La Villa Marbella - Charming Hotel
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... or Harbor as we are in California) and I hope to do another blog from here before we head off on our South American adventures next Friday.
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Richard and ...
... a 20min walk made all the more better by flat roads and no boots. It was a quick six hours, a few beers, some sun, something to eat and we appeared to be off. It wasn't quite like that, we talked, we caught up, we found out all the Swansea gossip and then we were off. My T shirt sun tan may well become a craze in the costa del sol but I'll wait and see. Back to the airport and into the lounge (I'm an international traveler) before joining the flight for home and yes, we were the last ones ...
... my earplugs in and we had a drink and brief mooch about before we headed back to Joy's so John could have a cup of tea...! Despite the earplugs, tea etc. we all reckoned that we could still teach those slightly reserved Spanish teens a thing or two about letting go and actually having a ball....!
Then it was off to Ronda ( a couple of hours from us ) to stay with the 3 branches of the Clan Campbell that have descended on Andalusia this week. ...
... had water sprays coming from the awnings to cool their patrons down, that looked like steam in the heat.
We follow ed the architectural tour, which took us around town including a new modern market that was called the mushroom with very modern canopies. Tony wanted to take up drawing as his new fad and purchased a pencil and pad, can't wait for the results of that, although I think he has the Titanic type of drawing in ...
... brand which was surprisingly good.
i guess i should mention why i am writing this blog. it's something i have always wanted to do, i have slowly taken an interest in writing, especially about travel, mostly my travels. i'm not sure where this writing experiment will lead but isn't that part of the fun? i decided to start with this trip because it involves my upcoming 12 night cruise from malaga to miami via the canary and madeira islands and the bahamas. ...
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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.
Our little boy left his football there at Easter and Marcos had minded it for him, it is the little touches that make the Villa Marbella memorable. We have stayed there three times and look forward to going there again.
Heavenly Boutique hotel
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 have just returned from a very short stay at Villa Marbella, where we had less than 24 hours on our first visit there.
Marcos the owner greeted us on arrival, helped us with our bags from our car a few streets away, invited us to the amazing roof terrace for a welcome drink and then gave us some top tips on how to make the most of our short time in Marbella.
We stayed in the "Jaipur" suite. I have to say I wish this was my own bedroom! The decor was fantastic, the finish perfect, the bathroom beautiful with fantastic power shower, TV with 1000 satellite stations, sound proof windows and a really comfy bed - need I say more?
The roof terrace has to be the highlight though. We chose to come back early and use the "honesty bar" on the roof terrace instead of staying out after dinner. With beautiful views, a couch, stereo and fully equipped self service bar - it was just us, the stars and the warm marbella evening.
Absolute perfection! We will definitely back - and I'm sure anybody else who chooses Villa Marbella will keep returning for it's unbeatable value, fabulous service and that special touch that so many large chains just can't offer. Perfect location, perfect hotel and perfect service. Thank you so much Marcos and the team for making this such a memorable and enjoyable stay!
Wonderful - Loved it - The Best!
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.
It came up 'trumps'. We are used to having different customers and can appreciate the difficulties of the industry, so, as those who have stayed with us can imagine, we can be very critical.
It is different from our home, it is in a very warm climate and environment, and is very compact. It is beautifully set out and furnished, and very comfortable, but having said that, the "host" is one of the most attentive people I have ever come across in 'service industry', his attention, in La Villa Marbella to detail is excellent and all his 'girls' are infected with the same service calling.
Marcos, we are about to 'retire', but we know that as long as there is a Marcos Torres in the accommodation business in Marbella there is a "five star" 'Oasis' for travellers. We loved your home, we loved the 'old Town' (you of course know this) and as General MacArthur once was quoted as saying "We will return" or was it General Custer who said it? What the heck!
Anyway, thank you Marcos, Emi, Amanda and Daniella for making our break very special and re-charging our batteries'. We hope to see you again soon.
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!
A Hidden Treasure
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.
When we had trouble finding a place to park, Marcos met us and actually got in our car and drove us to a place where we could park for free. Villa Marbella is a peaceful haven, with a very zen feeling. The furnishings are exquisite. You can't find a more comfortable bed and the linens were top of the line as well.
Marcos was so helpful with everything. He would give us directions, suggestions, and fill us in on anything we needed to know. And he was always right! When my husband became ill, he accompanied me to
the pharmacy so I could get the correct medicatons for him. He allowed us to use his computer daily to check our mail from home and make future reservations online.
The breakfasts on the terrace overlooking the town with the mountains as a backdrop were a perfect way to start the day. They were customized to what you wanted, with fresh bread from the local bakery. When my husband first saw the rooftop terrace, he couldn't believe that I was able to find such an amazing place.
We ended up staying longer than we had planned and my husband didn't want to leave, but it is hard making day trips from there to Seville!
The price was right, the location ideal, the hospitality, service and surroundings perfect. We can't wait to go back.
A treasure of a place
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
Something completely different
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.
Accommodation consists of four double rooms each with ensuite, they are quite small but excellently appointed providing, air conditioning, fan, satellite tv, cd, minibar and safe. On the roof of the building is a terrace where (the large) continental breakfast is served, here you can make a leisurely start to the day while admiring the view over the surrounding mountains.
Service is the byword of the establishment which is presided over by the proprietor Marcos Torres. He is fluent in six languages consequently information is easy to glean and any queries speedily answered. He can arrange transport from/to the airport which we took advantage of, this proved to be on time, hassle free and we didn't have to endure the usual "white knuckle ride".
Couples/singles with no kids/dogs will I am sure find this the perfect base from which to explore Marbella and its surroundings. You will need to be mobile to tackle the spiral staircase that runs through the building and if you have a car you will need to park it outside the old town, but I am sure if you spoke to Marcos he would sort this out for you.
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..