Can you recommend a good hire equipment company?

I’m often asked where to hire cots and high chairs from. I strongly recommend the friendly Tool Hire Marbella team shown in the picture above.  Meet from left to right:  Fran, Klever and Manuel. For a friendly and efficient tool hire service it’s hard to beat. I’m big into DIY and I’ve been renting their tile cutters, plumbing tools, compactors, heavy electric diggers and drills for the last 30 years.  Tool Hire are just around the corner from me in Marbella.  Hire.  They are actually now also in  San Pedro de Alcantará, Estepona, Sotogrande, Mijas, Fuengirola y Málaga! 

You’ll find everything you need in their  rental depots; cement mixers, air compressors, submersible pumps, generators, bob cats, dumpers, hedge cutters, strimmers, extending ladders, circular saws, underground fault finding cameras, welding equipment, cleaning equipment including floor sanders and polishers, water pressure cleaners and much more.

Is it only tools or do they have party stuff also?

If you are in the party mood then Tool Hire will cover all your needs from tables and chairs, through glasses and cutlery to outside heaters and lighting. Table cloths, icebuckets they’ve got it all. In fact they originally started back in 1984 by renting party equipment.

Will they deliver?

Tool Hire Marbella will deliver. Personally I prefer to pick up the tool I need when I know I have a clear few hours to work. I like to collect the equipment on a Thursday evening just before 7pm then I know I have 24 hours to finish the job. I’ll give it back before closing time on Friday to avoid the weekend rental fee. You normally put down a deposit on the tool which exceeds the rental fee and the difference is refunded on return. One of the team will test out the tool before you take it away and then test it again on return.

Tool Hire Contact Details

Tool Hire Marbella
Poligono Industrial La Hermita
Granito 17
Marbella 29604

Tel: 95 277 57 86

Opening hours are 08.00 to 13.30 and 15.30 to 19.00 Mondays to Fridays with shorter afternoon hours in the summer months. I mention this because more than once I’ve gone round on a hot summer afternoon to find the depot closed. By the way there’s always someone at work in the Tool Hire workshop, cleaning and maintaining the equipment so if you need one of your own tools repaired, they also offer a tool repair service.


  1. Hi Mike – Thanks so much for the reply, appriciated all the more as your on holiday. Hope your having fun near bris-vagas. Be sure to check out the city beach – bizzare! and a climb up the tower of the city hall is well worth the view.

    I have had a look at the timetables, and I think if I stay in Algeciras after my ramblings on Gibraltar, I'd be able to pick up a bus leaving at 7:30am to go 'semidirecto' to Malaga centre. Is the estimated time of 2 hours reliable? and if this is a bus that runs all year (not a summer only timetable) then I'd be in Malaga by 9:30am, and get a "city-airport" bus out by 10 or 10:30. Or would you advise getting off at Marbella and getting the 9:15am bus direct to the airport?

    Thank you!!!


  2. Hi Jonathan

    Thanks very much for writing in and your kind words. It's a tricky one that, getting from La Linea to Malaga airport in time to catch an early flight.

    I'm away from home right now, north of Brisbane actually but I'm going to go online in a moment and check the timetable of buses from La Linea or Algeciras through to Malaga. If there is an early enough bus you could travel to Malaga bus station and then take another bus back to Malaga airport. These buses run every 30 minutes and take about 30 minutes to get from Malaga bus station to Malaga airport.

    The other possibility would be to take the first bus out of La Linea or Algeciras and get off in Marbella at the bus station and then take a taxi from there directly to the airport. That taxi from Marbella to Malaga airport would be around €80 but cheaper than a taxi from Gibraltar/ Algeciras to Malaga airport which could run out around €140.

    If you do take the bus from La Linea or Algeciras up the coast then I recommend that you book the bus the day before to make sure of your seat.

    You will see the first bus out of La Linea for destinations up the coast is at 8.50am. It’s a three hour journey up the coast to Malaga and so it will be too late for your check in time. Sorry about that, it looks as if you will need to get a bit nearer to Malaga the night before.

    I hope this helps you Jonathan and you have a fun time in Morocco and make all your connections in good time.

    Best wishes


  3. Hi Mike,

    Wow – what an awesome website. It seems you are the Oracle when it comes to all things costa del sol travel related!
    I'm struggling with the spanish bus company websites and wondered if you could help.
    I am planning to travel round Morocco in a couple of weeks before flying out of malaga. My flight is at 11:20am on friday 1st October, so would like to be at Malaga airport by 10:00am. But I'd like to be in the La Linea/Algeciras area the night before.
    Is there any way of getting from that area to Malaga airport by 10am?
    Annoyingly its the first day of 'winter' timetables…
    Any help would be muchly appriciated!
    Many thanks.


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