Escape to Nobu's Place on Spain's Costa del Sol

An Andalusian Retreat With Terrace Hot Tubs, Room-to-Room Cocktail Carts and Its Own Beach DJ

By Eric Twardzik ·

Dear UrbanDaddy,

I've recently been let go from a high-level State Department position via tweet. On the plus side, my April is looking pretty open. Where should I go? - Rex in D.C.

Rex, we're sorry about that whole… thing. On the plus side: we know a new little place on the Andalusian coast with a mercenary cocktail cart and more tennis courts than seems possible.

We're of course referring to Nobu Hotel Marbella, an 81-room escape from the fine folks behind the similarly named temple of fine Japanese cuisine. It's now booking for a March 29th opening on Andalusia's southern coast.

Just as you might expect, there's a restaurant here serving all kinds of tiger shrimp tempura and lobster sashimi tacos that you'll enjoy consuming abroad. But there are also suites to sleep in (it's slideshow time), some of the best involving hot tubs placed on terraces. In case the extremely close Six Senses Spa feels too far.

Now, let's imagine how a typical evening could go here.

Around sunset a cocktail trolley pays a visit to your room, and suddenly your interest in visiting one of the famed local nightclubs intensifies. 

Sunrise finds you with no regrets, but maybe a little worse for wear. It's ok. You'll just get yourself to the pool and start your recovery with some electrolyte-packed mocktails at its health bar. Then sit under the sun and move no more.

Soon you're feeling better. Better enough to seek a challenger on one of 10 tennis courts. Better enough to take on the hotel-exclusive beach area that has its own Ibiza-imported DJ.

The Exxon folks say we've just gotta see your Harlem Shake, Rex.

Eric Twardzik

Eric Twardzik is often misidentified as a Dane. Embroidered pants and green Chartreuse are the two things that get him out of bed every morning.

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