La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
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... to the parking, getting our car and drive to Torremolinos which was on the way back to Malaga. In Torremolinos we parked our car in a underground parking and walked down to the boulevard which followed the beach for kilometers. It was nice cause there were all small shops and trendy bars build on and aside a beautiful beach. We had something to drink on a terrace and walked for about an hour, than we walked back through the old part of the ...
... doesn't leave until 5:30pm. Weather still delightful - about 25 degrees. Train trip was very pleasant - 2nd class seats but very comfortable and clean. A great way to see the countryside. Again there were miles and miles of olive trees, and we have had some delicious olive oil in Spain, as you would expect. Needless to say there ...
... strange – his friends and the shop assistant guided him through the lengthy process with animated discussion while we tried to look the other way.
That evening we were determined to have the huge meat kebabs that the 'chiringuitos' barbequed to perfection! Our restaurant was right on the beach – beautiful setting, beautiful weather!
... for parking, we drove about 15 mins to the next town to our hotel. It was pretty basic but it was a last minute booking in a holiday town in August! We walked around the town which was very local and not very touristy.
Unfortunately it was not a good night's sleep as the hotel was very noisy and light. Tony used his early wake-up proactively to book our next few days, and we left to discover more of the Spanish coast just after ...
... not so good. I had a really rough first two days of work. On Thursday I got there and I am going to be teaching K through 6th grade now so I have 9 different classes, 4 days a week. They told me to sit in a room with a computer and ¨look for materials.¨ Wasn't sure what that meant exactly... I had no idea what level of English any of these kids have or what subjects I`m teaching. When I asked them to give me more instructions they kind of just ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
The Villa Marbella is in the old town and is in a great quiet location only 2 minutes from Orange Square and 5 mins from the beach (downhill), going back takes more time especially after dropping off at a tapas bar or sipping a nice glass of rose in any of the many tempting little spots dotted throughout the old town. When you arrive back to your room soothing music will waft accross the cooled air and a sweet will have been placed on each pillow. Sitting in the shade on the roof terrace with its unique ambience with floors, water feature and beautiful decor is so relaxing. Having stayed in the sterile opulence of many of the hotels in Marbella it is a real treat to find this little gem.
I have stayed in some of the most amazing hotels in the greatest cities in the World through work and pleasure, but this one tops the lot!
We are well known to travellers to Edinburgh who use 'Tripadvisor'. Through ill health we both needed a 'pick us up' and using Google and Tripadvisor, asked for the best in Marbella.
We Should Have Stayed Longer
My profile includes large, business style hotels. What a refreshing alternative. My wife and I enjoyed the hospitality, comfortable surroundings and warmth of La Villa Marbella.
Our only mistake was not staying longer!
Some things are just worth that little extra effort. Villa Marbella is a little off the beaten path, but it is definitely worth finding. I feel like we have discovered a hidden jewel! The Old Town section of Marbella is just so charming. The narrow, winding streets with al fresco dining and endless shops make it an excellent place to stay. The beautiful beach is a 5 minute walk through these streets.
This has to be one jewel in a crown. we stayed here for three nights (not long enough) and had five star treatment from the delightful owner Marcos. The little hotel is beautifully furnished and although the bedrooms are not oversized there has been no compromise on comfort and luxury. The welcome that you receive far outweighs the impersonal check-in from larger hotels. Marcos is extremely helpful without being obtrusive, and we had several excellent restaurant recommendations from him, also very good advice on other local matters. The upstairs terrace is not to be missed, this is where breakfast is served, (and the odd glass of wine)! The views to the mountains are beautiful, but what is surprising is the peace and tranquility of it all, considering you are just a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of Orange square. We travel an enormous amount and stay in some great places so all in all we can honestly say this is an excellent little gem, in a fantastic location with the best proprietor in Costa del Sol
My recent first visit to Marbella revealed it as a tale of two cities, high rise, sterile, sprawling apartments and the pedestrianised, quaint, hidden gem that is the old town. Fortunately La Villa Marbella is a recently converted town house situated in a quiet part of the latter, this means easy access, (two minutes walk), to the abundance of ambient cafes, restaurants and shops.
The secret is out
La Villa Marbella, a charming Asian-themed four-room boutique hotel in the centre of Marbella's hidden and tranquil old town, opened for business six months ago, and is already a landmark in this popular resort. It's really not what you expect - it's even better. From the warm and gracious welcome from proprietor Marcos - a former tourism industry professional - to the stunning and welcoming top-floor lounge and terrace, this place is a joy. And it's not too precious either - children are made very welcome. Book early or you will be disappointed - we are just back, and have already signed up for August!
An excellent small hotel
The La Villa Marbella hotel is tucked away in the old town and a few minutes walk to some of the best resturants. Marcos and his freindly staff will offer a warm welcome to this 4 room hotel with a South East Asian feel. The breakfast on the roof garden is is relaxing and available all morning, no need to rush for breakfast. Excellent value for money and spotless. If you get lost trying to find the hotel just call and they will come and find you and direct you to the hotel. We had a great week-end and would not hesitate to return.
Beautiful decoration and immaculate service and cleanness. It is what the new travelers are looking for: small, comfortable, exclusive, quiet and with a great location. The breakfast terrace is GORGEOUS and the host, Marcus, is a perfect match for the product. We have enjoyed so much that we are already planning to go back..