“The Golden Mile” is the name given to the area between Marbella and Puerto Banus. The reason for this is the great number of properties in this area belonging to the rich and famous and especially to European Aristocracy and Arab Prince's and Sheikhs.
The two oldest established hotels (5*star) on the Golden Mile are, the Marbella Club Hotel and Hotel Puente Romano.
Hotel Puente Romano is surrounded by 55.000 square meters of subtropical award winning gardens. Streams, ponds, waterfalls and lush vegetation make strolling through them a relaxing and gratifying experience in which you can admire over 400 different species of plants and flowers, many brought from around the world by courtesy of Prince Alfonse Van Hohenlohe.
Part of the Via Augusta that joined Cadiz with Rome is the roman bridge that gives it's name to the hotel. It is the social center and focal point for the cultural crossroads meeting here.
Some of the brightest names in tourism, entertainment, music, politics and Royal Houses have been guest at Hotel Puente Romano: Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery, Alain Delon, Barbara Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, Montserrat Caballé, José Carreras, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, the Empress Farra Diba, Count Jaime de Mora and Aragon, Simoneta Gomez-Acebo, Isabel Preysler, Julio Iglesias, Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are just a sampling of these.
At Puente Romano you will encounter several elegant, romantic and relaxed restaurants, bars and a beachclub with a fantastic buffet.