Puente Romano Marbella

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Adults and children get time to relax and embrace a wholesome Mediterranean lifestyle. The resort brings together a wide range of sporting, leisure and beach activities, mouth-watering gastronomic experiences, elegant accommodation, and spa pampering treats for the entire family, all within a glorious ocean setting.

Information & Facts

Accessibility

All the restaurants either have or can organise access for guests with different accessibility needs. Rooms are either on the ground floor, which provide easier access, or on the first floor.

Activities / Excursions Outside the Resort

The resort can organise activities and excursions such as trekking, dolphin and whale watching, bicycle tours, cheese workshops, olive oil tastings, wine and sherry tastings, and red tuna fishing.

 

Walking trails: Trails in the Marbella, Ojen and Istan areas present a landscape with diverse ecosystems, views of mountains and the coast. Guests can explore these trails on their own or book a hiking excursion for €300 per person for a four-hour hike, which includes a professional guide and hotel transfers.

 

Dolphin and whale watching: Led by marine biologist, the trip is approximately 1.5 hours and costs around €35 for each adult and €25 per child under 12 years.

 

Bicycle tours: A great for discovering the Marbella coastline’s Paseo Maritimo. Marbella is around 15 minutes away and Puerto Banus only 10 minutes.

 

Cheese workshop: Visit a goat cheese farm and learn to make your own cheese.

 

Olive oil tasting: A private olive oil tasting in the Old Town.

 

Wine tastings: Head for the beautiful hill town of Ronda or further west to Jerez for sherry tastings.

Best Bits for Kids

Babies and kids are given a stuffed monkey on arrival at Puente Romano. A host of sports and leisure activities and a Kids’ Club are designed to keep children of all ages occupied and entertained.

Best Bits for Parents

Foodie parents can expect culinary indulgence at Puente Romano, which has 11 restaurants, each with its own distinct cuisine. Pampering treats also await stressed parents at the Six Senses Spa.

Digital Detox / Digital Overload

While there’s WiFi access and wide-screen TVs, the kids will find it hard to resist the chance to play on the beach, three outdoor pools, and the rare opportunity to engage in sports and leisure activities in warm, sunny weather.

Endorsement Quote

Escaping to Puente Romano did wonders for me, firstly because of its seaside setting, which reduced my stress levels straight way. Secondly, as a food lover, I was bowled over by a choice of restaurants catering to different tastes. Dining alfresco at El Chiringuito was particularly memorable for its fresh seafood and views of the Mediterranean. Visiting Marbella’s charming Old Town reminded me of why I love Andalusian culture – easygoing, full of fun, music and laughter. And Spanish olive oil was top-notch.

Family Traveller's Recommended Family Rooms

The two-bedroom suites are best for families planning on spending more time outdoors, while the private villas would suit families who prefer more privacy and their own pool.

Food & Drink

Puente Romano is at the heart of Marbella’s culinary scene, with 11 restaurants to tempt the most discerning palate – even kids. La Plaza, surrounded by restaurants and bars, is the hub for dining, drinking and socialising. Music from live bands and a host of events are held throughout the year.

 

All the dining outlets at Puente Romano have kids menus, and the resort can arrange special picnic baskets upon request for any excursions.

 

Seafood: La Milla, Sea Grill and El Chiringuito all serve excellent seafood and Mediterranean dishes, and have views of the sea.

 

Fine-dining: Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Nobu Japanese restaurant and Dani Garcia’s Michelin star restaurant are worth splashing out for.

 

Family affair: All kids love pasta and the resort’s only Italian restaurant, Serafina, would be right up their street, while Thai Gallery’s mouth-watering, pocket-friendly menu gets a nod from the parents. Bibo’s eclectic menu adds a twist to traditional tapas, and a must-try is the decadent ‘Nutella to Die For’ (homemade Nutella ice cream, caramel popcorn and hazelnuts, toffee caramel, coconut cake and lemon jam), which the kids will devour in no time.

