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Luxury hotels in Costa del Sol

A curated list of 5-star luxury hotels and resorts

Tomas Mazowski A list by Tomas Mazowski. This guide was last updated in July 2024.

Hey! When I travel I love to stay at luxurious hotels - especially the kind of places that offer over the top extras and really spoil their guests with great service, nice spas, awesome restaurants and beautiful views. What more can you want? To save some time, I've put together this list of my favourite 5-star hotels and resorts in Costa del Sol. I hope you will like it!

  • 1 Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina - Adults Recommended Málaga, Spain

    Soho Boutique Castillo de Santa Catalina - Adults Recommended

    ***** Hotel. Built in 1932, this listed building preserves much of its historic charm. It has over 3,500m² of public areas, gardens and terraces. Rooms at the Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina feature a plasma TV, marble or tiled bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, and unique décor. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 175 EUR.

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  • 2 Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa Casares, Spain

    Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa

    ***** Resort. This luxury hotel and spa, with its own championship golf course, is a 5-minute drive from Bahía de Casares Beach. It features 2 outdoor pools and a private, seasonal beach club with infinity pool, restaurant and bar. Home of the annual Volvo World Match Play Championship in 2009, 2011 and 2012, the hotel’s 18-hole golf course was designed by Cabell Robinson. Show full description Guest review score 9.6

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  • 3 Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort - A Leading Hotel of the World Estepona, Spain

    Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort - A Leading Hotel of the World

    ***** Hotel. Featuring 3 18-hole golf courses, this luxury hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus. Designed like a Tuscan palace, it features a 2, 000 m² spa, Roman Amphitheater and a luxurious beach club. Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavís Marbella Resort offers rooms and villas surrounded by beautiful gardens. Show full description Guest review score 9.2, rooms from around 296 EUR.

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  • 4 Only YOU Hotel Málaga Málaga, Spain

    Only YOU Hotel Málaga

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Málaga. Situated in Málaga and with La Malagueta Beach reachable within 1.5 km, Only YOU Hotel Málaga features concierge services, allergy-free rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a bar. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around 185 EUR.

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  • 5 La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Mijas, Spain

    La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt

    ***** Resort. Located in Mijas, 10 km from La Cala Golf, La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. This 5-star resort offers room service and a concierge service. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a kids' club and free WiFi throughout the property. The resort will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a shower. La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt offers certain rooms with garden views, and all rooms include a balcony. At the accommodation every room is equipped with bed linen and towels. The daily breakfast offers buffet, à la carte or continental options. At La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt you will find a restaurant serving Mediterranean, Spanish and Steakhouse cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options can also be requested. The resort offers 5-star accommodation with a hot tub. Plaza de Espana is 14 km from La Zambra Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt, while Benalmadena Puerto Marina is 18 km away. The nearest airport is Malaga Airport, 30 km from the accommodation. Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 238 EUR.

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  • 6 Vincci Selección Posada del Patio Málaga, Spain

    Vincci Selección Posada del Patio

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Málaga. The Posada del Patio is 5-star hotel, situated in the centre of Málaga, with a rooftop swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. It features a fascinating exhibition of historic objects. Show full description Guest review score 8.9, rooms from around 112 EUR.

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  • 7 Boho Club Marbella, Spain

    Boho Club

    ***** Hotel. Located in Marbella, 700 metres from Río Verde Beach, Boho Club provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has garden views, and guests can enjoy access to a terrace and to a bar. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Show full description Guest review score 8.8, rooms from around 720 EUR.

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  • 8 Nobu Hotel Marbella Marbella, Spain

    Nobu Hotel Marbella

    ***** Hotel. Surrounded by gardens and fountains, Nobu Hotel Marbella is set in Marbella. Each accommodation at the 5-star hotel has views to the resort's Plaza square , and guests can enjoy access to an outdoor swimming, a fitness centre and La Suite night club. Plaza de los Naranjos is reachable within 3. Show full description Guest review score 8.8, rooms from around 1590 EUR.

