurant which was closed to accommodate them. We were told by staff we were not allowed to use the poolside restaurant or the indoor pool/ jacuzzi's because it had all been booked by the company for their sole use. On leaving the pool area I found it a little annoying making my way back to the hotel foyer as by then they had huddled in front of the entrance which meant we had to push our way back in. Every time we went to reception area there was someone else making a complaint about something, the staff, (bar one, Maria) were rude and seemed to take pleasure in "winding people up" rather than trying to diffuse the situation. There was no entertainment whatsoever, I have never been to a more boring hotel. The most we ever saw in the piano bar was about 5 people. Everyone made a mass exodus in the evenings leaving the hotel bars empty, it is a shame because with the right management they have the facilities to make much more of this hotel. We stayed for 10 nights but tried to change our flights after 7. The lack of entertainment meant we didn't get to meet people and have a chat etc. I would certainly not visit this hotel again.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The hotel was clean, luxurious and the staff most helpful. In addition, the amenities were very good.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Beautiful hotel,nice rooms with seaview.Great staff..Beautiful breakfastbuffet.

    Drinks and food to expensive.Private beach is 156€/pers even at 16.30 p.m.Most of the guests have dinner outside the hotel.Quality of lobster in beachrestaurant was very bad.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The hotel was fantastic and location was right on the beach, would not hesitate to stay again

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location, friendly staff and nothing was to much trouble, if fact they went out of their way to help you enjoy your stay. Good food (especially breakfast) and choice of resturants, easy, relaxing and secure, the beech and promanade just behind the hotel encouraged you to take an evening stroll and with the full moon reflecting across the water added that little something - we would definitley book again.

    Being a 5 star rated hotel - Could not understand why all the sun beds were not of the same quality - not enough staff around the pool area on certain days - conversations on mobile phones around the pool area should be banned so that others can relax - Faster broadband/internet access required - Gym equipment needs maintanence - The hotel is to small to hold Events in the garden/grounds without it effecting the residents at the hotel, it is a five star hotel and that was what we wanted so our stay should not be compromised in any way.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    nice location a bit pricey. room facilities were fine and good swimming pool. sofa bed usage should not be charged extra for young children.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The atmosphere at the hotel is fantastic. It is a very plush hotel hotel without being too formal. Attention to detail is superb and the staff go out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for them.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The hotel is in an excellent location, adjacent to the beach and boulevard that means that Marbella town and old town are within easy walking distance. The pool and gardens of the hotel are excellent for chilling out.

    We thought the bar area lacked character.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We had a great stay at this hotel. Personell was very friendly, the hostess made us feel we were here only priority. Very professional. Outdoor pool looked even better than in the pictures. Amazing! Also two times per day changing of all the towels is a great service. I loved using the fitness area every day. Also, the food was expensive but actually the best we had in whole Marbella!

    There was no wifi available. Come on! We live in 2010 peoples! I now have a 200 euro bill for using my 3G dataroaming on my mobile. Also, the toilet is way too small. You are litteraly sitting with your knees against the bidet. Furthermore: the shower temperature was constantly shifting. Hot, cold, hot, cold. Very irritating. At last: loundry service prices are outragious: 2 euro for cleaning of socks?!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Pool area is really nice and it looks exactly the same as on the photos. Room we had was specious with amazing sea view.

    Expensive prices of food and beverage!

  • 6.6
    Good

    The service was not up to a 5 star class there are 4 star hotels in the area offering better service and they are cheaper.

  • 9.0
    Superb

    The staff are very friendly and very helpful. The garden and pool area are very clean and the staff more than heplfulwith sunbeds and parasols. The staff serving drinks were not so easy to contact at times and cold flannels offered around midday would be nice.

    The staff serving drinks were not so easy to contact at times and cold flannels offered around midday would be nice.Also quite a few of the parasols were broken surprising in a hotel of this calibre.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location, spacious rooms, got free champagne as compliment, room was made several times a day

    No own beach, the one closest to the hotel belongs to cafe Cappuccino-a nice one, but 15 eur per sunbed and not many beds in general. Hotel is also quite shabby and needs renovation No oysters in champagne & oyster bar located in the hotel

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Wonderful relaxing facility, Cappuchino Restaurant on the beach front was fabulous.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Nice hotel, with nice outdoor facilities such as the swimming pool. the only problem is the location which was far from Marbella downtown and Peurto Banus

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  198 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Spain

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (AGP)25.2 mi
Moron (OZP)60.7 mi
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