Rio Real’s Met Style

Mar 08, 2012 No Comments by

Rio Real was Marbella’s first boutique hotel, an idea that originally found favour in metropolitan centres such has London and New York. This metropolitan feel is evident as soon as you walk through the sliding doors into the spacious lobby and reception area. A huge glass wall on one side of the lobby gives a fantastic vie onto the Rio Real gold course and there is an eclectic selection of sofas for civilized lounging.


Rio Real has a definite urban feel running through it. Each of the 30 rooms and suites has been individually designed and features state of the art facilities including CD players, Satellite TV and DVD. The rooms and suites are named, aptly enough, after golfing terminology. Thus the Hotel has 16 Par Rooms and 6 Birdie Suites as well as 7 Eagle suites that have a very New York Loft style about them.


There is also a fantastic selection of black and white photos throughout the hotel that reflect Marbella’s heyday as an international playground from the mid 60s to the 70s ‘ including King Juan Carlos, Grace Kely and Brigitte Bardot.


The pool at the hotel is heated year round so you can take a dip if the mood takes you, or just enjoy a little spring sunshine on the sun loungers with something from the bar,


The adjoining clubhouse has a comfortable lounge and has been the setting for a variety of functions, and also houses the Rio Real Restaurant that provides Mediterranean food with a Modern twist and is open for dinner

Rio Real Golf Hotel

Ctra de Cadiz, km 185 Urb Rio Real s/n
ES-29601 Marbella, Malaga

0034 952 765 732 |

About the reviewer, Giles Brown

Based in Marbella since the mid 80s, Giles has been involved in all forms of the media for over 20 years, and as a magazine editor for national business and lifestyle publications his work has appeared in The Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and City Player Magazine. With an unrivalled reputation as a professional lunch guest, Giles is an inevitable fixture on Marbella's social scene...
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