A Revamped Royal Townhouse
Sophisticated and stylish, discover the real Marbella at Hotel Claude
Once the summer residence of Empress Eugenia de Montijo III's wife), Hotel Claude Marbella is a 17th-century townhouse that has been revamped and restyled to meld authentic period features with modern design. Setting a new benchmark in the league of beautiful boutique hotels, this chic retreat in the south of Spain takes its name from the late Claude Devoize, the French opera singer who made this townhouse her home in the 7th and hosted endless soiress and cultural gatherings until the mid 80s.
The focus of Claude is its marble-flagged patio and its unique romantic roof terrace that overlooks the buzzing old town of Marbella. The seven rooms, divided into six superior deluxe rooms and one suite, have been designed individually to boast their own unique personality, though all equipped with the latest in comfort and technology. The French Suite is the only room that looks out onto the old town's main street. A large balcony and a large floor to ceiling window keep it bright and airy while the high, wood-beamed ceilings and decorative arch create a sense of spaciousness. All six superior deluxe rooms are located to the back of the building and overlook neighboring patios and roofs. Up in the eaves, the Flamand room overlooks the roof terrace and has its own private stairwell that leads up to a smart lodt-style studio with glossy oak floors and a semi-open-plan bathroom. The two North African-themed rooms "Savannah" and "Marroqui" oined by a balcony overlooking a small private courtyard, making them ideal for families or friends traveling together
Small properties can sometimes feel stifling, but not here. The design incorporates a flurry of velvet, purples, reds and cream colors. Focusing on providing guests with a slice of the old Marbella in addition to the Costa del Sol's beaches and golf courses, staff at Hotel Claue make sure you slow down and enjoy the local areas and surroundings.
The breakfast is served in the restaurant or on the roof terrace. You'd be hard-pressed to find it at the slick or private as the Claude anywhere else in Marbella.
- Built Year: 1650
- Last renovated in: 2007
- Nr. of rooms: 7
- Nr. of floors: 2
- Property type: Hotel
- Hotel class: Luxury