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Marbella Club
Marbella Club

Live like a celebrity in Marbella

Marbella, often referred to as the Spanish Saint Tropez, is the celebrity destination of choice on the Iberian Peninsula. Here is a guide to some five-star fun in the sun in the Costa del Sol’s most exclusive town.

Where to stay

Nowhere is Marbella’s royal pedigree more apparent than in the elegant exclusivity of the Marbella Club Hotel. Situated on the so-called “Golden Mile”, the luxury property, which was built in 1954 as the private residence of Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, now boasts 37 guestrooms, 78 elegant suites, and a range of discreet two-, three- and five-bedroom Andalusian-style villas. With its own private golf course, a fabulous beach club, outstanding dining and truly exceptional service, rest assured that the former favorite hangout of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and Roger Moore hasn’t lost any of its shine.

Marbella Club

Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso de Hohenlohe

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Where to shop

This high-end multi-brand boutique store is located right on the pier in Puerto Banús. Its carefully selected range of luxury clothing, footwear and accessories features brands such as Acne Studios, Céline and Alexander Wang, as well as bags from Mansur Gavriel and fashionable shoes by Golden Goose.

Boutique Ekseption

Muelle de la Ribera 21, Puerto Banús

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Where to spend the day

Open on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 6am, La Suite nightclub, located within the exclusive five-star Puente Romano Hotel, is decorated like a Middle Eastern souk. With top DJs manning the decks all summer, it comes as no surprise that this is where the IT crowd from Marbella and further afield come to party. Expect plenty of Baywatch look-alikes, glow-in-the-dark Dom Perignon labels and bottles of booze with sparklers.

La Suite, Hotel Puente Romano

Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe K 177, Marbella

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Where to party

Open on Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 6am, La Suite nightclub, located within the exclusive five-star Puente Romano Hotel, is decorated like a Middle Eastern souk. With top DJs manning the decks all summer, it comes as no surprise that this is where the IT crowd from Marbella and further afield come to party. Expect plenty of Baywatch look-alikes, glow-in-the-dark Dom Perignon labels and bottles of booze with sparklers.

La Suite nightclub

Av. Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe K 177, Marbella

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Where to eat

Dani García is one of only two chefs in Andalusia to currently hold two Michelin stars. He is famous for his unique ability to reinvent traditional dishes using the indigenous produce of the region. Tasting and à la carte menus are both on offer at what is one of Marbella’s most exclusive restaurants.

Restaurante Dani García

Bulevar Príncipe Alfonso von Hohenlohe, Marbella

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Where to eat

One of the top ambassadors of the Marbella food scene is Santiago Domínguez, who has been cooking the best fish and seafood in town for more than half a century in the restaurant that bears his name. Located on the Marbella waterfront, Restaurante Santiago has famously delighted the taste buds of everyone from Margaret Thatcher to Orson Welles, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. A favorite restaurant of the stars, run by a man whose genuine warmth quickly wins over everyone who visits him.

Restaurante Santiago

Av. Duque de Ahumada, 5, Marbella

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Text: Isabelle Kliger

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