Costa del Sol hotels cater for the varied tastes, budgets and requirements of visitors...
You can find rustic appeal in countryside retreats, spa hotels with luxury on tap, village-based budget hotels and family-friendly hotels and apartments in the resort towns. City hotels, such as those in characterful Malaga, will also run the range from budget rooms to some of the best five-star hotels on the Costa del Sol.
Marbella is one of the top places to stay in the Costa del Sol if you like your holidays with a touch of class and a big dose of glitz and glamour. Millionaire yachts bob on the crystal waters and designer threads hang off bronzed bodies. The Golden Mile, between Marbella and equally glam Puerto Banús, hosts some of the coast's most fabulous top-end hotels.
For a taste of Spain without the hefty price tag, look at hotels in popular resorts such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola. Charming Estepona is also worth a look, while other popular areas to look for hotels on the Costa del Sol include Manilva, Mijas, Nerja, San Pedro de Alcantara and Torrox.
Many hotels are locally owned and managed but you can expect to find many international brands on offer too such as H10, Sol, Barcelo, NH Hoteles, Melia, Tryp, Nexus, Paradores, Medplaya and Kempinski as well as timeshare resorts such as Club La Costa.