Spain- the Marbella Club Hotel

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Marbella Club Hotel

Hello you lot. I hope you’re all so well this week. A couple of weeks ago I had the absolute best break with my mum, Sue, in Spain. We were invited to stay at the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa for three nights on a complimentary basis- which I know is so amazing, not only because of such a lovely, kind offer but because I got to take my mum along too. We live 5 hours apart now, so our time spent together is even more special because we don’t see each other quite as much now. We had one of the best experiences with a hotel we’ve ever had. Everything was hassle-free, not too much trouble for the staff who were so friendly, and there’s just the most relaxing atmosphere wherever you are in the hotel.

We flew into Malaga airport and it was around a 35 minute transfer to the hotel. You can book your airport transfers with the hotel, which I always find the most hassle free way to do it! Mum flew in from Manchester and me from London Stansted and we managed to land within 15 minutes of each other so it was perfect. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were so well looked after, and our room was ready- which I always love after a morning of traveling. They showed us to our room which was a beautiful, spacious Garden Suite. We opted for twin beds which were two single beds- a little small for 6ft of me! We had a little garden terrace complete with sun loungers and chairs and a table too. 

The team had kindly booked us a lunch in down at MC Beach, one of the many great restaurants the hotel has onsite. The setting couldn’t have been more gorgeous. We were sat in the shade with a full unspoiled ocean view whilst we tucked into our lunch- which was just gorgeous. Gorgeous food is a theme throughout this stay; with plenty of choice and huge portions! and each restaurant offered something different to the last, whether that was the setting, atmosphere or menu. Free time and naps by the main pool was the aim of the first day as we’d both gotten up at 4am to catch our flights. The main pool area is surrounded by lush green and everywhere you look is idyllic. We swam every day, and often and it was 30 degrees most days! There is also a second pool closer to the beach which is a little bit smaller but every bit as lovely. By the main pool is the Garden Pool restaurant that offers snacks and a full menu- be warned, portions are huge! We found out the hard way. I loved eating here as it was so relaxed and easy, and a stones throw away from where we were sunbathing.

For dinner we ate at MC Café which is one of the more relaxed restaurants, with a mix of everything from pizza to crispy duck rolls and finally chocolate mousse (which they brought from another restaurant in the hotel after I asked what chocolate dessert options they had!) you can’t go wrong here. We had two beautiful meals at MC Café and as always the staff were so lovely. I need to mention the wine options too, there are plenty and the list is very well curated. I stuck to a French rosé during the whole trip and it was so great, whilst mum stuck to a local Spanish red. I think it goes without saying that we were in bed fairly early on the first night. So we were well rested to explore (sunbathe) on day two. Breakfast is the most amazing champagne buffet alongside barista coffee and special eggs made to order. There is literally nothing more you could want from a breakfast spread. Mum and I were always very excited to get to breakfast each day.

Shortly after breakfast we both had a 60 minute personalised massage booked in at the onsite spa. Now the spa is absolutely beautiful, really tranquil and boasts a saltwater pool, relaxation room, sauna and steam rooms. Mum and I both left our treatments on a cloud as the therapists listened to both our needs and honestly, I can’t remember the last time I felt that relaxed. We walked down to the beach and along the front and it’s so mountainous in the surrounding areas- the views are incredible. Lunch on day two was at the Beach Club which is located just by the second pool, next to the beach. They offer a luxury buffet or an a La Carte menu and we both chose the a la carte menu- which was again, brilliant. It was on this day that mum started to get eaten alive by mosquitos so we headed out of the hotel for a walk to the pharmacy to try and save her! Mum and I developed a theme of being hungry all the time during the trip so we always ate quite a lot at meal times! We headed to the Summer Bar for a drink ahead of dinner at The Grill which was so beautiful, with live music playing, and you’re surrounded by flowers and lush green so it’s all such a pretty setting. The Grill is a really chilled, quite romantic candle and low-lit restaurant that offers some great steak. We had a chateaubriand and it didn’t disappoint. I think we stayed at dinner for around two hours putting the world to rights! it was such a special evening. 

Day three started with our favourite breakfast once again, before heading off into a pilates session with Ana, the onsite instructor, who was amazing! She was so kind and eased us both into some new techniques that we both really enjoyed. The hotel offers a full exercise program free of charge for hotel guests from pilates to abs classes. There’s also a really great gym if you prefer to do your own thing. It was back to the pool for us for some swimming, a pool side lunch and more of my failed attempts to push mum into the pool when she least expected it. She’s too strong for me!

For our final dinner we headed back to MC Café for pizza, wine and I had the best chocolate mousse I’ve ever had. And then I rolled to the Summer Bar before rolling into bed. Both mum and I absolutely loved our time with the Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, and we both would absolutely book to go back in a heartbeat, It’s a really special place. You can find out more information here.

*The stay was gifted to me on a complimentary basis in exchange for my honest review to share with you all. All opinions are my own and I really couldn’t fault any part of the stay. 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you’ve enjoyed this post xx

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