Little Hotels in the Costa del Sol

The Marbella Heights

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A glamorous villa hotel combining stunning architecture, decor and views with unsurpassed attention to detail and warmth of service.

Double rooms from £ 103
Guest rating 9.6

Amanhavis

, Benahavis
, Costa del Sol
.

A quirky little hotel on the Costa Del Sol, where every room has a distinctive theme and character.

Double rooms from £ 77
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Claude

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A truly chic boutique hotel in a historic house in the old town of Marbella, on a pedestrian street just a short walk from the beaches.

Double rooms from £ 199
Guest rating 9.6

Cerro de Hijar

, Tolox
, Costa del Sol
.

A charming small hotel perched on a mountain ledge 650 metres up above the Costa Del Sol.

Double rooms from £ 64
Guest rating 8.8

Posada La Plaza

, Canillas de Albaida
, White Villages
.

A small village hotel near Nerja


Guest rating 7.9

Hotel Al-Ana

, La Cancelada
, Costa del Sol
.

A small boutique hotel just a 5 minute walk from the beach

Double rooms from £ 67
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz

, Estepona
, Costa del Sol
.

A historic building in the old town of Estepona, close to all the facilities of the Costa del Sol.

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.3

Boutique Hotel Las Islas

, Torreblanca del Sol
, Costa del Sol
.

A rare opportunity to be close to all the activity of the Costa del Sol yet not amongst it. Just a short distance from the beaches.

Double rooms from £ 134
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel La Casa

, Torrox Pueblo
, Costa del Sol
.

A family-run hotel situated in the traditional white-washed Andalucian village of Torrox Pueblo.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Picasso

, Malaga
, Costa del Sol
.

A small intimate hotel in Malaga, close to the beach and the city, and with lovely lawned gardens.

Double rooms from £ 56
Guest rating 8.8

La Villa Marbella

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A small boutique hotel in the romantic Old Town of Marbella. Furnishings and inspiration come from south-east Asia.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.5

Casa La Concha

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

An exclusive boutique hotel nestled in a large garden in the best part of Marbella.

Double rooms from £ 109
Guest rating 9.2

Reasons to visit the Costa del Sol

Surely the most famous part of Spain is the Costa del Sol. The main resorts lie to the west of the city of Málaga which is where the best beaches are found. Here there are the upmarket resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banús and Sotogrande. The beautiful Andalucian city of Malaga, capital of the province, is often overlooked by visitors on their way to and from the airport, which is a shame because it has much to offer. One of its claims to fame is having been the birthplace of Pablo Picasso whose house has recently been converted into a museum celebrating his life and works.

East of Málaga the coastline becomes rockier and the beaches tend to be more shingle and pebbles. Small isolated coves and beaches abound, perfect for those who want a little more isolation on their holiday. The charming resort town of Nerja is along this bit of the coast, but has the advantage of a lovely sandy beach. Its focal point is the famous 'Balcón De Europa', a spectacular promenade which projects out from the top of a cliff, offering wonderful views along the coastline. On the outskirts of the town are the 'Cuevas de Nerja', apparently the 3rd most visited attraction in Spain, and where one of the caverns has been turned into a concert hall which stages performances during the summer. A few miles inland is the small white-washed mountain village of Frigiliana with cobbled streets and lovely views to the coast.