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Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This place offers you possibility to relax in a quite place near the sea. Modern installations, comfortable rooms, in walking distance to the beach. They have Beach Club with Spa and restaurant, nice place to relax just in front of the sea. Close to Marbella, just 7-10 minutes by car.

Very nice hotel. Great location, great friendly and helpful staffs. Our room was a little small but still very good. Very great decor and service was good. I would highly recommend this high end hotel. Price is reasonable for what you get.

There’s really not much around, so this hotel is ideal for unplugging completely, rest and be for a few days. Order room service and chill. Super huge bed, big soaked tub, private balcony with sea view, plush bath robes, good room service, incredible breakfast buffet (they even offered walnut milk and a special gluten free section!!) for additional charge and free access to Estrella Del Mar beach club’s spa facilities (jacuzzi, jet pools, steam room and sauna). There are taxis outside lined up to take you to Marbella city center (17-20€ one way) for huge selection of restaurants. They can also arrange airport shuttles for 65-70€ per car. Enjoy!

I feel so disappointed to read the negative reviews of this hotel. I have stayed on both business and pleasure over the past few years and have to say it is possibly the most inviting, luxurious but unpretentious hotel in Marbella. I cannot wait to return in the new year. I understand that everyone has different expectations of a 5 star hotel but I believe one has to put this into context. This hotel is , in my opinion, as good as it gets. I have stayed in the Plantation del Sur in Tenerife many times which is owned by the same group and offers the same wonderful level of service. I absolutely commend the Vincci hotel group and highly recommend each of the hotels that I have had the pleasure of staying at. I would really suggest ignoring the negative comments posted as I can honestly say that in my 8 stays at Vincci hotels I have found them absolutely faultless. Hope my comments are of help. Greg

Absolutely loved this hotel! The staff were fabulous, always had a smile and so helpful. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. After some of the hotels in Europe we have stayed in that have called themselves 5 star!!! This was lovely. Lovely location 5 minute walk to the beach where we had a few drinks and a meal as the weather was so wonderful. We shall definitely be going back!

Accomodation; a king size bed set in a large room with a very good sized balcony. The room is a very good size even with a large cot (free) for our 10 month old. The room was very well decorated and had a large desk, large and very comfy sofa chair and plenty of storage for bags, clothes and even for buggies. There was a large bathroom with both a shower room and a bathtub. Everything was very clean and very well kept. Our balcony faced a small garden with limited views. Facilities; the hotel had several bars and restaurants on premise, as well as a leisure room and conference offering. They have ample parking, both free and paid. The internet was free and covered the whole property. They have 3 pool areas on three levels which helps with over crowding. They have a beach club associated to the hotel but this is a paid pleasure. You can use the sun beds free but everything else is paid. Service ; the service was in general good. However not to the standard I had expected for the standard of hotel. We had good half board but the times clashed with our 10 month olds sleeping pattern. We asked for one of us to eat in the restaurant but the other to have food in the room. We were told this was not possible at all but we could order from the paid Room Service menu. This would have been very expensive so for 3 nights, myself and wife had to eat separately. This is not a very good option for families. Location; the hotel is located in a quite residential area with the beach only a 5 minute walk away. Food shops are located within a 15-20 minute walk but there is little else in the area. You will find a few restaurants but most are located a drive away. Recommendation; the quality of sleep was great. the food was decent and the facilities were brilliant. However, since we were not allowed to eat dinner together, I can not give the hotel a higher rating. For couples this place is perfect. Not so much for families with infants.

Lovely hotel not real 5 star luxury but still a very nice hotel ..very quite location 5 mins walk from the beach .. after a couple of days we did hire a car because we felt we needed to as most days we needed a taxis .... food was not really five star ok but definitely not 5 star several times I complained food was cold or under cooked ...beautiful BBQ one evening but served under cooked squid asked for it to be cooked more and it was handed back still raw on one side ..lots of show cooking but chefs really didn't understand food hygiene and safety again very polite and was willing to cook again but didn't understand that half cooked squid was unacceptable.....hotel was very quite we went peak season but there always plenty of room by the pool.. always room in the restaurant and bar which was very good but overall seem to lack any atmosphere .. we was looking for a quite week away for just the two of us and that's what we got ...hotel staff were very nice and pleasant but not very well trained ... asked to hire a car and was told very politely sorry they couldn't help us as they don't hire cars ? Couple of hours later asked a different member of staff as we couldn't believe it a five star hotel couldn't hire us a car and she said yes of course Ill just get someone details for you and handed us a brochure ? So some training of staff needed throughout the hotel very polite pleasant staff but a lot of them really didn't have a clue what there job description entailed ... bars unattended , tables not cleared , room being cleaned late afternoon .. really not five star but a very nice clean good quality hotel, in a quite location with polite staff and nice clean room not luxury but very nice I think it's nearly there but needs a little help to make this hotel special ...staff training is the main issue I've stayed at a lot 5 star hotels and this is really not 😁

Couldn't fault the hotel other than overpriced food and drink. It's very isolated with little choice of shops/bars etc nearby which again were all horrendously overpriced. Streets surrounding hotel had no street lighting at all at night so not safe for wondering around. A shuttle service to Marbella centre would be hugely beneficial. Staff were all very helpful/pleasant, room was a very good size and spotlessly clean. Excellent maid service. All public areas of the hotel were spotless also and the breakfast buffet had a fantastic selection! Just far too isolated for us to return I'm afraid.

We were visiting for our Anniversary weekend and we wanted a place walkable to the beach. This property ticked all our needs. It was a luxury stay, with half board. The breakfast selections were excellent. The Ala Carte options for dinner were quite good. You have veggie, fish and meat options. The rooms were quite big with comfy beds. The bathroom had rain shower. Plenty of swimming pools with sun beds. 5 minute walk to the beach, good walk ways around the property for short walks. A taxi is always present in the front of the lobby. Travel time from Malaga Airport is 50 minutes. You can catch a bus out side the arrival terminal to Marbella Bus Station (45 minutes), then a taxi to the hotel (5 minutes). It costs about 40 Euros, 20 per head.

"Amazing hotel, Beach Club, Infinity pool and Spa are beautiful and large, plus 3 big pools by the hotel" "All Staff very pleasant and willing to go out their way to accommodate your needs and make your stay one to remember" "Reception Staff are always smiling and extremely helpful at all times" "Spotlessly clean throughout"

A-7 Km 190.5 (Antigua Carretera N340) Marbella Malaga

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • 4 outdoor pools

Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar places you within a short distance of popular sights such as Santa Clara Golf Course. This 137-room, 5-star hotel has 4 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 3 restaurants.


There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Baraka Restaurant, which specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner, and Acequia Restaurant with its pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, get a quick energy boost at the 4 coffee shops/cafés, and chat with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar's 137 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, minibars, and electric kettles. Guests can expect 42-inch plasma TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Vincci Selección Estrella del Mar have access to a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a fitness center, 4 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Room options

Family Room, Garden View (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, Frontal Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Beach Club Experience Room (Free SPA)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, Lateral Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1835 reviews