Little Moments Lasting Memories
Located on the Costa del Sol, near the Sierra Blanca, Kathryn Otto and her partner enjoyed Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe, the perfect location for exploring Marbella
Located at the foot of Sierra Blanca, in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe is well-connected to the centre of Marbella. The hotel is known for its wonderful sea views and luxuriant spaces that will gently coax you into a state of deep relaxation.
Guest Rooms and Suites
There is a total of 194 rooms at the Gran Meliá Don Pepe, ranging from standard rooms to multi-room suites suitable for families. Standard rooms are equipped with marble bathrooms and Clarins bathroom amenities. Premium and red level rooms and suites also have their own private balconies, with some of the family suites boasting two or three private balconies and terraces. The real pièce de résistance is the penthouse suite, the first of its kind, for ultra-exclusivity and distinction.
All receive glorious views.
Food & Drink
Guests can choose from nine bars and restaurants for real variety and a diverse culinary experience including a wonderful breakfast buffet with show cooking in Veranda, Gastronomy & Nature. The Tahini Restaurant and Sushi Bar is an elegant restaurant offering the best Japanese cuisine in Marbella using superior quality products. You can enjoy traditional dishes from around the world and the chill-out atmosphere in the exclusive Paseo Marítimo at Gran Cafe Capuccino Beach Club where a new outdoor terrace has recently opened ‘Salazonia Terrace’ where you can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.
• Spa facilities
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Indoor swimming pool
• Tennis court
• Paddle tennis court
• Entertainment programme
• Kids Club
We had never visited the Costa del Sol area of Spain so as we were looking for a weekend break in the sunshine, we thought given the short flight time and forecast sun, this was the perfect time to see why our friends love the area so much.
Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá was our hotel of choice as we had recently visited other Melia hotels in Tenerife and were impressed with the level of service and how friendly the team were. By keeping within the Meliá brand we thought we would be in safe hands and it certainly didn’t disappoint. After a brief 40 minute transfer from Malaga airport, we arrived at the hotel to be greeted and escorted to the Premier Lounge, where you could enjoy incredible views of the ocean. During check-in, we were told that we could access the lounge at any time and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles, which we did several times throughout our stay. The terrace was a secret sun trap that we enjoyed with views across the pool area and beach.
Our room was very spacious, and modern and had sliding doors opening the width of the room allowing you to step out onto the balcony and fully enjoy the setting. The hotel has everything you could wish for, no matter what time of year you visit. The spa includes a Turkish bath and jacuzzi and offers various treatments, an indoor pool which we enjoyed in the mornings, several bar areas where you could relax with a drink and a large outdoor pool that is very much the hub of the hotel. The location couldn’t have gotten any better, offering direct access to the beachfront that allowed us to walk into Marbella’s old town, the marina and all the various bars, restaurants and shops on the way.
We only stayed for two nights but felt like we had enjoyed a break, the team at the hotel could not do enough for you, the food at Tahini was divine and we simply loved sitting on our balcony looking out onto the sea every day. This was a really special trip for us, and Hotel Don Pepe Gran Meliá ensured it was a memorable one. This may have been our first time to Marbella but certainly won’t be the last.
From the greeting we received when we arrived, the extensive facilities, brilliant location and superb food everything was just perfect for a lovely luxury break away. We would highly recommend - Meliá Hotels delivered yet again.