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  • 9 Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar Marbella, Spain

    Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar

    ***** Hotel. Set 400 metres from Elviria Beach, Vincci Selección Estrella Del Mar is a modern hotel that combines contemporary architecture with arab-mediterranean décor. This 5-star luxury hotel features 4 outdoor swimming pools with pool bar, free sun loungers and balinese beds, a 50 square metres private spa, a small fitness centre, restaurants and gardens. All rooms have free WiFi, a seating area, and a furnished balcony. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 227 EUR.

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  • 10 Alanda Marbella Hotel Marbella, Spain

    Alanda Marbella Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Alanda Marbella Hotel is a 5-star hotel situated in Marbella's Golden Mile, just 3 km from Puerto Banus. Free WiFi is available throughout. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and Sierra Blanca mountain range, this hotel provides contemporary rooms including air-conditioning and satellite TV. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around 309 EUR.

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  • 11 DDG Retreat Casares, Spain

    DDG Retreat

    ***** Resort. Featuring a heated infinity pool and a spa, DDG Retreat is situated in the hills just 1 km north of Casares. It offers stylish, eco-friendly bungalows with views of the surrounding countryside. All air-conditioned bungalows are equipped with a flat-screen TV, DVD player and a small wine cabinet with a selection of wines. Show full description Guest review score 10.0

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  • 12 Vincci Selección Aleysa Benalmádena, Spain

    Vincci Selección Aleysa

    ***** Hotel. This beachfront boutique hotel with outdoor swimming pool and hot tub overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It has direct access to Benalmádena's Las Gaviotas Beach, and all its spacious rooms offer sea views. Vincci Selección Aleysa’s modern, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a full-led 42-inch TV with satellite channels, as well as a CD and DVD player. Show full description Guest review score 9.5, rooms from around 150 EUR.

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  • 13 Marbella Club Hotel · Golf Resort & Spa Marbella, Spain

    Marbella Club Hotel · Golf Resort & Spa

    ***** Hotel. This luxurious beachfront hotel, set between Marbella and Puerto Banús, has 2 luxurious pools and 5 restaurants. Surrounded by lush gardens with direct beach access, it offers 1 free green fee per person per stay at Marbella Club Golf Resort. Featuring bedrooms with a private terrace and sea or garden views, Marbella Club Hotel was originally the private residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe, the founder of the hotel. Show full description Guest review score 9.3, rooms from around 1165 EUR.

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  • 14 El Fuerte Marbella Marbella, Spain

    El Fuerte Marbella

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Marbella. El Fuerte a historic establishment on the Costa del Sol, now transformed to 5 stars, is the Marbella hotel that best combines casual luxury, an exclusive and welcoming atmosphere and the sheer comfort offered by its location on the city centre’s beachfront, which offers stunning sea views right across Marbella’s seafront promenade. The hotel’s warm Mediterranean character is reflected in its classic interior design that offers guests timeless quality, designed by prestigious Chilean designer Jaime Beriestain’s studio, first-class gastronomy and professional service that puts the finest details first. Show full description

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  • 15 Gran Hotel Miramar GL Málaga, Spain

    Gran Hotel Miramar GL

    ***** Hotel. Stay in the heart of Málaga. The luxurious Gran Hotel Miramar GL is set in a listed XX century building and is located in Malaga, 10 metres from La Malagueta Beach. This beachfront hotel has a spa centre and a seasonal pool. Show full description Guest review score 9.1, rooms from around 225 EUR.

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  • 16 Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort Marbella, Spain

    Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

    ***** Resort. Set within beautiful gardens on the sea front, Marbella Beach Resort offers elegantly furnished rooms with a balcony, TV and CD player. The apartments have direct access to the beach. Guests can enjoy 2 indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, surrounded by gardens and a sun terrace. Show full description Guest review score 9.0, rooms from around 429 EUR.

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  • 17 Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá Marbella, Spain

    Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá

    ***** Hotel. Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá is located on the seafront, 15 minutes' walk from Marbella Old Town. It offers 3 outdoor pools surrounded by gardens, and a spa; and each luxurious room has a large plasma-screen TV. Rooms at the 5-star Don Pepe have views of the sea, hotel gardens, or mountains. Show full description Guest review score 8.8, rooms from around 1074 EUR.

