Originally conceived for residential use, the property was converted to hotel usage on completion in 1979. As a result, the guest accommodation at the property is extremely spacious whilst each room has a private terrace. The heart of the hotel and its social focus is the Roman Bridge (Puente Romano) from which the property takes its name. This ancient artefact is the only remaining structure of a road which once linked Cádiz with Rome. The hotel is situated on the southern coast of Spain on the Costa del Sol in the heart of a residential area between Marbella and Puerto Banús, just 45 minutes drive from Málaga Airport. It comprises 40,000 square metres of lush sub-tropical landscaped gardens. Waterfalls, hidden pools, brooks and streams are formed by the Nagüeles River, which winds through the resort from the Sierra Blanca Mountains encircling Marbella. The 232 spacious guest rooms are located in 26 three-storey villas, scattered around the three levels and 40,000 square metre site.