La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
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Flamenco music comes from Andulasia, Spain. It has been around since 1774. Kelipe Centro de Arte Flamenco was a great performance! It was a great way to experience and learn about the flamenco music. The show is in a small room that looks like an 18th century palace. It starts off really small with about 3 to 4 people, but then as the …
Costa del Sol is pretty cold right now because November is the beginning of their winter. Also, because it is located on the southern most part of Spain. Right now the weather can get from 57ºF to 64ºF and the coldest it can get is 50ºF. I wish I would've come in the summer because Costa del Sol has beautiful beaches! Today I get to go to …
Our Skoda takes us out of Madrid. We're beginning our long journey from Madrid to the coastal town of Marbella in the Andalucía region. With no map in hand and a just a few written directions from the internet, we hit the road. After a few wrong turns, we stop at a gas station and purchase some snacks and the much needed map. Mike will be doing all …
First I must make a correction. The people in Madrid seemed a bit arrogant. The people in the south of Spain are generally warm and friendly. La Villa Marbella Hotel is quaint; charming and comfortable. The four of us actually stayed in an apartment. You entered into a living room. The second floor was Randy's and my room. It had a large bedroom, …
Leaving Granada we drove through many more kilometres of olive groves to a little place called Setenil de las Bodegas. We turned off the main road, following the *****'s (GPS) instructions into an alleyway and the alleys got smaller, narrower and steeper with every turn and we couldn't turn back. At one stage we had to fold the rear view mirrors back (both sides) to fit through between a building and a fence on the ...
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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..