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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort

Mid September 2010:

I was travelling on the Sun Coast up from Brisbane in Australia and having a lot of difficulty picking up emails on my Samsung netbook. (A technical problem which I managed to sort out!)

John and Anne wrote in: Hi Mike We are travelling from Malaga airport to Marriott's Marbella Beach Resort (Address on the hotel site is Crta. de Cadiz, KM 193, Urb. Marbella del Este Marbella, Spain 29604).

Your instructions and timetables for travel from Malaga to Marbella Bus Station are very helpful but try as I might I can't get a google maps to show me where the Marbella bus station is or where this hotel is. The best Google Maps can show me is a building site! Is our best option to get a taxi from the bus station? What's it likely to cost? Thanks in anticipation. John & Anne

Mid December 2010:

When I got back at the beginning of October I had a mountain to catch up but at the back of my mind was the email I hadn't answered so I wrote to John and Anne.

Hello John and Anne, Please accept my apologies for not replying to your question immediately. I was in Australia in September and picking up my emails and replying to my emails with difficulty. By chance I have just discovered that I published your question but did not reply. I am sure your holiday will be over by now and I hope you managed your transport to Marriott's Marbella without difficulty.

If you go to Google maps and look for
Avenida del Trapiche, Marbella, España, you will see that it crosses the A-7 / E- 15. If you then zoom in a couple of clicks on the map, just across on the north side of the A7, a bus icon will appear, that's the bus station! Marriotts Marbella is about 13 kms to the east and I would estimate the cost of a taxi ride at around €18.

I would definitely take a
taxi the first time. John and Anne, if you get this and can forgive me, please let me know how you managed your travelling.

Very best wishes from a wet Costa del Sol and thank you very much for writing in. Mike

On the 23/12/10:

Just after I posted the above, I was very relieved to get a reply from John and Anne:

Hi Mike, I'm so impressed with your thoroughness. I just received your comments about our travel to Marbella and even though our holiday is over it's very kind of you to take the time. We had a lovely holiday and, as it happens, our friends were able to meet us at the airport after all and our journey was worry free. It's a lovely part of God's earth and we hope to return. Thanks again. John & Anne Tromans

By the way, the photo above was taken with Marriott's Marbella on my left looking up towards the roundabout at the top of the rise. On the other side of the slope, there is a drop of about the same distance towards the bus stop. If you are up to pulling your suitcase that distance from the bus stop, then take the bus from Marbella bus station. Generally unless you are adventurous and you are arriving during the day, I would suggest taking a taxi from Marbella bus station to Marriotts Marbella

Gomarbella visitors sometimes ask me how to get to Marriott's Marbella from Malaga airport and also how to get to Marriott's Marbella from Marbella bus station.

Here is the full address for the resort:

Marriott's Marbella Address
Crta. de Cadiz, KM 193, Urb. Marbella del Este
Marbella, Spain 29604

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Long Term Parking Malaga Airport

Back in September I wanted to leave our car for a month at Malaga airport whilst we were away in Australia. I phoned around to compare prices and was quoted €190 for a month's covered parking down to €90 for open air parking by our old friends at Parking Car Sur.

What I like about Parking Sur is there is absolutely no fuss or wait, it's easy to find, you arrive, they walk out and take your car registration number, name, a contact telephone number and your return date and while you're doing this, someone is putting your bags into the shuttle van. Less that five minutes after stopping you are being dropped off at Malaga Airport Departures. I don't even bother to tell them I'm bringing the car anymore.

On a good day we can leave home in Marbella, leave the car at Parking Sur, be taken to the airport, clear security and be having a coffee in our favourite place to eat in the airport in just under sixty minutes.

In the picture above you will see the Malaga to Fuengirola train swinging west just after climbing out from Malaga airport's new underground train station, Parking Sur is that close to the airport.

Here are their contact details:

Parking Car Sur
Tel: 952 23 28 91
Mob: 669 803 702
Mob: 691 323 095

When we got back from Australia, the car was parked ready waiting for us, cleaned and ready to take us on the last leg home. Oh, yes, when it came to pay, the Parking Sur fellow recognised me and gave me a extra special price because my first blog about Parking Sur at Malaga airport had brought them in other short and long term clients so if you are one of them, thank you very much for that!