 

Healthy and wholesome

The antidote to culinary indulgence, Celicioso is a cosy café that makes tempting gluten and dairy-free treats and fruit shots. Rachel’s pushes the boat out with even healthier options – protein shakes, energising juices and avocado-topped olive bread, just to name a few.

 

Party time: Relive Marbella’s hedonistic heyday at the Monkey Club with tropical cocktails, exotic dishes and electro beats, while over at La Suite nightclub, the party starts at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting There

Two routes lead to Puente Romano from Malaga Airport: the AP-7 motorway and A-7 highway. The AP-7 runs parallel to the coast and takes around 40 minutes, passing through Torremolinos, Mijas and Fuengirola. The toll costs about €3.60 during the low season, and €5.60 in high season. Alternatively, the A-7 has no toll charges but the journey is a bit longer. The resort offers a chauffeur service to and from the airport.

Hotel Shop

The resort shop sells holiday items such as swimwear, sun lotions, t-shirts, hats, beach volleys, and beach ping-pong.

Hotel Vibe

Puente Romano is all about laid-back luxury. Lush gardens, ponds, towering palm trees, Bougainvillea blooms and green pathways create a sense of calm and exclusivity, while clusters of white-washed casitas named after Andalusian towns bring a touch of rustic village life to the resort. The typical Andalusian town has a central plaza where families and friends gather on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Puente Romano’s La Plaza echoes this tradition with its central courtyard where guests can eat, drink and mingle.

Kids Clubs

There’s a Kid’s Club for children aged 4 to 10 years, and activities range from arts and crafts and games to water sports and tennis classes. The club is open from 10am to 6pm during Easter from 24th March to 8th April, on UK half-term periods, and the summer months, from 26th May to 31st August 2018.

 

Guests aged 8 to 16 years can learn or improve their skills in tennis, golf, football or  water sports through the resort’s Sports Schools, which are run by professional coaches.

Lessons are taught in English and Spanish during school holidays and half-term breaks.

 

Tennis lessons and tournaments

Kids aged from 3 to 6 are introduced to tennis twice a week. Tennis tournaments for kids aged 8 to 10 are held every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, while mini tennis tournaments are held every 1st Saturday of the month for kids aged 3 to 6 and 6 to 8. Sundays are scheduled for multi-tennis tournaments for kids aged 5 to 13.

Location

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa is located in Marbella, an exclusive and affluent enclave along the Golden Mile in the heart of Costa del Sol. Marbella was the playground of the rich and famous back the 60s and 80s but is now experiencing a revitalisation with the rise of family-friendly luxury resorts and dining establishments. At the core of all this is Puente Romano, which, unlike other resorts in the area, is more reminiscent of an Andalusian village.

Pools

The resort has three outdoor swimming pools, two located in the gardens and the third overlooking the sea. Sunbeds and a bar service are available during the summer season.

There is also an aquatic area, where guests can practise activities, such as paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking and water skiing.

Rooms

A deluxe two-bedroom suites is ideal for a family of four. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, private terrace with garden views, and the second bedroom has twin-size beds.

Alternatively, families of 6 to 10 can book a private villa with a garden and pool. Some villas include the service of a personal butler and use of a complimentary vehicle for the duration of the stay.

Spa & Pampering for Adults

The Six Senses Spa offers a range of treatments for couples. 

Spa & Wellbeing for Kids

The Six Senses spa offers kids' manicures, massages, as well as hair and make up lessons. Family yoga sessions can also be arranged on request.

Sports

Puente Romano’s sports facilities include 10 world-class tennis courts (8 clay courts, 2 plexipave courts) and 4 paddle tennis courts. There is also an 18-hole private golf course and an equestrian centre. The water sports season runs from mid-April until October. Opening times are from 11:00 to 18:00.

Room Service

The resort offers a 24-hour room service, but families can also stock up with sundries from a nearby supermarket in Marbella town.

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