The Costa del Sol is edged with luxe hotels worth seeking out. Take the Hotel Fuerte Marbella
- it has a prime seafront location in the centre of town, and comes with a smart spa and beauty centre. Or the Hotel Balcon de Europa
, an intimate hotel right in Nerja's historical heart. The Gran Melia Don Pepe
is another standout property, perched on the water's edge close to the centre of Marbella.