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  • 18 Puente Romano Beach Resort Marbella, Spain

    Puente Romano Beach Resort

    ***** Hotel. Welcome to Puente Romano Beach Resort, the Mediterranean's most vibrant place to be. Puente Romano Beach Resort is a member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, and is located on the south coast of Spain, on the famous “Golden Mile”. This is a luxurious residential area situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, just 45 minutes from Malaga airport. Show full description Guest review score 8.8, rooms from around 1790 EUR.

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  • 19 The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort Marbella, Spain

    The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort

    ***** Hotel. The Oasis by Don Carlos Resort, part of Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa, is 10 km from Marbella, and 5 minutes’ walk from the beach. With a private terrace, the air-conditioned rooms have modern furnishings and elegant decoration. They include a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and a private bathroom with bath or shower. Show full description

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  • 20 Las Dunas Hotel Health & Spa Estepona, Spain

    Las Dunas Hotel Health & Spa

    ***** Hotel. Las Dunas Hotel Health & Spa is a luxurious beachfront hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, just 15 minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus. It features an outdoor swimming pool, gardens and a spa, set in a traditional Andalusian-style building. The spa includes an indoor pool and a gym located right next to the beach with views over the Mediterranean. Show full description Guest review score 8.6, rooms from around 620 EUR.

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  • 21 Don Carlos Resort & Spa Marbella, Spain

    Don Carlos Resort & Spa

    ***** Hotel. Surrounded by 20.000sq meters of gardens, this luxury resort opens onto Marbella’s Elviria Beach, where it has a private beach club with VIP amenities. The resort offers several swimming pools, a wellness center and tennis facilities. Show full description

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  • 22 Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton Fuengirola, Spain

    Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton

    ***** Resort. Located in Fuengirola, 1.4 km from Playa de Tajo de la Soga, 1.2 km from Carvajal Beach, Higueron Hotel Malaga, Curio Collection by Hilton provides accommodation with 10 restaurants, free private parking, a sport club and a bar. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around 175 EUR.

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  • 23 Kempinski Hotel Bahía Beach Resort & Spa Estepona, Spain

    Kempinski Hotel Bahía Beach Resort & Spa

    ***** Hotel. Kempinski Hotel Bahía Beach Resort & Spa is a luxurious beachfront hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, just 15 minutes’ drive from Puerto Banus. It features 3 outdoor swimming pools, gardens and a spa. Rooms at the Kempinski Marbella are luxurious and feature a balcony or terrace. Show full description Guest review score 8.4, rooms from around 288 EUR.

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  • 24 The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella Marbella, Spain

    The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella

    ***** Hotel. Set in a picturesque Golf Valley, The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella has a spa, 27-hole golf course, free 24-hour gym and 2 swimming pools surrounded by gardens. With free WiFi, the luxurious, air-conditioned rooms at The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella feature contemporary decor. Each has a private terrace with views of the gardens, pool, golf course or Sierra Blanca Mountains. Show full description

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  • 25 Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa Estepona, Spain

    Elba Estepona Gran Hotel & Thalasso Spa

    ***** Hotel. This luxury, beachfront hotel is located just outside Estepona, on the Costa del Sol. It offers a spa, indoor and outdoor pools and elegant rooms with sea view and a private balcony or terrace. The air-conditioned rooms at Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalaso Spa feature stylish décor. Show full description Guest review score 8.2, rooms from around 118 EUR.

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  • 26 Gran Hotel Guadalpín Banus Marbella, Spain

    Gran Hotel Guadalpín Banus

    ***** Hotel. Gran Guadalpin Banus has direct beach access and is a 15-minute walk from the centre of Puerto Banus in Marbella. It offers an outdoor pool, wellness centre, gym and free Wi-Fi. All air-conditioned rooms at Gran Guadalpin Banus feature flat-screen TV and a safe. Show full description Guest review score 8.0, rooms from around 364 EUR.

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  • 27 Senator Banus Spa Hotel Estepona, Spain

    Senator Banus Spa Hotel

    ***** Hotel. Senator Banus Spa Hotel offers luxury and is only 500 metres from the beach on the Costa del Sol. This adults-recommended hotel has an extensive spa and each room features a terrace with garden views. All rooms are light and decorated in a modern style and include 2 bottles of complementary water. Show full description Guest review score 7.8

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